A Picture of Britain

Tuesdays, 4:15 PM ET on BBC2

60 minutes

Series in which David Dimbleby journeys around Britain and considers how the landscape has inspired artists through the centuries

Tuesdays, 4:15 PM ET on BBC2

60 minutes

Series in which David Dimbleby journeys around Britain and considers how the landscape has inspired artists through the centuries

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David Dimbleby explores the images that have helped define England - thatched cottages, rolling Downs and hidden villages along the coast of Hampshire, Sussex and Kent. This has also been the place of threat and invasion, The Battle of Britain was fought in the skies above Kent. Dimbleby sails his own boat, Rocket, through the treacherous waters of the Solent that inspired JMW Turner's seascapes, explores the hills immortalised by William Blake in Jerusalem and discovers the terrible beauty of paintings by war artist Paul Nash. His journey comes to an end on the white cliffs of Dover where Dame Vera Lynn serenades him with her wartime classic 'There'll be blue birds over...'.

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s1e8 The Home Front
September 2, 2013
David Dimbleby explores the images that have helped define England - thatched cottages, rolling Downs and hidden villages along the coast of Hampshire, Sussex and Kent. This has also been the place of threat and invasion, The Battle of Britain was fought in the skies above Kent. Dimbleby sails his own boat, Rocket, through the treacherous waters of the Solent that inspired JMW Turner's seascapes, explores the hills immortalised by William Blake in Jerusalem and discovers the terrible beauty of paintings by war artist Paul Nash. His journey comes to an end on the white cliffs of Dover where Dame Vera Lynn serenades him with her wartime classic 'There'll be blue birds over...'.
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Highlights from the series in which David Dimbleby journeys around Britain and considers how the landscape has inspired artists through the centuries.

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s1e7 Learning Zone Highlights
February 20, 2008
Highlights from the series in which David Dimbleby journeys around Britain and considers how the landscape has inspired artists through the centuries.
Webtv featured
s1e1 The Romantic North
June 5, 2005
June 5, 2005
The Romantic North
Series Premiere
Webtv featured
s1e2 The Flatlands
June 12, 2005
June 12, 2005
The Flatlands
Webtv featured
s1e3 Highlands and Glens
June 19, 2005
June 19, 2005
Highlands and Glens
Webtv featured
s1e5 The Home Front
July 3, 2005
July 3, 2005
The Home Front
Webtv featured
s1e6 Mystical West
July 10, 2005
July 10, 2005
Mystical West
Webtv featured
s1e7 Learning Zone Highlights
February 20, 2008
February 20, 2008
Learning Zone Highlights
Webtv featured
s1e8 The Home Front
September 2, 2013
September 2, 2013
The Home Front
Season Finale

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