Architectural designer Charlie Luxton revisits some of his favourite ‘Build a New Life in the Country’ projects. This week, Charlie returns to the Scottish island of Harris to catch up with Harvey and John, who had an ambitious plan to turn a run-down croft into a campsite, only to see legal wrangles threaten the entire venture. How have the couple fared?
As canções que você fez pra mim "Siouxsie & The Banshees - Trust in me"
Art historian Dr Nina Ramirez reveals the codes and messages hidden in Anglo-Saxon art. From the beautiful jewellery that adorned the first violent pagan invaders through to the stunning Christian manuscripts they would become famous for, she explores the beliefs and ideas that shaped Anglo-Saxon art. Examining many of the greatest Anglo-Saxon treasures - such as the Sutton Hoo Treasures, the Staffordshire Hoard, the Franks Casket and the Lindisfarne Gospels - Dr Ramirez charts 600 years of artistic development which was stopped dead in its tracks by the Norman Conquest.
Tuke painted oil studies of young male nudes during a tour of Italy in his early twenties in 1881, but the theme did not become central to his work until after 1885, when he had moved to Falmouth, then still a secluded part of Cornwall and a part of the country with a very mild climate that was more agreeable for nude bathing. There Tuke focused on maritime scenes and portraits, which showed boys and young men bathing, fishing and sunbathing on sunny beaches.
As canções que você fez pra mim "The Cure - Pictures of you"
Featuring the evocative memories and unseen archive of generations of enthusiasts, a documentary which tells the intriguing story of how sleeping under canvas evolved from a leisure activity for a handful of adventurous Edwardian gents to the quintessentially British family pastime that it is today.
The BAFTA-winning Coast journeys around the British Isles and beyond to see how shared seas unite us all. Britain's strong bonds with its Celtic cousins across the English Channel in Brittany, or 'Little Britain' as the French think of it, are explored, as the programme visits brand-new territory. Neil Oliver tours the province of Finistère, which is battered by some of the wildest waters in the world, meeting a lighthouse keeper made famous by one of the world's most reproduced photographs. The image shows him about to be swallowed up by mountainous seas, so how did he manage to survive? Neil also visits Île de Sein, a tiny 'island of heroes' which was honoured with a prestigious military award by President de Gaulle after the islanders took to their boats at the start of the Second World War to fight with the Free French forces. The last survivors relive these moving events. Nick Crane joins the Onion Johnnies, who provide the stereotypical image of a Frenchman in stripy t-shirt, beret and on a bicycle laden with onions. For nearly 200 years these bulb sellers have pedalled their produce around the homes of Britain. Nick finds out what's so special about their onions and meets a Johnny who picked up a Geordie accent and married a Newcastle girl. Alice Roberts reveals the life-saving chemical element that's locked away inside seaweed as she recreates the remarkable accidental discovery of iodine. At Carnac, Mark Horton moves among the mysterious lines of standing stones erected 1,000s of years before Stonehenge to investigate their age-old connection to Britain. Miranda Krestovnikoff dives for a seafood delicacy: she's in search of a rare mollusc with a beautiful shell that fine diners pay a fortune to eat.
Alice Roberts embarks on a quest to discover what lies behind the passion for wild swimming, now becoming popular in Britain. She follows in the wake of Waterlog, the classic swimming text by the late journalist and author, Roger Deakin. Her journey takes in cavernous plunge pools, languid rivers and unfathomable underground lakes, as well as a skinny dip in a moorland pool. Along the way Alice becomes aware that she is not alone on her watery journey.
The British invented them for the world, and they have been described as 'the lungs of the city - historian Dan Cruickshank reveals the history of our public parks. Cruickshank travels the country to discover the evolution of the nation's urban public parks, a story of class, civic pride, changing fashions in sport and recreation which helps re-evaluate the amazing assets they are. From their civic heyday in the 19th century to the neglect of the 1980s and their resurgence today, the documentary is a fascinating and entertaining history of an often-overlooked great British invention.