Once torn apart by civil war, Beirut has bounced back to rebuild its reputation as a cosmopolitan city with a rich artistic heritage and a level of tolerance and cultural freedom rare in the region. ...
Rococo art is often dismissed as frivolous. But Waldemar Januszczak disagrees and in this three-part series he tries to bring Rococo art closer to us, and argues that the Rococo was the age in which the modern world was born.
Pure delight for culture vultures and travel enthusiasts
Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke share their knowledge and analysis on whistle stop tours of the cultural highlights of Amsterdam, Barcelona and St Petersburg. Educational and entertaining, treasures are revealed that the independent traveller could never dream of discovering.
I can only hope that another series is being proposed as this is the type of programme that BBC Four can be justifiably proud of.
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