SIMON SCHAMA' S FACE OF BRITAIN
5 x 60 BBC TWO/OFTV (2015)
Series Director and Produced by Matthew Hill
BEST ARTS DOCUMENTARY VLV AWARDS 2015
'Brilliant' - The Guardian
'Provocative, Unpredicatble, Effervescent, Shimmering' - The Telegraph
'A Joy to Behold' - The Independent
In this epic five-part series Simon Schama turns his gaze on the British obsession with portraiture.
For Simon the faces we make and live with reveal our deepest human passions; portraits keep loved ones close however far apart we may be, the face establishes heirachies giving order to chaos and the face offers models of virtue, ideals to which we can aspire.
These are but a few of the big ideas in a new series which allow us to delve into the wonder and mystery of who we are, where we've come from and the nation we have made.