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The Culture Show

The Culture Show
Culture_Show_logo.JPG
The Culture Show logo
Created by BBC Productions
Directed by Various
Presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Production
Editor(s) Janet Lee
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel BBC Two
Original run 1 November 2004 (2004-11-01) – present

The Culture Show is a weekly BBC Two Arts magazine programme. It is broadcast in the UK on Wednesday nights at 10:00pm, focusing on the best of the week's arts and culture news, covering books, art, film, architecture, music, visual fashion and the performing arts. The show is now in its ninth year, having weathered early criticism to establish itself as one of the longest-running Arts magazine shows in the history of BBC television.

Contents

  • Early history 1
  • Presenters 2
  • Guests 3
  • Broadcasts 4
  • Format 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early history

Launched in November 2004, the show initially transmitted on Thursday nights in a 7pm slot, lasting 60 minutes. The first main presenter was

External links

  1. ^ George Entwistle Biography BBC Press Office
  2. ^ "The Culture Show in Glasgow". BBC Press Office. 5 March 2008. Retrieved 8 June 2008. 
  3. ^ Danielle Nagler: HD Masters Conference Keynote Speech, 23 June 2009 BBC Internet Blog
  4. ^ Janet Lee appointed editor of The Culture Show BBC Press Office, 15 October 2009

References

Edward Morgan was succeeded as editor of The Culture Show in Autumn 2009 by Grierson-award winning Janet Lee,[4] previously the editor of the BBC flagship arts and culture strand Imagine, presented by Alan Yentob. Lee's version of the show reverted to the launch model - 60 minutes long, broadcast at 7pm on Thursdays, pre-recorded with presenters on location and no live music performance.

Format

The show has been shown in HD since late 2009.[3]

From 3 June 2008, the programme moved into the 10pm Tuesday slot, previously occupied by Later With Jools Holland, with an extended edition shown on Thursdays at 11.20pm. From inception, the show was jointly based in London and BBC Pacific Quay in Glasgow.[2]

Broadcasts

Under the editorship of Edward Morgan, each edition of the programme featured at least one live performance from a musical artist. Musical guests who performed on the show in the 2006/07 season included Regina Spektor, Dizzee Rascal, Fence Collective, Field Music, Babyshambles, Manic Street Preachers, Underworld, Mika, Faithless, Jarvis Cocker, Eduardo Niebla, Groove Armada, Example (rapper), Joan As Policewoman, Sting, Carlos Acosta, Bryan Ferry, Maxim Vengerov, Bat for Lashes, Patrick Wolf, Antony and the Johnsons and Paul McCartney.

Guests

The main presenters have chopped and changed since the programme's launch. After a long period with Laverne as anchor, by January 2010 the main presenter role had switched back to Andrew Graham-Dixon. Other regular presenters and reporters have included Mark Kermode, Tom Dyckhoff, Clemency Burton-Hill, Mark Radcliffe, Tim Samuels, Matthew Sweet, Lauren Laverne and Danny Robbins. Guest presenters in the 2006/07 series included Stewart Lee, who interviewed his hero, the cult comedian Ted Chippington; Frank Skinner, who met singer Mark E. Smith for the show; author Grace Dent, who watches TV in her caravan; Guardian TV columnist and Screenwipe presenter Charlie Brooker, who came on the show to rant about Saturday night talent shows; and Russell Brand who presented a segment on Oxford University. On occasion, editions of the programme have been presented by Sue Perkins.

Presenters

Entwistle was succeeded as editor by Edward Morgan in summer 2005. In May 2006, the show was moved to Saturday nights, shortened to 50 minutes, and began to be regularly presented by Lauren Laverne. The programme then also started to make occasional spin-off specials, which have so far included an hour-long interview with Steven Spielberg on the occasion of his 60th birthday; a programme exploring the work of Michael Palin; and interviews with Lou Reed and Arcade Fire. In January 2010, the team produced a successful one-hour special to cover the launch of BBC Radio 4's A History of the World in 100 Objects.

. Newsnight was previously editor of BBC Two's flagship current affairs programme [1]

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