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Sheila Hancock Brushes Up – The Art of Watercolours
Sheila Hancock Brushes Up - The Art of Watercolours
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Sheila Hancock Brushes Up – The Art of Watercolours

Sheila Hancock Brushes Up - The Art of Watercolours: Watercolours have always been the poor relation of oil painting. And yet the immediacy and freedom of painting in watercolours have made them the art of adventure and action - even war. It has…

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Art, Passion & Power – The Story of the Royal Collection episode 4
Art, Passion & Power – The Story of the Royal Collection episode 4

Art, Passion & Power – The Story of the Royal Collection episode 4

Art, Passion & Power – The Story of the Royal Collection episode 4: Andrew Graham-Dixon explores how royal collecting has changed since the days of Queen Victoria. This is a story of the British monarchy's remarkable survival, while elsewhere the crown heads of…

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Art, Passion & Power – The Story of the Royal Collection episode 3
Art, Passion & Power – The Story of the Royal Collection episode 3

Art, Passion & Power – The Story of the Royal Collection episode 3

Art, Passion & Power – The Story of the Royal Collection episode 3: Andrew Graham-Dixon continues his exploration of the Royal Collection, the vast collection of art and decorative objects owned by the Queen. In the third episode he has reached the age…

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Art, Passion & Power – The Story of the Royal Collection episode 2
Art, Passion & Power - The Story of the Royal Collection episode 2

Art, Passion & Power – The Story of the Royal Collection episode 2

Art, Passion & Power - The Story of the Royal Collection episode 2: In the year 1660, something miraculous began to happen. After the execution of Charles I, the Royal Collection had been sold off and scattered to the four winds. But now,…

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Art, Passion & Power – The Story of the Royal Collection episode 1
Art, Passion & Power - The Story of the Royal Collection episode 1

Art, Passion & Power – The Story of the Royal Collection episode 1

Art, Passion & Power - The Story of the Royal Collection episode 1: In a major four-part series, Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the history of the Royal Collection, the dazzling collection of art and decorative objects owned by the Queen. Containing over a million…

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Charles Dickens and the Invention of Christmas
Charles Dickens and the Invention of Christmas
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Charles Dickens and the Invention of Christmas

Charles Dickens and the Invention of Christmas: Griff Rhys Jones reveals how Dickens created the idea of a traditional family Christmas through one of his best-known books, A Christmas Carol. From the moment it was published in 1843, the story of miserly Ebeneezer…

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