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1984 saw the long-awaited reunion of the classic DEEP PURPLE Mark II lineup of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice. It was the first time they had been together since 1973. They recorded a brand new studio album, 'Perfect Strangers', and headed out on tour. The band's show in Sydney, Australia was professionally filmed and is the only full-length concert recording of the band at this time.  The 'Perfect Strangers Live' DVD — released October 14 via Eagle Vision — is a stunning concert with the band in incendiary form. The setlist mixes then new tracks from the 'Perfect Strangers' album with favourites from the early seventies culminating in the brilliant 'Smoke On The Water' finale. This is without doubt one of the finest DEEP PURPLE concerts ever filmed and a must have for their legions of fans.

History,People,Interviews,Art

Deep Purple Perfect Strangers Tour

1984 saw the long-awaited reunion of the classic DEEP PURPLE Mark II lineup of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice. It was the first time they had been together since 1973. They recorded a brand new studio album, 'Perfect Strangers', and headed out on tour. The band's show in Sydney, Australia was professionally filmed and is the only full-length concert recording of the band at this time. The 'Perfect Strangers Live' DVD — released October 14 via Eagle Vision — is a stunning concert with the band in incendiary form. The setlist mixes then new tracks from the 'Perfect Strangers' album with favourites from the early seventies culminating in the brilliant 'Smoke On The Water' finale. This is without doubt one of the finest DEEP PURPLE concerts ever filmed and a must have for their legions of fans.
November 30, 2013 - [ 1 part ]
It Might Get Loud is a documentary film by filmmaker Davis Guggenheim. It explores the careers and styles of Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White. The film received a wide release on August 14, 2009

History,Music,People,Art

It Might Get Loud

It Might Get Loud is a documentary film by filmmaker Davis Guggenheim. It explores the careers and styles of Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White. The film received a wide release on August 14, 2009
September 24, 2013 - [ 1 part ]
Because of their beauty, success and shameless ambition, they break all previous stereotypes. They've been identified as a new breed; the power lesbian. Join Rebecca Loos, our host, to find out if this new breed really exists, or if it's just another Hollywood fantasy. 

People,Art

Power Lesbians

Because of their beauty, success and shameless ambition, they break all previous stereotypes. They've been identified as a new breed; the power lesbian. Join Rebecca Loos, our host, to find out if this new breed really exists, or if it's just another Hollywood fantasy.
December 15, 2012 - [ 1 part ]
an English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and painter, best remembered as a founding member of the band Pink Floyd. He was the lead vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter during the band's psychedelic years, providing major musical and stylistic direction in their early work, including their name.

History,Music,Art

Syd Barrett

an English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and painter, best remembered as a founding member of the band Pink Floyd. He was the lead vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter during the band's psychedelic years, providing major musical and stylistic direction in their early work, including their name.
April 3, 2012 - [ 1 part ]
Marc Newson is an industrial designer whose imagination knows no bounds. He has created everything from the iconic Lockheed Lounge chair - the most expensive piece of furniture by a living designer ever to sell at auction - to coat hangers, dish drainers and vibrators. His latest and most audacious project is a suborbital jet that just might be the future of long-distance travel.   In this profile, Marc Newson talks to Alan Yentob about his inspirations, thought processes and designs. He remembers when, aged just 23, he sculpted the Lockheed Lounge from a piece of foam in a frenzied few days. “It felt like a monumental moment.” He couldn’t get rid of the Lounges back then. Today, with just thirteen in existence, they are one of the most sought-after collectors’ items in the world.  The programme follows Newson to Bodylines, an extraordinary Aston Martin panel beating workshop outside Milton Keynes, where men who usually work on vintage cars create his limited-edition furniture pieces - and one craftsman gives him a piece of his mind about the flaws in his Black Hole table.  In the marble quarries of Carrara in Italy, we see the processes behind his exquisite sculptures. Newson’s designs push marble into contemporary shapes, with each piece carved from one individual block. The programme also takes in the launch of Newson’s Space Plane, which, he hopes, will one day do exactly what it says on the tin.

The Future,Physics,Art,Machinery

Marc Newson

Marc Newson is an industrial designer whose imagination knows no bounds. He has created everything from the iconic Lockheed Lounge chair - the most expensive piece of furniture by a living designer ever to sell at auction - to coat hangers, dish drainers and vibrators. His latest and most audacious project is a suborbital jet that just might be the future of long-distance travel. In this profile, Marc Newson talks to Alan Yentob about his inspirations, thought processes and designs. He remembers when, aged just 23, he sculpted the Lockheed Lounge from a piece of foam in a frenzied few days. “It felt like a monumental moment.” He couldn’t get rid of the Lounges back then. Today, with just thirteen in existence, they are one of the most sought-after collectors’ items in the world. The programme follows Newson to Bodylines, an extraordinary Aston Martin panel beating workshop outside Milton Keynes, where men who usually work on vintage cars create his limited-edition furniture pieces - and one craftsman gives him a piece of his mind about the flaws in his Black Hole table. In the marble quarries of Carrara in Italy, we see the processes behind his exquisite sculptures. Newson’s designs push marble into contemporary shapes, with each piece carved from one individual block. The programme also takes in the launch of Newson’s Space Plane, which, he hopes, will one day do exactly what it says on the tin.
March 7, 2012 - [ 5 parts ]
The legendary Screamin' Jay Hawkins was a great influence on many musicians and his performances were so highly provocative in their originality that even today they can be considered 'revolutionary'.

History,Music,Art

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

The legendary Screamin' Jay Hawkins was a great influence on many musicians and his performances were so highly provocative in their originality that even today they can be considered 'revolutionary'.
January 11, 2012 - [ 1 part ]
The Great Wave off Kanagawa, sometimes referred to as 'Under a Wave off Kanagawa') is perhaps the most instantly recognisable art image from the far east. It was produced as woodblock print by the 18th century Japanese artist Hokusai who was in his 70's when he produced it. First published in 1832, it was an instant success and continues to transfix artists and historians the world over.  This documentary explores the life of the artist and discusses the masterpiece itself, looking at how it was produced and what it might represent.  A thought provoking and inspiring documentary for artists and anyone with an interest in the culture and art history of Japan.

History,Art

The Great Wave (Japanese Art Documentary)

The Great Wave off Kanagawa, sometimes referred to as 'Under a Wave off Kanagawa') is perhaps the most instantly recognisable art image from the far east. It was produced as woodblock print by the 18th century Japanese artist Hokusai who was in his 70's when he produced it. First published in 1832, it was an instant success and continues to transfix artists and historians the world over. This documentary explores the life of the artist and discusses the masterpiece itself, looking at how it was produced and what it might represent. A thought provoking and inspiring documentary for artists and anyone with an interest in the culture and art history of Japan.
January 10, 2012 - [ 5 parts ]
The Glasgow Boys were part of the 'Glasgow School', a circle of influential modern artists and designers who began to coalesce in Glasgow, Scotland in the 1870s, and flourished from the 1890s to sometime around 1910.  These talented and pioneering painters took their inspiration from Japanese prints, French Realism and Impressionism in Paris, creating some extraordinary paintings which broke with traditions in British art.

History,People,Art

Art - The Glasgow Boys

The Glasgow Boys were part of the 'Glasgow School', a circle of influential modern artists and designers who began to coalesce in Glasgow, Scotland in the 1870s, and flourished from the 1890s to sometime around 1910. These talented and pioneering painters took their inspiration from Japanese prints, French Realism and Impressionism in Paris, creating some extraordinary paintings which broke with traditions in British art.
January 10, 2012 - [ 4 parts ]