The Genius of British Art

A landmark arts series in which David Starkey – Power and Personality; Gus Casely-Hayford – Art for the People; Sir Roy Strong – Visions of England, Howard Jacobson – Flesh; Jon Snow – War and Janet Street-Porter – Modern Times; present six passionate polemics on how British art made us who we are today.

Jacobson is on cracking form – knowledgeable, engaged, outspoken, refreshingly honest and ferociously articulate. It is a truly wonderful programme

The Times

Sir Roy Strong...makes for a charismatic and impassioned presenter as he argues for that decidedly unfashionable form of British Art – the landscape painting.

The Telegraph

Accessible without being patronizing and passionate without being one-eyed, the first two instalements of ‘Genius of British Art’ have confirmed C4’s mastery… of the authored documentary series.

Time Out