Age of Ambition (2010)

Film details

  • Featuring

    David Dimbleby

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    2010

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Alternative titles

  • Age of Ambition (1914-now) Alternative

Synopsis

In the last episode, David Dimbleby looks at how the 20th century saw ordinary Britons upturning ancient power structures and class hierarchies. Dimbleby looks at some of the great masterworks of modern British art (Paul Nash's 'Menin Road', Francis Bacon's 'Crucifixion'), but also champions lesser appreciated art forms like broadcasting and domestic design. Finally, he meets some of the personalities who are shaping modern British art today: Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Anish Kapoor and Gilbert and George. ©BBC publicity.

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