View Full Version : BBC 4 Photography night Saturday 27th

06-26-2009, 04:15 PM
A full night of quality Photography programming being repeated on BBC 4 tomorrow Saturday

Anyone with a sky dish can see it on BBC4, its free to air. If you dont have access this way you can watch online here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/watchlive/)

21:3022:30 Lee Miller: A Crazy Way of Seeing
Profile of 20th century photographer and journalist Lee Miller.

22:3023:30 Imagine Annie Leibovitz - Life Through a Lens
Alan Yentob and Barabara Leibovitz present an intimate portrait the American photographer.

23:3000:20 Arena Linda McCartney - Behind the Lens
An Arena special focusing on Linda McCartney's photographic career.

00:2001:15 Omnibus Eve Arnold - In Retrospect
Profile of photographer Eve Arnold, whose subjects included Dietrich, Crawford and Monroe.

01:1502:05 Sharon Chazan: Just Enough Distance
Documentary about the life, work and untimely death of photographer Sharon Chazan

06-26-2009, 04:30 PM
PVR all set to record. Thanks for the heads up!

06-26-2009, 04:30 PM
Looks like I will have to move to Ireland just so I can find something to watch on Television; however, I will first have to buy a TV.

06-26-2009, 04:52 PM
Thanks for that. I usually browse through the Radio Times for what's on BBC4 but hadn't done so and would probably have missed this but for your post. I went to the Lee Miller exhibition in London about 2 years ago and it was well worthwhile. The TV programme about her should be interesting.


06-28-2009, 07:28 AM
I missed this thread but fortunately caught the first programmes - what a great night. Just a shame the programmes were like buses and all came at once. For those of us who don't have copying set up (there's hardly anything worth recording so haven't got around to it) it was a marathon. I fell asleep before the last two but had I known they are not available on iplayer I would have made strong coffee. If anyone knows how to get access to these (Eve Arnold and Sharon Chazan) I'd be interested in knowing how/where. Pity also they didn't show the unavailable progs earlier as the first ones are available.
Regardless, it really cheered me up.

Steve Smith
06-28-2009, 07:37 AM
I saw this on another forum and for some reason, thought it was Sunday. I now see it was last night! Grrr, angry face thingy, etc.


Steve Smith
06-28-2009, 07:38 AM
Looks like I will have to move to Ireland just so I can find something to watch on Television; however, I will first have to buy a TV.

Probably best to do it the other way round!


06-28-2009, 08:50 AM
I seem to have got the availability wrong - as of now anyway the only prog still available on iplayer is the Annie Leibovitz documentary

06-28-2009, 05:04 PM
It was a good night. The Lee Miller prog was particularly interesting. That lady really led a "full life" in every sense of the word. In contrast we had the very grounded Eve Arnold and Linda McCartney progs. Both ladies were refreshingly down to earth and were easy to connect with.

The final prog was about a young photog who met a tragic end as a result of the "human condition" and its consequences. A form of tragedy without conscious evil and was a depressing note on which to end the night but still well worth watching.

I found the Anne Leibovitz prog to be the least interesting one of the evening but this in a relative term vis a vis the rest rather than an outright "thumbs down" verdict on it.

If its repeated it's well worth watching