Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

BBC set to launch more archi-TV

  • Comment

The BBC has scheduled another spate of architectural programming to hit the nation's television screens over the next 12 months.

The corporation has revealed plans for two mini-documentary series featuring the work of Michelangelo and Christopher Wren.

The programmes - which will be scheduled on BBC1 - will assess the architectural contribution of the two men, while also focusing on their contributions to the other arts.

Newsreader Michael Burke will present the Wren documentary, assessing Wren's work as the 'man who invented Britain - an artist, mathematician, anatomist and alchemist'. It will include dramatisations of Wren's battle with government to sanction the demolition of the old St Paul's Cathedral and the adoption of his proposed replacement project.

The Michelangelo series will be made up of two one-hour programmes. It will illustrate his work, using engineers and artists to attempt to recreate parts of his great works, including a section of the Dome of St Peter's and a part of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs

AJ Jobs