Images in Action: Bridgeman on TV

 

Self-Portrait, c. 1630 (oil on canvas), by Judith Leyster (1600-60) / National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA
Self-Portrait, c. 1630 (oil on canvas), by Judith Leyster (1600-60) / National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA

 

The Story Of Women And Art, 2014 

In this three part series Professor Amanda Vickery explores the hidden journey of female creativity in Western art, from the cloistered worlds of Renaissance Italy and Spain, through revolutionary France, to New Mexico in the 20th century.

61 Bridgeman images were used in all episodes.

Bridgeman have previously worked with Matchlight as a key image supplier on their series 'Medieval Births, Marriages and Deaths' and 'She Wolves.'

Matchlight for the BBC
 

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EastEnders, 1985 - Onwards

An iconic staple of British television, the soap opera EastEnders has charted the lives of the inhabitants of London's fictional Albert Square for nearly three decades.

Intended as a gritty examination of everyday inner city life, EastEnders touches on many poignant and troubling themes. However, it also provides moments of unexpected comedy and focuses on strong family relationships and romances that form among the close-knit residents of the East End.

Showing on the BBC.

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Bridgeman Image: MPX 740605
Bridgeman Image: MPX 740605

 

 

The Love Potion, intended for Isolde the Fair and King Mark of Cornwall, but drunk by Tristan and Isolde the Fair, (stained glass), Dante Gabriel Rossetti, (1828-82) / © Bradford Art Galleries and Museums
The Love Potion, intended for Isolde the Fair and King Mark of Cornwall, but drunk by Tristan and Isolde the Fair, (stained glass), Dante Gabriel Rossetti, (1828-82) / © Bradford Art Galleries and Museums

 

University Challenge, 1962 - Onwards

This long-running, classic quiz show continues to be a television favourite. Pitching teams from universities across the UK against each other, their general knowledge is put to the ultimate test by demanding host Jeremy Paxman.

Having inspired both a book and a film, University Challenge has become a source of pride and looks set to continue providing entertainment for many years to come.

ITV Granada for the BBC.

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The Great British Bake-Off, 2010 - Onwards

Widely credited with fuelling a resurging national obsession with baking, The Great British Bake-Off is a unique competition for amateur bakers to prove the supremacy of their culinary skills.

This series, however, does not only task its contestants to produce all manner of baked goods (from crème brûlée to complex cakes), it also traces the nation's baking history.

Love Productions for the BBC.

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The Eel and Pie Shop, Gillian Lawson, (Contemporary Artist) / Private Collection
The Eel and Pie Shop, Gillian Lawson, (Contemporary Artist) / Private Collection

 

 

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) painting 'Guernica', 1937 (b/w photo), Dora Maar, (1907-97) / Private Collection / Archives Charmet
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) painting 'Guernica', 1937 (b/w photo), Dora Maar, (1907-97) / Private Collection / Archives Charmet

 

Perspectives - Portillo on Picasso, 2013

As part of ITV's Perspectives (a series providing celebrities with an opportunity to rediscover and explore a topic that means a lot to them personally), Michael Portillo focuses on the Spanish heritage he shares with Picasso.

Travelling to locations significant to Picasso during his life and speaking to his descendants, Portillo demonstrates how Picasso's nationality profoundly influence his art.

Plum Pictures for ITV.

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Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History, 2013

Dr Lucy Worsley, chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces, takes a fresh look at the monarchs of England with a focus on establishing how their physical and psychological ailments influenced the course of history.

From Henry VIII's desperation to father a male heir to the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936, discover the intimate and fallible human beings behind the royal legends.

Silver River for the BBC.

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1177 b.19 'The Figure Explained', a diagram of the womb, from 'The Midwives Book or The Whole Art of Midwifery Discovered' by Jane Sharp, London, 1671, English School, (17th century) / British Library, London, UK / © British Library Board. All
1177 b.19 'The Figure Explained', a diagram of the womb, from 'The Midwives Book or The Whole Art of Midwifery Discovered' by Jane Sharp, London, 1671, English School, (17th century) / British Library, London, UK / © British Library Board. All

 

 

Richard Wagner with Franz Liszt and Liszt's daughter Cosima (oil on canvas), German School, (19th century) / Richard Wagner Museum, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany
Richard Wagner with Franz Liszt and Liszt's daughter Cosima (oil on canvas), German School, (19th century) / Richard Wagner Museum, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany

 

Howard Goodall's Story of Music, 2013

Award-winning composer Howard Goodall explores the history of music, arguing that it has played an intrinsic part in human society.

He carefully traces its development from early forays into harmony to the composers and orchestral pieces we know and love today, demonstrating at all times how these 'classic' masterpieces remain relevant to modern music lovers.

Tiger Aspect for the BBC.

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Queen Victoria's Children, 2013

With nine children who in turn married into a range of European royal families and an eventual total of 42 grandchildren, Queen Victoria became known as the 'Grandmother of Europe'. Out of public eye, however, familial relations were far from harmonious.

From her passionate and tempestuous marriage to Prince Albert to the difficult and damaging relationship with her sons and daughters, this documentary explores Queen Victoria's troubled family life.

Blakeway Productions for the BBC.

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The Royal Family in 1846 (oil on canvas), Franz Xaver Winterhalter, (1805-73) / The Royal Collection © 2011 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The Royal Family in 1846 (oil on canvas), Franz Xaver Winterhalter, (1805-73) / The Royal Collection © 2011 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

 

 

Portrait of Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852), 1st Duke of Wellington, 1814 (oil on canvas), Sir Thomas Lawrence, (1769-1830) / Apsley House, The Wellington Museum, London, UK
Portrait of Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852), 1st Duke of Wellington, 1814 (oil on canvas), Sir Thomas Lawrence, (1769-1830) / Apsley House, The Wellington Museum, London, UK

 

Great Houses with Julian Fellowes, 2013

Creator of Downton Abbey Julian Fellowes explores the complex and fascinating history of two of the country's greatest country homes: Burghley House and Goodwood House.

From the Battle of Waterloo to the intrigue, murder, and the most poignant personal tragedies of the men and women who worked below stairs, Julian Fellowes brings to life the reality of the world inhabited by the likes of Lord and Lady Grantham.

Chocolate Media for ITV.

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Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner, 2012

Celebrity chef Clarissa Dickson Wright tours the gastronomic customs of the British Isles, tracing the surprisingly complex development of the 'three square meals' a day we now take for granted.

From the Roman aversion to breakfasting, to the precursor of the Full English, and onwards to the decline of the traditional  'family dinner' at table, Dickson Wright shows how history has influenced our diet and relationship with food.

Optomen for the BBC.

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A Woman Potato Seller in London (b/w photo) (see also 135821), Paul Martin, (1864-1942) / Private Collection
A Woman Potato Seller in London (b/w photo) (see also 135821), Paul Martin, (1864-1942) / Private Collection

 

 

A Father Reading to his Family by Candlelight, engraved by Thomas Cook (1744-1818) frontispiece to a book pub. by John Marshall & Co., 1783 (engraving), Dodd, Daniel (fl.1760-90) (after) / Private Collection / The Stapleton Collection
A Father Reading to his Family by Candlelight, engraved by Thomas Cook (1744-1818) frontispiece to a book pub. by John Marshall & Co., 1783 (engraving), Dodd, Daniel (fl.1760-90) (after) / Private Collection / The Stapleton Collection

 

The Secret History of Our Streets, 2012

In 1886 a man named Charles Booth commenced a huge undertaking - he had determined to visit personally every street in London to record the living conditions he found there. The final culmination of these 17 years of research is known as the Booth Map.

This documentary choses six streets featured in the Booth Map and traces their evolution (or devolution) in the ensuing 100 years. The product is a fascinating snapshot of London's social history.

Century Films for the BBC.

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She-Wolves: England's Early Queens, 2012

Presented by historian Dr Helen Castor, this series analyses the rule of female queens from Matilda to Elizabeth I. Castor examines and illustrates key issues that would have shaped their lives: alliances, marriage, and ancestry.

Ultimately the programme seeks to answer whether the deeply provocative epithet 'she-wolves' was deserved in these uneasy interplays between gender perception and power.

Matchlight for the BBC.

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Ms 197 f.19v Coronation of a queen, from Liber Regalis (vellum), English School, (14th century) / Museo de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain / Giraudon
Ms 197 f.19v Coronation of a queen, from Liber Regalis (vellum), English School, (14th century) / Museo de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain / Giraudon

 

 

Regatta at Argenteuil, c.1872 (oil on canvas), Claude Monet, (1840-1926) / Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France / Giraudon
Regatta at Argenteuil, c.1872 (oil on canvas), Claude Monet, (1840-1926) / Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France / Giraudon

 

Fake or Fortune? 2012

Co-presented by Fiona Bruce and art historian Philip Mould, the two series of Fake or Fortune? follow investigations into the provenance or attribution of notable works of art.

Episodes in the show's two series have resulted in the confirmation of paintings attributed to Monet and Turner, as well as the pain-staking restoration of a painted-over Van Dyck.

Shown on the BBC between 2011 - 2012.

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