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Civilisation: A Personal View was presented by the late Kenneth Clark, an art historian, and the programme was commissioned under the watch of David Attenborough. And across 13 episodes, it’s an engrossing piece of work, that remains as relevant and interesting today. Inevitably, the format is nowhere near as groundbreaking as it once was, which is unsurprising given that it established a template that many chose to follow. But the breadth and depth of the content, distilled with real skill by Clark, is what made it one of the most talked about, and popular, television series of its day.
And how lovely it is that the entire show has been remastered in high definition. Originally for the rebroadcasting of the entire series on BBC Four, Civilisation: A Personal View has now found a home it never expected to have on Blu-ray. The added clarity, appreciating the age of the source material, is a real and unexpected bonus, and Civilisation: A Personal View may just prove to be one of the most interesting and vital Blu-ray releases of the year. An astonishing piece of work. --Jon Foster --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.
Brilliant, really really interesting, and Kenneth Clark tells it all so well.Published 4 days ago by HettyP
Somewhat dated in presentation, but a really interesting look at culture and the advancement of art. Well worth sitting through.Published 8 days ago by Sandhamsman
Please make more series like this BBC. Fresh, inspiring and KC never talks down to you. Still a treasure mine of information.Published 10 days ago by HSJ Foster
Very interesting. I saw this series when it was first broadcast, so it is very nostalgic.Published 17 days ago by Mr. Martin Ings
This is the first of the genre of the 'personal view' and it is a magnificent series and a 'classic' of its kind. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mina Bowater
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