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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.
A superb presentation by a man who knew his subject and how to maintain interest of the viewer by his clear explanation of Western civilisation through art and architecture. Read morePublished 19 hours ago by Don
A classic work which will be extremely hard to better in any future production.Published 23 days ago by Mr D. Lovett
Brilliant, really really interesting, and Kenneth Clark tells it all so well.Published 1 month ago by HettyP
Somewhat dated in presentation, but a really interesting look at culture and the advancement of art. Well worth sitting through.Published 2 months 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 2 months ago by HSJ Foster
Very interesting. I saw this series when it was first broadcast, so it is very nostalgic.Published 2 months ago by Mr. Martin Ings
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