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The silly and the serious - from the making of a painting, to the adventures of a cowboy painter and Mardi Gras.

THE MARQUESS Of BATH interviewed by Kate Humble about the portrait

The painting hangs in his ancestral home, Longleat House, Wiltshire, England
The interview was first broadcast on the BBC programme about Longleat called Animal Park

 

DULCE ET DECORUM EST by Wilfred OWEN

 

THE LAST EVENING by RAINER MARIA RILKE

 

MCMXIV by PHILIP LARKIN

 

HOMER's ILIAD - an extract

The night before battle

 

THE MAKING OF A TRIPYCH

Showing the painting of - and explanation about - the painting 'INTERDEPENDENT OPPOSITES'

 

CHURCH GOING by PHILIP LARKIN

with a film on some East Anglian churches

 

THE LOVE SONG OF J ALFRED PRUFROCK

 

THREE POEMS ABOUT DOGS:

An anonymous Victorian epitaph to a beloved dog; Oliver GOLDSMITH on virtue signalling;
and HOFFMANN on a revengeful dog.

 

THREE POEMS ON THE THEME OF LOVE:

A reading of poems by Edward THOMAS, Robert GRAVES and WB YEATS.>

 

THREE MORE POEMS ON SPRING:

A reading of poems by SHAKESPEARE; Philip LARKIN; John FLETCHER.

 

THREE POEMS:

A reading of poems by JOHN DONNE - No Man is an Iland;
JOHN BETJEMAN - Youth and Age on Beaulieu River; EMILY DICKINSON - Poem 511.

 

THREE POEMS:

A reading of poems by Edward Thomas -'Words'; Philip Larkin - Talking in Bed';
Emily Dickinson - 'Still - Volcano - Life'

 

A LITTLE COWBOY PAINTER

who goes to Los Angeles by train from New Orleans with his evil alter ego.

 

THE GHOST OF A ROGUE TOOTHBRUSH IN LOCKDOWN

animation

 

A SHORT WALK THROUGH VENICE

March 1995.

 

NEW ORLEANS and MARDI GRAS 2013 and ZYDECO in Louisiana

 

A BRIEF CHAT WITH TERRY MARSH ON THE MAKING OF Dr ZHIVAGO

for which, as production designer, he won an Oscar.

 

SAN FRANCISCO STREET MUSIC

 

A PORTRAIT of the ARTIST as a YOUNG COWBOY PAINTER

a piece of nonsense during an idle lockdown moment.