Simon Schama

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Martina Hall obituary
Maker of arts and history films for TV with an eye for detail and a flair for celebrating the creative gifts of women

Saskia Baron

14, Sep, 2021 @4:46 PM

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Culture to cheer you up during the second lockdown: part one
As parts of the UK enters another month – at least – of being stuck indoors, our critics pick out top music, games, books, TV, dance and art fixes to lift your spirits

Alexis Petridis, Keza MacDonald, Alison Flood, Lucy Mangan, Lyndsey Winship, Jonathan Jones

05, Nov, 2020 @10:51 AM

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The week in TV: The Romantics and Us With Simon Schama; Louis Theroux: Life on the Edge and more – review
Simon Schama returns to the barricades, Louis Theroux chooses his greatest hits, and Sue Perkins brings her warming presence to cold hostilities

Euan Ferguson

13, Sep, 2020 @8:30 AM

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TV tonight: Simon Schama on how the French Revolution changed art for ever
The historian on the artistic legacy of the Romantics, plus Gogglebox returns and Why Women Kill begins. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Jack Seale, Hannah Verdier and Paul Howlett

11, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Israel's West Bank plans condemned by leading British Jewish figures
Simon Schama and Sir Malcolm Rifkind among those warning that annexation ‘would have grave consequences’ for Palestinians

Harriet Sherwood

05, Jun, 2020 @10:49 AM

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Shearer v Schama: ex-England striker refuses football lesson from historian
Shearer had to remind Schama he had played in World Cup matches, as Gary Lineker and Piers Morgan continued their social media feud

Martin Belam

19, Jun, 2018 @11:25 AM

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Civilisations takes on hurdles undreamt of by Kenneth Clark
Cultural sensitivities, red tape and signage plagued the making of the BBC Two series

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media correspondent

03, Mar, 2018 @6:41 PM

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Civilisations' striking similarity to 1969 series signals slow evolution of arts TV
BBC offers spectacular global revamp of original, but with little change in its presentation

Mark Lawson

28, Feb, 2018 @5:12 PM

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BBC looks beyond the west to retell the story of civilisation
Civilisations – note the plural – reworks the classic 1969 TV series into a truly global history of art

Jonathan Jones

24, Feb, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Civilisations: new BBC series 'goes to the heart of human creativity'
Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga explore triumphs of culture and ingenuity

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

07, Feb, 2018 @12:01 AM

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Civilisation revisited | David Olusoga
Civilisation, the landmark 1960s series, transformed how TV treated culture. But now, argues a presenter of the series ‘update’, it’s time for a broader sweep across time and place

David Olusoga

04, Feb, 2018 @12:01 AM

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A History of Judaism by Martin Goodman and Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900 by Simon Schama – review
Goodman details the complex history of a dynamic religion while Schama’s immersive book resists bleakness, his varied protagonists blazing with vitality

Daniel Beer

10, Jan, 2018 @8:59 AM

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