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The South Bank Show

Season 43 2017

  • 2017-07-19T21:45:00Z on Sky Arts
  • 60 mins
  • 5 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary

The South Bank Show is a television arts magazine show, made by London Weekend Television. Presented by Melvyn Bragg, it was broadcast on ITV from 1978 until 2010 when it was cancelled and has since been revived by Sky Arts in 2012. Seen in over 60 countries worldwide including Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Sweden and the USA, its stated aim is to bring both high art and popular culture to a mass audience.

5 episodes

43x01 Amma Asante

  • Season Premiere

    2017-07-19T21:45:00Z — 60 mins

Melvyn Bragg meets award-winning writer and director Amma Asante on the set of her latest film, Where Hands Touch, to find out more about the inspirational filmmaker. (

43x02 Karl Ove Knausgaard

  • 2017-07-26T21:45:00Z — 60 mins

Melvyn Bragg meets Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard to discuss his life and work, including his six-volume Min Kamp series of autobiographical novels

43x03 Sally Wainwright

  • 2017-08-02T21:45:00Z — 60 mins

Melvyn Bragg meets Sally Wainwright, one of the UK's most revered TV writers who has won BAFTA awards for her dramas Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley.

43x04 Benjamin Clementine

  • 2017-08-09T21:45:00Z — 60 mins

New. Melvyn Bragg meets Benjamin Clementine to discuss his a rollercoaster ride from busking in Paris to becoming a world-renowned singer-songwriter.

43x05 Obsession: Jude Law and Ivo van Hove

  • 2017-08-16T21:45:00Z — 60 mins

Melvyn Bragg talks to double Oscar nominee Jude Law and director Ivo van Hove about their production of Obsession at London's Barbican.

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