Blind Man's Beauty

Blind Man's Beauty is Peter White at his lyrical and poetic best as he reveals the sounds, the smells, the tastes which bring his physical environment to life and he reveals the sources and secrets of his own sensual pleasures, or beauty.

Vision is such a powerful sense that most people regard it as the primary source both of information and aesthetic pleasure.

In this series Peter White, totally blind from birth seeks to demonstrate that sound, taste, touch and smell provide just as rich a supply of news about what is going on and just as much beauty or sensual pleasure.

The problem is that most people are so busy seeing, that they are not listening, touching, tasting or smelling.

Episodes

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200404203/5. Peter White challenges the idea that blind people miss out on beauty. Today's search takes him both above and below ground.
200405045/5. Peter White finds out why so many blind people are passionate about sports they can't see and in the great sport of love, how important is it to have a beautiful partner?
200409024/5. Peter White presents a series which challenges the idea that blind people miss out on beauty and compares notes with other visually-impaired people about notions of what is beautiful.

4/5. Peter White presents a series which challenges the idea that blind people miss out on beauty and compares notes with other visually-impaired people about notions of what is beautiful. Then News.

200409035/5. Peter White presents a series which challenges the idea that blind people miss out on beauty and compares notes with other visually-impaired people about notions of what is beautiful.

5/5. Peter White presents a series which challenges the idea that blind people miss out on beauty and compares notes with other visually-impaired people about notions of what is beautiful. Then News.

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0120090512 BT=0415 (BBC7). Peter White describes how going for a walk can offer him an 'aural relief map'.
0120080121 BT=1315 (BBC7)Peter White on what the concept of beauty means to blind people. How walking provides him with an aural relief map.
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0120101206 (BBC7)Peter White explains how blind people experience the concept of beauty. Going for a walk can offer him an 'aural relief map'.

. Peter White describes how going for a walk can offer him an 'aural relief map'.

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Peter White describes how going for a walk can offer him an 'aural relief map'.

Peter White explains how blind people experience the concept of beauty. Going for a walk can offer him an 'aural relief map'.

Today he explores the sounds, smells and textures surrounding the simple act of walking.

Peter White explores how blind people experience the concept of beauty.

Peter White describes how going for a walk can offer him an 'aural relief map'.

Peter White explains how blind people experience the concept of beauty.

The problem is that most people are so busy seeing, that they are not listening, touching, tasting or smelling.Peter White describes how going for a walk can offer him an 'aural relief map'.

The problem is that most people are so busy seeing, that they are not listening, touching, tasting or smelling.

0220090513 BT=0415 (BBC7). Peter White navigates buildings in his exploration of how blind people experience beauty.
0220080122 BT=1315 (BBC7)Peter White continues his exploration of what beauty means to blind people. A study of buildings.
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0220101207 (BBC7)Peter White sets off to navigate some buildings in his exploration of how blind people experience beauty.

. Peter White navigates buildings in his exploration of how blind people experience beauty.

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02The Lift Bell Always Rings Twice2004041320040831
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Peter White navigates buildings in his exploration of how blind people experience beauty.

Peter White sets off to navigate some buildings in his exploration of how blind people experience beauty.

Today's search takes him to buildings as disparate as Winchester Cathedral and his favourite local pub, with a stop on the way to discover how every elevator tells a story.

Peter White continues his exploration of what beauty means to blind people. A study of buildings.

0320090514 BT=0415 (BBC7). Peter White sets off to navigate the London tube, shopping and road crossing.
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0320101208 (BBC7)Peter White sets off to navigate the London tube, shopping and road crossing, as he explores how blind people experience beauty.

. Peter White sets off to navigate the London tube, shopping and road crossing.

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03Above And Below Ground2004042020040901
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Peter White sets off to navigate the London tube, shopping and road crossing.

Peter White sets off to navigate the London tube, shopping and road crossing, as he explores how blind people experience beauty.

Today's search takes him both above and below ground.

What does 'beauty' mean to blind people? Peter White investigates London Life - the tube, shopping and crossing the road.

What does 'beauty' mean to blind people? Peter White investigates London Life - the tube, shopping and crossing the road."

0420090515 BT=0415 (BBC7). Peter White tackles sporting events and the game of love.
0420080124 BT=1315 (BBC7)Peter White's exploration of what 'beauty' means to blind people. A look at Sport and The Game of Love.
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0420101209 (BBC7)Peter White tackles sporting events and the game of love in his exploration of what beauty means to blind people.

. Peter White tackles sporting events and the game of love.

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04Street Life2004042720040902
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20100211 (BBC7)
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Peter White tackles sporting events and the game of love in his exploration of what beauty means to blind people.

Peter White tackles sporting events and the game of love.

In this episode, Peter will listen and sniff his way around towns and cities, using voices, smells from shops and market stalls and the textures of the built environment such as walls, railings, fences and the potentially dangerous traffic to tell him where he is and what's going on.

It's amazing how much information you can get in the search for a particular shop by simply poking your head around the door and taking a furtive sniff.

No danger of mistaking Boots for the fishmongers!.

Peter White's exploration of what 'beauty' means to blind people.

A look at Sport and The Game of Love.

Peter White's exploration of what 'beauty' means to blind people. A look at Sport and The Game of Love.

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05 LAST20090516 BT=0415 (BBC7). Mother Nature's rain and birdsong in Peter White's examination of beauty to blind people.
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05 LAST20101210 (BBC7)Peter White tackles Mother Nature's rain and birdsong in his exploration of how blind people experience the concept of beauty.

. Mother Nature's rain and birdsong in Peter White's examination of beauty to blind people.

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20080125 BT=1315 (BBC7)
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Peter White tackles Mother Nature's rain and birdsong in his exploration of how blind people experience the concept of beauty.

Mother Nature's rain and birdsong in Peter White's examination of beauty to blind people.

Peter White's examination of what 'Beauty' means to blind people.

How rain can print a blind man's photograph.

Peter White finds out why so many blind people are passionate about sports they can't see and in the great sport of love, how important is it to have a beautiful partner?

Peter White's examination of what 'Beauty' means to blind people. How rain can print a blind man's photograph.