Painted For Posterity

Patrick Wright recalls the 1939 Recording Britain project, which sent artists around the country to capture the landscape in watercolours.

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01Britain And The Beast2002020620030227
20140907 (BBC7)
20180107 (BBC7)

Wright meets one of the last surviving artists who took part.

The 'Recording Britain' project that began in 1939 for artists to paint wartime Britain.

4 Extra Debut. The Recording Britain project began in 1939 for artists to paint the wartime British landscape. With Peter Wright. From February 2002.

The Recording Britain project began in 1939 for artists to paint wartime Britain.

The Recording Britain project began in 1939 for artists to paint the wartime British landscape. With Peter Wright. From February 2002.

The Recording Britain project began in 1939 for artists to paint wartime Britain.

4 Extra Debut. The Recording Britain project began in 1939 for artists to paint the wartime British landscape. With Peter Wright. From February 2002.

02Dinosaurs, Merry-go-rounds And A Drowned Village2002021320021028
20140914 (BBC7)
20180114 (BBC7)

Patrick Wright investigates areas in Derbyshire and Suffolk captured by the wartime Recording Britain art project. From February 2002.

Patrick Wright investigates areas captured by the wartime Recording Britain art project.

Patrick Wright investigates areas captured by the wartime Recording Britain art project.

Patrick Wright investigates areas in Derbyshire and Suffolk captured by the wartime Recording Britain art project. From February 2002.

03 LASTA Vast Gallery Of Ghosts2002022020020602
20140921 (BBC7)
20180121 (BBC7)

Thomas Hennell and Barbara Jones were key artists in the 40s Recording Britain art project

Patrick Wright investigates Thomas Hennell and Barbara Jones, key artists in the 1940s Recording Britain art project. From February 2002.

Thomas Hennell and Barbara Jones, key figures in the 1940s Recording Britain art project.

Thomas Hennell and Barbara Jones were key artists in the 40s Recording Britain art project

Patrick Wright investigates Thomas Hennell and Barbara Jones, key artists in the 1940s Recording Britain art project. From February 2002.