Written by David Dimbleby
Country of origin United Kingdom
First episode date 5 June 2005
Presented by David Dimbleby
Number of episodes 6
Theme music composer Andrew Blaney
Original language(s) English
Final episode date 10 July 2005
Number of seasons 1
|Directed by Sally Benton
Starring John Lundberg Vera Lynn Lady Mary Soames
Nominations British Academy Television Craft Award for Photography - Factual
Similar Britain and the Sea, How We Built Britain, Coast, Seven Ages of Britain, Britain from Above
A Picture of Britain is a 2005 BBC television documentary series presented by David Dimbleby, which describes the British landscape and the art which it has inspired. In each of the six 1-hour episodes Dimbleby explores a different British region and discusses the ways that its landscape and culture have influenced painters, poets and composers.
The series is shot in 16:9 widescreen.
A picture of britain the romantic north
- The Romantic North (5 June 2005)
- The Flatlands (12 June 2005)
- Highlands and Glens (19 June 2005)
- The Heart of England (26 June 2005)
- The Home Front (3 July 2005)
- The Mystical West (10 July 2005)
The series was produced in association with Tate Britain; the accompanying 2005 book authored by Dimbleby has been published by Tate Publishing.
The region 2 DVD release of the series is by Contender Home Entertainment. It has also been packaged as part of a box set together with series 1 of Coast.