Broadcast Films and Documentaries

An exciting collection of feature films and documentaries that were produced originally for television broadcast but which are now available to purchase on DVD and for download.

Art of Faith

Art of Faith I is a visually sumptuous series filmed in HD exploring the architecture and art of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

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£19.99
SKU: 5060033838891. Category: .

London Orbital

London Orbital is an extraordinary and visionary film by Chris Petit and Iain Sinclair about the world’s largest by-pass, the M25. It is a road movie, a cinematic excursion into the futuristic literature of a century past, and a film dialogue between two writers who are also filmmakers (and vice versa).

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£19.99
SKU: 5060033831397. Category: .

Richard II

A sumptuous and startling television film, Richard II offers a unique interpretation of Shakespeare’s tale of a monarch’s downfall. Two decades on, Illuminations is delighted to release this landmark production on DVD with extras featuring interviews with Deborah Warner and Fiona Shaw and a gallery of stunning stills.

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£17.99

Sense and Sensation

Sense and Sensation is a lavish exploration of the arts in eighteenth-century London. Written and presented by the eminent historian John Brewer, the film considers the world of commerce and celebrity in which Georgian culture was created.

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£16.99
SKU: 5060033837993. Category: .

State of the Art

An exciting, authoritative and challenging series of documentaries about the visual arts in 1980s. The six programmes feature key artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joseph Beuys, Cindy Sherman, Antony Gormley, Hans Haacke and Eric Fischl.

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£34.99

The Gates

This beautiful documentary presents the story of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s stunning and highly controversial public art installation in Central Park, New York in 2005.

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£19.99
SKU: 718122565177. Categories: , .

Unrequited Love

Directed and filmed by Chris Petit, and based on an English academic’s memoir on stalking and being stalked, Unrequited Love is a dazzling digital film essay on cinema and absence, on Hitchcock and Antonioni, on cinema and cities.

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£19.99
SKU: 5060033835791. Category: .

The Wars of the Roses

A compelling version of the RSC’s landmark production of William Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy and Richard III. Adapted and directed for the stage by Peter Hall and John Barton, The Wars of the Roses was acknowledged on its premiere in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1963 as one of defining Shakespeare productions of the post-war years.

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£29.99

An Age of Kings

Unavailable in Britain for over 50 years, this is the BBC’s compelling 15-part production from 1960 of Shakespeare’s great national pageant of eight History plays.

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£34.99

MUSE OF FIRE

Funny, passionate and exciting, an essential tool for anyone trying to get to grips with the Bard. MUSE OF FIRE will change the way you feel about Shakespeare forever.

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£17.99