2:33:49 | Music


Christmas Special (2019)  |  ABC

Paul Kelly, How to Make Gravy The Pretenders, 2000 Miles Mental as Anything, Apocalypso Jona Lewie, Stop the Cavalry Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Power of Love Australian Crawl, Santa Claus Is Back in Town The Flaming Lips, Christmas at the Zoo David Bowie and Bing Crosby, Little Drummer Boy Elvis Presley with Martina McBride, Blue Christmas Incredible Penguins, Happy Xmas (War Is over) Joe Dolce Music Theatre, Christmas in Australia Pond, All I Want for Christmas (Is a Tascam 388) The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl, Fairytale of New York The Darkness, Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End) The Ramones, Merry Christmas (I Dont Want to Fight Tonight) Crapulous Gee Gaw, Merry F---ing Christmas Dropkick Murphys, The Season's Upon Us Twisted Sister, Oh Come All Ye Faithful Wizzard, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday Snoop Doggy Dogg, Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto Run-DMC, Christmas in Hollis Jim Jones, Bad Santa Intro Run the Jewels, a Christmas F---ing Miracle TLC, Sleigh Ride Destiny's Child, 8 Days of Christmas The Lonely Island Featuring Justin Timberlake, Dick in a Box Los Del Rio, Macarena (Christmas Joy Mix) Billy Mack, Christmas Is All Around The Bedroom Philosopher, 12 Days of Christmas Band Aid, Do They Know It's Christmas? Wham, Last Christmas Sia, Santa's Coming for Us Coldplay, Christmas Lights Sufjan Stevens, Put the Lights on the Tree The Wombats, White Christmas (Live on Triple J's like a Version) Mogwai, Xmas Steps Paul McCartney, Wonderful Christmastime Mariah Carey, All I Want for Christmas Is You

50:08 | Visual arts

Face of Britain by Simon Schama

The Face in the Mirror  |  Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  Smooth/Arts

In this film, Simon Schama explores the complex motivations behind some of our most intriguing self-portraits, looking at what they say about both the creative minds of the artists who produced them and the human condition. From Tracy Emin's bed, a relic of our confessional age, to Lucien Freud's searing examinations of his ageing body, the film explores how all self-portraits stand on a knife-edge between self-indulgence and self-scrutiny. Schama explores the daring first glimmers of self-portraiture in a 13th-century manuscript, and how the incarceration of artist Gerlach Flicke led to the creation of the first English self-portrait that looks us straight in the eye. He shows how the frustrated potential of artist Isaac Fuller led to a self-portrait of unprecedented poignancy, and how the romantic imagination of Samuel Palmer created works of visionary beauty. Laura Knight's use of her own image to defy the male-dominated art establishment, and William Orpen's painted search for his own identity during World War I reflect the complex motivations that have driven artists to make themselves the subject of their work. Visiting the hundreds of figures that make up Antony Gormley's monumental sculpture Another Place, Schama reflects on this collective self-portrait that inspires us all to contemplate our place in the world.

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