Romancing the Stone: The Golden Ages of British Sculpture 21 November 2021: Sunday on BBC Four
Masons of God – Episode 1 of 3 – Alastair Sooke reveals the astonishing range of our medieval sculpture, from the imposing masterpieces of our Gothic cathedrals to the playful misericords underneath church stalls.
He shows how the sculpture of the era casts a new light on medieval Britain, a far more sophisticated, fun-loving and maverick place than we in the modern world commonly believe. But despite the technical and emotional power of these works, the notion of a ‘sculptor’ did not even exist; most carving of the time was done by teams of itinerant masons and artisans working for the Church. The names of some, like William Berkeley, are known but most are lost to history.
This first golden age came to an end with Henry VIII’s Reformation of the Church, unleashing a wave of destruction from which it would take centuries to recover.
- Try Amazon Prime Video FREE / PureVPN – Stream US/UK Shows Worldwide
- Watched the show? Join the discussion and leave a comment below!
About Romancing the Stone: The Golden Ages of British Sculpture
Series which reveals how sculpture communicates our most cherished beliefs and values – the British soul captured in three dimensions
This show is broadcast on BBC Four, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Latest Episodes of Romancing the Stone: The Golden Ages of British Sculpture
- Romancing the Stone: The Golden Ages of British Sculpture 21 November 2021: Sunday on BBC Four
- Romancing the Stone: The Golden Ages of British Sculpture – 19 July 2021 – 19/7/2021 – Monday – BBC Four
- Romancing the Stone: The Golden Ages of British Sculpture – 12 July 2021 – 12/7/2021 – Monday – BBC Four
Latest Episodes on BBC Four
About BBC Four
BBC Fouris an British television network, and is one of the main television networks in the United Kingdom. It broadcasts in English.
Some of the most popular shows and programs on BBC include:
- Strictly Come Dancing
- Line of Duty
- The Capture
- Inside No. 9
- Holby City
- The Night Manager
- Top Gear
Television in the United Kingdom
The main United Kingdom networks are:
- BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)
- BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four
- ITV (Independent Television)
- ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4
- Channel 4
- Channel 5
You will find articles on all your favourite TV shows on every network, everyday on TV Everyday!