The South Bank Show: Francis Bacon

  • Director

    David Hinton

  • With

    Francis Bacon, Melvyn Bragg

  • ITV 1985. 54min

  • Digital

As Francis Bacon draws Bragg into his world of excess, and the two men get steadily drunk together, the artist offers deep and revealing insights into his philosophy and working practice. The result is a wonderfully incisive and entertaining portrait of this fascinating and complex figure.

Screening with:

Without Walls Special: An Interview with Dennis Potter

  • Director

    Nigel Wattis

  • With

    Dennis Potter, Melvyn Bragg

  • Channel 4/ITV 1994. 68min

  • Digital

In full knowledge that the end of his life was near, Dennis Potter gives an astonishingly frank and moving account of his life and work. Bragg’s approach to his subject, quietly understated and intelligently probing, makes this a truly memorable interview.

Joint ticket available with Melvyn Bragg: Broadcasting the Arts on Sunday 16 June 15:15 £21, concessions £17 (Members pay £2 less).