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Season 1

  • S01E01 The Mists of Time

    • June 30, 1996
    • BBC One

    Sister Wendy Beckett examines early visual art, from cave paintings and ancient Egyptian art, to the Book of Kells

  • S01E02 The Hero Steps Forth

    • July 7, 1996
    • BBC One

    The pioneering work of 14th and 15th-century artists, Giotto, Duccio, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Simon Martini, Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden and Hieronymus Bosch, from whose paintings emerged a sense of depth, character and perspective

  • S01E03 The Age of Genius

    • July 14, 1996
    • BBC One

    Renaissance Florence, the Sistine Chapel and the history of the Mona Lisa come to light as Sister Wendy Beckett examines the art of 15th-century Italy

  • S01E04 Two Sides of The Alps

    • July 21, 1996
    • BBC One

    The Renaissance in Venice and northern Europe comes under the spotlight as Sister Wendy Beckett examines works by Bellini, Titian, Giorgione, Veronese, Durer, Holbein and Brueghel

  • S01E05 Passion & Ecstasy

    • August 4, 1996
    • BBC One

    The story of the Catholic church fighting back against the Reformation comes to light as Sister Wendy Beckett explores how art was used to reclaim the devout during the baroque period

  • S01E06 Three Golden Ages

    • August 11, 1996
    • BBC One

    The golden age of 17th-century portraiture comes under the spotlight as Sister Wendy travels to Spain, France and the Netherlands. The art-loving nun journeys from Rembrandt's Amsterdam to study the works of Velazquez at the Spanish court

  • S01E07 Revolution

    • August 18, 1996
    • BBC One

    English painting during the Industrial Revolution, Goya's romantic Spain, and art during the French Revolution come under the spotlight as Sister Wendy Beckett visits galleries worldwide

  • S01E08 Impressions of Light

    • August 25, 1996
    • BBC One

    The art-loving nun examines the work of Manet and other impressionists, taking a journey through France to Monet's garden at Giverny and to the field where van Gogh took his own life

  • S01E09 A New Pair of Eyes

    • September 1, 1996
    • BBC One

    The art-loving nun travels to Paris and the south of France as she traces the beginnings of modern art, from Cezanne to Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky, Dali and Klee

  • S01E10 The Never-Ending Story

    • September 8, 1996
    • BBC One

    An examination of the growth of modernism and the avant garde through painters such as Jackson Pollock, Lucien Freud and Lichtenstein. Plus, the work of Andy Warhol - creator of pop art such as Consomme Soup and Marilyn