A Picture of Britain

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A Picture of Britain
Written by David Dimbleby
Directed by Sally Benton
Nicky Illis
Presented by David Dimbleby
Starring John Lundberg
Vera Lynn
Lady Mary Soames
Theme music composer Andrew Blaney
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Basil Comely
Producer(s) Sally Benton
Editor(s) Andrea Carnevali
Joanna Crickmay
Cinematography Fred Fabre
Mike Garner
Chris Hartley
Production company(s) BBC
Distributor BBC
Original channel BBC
Picture format 1:78 :1
Original airing 5 June 2005
External links
BBC - A Picture of Britain

A Picture of Britain is a 2005 BBC television documentary series presented by David Dimbleby, which describes the British landscape and the art which it has inspired. In each of the six 1-hour episodes Dimbleby explores a different British region and discusses the ways that its landscape and culture have influenced painters, poets and composers.

The series is shot in 16:9 widescreen.


  1. The Romantic North
  2. The Flatlands
  3. Highlands and Glens
  4. The Heart of England
  5. The Home Front
  6. The Mystical West


The series was produced in association with Tate Britain; the accompanying 2005 book authored by Dimbleby has been published by Tate Publishing.

DVD release[edit]

The region 2 DVD release of the series is by Contender Home Entertainment. It has also been packaged as part of a box set together with series 1 of Coast.