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 6
Executive producer(s) Basil Comely
Producer(s) Sally Benton
Cinematography Fred Fabre
Mike Garner
Chris Hartley
Editor(s) Andrea Carnevali
Joanna Crickmay
Running time 57 minutes
Production company(s) BBC
Distributor BBC Worldwide
Original network BBC One
Picture format 16:9 576i
Audio format Stereo
Original release 5 June (2005-06-05) – 10 July 2005 (2005-07-10)
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 (5 June 2005)
  2. The Flatlands (12 June 2005)
  3. Highlands and Glens (19 June 2005)
  4. The Heart of England (26 June 2005)
  5. The Home Front (3 July 2005)
  6. The Mystical West (10 July 2005)


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.

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