Digital Resource of the Week: BBC Four Collections
BBC Four, one of the television and radio stations of the British Broadcasting Corporation, has made many of its programs available online. Called BBC Four Collections, they include:
All American programs aired in the mid 1960s and have continued through 2011. Most are a half hour to an hour in length and cover topics such as The Devil’s Music (that would be the Blues), an interview with Maya Angelou, a profile of Jackson Pollock, and the sex scandal of New York’s Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.
Victoria Spivey sings the Blues
Army: A Very British Institution is about the history of the British Armed Forces.
Radio 4 Collections is broken into 4 areas: art, history, science, and society. There are interviews with theater actors and playwrights and programs about the ancient world.
Talk, a radio broadcast series, includes interviews with influential contemporary figures such as actor Nigel Hawthorne, artist Henry Moore, and film director Orson Welles.
Salvador Dali on Melancholic British Art