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Sky Arts

A United Kingdom subscription channel owned and operated by Sky plc. The channel is dedicated to airing various highbrow arts programs. The channel airs programs related to culture, the arts, ballet, drama, opera and some documentaries. In 2015 as part of a re positioning of the channel and the launch of international versions of the network, the channel (originally known as Sky Arts 1) was renamed to Sky Arts and sister network Sky Arts 2 was closed down. The channel has become home of 'The South Bank Show' which originally aired on ITV.

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Classic Albums
Classic Albums

This series looks at the writing and recording of some of the greatest albums of our era. Musicians,…

Discovering Film
Discovering Film

The story of some of the biggest stars of the silver screen and a look back at their careers in film…

The South Bank Show
The South Bank Show

The South Bank Show is an arts magazine series that has aired on ITV between 1978 and 2010 & Sky…

The Great Songwriters
The Great Songwriters

Authoritative and entertaining series featuring original portraits of songwriters discussing the cre…

Isle of Wight Festival
Isle of Wight Festival

The Isle of Wight Festival is an annual music festival that showcases some of the biggest music arti…

Download Festival
Download Festival

All the best highlights from the Download Festival held at Donington Park, where the biggest rock an…

The Directors
The Directors

A fascinating look at the life and work of some of Hollywood's most iconic filmmakers.

Comedy Legends
Comedy Legends

Barry Cryer pays tribute to the heroes of comedy who he has worked with over his many years in the b…

The Art of Architecture
The Art of Architecture

The Art of Architecture explores some of the world's most famous structures and the inspirations of…

Sky Arts Late
Sky Arts Late

Sky Arts Late is a monthly arts and culture show creating a feature-length space for original perspe…

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Rankin's 2020

Acclaimed photographer Rankin is inviting everyone with a smartphone or camera to join him in a mass…

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World War II & Cinema

World War II and Cinema are inextricably linked. Films were made to boost public morale, and as a hi…

Sky Arts Book Club Live
Sky Arts Book Club Live

Sky Arts recreates all the joys of a book club as Andi Oliver and Elizabeth Day dive into the latest…

The Live Revival
The Live Revival

Musicians celebrate UK music venues by returning to the stages that launched their careers to give e…

Unmuted
Unmuted

Buzzy magazine-style show exploring the best of art trends and cultural events while welcoming hit m…

Landmark
Landmark

Gemma Cairney hosts a contest in which artists and local communities join forces to compete for the…

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My Greatest Shot

Photographers who captured some of the world's most extraordinary images share the stories behind th…

Life & Rhymes
Life & Rhymes

A socially-distanced celebration of the spoken word, shining a spotlight on British voices with insp…

Anyone Can Sing
Anyone Can Sing

Six discordant participants are put through their paces as their voices are transformed from screech…

The Big Design Challenge
The Big Design Challenge

Lauren Laverne hosts as eight leading creatives battle it out to be crowned Britain's next design su…

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Sky Arts Big Hay Weekend

Highlights of the literary festival, featuring a range of interviews and conversations with the bigg…

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The Art Mysteries

Waldemar Januszczak uncovers the secret meanings hidden within some of the world's most famous paint…

Inside Art
Inside Art

A look at a unique body of British and Irish art dedicated to self-portraiture, consisting of the ve…

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