Kenneth Clark's Civilisation (1969), was a landmark documentary series, pioneering the 'presenter as hero' model. Jonathan Conlin draws on interviews with the original crew and archival research to reveal a series that combined scepticism towards traditional ideas of progress with an inclusive approach to its audience.
JONATHAN CONLIN is Lecturer in History at the University of Southampton, UK. He is the author of The Nation's Mantelpiece: A History of the National Gallery (Pallas Athene, 2006).
A Personal View.- Mating Pandas.- Trahison de Clark.- Indulgent Mandarins.- The Glory and the Grandeur.- Sad and Polished.- Close Enough To Touch.- A Sense of Place.- Confronting The Infinite.- A Television Milestone.- The Art of Travel.- Trying Not To Get Screwed.- Civilisation in America.- Playing to the Gallery.- God Bless Xerox.- Viewers Like Him.- Waiting for the Barbarians.- Patronize Me.- Rebels Without Cause.- Being Human.- Bibliography.- Notes.