Preview – The South Bank Show

South Bank Show Awards
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Melvyn Bragg’s highbrow arts show celebrates 40 years on air in this anniversary special.

Having begun on ITV and now shown on Sky Arts, this two-hour long edition looks at some of the most famous names in the world of the arts during the show’s history. Among the people featured in this edition are Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Francis Ford Coppola and Harold Pinter.

The South Bank Show is on Sky Arts at 21.00.