Isolation Inspiration: What to Watch

A selection of TV show and film ideas for you during isolation.

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Isolation Inspiration Series
We have created a series of articles containing ideas to keep you entertained and inspired during isolation, including things to read, watch, experience and listen to. We hope you enjoy exploring our suggestions and if you have any ideas of your own please do write them in the comments section at the end of the article.

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We made time to binge watch our favourite TV shows before isolation was even a thing, so if one thing's for sure, it's that we've trained for this moment for many years, and are very much ready and up to the challenge now.

Due to extensive previous practice at this globally participated endurance sport, like us, your usual shows may be used up, and you might now be looking for some new inspiration to flex your movie marathon muscles on. Keeping to the arts, culture and design theme, we have compiled a list to help you on your journey of new discoveries. 


Netflix

ABSTRACT - THE ART OF DESIGN

Netflix

An in-depth look into computer design and modern contemporary design with some of the world's most highly regarded designers.

 

OUR PLANET

Netflix

Experiencing the planet's natural beauty through an examination of how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope.

 

MOVING ART

Netflix

Experience nature's art as filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg highlights the beauty that lurks in oceans, forests, deserts and flowers.


BBC

AN ART LOVER'S GUIDE

BBC iPlayer

Art historians Dr Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke take us on three entertaining and revealing cultural city breaks.

 

SECRETS OF THE MUSEUM

BBC iPlayer

Unique arts series venturing behind the scenes at the world famous museum of art, design and performance, the V&A.

 

CIVILISATIONS

BBC iPlayer

Thousands of years of visual culture explored on the BBC and beyond.

 

THE ART MYSTERIES

BBC iPlayer

Documentary series in which Waldemar Januszczak sets out to uncover the secret meanings hidden in four famous paintings by Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and Seurat.


CHANNEL 4

 TIME TEAM

All 4

Tony Robinson and a team of experts investigate a wide range of archaeological sites.

 

PHIL SPENCER'S STATELY HOMES

All 4

Phil Spencer sets forth on a grand tour of Britain's magnificent stately homes.

 

BRITAIN'S MOST HISTORIC TOWNS

All 4

Professor Alice Roberts explores Britain's history through the stories of individual towns.

 

MY GRANDPARENTS WAR

All 4

Four celebrated actors explore their grandparents' extraordinary wartime stories.

 

SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII

All 4

Dr David Starkey profiles the six women who married Henry Vlll.

 

FOR SAMA

All 4

An epic and intimate journey filmed through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria.

 

EXTINCT

All 4

Exploring the compelling tales of extinct animals and solving the mystery of their demise.

 

BRITAIN'S ANCIENT TRACK WITH TONY ROBINSON

All 4

Tony Robinson explores the mysteries and legends of Britain's network of ancient track ways.

 

FACT OR FICTION

All 4

Tony Robinson uncovers the real stories behind some of the greatest figures in history.

 

SKELETONS OF THE MARY ROSE - THE NEW EVIDENCE

All 4

A cutting-edge examination of the Mary Rose's crew challenges perceptions of Tudor England.


OTHER

THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING

Film - 2003

A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

 

THE FOUNTAINHEAD

Film -1949

An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards.

 

SECRETS OF THE NATIONAL TRUST - TV SHOW

Channel 5

Alan Titchmarsh and a host of familiar faces are back with another privileged insider’s view into some of Britain’s most intriguing historical homes and gardens.

 

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP

Documentary Film - 2010

Following the style of some of the world's most prolific street artists, an amateur filmmaker makes a foray into the art world.

 

SAVING BANKSY

Documentary Film - 2017

 Banksy, a graffiti artist, leaves his mark on San Francisco in April of 2010 and goes on to become internationally known.


Well, we hope you enjoy exploring some of the resources above! If you've got other suggestions please do write them in the comments below. 

Why not take a look at our other Isolation Inspiration guides using the links below. 






Posted by Jade Turner
31st March 2020

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