The Art of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour is an Arts programme.

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The Art of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour

Series in which Andrew Graham-Dixon looks back at 19th-century Britain and its obsession with all things Gothic. As the Industrial Revolution promised more and more inexplicable wonders of the modern world, Gothic art and literature became both backward and forward looking. In her novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley warned of the dangers of how science could get out of control, while Sir Giles Gilbert Scott used Gothic architecture to memorialise Prince Albert as a medieval hero. Meanwhile, poets indulged in hallucinatory drugs to reach new Gothic heights. Where would it all end? episode 2.

Genre: Arts

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is The Art of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 September 26th, 1:50am and on BBC 4 October 3rd, 12:55am. See more...