The Essay is an Arts programme.

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The Essay

True Venetian: Writer Polly Coles explores what makes a true Venetian, using an object or place to trace a cultural and historical thread through to living individuals. Beginning at the deconsecrated church of Sant'Anna, Polly goes in search of the many anonymous female artisans who for centuries serviced the Venetian textile industry. episode 5.

Genre: Arts

When is The Essay next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio Three Tonight, 10:45pm and on BBC Radio Three June 5th, 10:45pm. See more...