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The Art Show is broadcast at 04:00 PM on Monday.

Juliet Franks 

Guests on The Art Show are invited to discuss five works of art that mean something to them, either personally or professionally. They are also invited to select some music, which we play during the interview. The programme is researched and presented by Juliet Franks production by Jason Townsend. The following guests have joined us on the programme:

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John Deakin photograph of Francis Bacon 

Francis Bacon, In Camera:

Compton Verney, Warwickshire

In this special edition of the Art Show, Juliet visited Compton Verney, a spectacular and award winning art gallery in Warwickshire, where she explored their temporary exhibition: Francis Bacon: In Camera. Accompanied by the leading author on Bacon, Martin Harrison, Juliet walks through the galleries and discusses the life and working processes of this renowned figurative painter.

These following images are discussed in the programme and form a part of Compton Verney's exhibition:

7 Reece Mews, Francis Bacons Studio. Photograph: Perry Ogden 
Untitled (Figure with raised arm) 

  1. 7 Reece Mews, Francis Bacon's Studio. Photograph: Perry Ogden. Collection: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Copyright: The Estate of Francis Bacon.
  2. Untitled (Figure with raised arm)
  3. Three Studies for a Portrait of Isabel Rawsthorne
  4. Figure in a Landscape
Three Studies for a Portrait of Isabel Rawsthorne 
Figure in a Landscape 

For more information about the collection and exhibition programme at Compton Verney, do visit their website at: and information about The Hugh Lane gallery in Dublin can be found at:

The music that we play during this show includes:

  1. Waterloo Sunset, The Kinks
  2. So long Marianne, Leonard Cohen
  3. I'm a Believer, The Monkees



Thomas Plant is an auctioneer and Director of the Special Auction Services in Midgham, Nr Reading. For nine years he has been a valuation expert on the BBC's much loved programmes Bargain Hunt and Flog It! and together with his wife Angela, organised a Charity Antiques Roadshow in aid of the Oxford Fetal Medicine Fund. The roadshow took place at Tingewick Hall at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

For more information about the Fund, or to make a donation, please contact Mr Impey's assistant, Bronwen Meredith, at: bronwen.meredith@orh.nhs or visit


  1. I Love Music, The O Jays
  2. Nobody Does It Better, Carly Simon
  3. Wake Up Everbody, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
  4. Man In The Mirror, Michael Jackson

The Rt Revd John Pritchard 


The Bishop of Oxford, The Rt Revd John Pritchard, leads the Church of England in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, with parishes also in Bedfordshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire and Warwickshire. The Bishop's seat is Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford yet his role is wide-ranging across the Thames Valley area, as the diocese of Oxford is now the fourth most populous in the Church of England. When we met, Bishop John talked about his faith, his work and a selection of art that has become important to him.

For more information about The Rt Revd John Pritchard and the work of the ministry do refer to :


Amanda by Ben Davies-Jenkins 
  1. Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio at the National Gallery, London.
  2. The Return of the Prodigal Son by Rembrandt in the collection of The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
  3. Portrait of Queen Charlotte by Sir Thomas Lawrence at the National Gallery, London.
  4. Weeping Woman by Pablo Picasso in the Tate Collection.
  5. A portrait of Amanda, Bishop John's daughter by the artist Ben Davies-Jenkins. For more information about Ben do refer to his website at:


  1. Vincent, Don McLean
  2. Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen
  3. Saint-Saens Organ Symphony No. 3
  4. Viva la Vida, Coldplay

Geraldine Peers 


Geraldine Peers presents BBC Oxford News on BBC1 during the week. You can see her at 3pm, 6.30pm and 10.25pm. Geraldine has been with the BBC for 8 years and before that she was at Central News in Abingdon, where she started as a trainee journalist. I joined Geraldine at the news studio for The Art Show interview and as well as discussing some of her favourite images, Geraldine talked about her life as a news presenter and we explored the studios.

For more information about news in Oxfordshire do you have a story you think BBC Oxford might be interested in, you can get in touch by sending an email to :


Le Chat Noir poster by Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen 
Manhattan, Woody Allen 
  1. The Trevi Fountain, Rome
  2. Le Chat Noir poster by Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen
  3. Posters by Henri Matisse
  4. Still photographs from the opening sequence of Manhattan, a film by Woody Allen
  5. Street Map of Santa Monica


  1. It Must Be Love, Madness
  2. Hung Up, Madonna
  3. Better the Devil You Know, Kylie Minogue
  4. Touch the Sky, Kanye West

Karen Wiseman 

Karen Wiseman

Karen Wiseman is the Education Officer at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock in Oxfordshire. Karen selected five works of art from the collection at the Palace and our talk included a walk around the State rooms and corridors of the Palace. We are able to show the photographs of the artwork with the kind permission of His Grace, the Duke of Marlborough.

For more information about visiting Blenheim Palace, do visit their website:


Tapestry of the Siege of Bouchain 
The 4th Duke of Marlborough and his family 
  1. Tapestry of the Siege of Bouchain in the Second State Room
  2. The 4th Duke of Marlborough and his large family in the Red Drawing Room by Sir Joshua Reynolds
  3. The 9th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and their two sons Albert and Ivor, by John Singer Sargent, also in the Red Drawing Room
  4. The West Front of Blenheim Palace by Winston Churchill
  5. The Duchess of Marlborough, wife of The 10th Duke of Marlborough, by Pallastrelli de Celleri
The 9th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and their two sons Albert and Ivor, by John Singer Sargent 
The West Front of Blenheim Palace by Winston Churchill 
The Duchess of Marlborough, wife of the 10th Duke of Marlborough 


  1. Everyone's Wants to Rule the World, Tears for Fears
  2. Go Your Own Way, Fleetwood Mac
  3. Games Without Frontiers, Peter Gabriel
  4. Lifted, The Lighthouse Family

Rob Jacobs 

Rob Jacobs

Rob Jacobs is the Horticultural Manager at Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire. Each year the art festival Art in Action is held in the grounds of Waterperry and Rob talks about the gardens, how they prepare for Art in Action and some of his favourite art and music. For more information about visiting Waterperry Gardens, do visit their website: If you would like more information on Art in Action, please see their website:


Rachel Ducker 
Magdalen Fritillary Meadow. Courtesy of Andrew Lawson 
  1. Sculptures by Oxfordshire artist Rachel Ducker:
  2. Sunflowers by Van Gogh at the National Gallery:
  3. The Virgin & Child by Leonardo da Vinci at the National Gallery:
  4. Fritillaries in Magdalen Meadow' by Andrew Lawson
  5. Private Drawing by Beatrice Jacobs


  1. White Man (in Hammersmith Palais), The Clash
  2. Long Hot Summer, The Style Council
  3. Fake Plastic Trees, Radiohead
  4. Yellow Submarine, The Beatles

Prue Leith OBE. Courtesy of Richard Davies 

Prue Leith OBE

Prue Leith, the renowned chef, cookery writer, businesswoman and novelist joined us on The Art Show and talked about her recent novel The Choral Society and some of her favourite art and music. For more information about any of Prue's novels, do please see her website at:


Portrait of Sir Ernest Hall by Alan Flood 
  1. The Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London
  2. Portrait of Sir Ernest Hall by Alan Flood
  3. Royal Artillary War Memorial, London by Charles Sargeant Jagger
  4. Millennium Bridge, London


  1. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, The Beatles
  2. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy), Simon & Garfunkel
  3. Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4, Neville Mariner
  4. Chopin Nocturne in F Major played by Sir Ernest Hall

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