Saturday, 25 October 2014

A celebration of all things Gothic

Here in the UK, the BBC are broadcasting a series of programmes of all things gothic season,  and the first programme The Art of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour was broadcast this past Thursday, the first of a three part series. It was an exploration of all art, literature and architecture of the gothic style, particularly how the Victorians were inspired by the medievil architecture that was once so out of fashion, and brought on the gothic revival style. I found this first episode immensely enjoyable,  and can't wait for next week, as well as what the rest of the season has in store.

Click here for the link to the BBC's page which includes listings of when all the programmes will be broadcast. I highly recommend checking it out if you can,  although I'm not sure about the availability for those of you outside the UK. There's plenty to look forward to, including more architecture,  a closer look at Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (eeeeeeee :D) and Goth at the BBC:
 BBC Four airs a compilation of performances from the BBC to explore the ‘Goth’ style of British rock and pop in the 80s. This was a period of music in which dry ice, doomy lyrics and dyed black hair tortured skywards were only some of the constituent parts of this very British ‘tribe’ that flourished alongside Stock, Aitken and Waterman. BBC Four delves into the archives uncovering classic performances from Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus, The Cure, Sisters of Mercy, The Mission and many more.


  1. Sounds great, wish it showed here!

    1. It was a great little series, although the music episode was a massive let down. Basically a sewn together Top of the Pops playlist that didn't even have any narration or direction, rather shoddy really :(