BBC Illuminations Treasures of the Middle Ages



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Arts Documentary hosted by Andrew Graham-Dixon and published by BBC in 2005

Art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon visits a new exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, which contains a treasure trove of the world’s most important illuminated manuscripts. Germaine Greer joins the modern-day illustrator Quentin Blake to consider the religious and political power of these beautiful medieval masterpieces, and to assess their place in the history of art and book production.

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