Category:ITV The South Bank Show
It first aired on 14 January 1978, with a show about Germaine Greer, Gerald Scarfe and Paul McCartney. It is now the longest continuously running arts programme on UK television, and the third longest-running series of any kind on ITV (after Coronation Street and Emmerdale).
From the beginning the series intention was to mix so-called high art with popular culture. This has remained, and the programme has always focused predominantly on art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
 External links
- The South Bank Show site at ITV.
- Episode Guide at Epguide (complete list of episodes)
- The South Bank Show at Wikipedia.