BBC full-length culture show special presented by alastair Sooke


A behind-the-scenes BBC documentary special showing the making of Jonathan Yeo's landmark National Portrait Gallery show in 2013. 

In the lead-up to the exhibition, Yeo allowed BBC cameras into his usually private studio, revealing the challenges and pleasures of painting people for a living, and the subtle dynamic that develops between artist and sitter. The programme features acclaimed British actor, Tom Hollander, as he sits for a portrait, and follows the progress of the canvas from the first brushstrokes to the final reveal.