The BBC reports that it will join forces with the Victoria & Albert Museum in a programme entitled Handmade in Britain.
The BBC states: "Ceramics, metalwork, stained glass, textiles and woodwork are some of
the most beautiful and treasured objects with pride of place in British
palaces, churches, stately houses and family homes. Handmade In Britain
brings these fascinating, functional and often forgotten works of art
to the fore in a major new season of programming which will explore the
history of British artistry and craftsmanship."
Richard Klein, controller of BBC Four - the channel on which the programmes will air, said: "BBC Four is
the home of in-depth, expert led content and the channel for arts and
culture. Handmade In Britain will provide a new perspective and a deeper
understanding of the decorative arts. Our partnership with the V&A
will celebrate these often overlooked treasures of British culture,
giving viewers access to one of the world's finest art and design
The partnership follows on from the success of the BBC's collaboration with the British Museum last year, for a series of radio programmes tracking the museum's exhibition, A History of the World in 100 Objects.