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BBC Four commissions multi-platform series ‘Art of Maps’

Tern Television has announced that BBC Four has commissioned The Art of Maps, a four-part multi-platform series exploring the stories behind maps. Each one-hour episode will focus on one map with great historical significance. The series is part of BBC Four's Maps Moment, which will air this spring alongside the British Library's new exhibition, Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art. The online counterpart will give users the ability to explore five historic maps.
January 27, 2010

Tern Television has announced that BBC Four has commissioned The Art of Maps, a four-part multi-platform series exploring the stories behind maps. Each one-hour episode will focus on one map with great historical significance. The series is part of BBC Four’s Maps Moment, which will air this spring alongside the British Library’s new exhibition, Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art. The online counterpart will give users the ability to explore five historic maps.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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