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Looking and Seeing

1 9 5 7 (UK)
8 x 30 minute episodes

Looking and Seeing was the very first schools’ television programme to be broadcast in Britain. It was a hastily conceived, experimental series on the subjects of art and science, and resulted from the initiative of Paul Adorian, the Managing Director of Associated-Rediffusion.

It aimed to encourage children to look more attentively at the art, architecture and natural beauty around them. Eighty schools were involved in the initial broadcast.

Episodes

To See Or Not To See | The Growing Eye Of Science | Can The Camera Lie? | Nature Looks At Us | The Eye Of History | Looking At Pictures | A Close Look | Summing Up