A Brief History of Graffiti


Genre: History, Documentaries


Duration: 1x60


Year of Production: 2015


Production Company: Kaboom Film & TV


Broadcaster: BBC Four


Definition: HD


Dr Richard Clay goes in search of what it is that has made us scribble and scratch mementoes of our lives for more than thirty thousand years. From the prehistoric cave paintings of Burgundy in France, through gladiatorial fan worship in Roman Lyons to the messages left on the wall’s of Germany’s Reichstag in 1945 by triumphant Soviet troops, time and time again we have wanted to leave a permanent record of our existence for our descendants. And it may be that this is where what today we call Art comes from - the humble scratch, graffiti!

Series 1: 1x60 | HD | 2015