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Art of Landscape, The

THE TEST CARD? PAGES FROM CEEFAX? Bugger that – C4 had its own special way to pretend it was still broadcasting even though everybody had pissed off home. Basically, it was a set of pictures of fields and that (hence the name), accompanied by light classical music or, alternatively, “contemporary” “New Age” stuff. This went on for up to three hours at a time and often surfaced when the schools programmes were off the air, leaving an awkward two and a half hour gap in the morning schedules. Disappeared from the schedules around the early 90s when people realised they could just listen to Classic FM and read a copy of Country Life instead. Made a surprise comeback on the morning of Princess Diana’s death, when Sister Sister or David Cronenberg’s Crash were considered unsuitable. Art of Landscape fans expected another revival when the Queen Mum snuffed it but were sadly disappointed.



  1. Paul S

    September 8, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I was working as a postman when this was on, so I got to see it before I went to work. I quite enjoyed it, especially the one with the penguins.

  2. Richard1631978

    July 31, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    The bbc sometimes showed similar interlude films before children’s bbc – one I remember had a lake full of flamingos set to the sorcerers apprentice.

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