A Picture of Britain is a celebration of the British landscape as seen through the eyes of artists, writers and composers. From the breathtaking mountains of the Scottish Highlands and North Wales to the intimate hamlets of Sussex and Gloucestershire, generations of artists have been captivated by Britain's countryside and, in turn, their images and words have influenced our impressions and love of the British landscape. A landmark six-part BBC ONE TV series presented by David Dimbleby, a Picture of Britain has been developed from the start as collaboration between BBC producers and Tate Britain curators. Drawing on major works from public and private collections - as well as from the Tate's own unrivalled collection of British landscape painting - the exhibition includes work by JMW Turner, Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable and Edwin Landseer, and more recently Paul Nash and Richard Long. For the BBC ONE series, David Dimbleby travels across the country, then to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, to tell the stories of featured artists, reveal intriguing facts and anecdotes and discuss artistic technique. The words of novelists and poets from Charles Dickens to Dylan Thomas and the music of leading composers including Elgar and Vaughn Williams also feature in the series.