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Treasures Of The British LIbrary Series 1 & 2
HD / 6 x 60' / 5 x 60'
Nutshell TV and Kremplewood Media for Sky Arts

This series follows celebrities as they delve into the archives of the British Library unlocking masterpieces to explore their personal roots, passions and heroes.  Each person discovers six items from the British Library’s vast and unique collections, from well-loved items such as Leonardo Da Vinci drawings, Jane Austen’s writing desk and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony sketchbook, to the Library’s lesser known treasures including photographs, sound recordings and banknotes.   The distinguished figures involved in Series 1 are jazz singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum, actor and writer Meera Syal, poet Benjamin Zephaniah, children's author Julia Donaldson, professor and television presenter Lord Robert Winston and trumpeter Alison Balsom.  The contributors for Series 2 will be confirmed shortly.