New BBC programme filmed in Alnwick

Filming in the pastures for art programme.'Picture Steve Miller

Filming in the pastures for art programme.'Picture Steve Miller

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A new BBC programme searching for Britain’s best amateur artist was being filmed in Alnwick yesterday.

Sherlock’s Una Stubbs and BBC Radio Five presenter Richard Bacon were spotted at The Alnwick Garden during the day as part of filming for a new prime-time BBC One series The Big Picture.

And artists, film crews and presenters were also seen in the Pastures.

Airing in spring 2015, the six-part series proves you don’t need to be world-famous to create fantastic paintings. From almost 6,000 entries, 10 finalists have been selected to put their talents to the test with a series of art challenges designed to push their artistic skills to the limit.

Each programme in the series will come from a different location across the country, reflecting the rich diversity and stunning landscapes of Britain.

From Northumberland to Liverpool, London to the coast, every week the artists will face very different painting and drawing challenges, covering every type of figurative art, from landscapes and still-life to portraiture and life drawing.

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