Francis Bacon (1909-1992)
The South Bank Show (1985)
Episode number: 8x25 - Airdate: Sunday June 09th, 1985
Produced by LWT (now branded ITV Studios)
Original channel ITV (ITV1/STV/UTV)

Part of The South Bank Show series, David Hinton directs this documentary about British painter Francis Bacon, known for his horrifying portraits of humanity. The program consists of a series of conversations between Bacon and interviewer Melvyn Bragg, starting with commentary during a side-show presentation at the Tate Gallery in London. Later in the evening, Bacon is followed through various bars hanging out, drinking, and gambling. In another segment, Bacon provides a tour of his painting studio and a glimpse at his reference photographs of distorted humans. The artist discusses his theories, influences, and obsessions. This title won an International Emmy Award in 1985.

Francis Bacon in UbuWeb Sound