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‘Most stylish show on TV’ returns: Mad Men on BBC Four

By Colin Chapman on February 4th, 2009

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Mad Men, the AMC series shown in the UK on BBC Four starts again next Tuesday, 10 February. Set in 1960s New York, the sexy, and extremely stylish show follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue in the early era of advertising, where egos run high and comments are as sharp as the cut of their suits.

Returning here for its second series, the Golden Globe-awarded series is a visual extravaganza: whilst the ladies outfits undoubtedly often steal the show the men are superlatively tailored and the early-60s upscale interiors come right out of Wallpaper magazine.

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Style on Trial: fashion TV on BBC Four

By Colin Chapman on January 19th, 2009

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Watching BBC Four’s current series of fashion programmes? If not, shame on you! Hot on the heels of British Style Genius, Style on Trial has the premise of evaluating each decade from 1940s to 1980s in terms of its sartorial elegance. Whilst the programme takes the rather tired focus of fashion=womenswear, there’s enough on show to keep it interesting for us guys. Upcoming: the 70s and 80s (the latter featuring John Taylor from Duran!) Check broadcast times here, or in these days of convenience just watch the whole season via the fabulous BBC iPlayer.




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