The Sunday Times Culture Editor, Helen Hawkins hosts this exclusive Q&A with Malvyn Bragg at Curzon Soho as part of the Times+ Talks series of events. Melvyn Bragg is best known for his South Bank Show Series, a series he conceived and continues to write and present and which has become the longest continuously running arts programme on UK TV. From its first airing in 1978 through to its present day home on Sky Arts, the show has always aimed to bring the very best of both high art and popular culture to a broad audience. The South Bank Show Originals is a new series that revisits the uniquely rich South Bank Show archive (over 760 titles over a 36 year period) from Pavarotti to Dolly Parton, Francis Bacon to David Lean, Paul McCartney to Stephen Spielberg. Each new film is based on the original but will incorporate newly filmed material including interviews with a contemporary artist in the field, a reflection on the work in the context of its time and an exploration of the artist and their career since the original film was first made. They will bring up to date some of the greatest artists of the last 70 years.