Grayson Perry

We met with potter, painter and tapestry maker Grayson Perry in his London studio to hear how his worked changed from 2005-2015. The artist explained his journey from art to television and why he chooses to work with clay and weaving.

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Franc Roddam (Decades: Episode 06)

Franc Roddam made a name for himself with the film Quadrophenia. If that wasn’t enough, he later created the small matter of popular TV show Masterchef. Discussing, among other things, his well-known work that encapsulated an era and the need “to know what is true and what is false” in the Directorial chair, Roddam opens up about his 70s experience.

Zandra Rhodes (Decades: Episode 10)

Dame Zandra Rhodes burst onto the scene in the late 60s with her eye-catching textiles and flair for fashion. From pleated frocks for rock stars, to royal engagement gowns, the Princess of Punk looks back at the years 1967 - 1977.

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Lemn Sissay (Decades: EPISODE 09)

In 1984, 18-year-old Lemn Sissay left the care system. In the ten years that followed, he published his first book of poems, performed at the Hacienda and tracked down his birth mother in Gambia. He looks back at the decade when, he says, he entered the world as an artist.

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Sam McKnight (Decades: Episode 07)

Celebrated hair stylist Sam McKnight takes us on a fashionable retrospect of the coiffures and culture of the 90s. The ‘hairdresser of all hairdressers’ has styled the likes of Kate Moss, Lady Gaga and notably clipped an iconic look upon the locks of Princess Diana. Here he looks back for whynow’s ‘Decades’ series.

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