Art Deco Designs

Episode Guide

Series 1 Episode Guide

Episode 1

Series 1 · Episode 1

Maureen Lipman discovers the world of Art Deco. In this programme she asks why the style is still such a talking point, visits a 1934 house in Jersey whic is being made over by its new owner, and finds out that some of the best Art Deco buildings are in London- if only you know where to look.

Episode 2

Series 1 · Episode 2

In this programme Maureen explains why the silver screen was to important to the age and meets the couple who have restored High and Over at Amersham, one of the first of the 'White Houses' in Britain.

Episode 3

Series 1 · Episode 3

Maureen finds out why the designers and architects of the 1930s were mad about light and fresh air. In Jersey she check up on the restoration of a 1934 house, and in Amersham she meets Rachel Whymark who has completely renovated a 1930s gem- the sun house.

Episode 4

Series 1 · Episode 4

Maureen visits the fabulous Eltham Palace, made over by Virginia Courtauld in 1936 and recently restored by English Heritage. In Halifax she meets Muir Hewitt to hear about the work of the potter Clarice Cliff, and fashion expert Sue Bamford tells her what the well dressed woman of seventy years ago was wearing.

Episode 5

Series 1 · Episode 5

In this episode, Maureen asks how much it costs to buy in the Art Deco lifestyle. In Ilkley she sees a white house that is for sale for £895,000. There is also an update on the restoration of a 1934 house in Jersey that is nearing completion.

Episode 6

Series 1 · Episode 6

Maureen covers the ambitious project to build and entirely modern town at Frinton-on-Sea, Essex in 1937. The developer went bust after building 100 homes, a fascinating reminder of the Art Deco "town that never was". Meanwhile, in Jersey, the restoration of a 1934 house is being unwrapped but the interiors have yet to be completed.