I'm not usually inclined to ask trivia questions in this blog but I'm betting that a few of you will struggle with this one (or feel suitably smug if you get it). So, here goes and no checking the links before giving your answer. What links the most expensive painting in the world, the one time lead singer for Manfred Mann, Bonnie Prince Charlie, a failed experiment in local government and an Oscar winning film that was deemed 'too horrifying for the medium of broadcasting' by the BBC (who commissioned it)?
Give up? The answer is contained in the work of Peter Watkins, a unique filmmaker who rarely gets the recognition it deserves, particularly in the UK. It's Watkins' 1974 production for Norwegian TV, 'Edvard Munch' that provides the latest image in the 'History Painting' series. And if that suggests an overdose of Nordic gloom I managed to find a comparatively sunny image of the scream merchant himself just to confound expectations.
Work in progress and other stuff that happens.