New series announced

Channel 4 has commissioned artist Grayson Perry to present a three-part documentary series exploring British taste.

Grayson Perry on Taste takes Perry on a journey from the English country house to a girls night out in Sunderland. He will then use the experience as the inspiration for a major new work comprising a set of six tapestries that will tour nationwide.

I spent thirty years building up and honing my North London middle-class prejudices about other people’s bad taste, says Perry. Now I have taken those prejudices on safari with me to meet the various tribes that make up the British class system.

Tabitha Jackson, Channel 4′s commissioning editor for arts, said: “I want our arts output to contain films with artists rather than about artists, to be about using artists as guides rather than simply offering guides to artists. This is the spine of our on-going mission – to try to reassert television as an artistically vibrant and experimental medium and use it to get the truth of what it is like to be us.”

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