You just can’t beat the established favourite, Portrait Artist of the Year. Essentially the Bake Off of the visual arts world, this show is an injection of warmth and comfort that is essential autumn viewing. If that wasn’t already attractive enough, you’ve also got the lovely Stephen Mangan presenting, alongside are equally lovely arty farty experts. If you’ve not watched it before, you may well question “why would I want to sit and literally watch paint dry for an hour each week?” And we understand your hesitation. But trust us, you’ll be gripped from the second brush meets canvas. The Guardian’s Rebecca Nicholson agrees, calling it “an hour-long cuddle.”
First shown November 2013. You can watch the trailer by pressing play on the show image, or by clicking here.