Discovering Portuguese - programme sequence (1987)

Concept and creative process

For 'Discovering Portuguese', a series about the language, people and culture of Portugal, Anne Smith (now Kelt) identified the ubiquitous blue and white ceramic tile as the standout image of the country. She used the idea of a wall of tiles, depicting drawn scenes in the traditional blue and white of Portuguese tiles. This design concept extended to the programme content also, as in this sequence introducing the viewer to the town of O Fado.

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