Presenter Alan Yentob explores the world of the arts, not just in Britain but around the globe. But it's a broad definition of the arts. Episodes contain interviews with or about popular music acts like Simon and Garfunkel, U2 and the Rolling Stones. But others include a discussion of Van Goh's works or a tribute to playwright Simon Gray. Still others examine topics like the lost art of oratory, the art of stand-up comedy, the music of Rajasthan, the life of photographer Annie Leibovitz or the history of the guitar. It's an eclectic yet artistic mix of topics.