10:05pm – Sunday, January 27 on ABC1
Grayson Perry, a leading British artist and winner of the Turner Prize, has always been fascinated by taste – why people buy the things they do, wear the things they wear and what they are trying to say about themselves when they make those choices.
In his final journey to explore what our taste says about us, Perry lives amongst the upper classes of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire where he meets The Marquess of Bath and Longleat and bohemian Detmar Blow.
Perry finds that upper-class taste can be as much a burden as a blessing. The reverence of the people he meets for tradition, ancestral inheritance and appropriateness makes him wonder whether that makes it more difficult to develop taste of their own.
As owners of magnificent old houses, they know plenty about tapestries, but Perry’s 21st century take on the tapestry tradition – with his own very personal take on their taste – proves very different from the tapestries they’re used to.