Channel 5 last week announced that it has commissioned a four-part series about the works on display at Bankside's Tate Modern gallery.
Production Company Seventh Art Productions has secured access to profile works of art from the National Collection of Modern Art at Tate Modern in four half-hour programmes to be presented by Tim Marlow.
This is the first time Tate Modern has opened its doors to allow a TV channel to profile the four Collection suites – Landscape, Nude, History and Still Life.
Marlow will also present a half-hour documentary to tie in with the opening of the much anticipated Matisse Picasso exhibition which opens at Tate Modern in May for three months before moving to Paris and New York.
Channel 5's Controller of Daytime, Arts and Religion, Kim Peat, says: "Tate Modern is clearly a huge phenomenon which has captured the public's imagination. Together with this exhibition, as explored by Tim Marlow, they create an irresistible combination."
Another series will focus on modern British artists. The six-part half-hour series in which current British artists discuss their work including Howard Hodgkin, Rachel Whiteread as well as Turner Prize winner Martin Creed.
The channel has also commissioned two programmes on the impact Sir Terence Conran – founder of the Design Museum near Tower Bridge – has made on interior design and modern British life.