Innovative, powerful docudrama exploring the work and passions of artist Vincent Van Gogh.

Watch Van Gogh: Painted with Words on BBC Select

Sherlock himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, portrays the tortured genius, artist Vincent Van Gogh, in this powerful and critically acclaimed docudrama.

Based on years of painstaking research, with every single word of dialogue sourced from his original writings, this is the artist’s story in his own words.

What emerges is a complex portrait of a sophisticated, civilized yet tormented man.

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