This fresh, fascinating series explores the story of 20th century culture and the pivotal moments that influenced it. The story of culture is often cast as a gradual evolution. But, for James Fox, art and culture in the 20th century didn't happen like that. It was not a considered and calmly executed process, but a series of cultural earthquakes centred in particular cities, at particular times. In each episode of this three-part series, James Fox appraises the impact of events in one city during one groundbreaking year - Vienna in 1908, Paris in 1928 and New York in 1951.