Belgian

FAKE OR FORTUNE?
Portraits

FAKE OR FORTUNE? Portraits

 

Beyond the genteel galleries and upmarket auction houses of the art world lies a darker dimension: a world of incalculable wealth, social ambition, and occasional subterfuge. Detective Philip Mould, journalist Fiona Bruce and a team of scientists investigate a new batch of potential fine art forgeries.

 

Portraits
This episode looks at three works of art: an 18th-century portrait of a young lady which may have been painted by society artist Philip Mercier; a sketch of a man possibly done by German artist Adolph von Menzel; and an early portrait that may have been created by Willem de Kooning.

 

FAKE OR FORTUNE?
Rodin

FAKE OR FORTUNE? Rodin

 

Beyond the genteel galleries and upmarket auction houses of the art world lies a darker dimension: a world of incalculable wealth, social ambition, and occasional subterfuge. Detective Philip Mould, journalist Fiona Bruce and a team of scientists investigate a new batch of potential fine art forgeries.

Rodin
The team examines a sketch of a Cambodian dancer that is attributed to the artist Auguste Rodin, best known for his sculptures.

 

AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT
The Labours of Hercules

 

Since his debut on television in 1989, Agatha Christie’s famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot has put his brilliant intellect and fastidious nature to the test as he solves the most mystifying crimes of the Art Deco era. David Suchet returns in his signature role as the suave Belgian super sleuth, exercising his “little grey cells” by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not. These final lavish adaptations feature guest stars Iain Glen, Helen Baxendale, Philip Glenister and Hugh Fraser.

 

The Labours of Hercules
Poirot journeys to the Swiss Alps to lay a trap for the infamous art thief Marrascaud, with catastrophic results. Devastated, Poirot falls into a heavy depression, and it is not until a lonely chauffeur begs the detective to find his missing true love that Poirot feels he can return to his work. As he investigates this new case, Poirot stumbles upon the hotel now thought to be Marrascaud’s hideout. As an avalanche cuts off access to the hotel, Poirot finds himself in a game of cat-and-mouse with a villain he fears and despises.

 

 

AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT
Elephants Can Remember

 

Since his debut on television in 1989, Agatha Christie’s famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot has put his brilliant intellect and fastidious nature to the test as he solves the most mystifying crimes of the Art Deco era. David Suchet returns in his signature role as the suave Belgian super sleuth, exercising his “little grey cells” by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not. These final lavish adaptations feature guest stars Iain Glen, Helen Baxendale, Philip Glenister and Hugh Fraser.

 

Elephants Can Remember
While Poirot investigates a famed psychiatrist’s murder, crime novelist Ariadne Oliver looks into a couple’s mysterious death. The story began 13 years ago, on a cliff top in Eastbourne. A couple tragically died, but the question has always remained: did the husband, General Ravenscroft, shoot the wife, or did the wife, Molly, kill the husband‌?