Belgium

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.

 

Being Poirot

 

After 25 years of playing the iconic detective, David Suchet attempts to unravel the mysterious appeal of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot and reveals what it has been like playing one of fiction’s most enduring creations. Suchet visits Christie’s summer home in Devon, and then travels to Belgium, where he attempts to find Poirot’s roots and discover what the Belgians think of one of their most famous sons.