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FAKE OR FORTUNE?
A Double Whodunnit

FAKE OR FORTUNE? A Double Whodunnit

 

Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould investigate two rare portraits of black British subjects from the 18th and 19th centuries. Painted with extraordinary skill and sophistication, both pieces of art are highly unusual in their positive depiction of black sitters at a time when Britain was still heavily engaged in slavery. But this is also an intriguing double whodunnit. Who are the artists who broke with the conventions of the time to paint these exceptional works?

 

 

 

FAKE OR FORTUNE?
Toulouse-Lautrec

FAKE OR FORTUNE? Toulouse-Lautrec

 

The team investigates four sketchbooks which may be the work of the young French master. Alain Brun is a French psychoanalyst who lives in Bordeaux. He was given the sketchbooks by his grandmother in the 1960s and she always maintained they were the work of Toulouse Lautrec. Alain sent them to the Lautrec committee to see if they could be authenticated. They came back saying that it was actually the work of Lautrec’s tutor, Princeteau. However, Princeteau experts have disputed this – saying they are far too good. The team searches for evidence to see if they can irrefutably link these sketches to the young Lautrec and change the committee’s mind.

 

 

 

A Very British Romance with Lucy Worsley
Part 1 of 2

 

Celebrate love with Lucy Worsley as she delves into the seductive history of British romance, uncovering the social, political and cultural forces that shaped ideals of romantic love during the Georgian era, including the novels of Jane Austen.

 

 

 

VICTORIA SEASON 3 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 3 of 8: Et In Arcadia

VICTORIA SEASON 3 ON MASTERPIECE: Part 3 of 8

 

At Osborne House, Albert relishes the opportunity to spend time with the family away from London, but Victoria is desperate to get back to the Palace and the business of politics.

 

 

 

VICTORIA SEASON 3 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 4 of 8: Foreign Bodies

VICTORIA SEASON 3 ON MASTERPIECE: Part 4 of 8

 

When Albert leaves the Palace for Cambridge, Victoria faces the traumatic impact of a cholera epidemic on the streets of London.

 

 

 

Christmas at St. Paul’s

Christmas at St. Paul’s

 

London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral is an iconic landmark that has served host to British royalty for numerous weddings, funerals and celebrations. CHRISTMAS AT ST. PAUL’S goes behind the scenes as the cathedral gears up for the Christmas season, when an expected 45,000 visitors will pass through its doors.

 

 

 

VICTORIA SEASON 3 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 5 of 8: A Show of Unity

VICTORIA SEASON 3 ON MASTERPIECE: Part 5 of 8

 

After an assassination attempt, the Royals visit Ireland. Intrigue, conflict and romance all blossom during a stay at the Palmerston estate.

 

 

 

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