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FAKE OR FORTUNE?
L.S. Lowry

FAKE OR FORTUNE?: L.S. Lowry

 

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.

 

L.S. Lowry
Fiona and Philip investigate three small pictures by L.S. Lowry, probably the most faked British artist. His deceptively simple style of painting makes him a soft target for forgers. As a result, the art market has become very wary of newly discovered Lowry works.

 

FAKE OR FORTUNE?
Vuillard

FAKE OR FORTUNE: Vuillard

 

Every picture tells a story, but in this series, valuable paintings are treated as crime scenes! Beyond the genteel galleries and upmarket auction houses of the art world lies a dimension rarely seen – a darker side of incalculable wealth, social ambition and sometimes subterfuge. In the third season of this audience pleasing mini-series, a recognized art sleuth, a doctor of history and cutting-edge scientists again join forces to discover the truth behind controversial works of art.

 

Vuillard
Scriptwriter Keith Tutt fell in love with the work of French post-impressionist painter Edouard Vuillard in his school art class. When a large oval picture by the artist appeared in a provincial auction house he gambled his savings on it – even though it doesn’t appear in the official record of Vuillard’s works. To prove this is a Vuillard, the team will need to convince some of the most demanding art experts in France.

 

This program will encore Tues., Feb. 2, 11:00 pm

 

FAKE OR FORTUNE
Gainsborough

Fake or Fortune: Gainsborough

 

Every picture tells a story, but in this series, valuable paintings are treated as crime scenes! Beyond the genteel galleries and upmarket auction houses of the art world lies a dimension rarely seen – a darker side of incalculable wealth, social ambition and sometimes subterfuge. In the third season of this audience pleasing mini-series, a recognized art sleuth, a doctor of history and cutting-edge scientists again join forces to discover the truth behind controversial works of art.

 

Gainsborough
The team faces a daunting challenge as they search for lost masterpieces in Britain’s public art collections. More than 100,000 oil paintings have been photographed and posted online as part of the Your Paintings initiative – 17,000 of them listed as “artist unknown.” Philip and his colleague Bendor Grosvenor believe they’ve identified several missing works by artist Thomas Gainsborough. Can they prove it?

 

This program will encore Tues., Jan. 26, 11:00 pm

 

NOVA
Rise of the Hackers

 

Our lives have gone digital. We shop, bank and even date online. Computers hold our treasured photographs, private emails, and all of our personal information. This data is precious — and cybercriminals want it. Now, NOVA goes behind the scenes of the fast-paced world of cryptography to meet the scientists battling to keep our data safe. They are experts in extreme physics, math and a new field called “ultra-paranoid computing,” all working to forge unbreakable codes and build ultra-fast computers. From the two men who uncovered the world’s most advanced cyber weapon to the computer expert who worked out how to hack into cash machines and scientists who believe they can store a password in your unconscious brain, NOVA investigates how a new global geek squad is harnessing cutting-edge science — all to stay one step ahead of the hackers.

 

 

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