Fake or Fortune

An internationally renowned art dealer turns sleuth in this series exploring the darker side of the arts. From art history to some of the latest forensic testing, artistic and detective skills go hand in hand on an international rollercoaster. The team of Philip Mould and BBC journalist Fiona Bruce delve into the work of some of the best-loved artists, from John Constable, whose popularity has made him a prime target of forgers, to the catalogues of Edouard Vuillard and Marc Chagall.


Air Date: April 13, 2017 - 58:00
Portrait artist Nicky Philipps asks the team to investigate an Impressionist painting that hangs on the walls of Picton Castle.
Air Date: April 06, 2017 - 58:03
Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould investigate three small oil paintings by L.S. Lowry, probably the most-faked British artist.