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 26, 2018 - 56:12
Every year, the team receives hundreds of requests for help from the owners of mysterious portraits: who is it, and who painted it?
Air Date: April 19, 2018 - 58:01
An enchanting sketch of a Cambodian dancer attributed to Auguste Rodin draws the team into a forgery scandal.