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 19, 2018 - 58:01
An enchanting sketch of a Cambodian dancer attributed to Auguste Rodin draws the team into a forgery scandal.
Air Date: April 12, 2018 - 58:00
Is a mysterious painting in an Aberdeenshire bed and breakfast a lost masterpiece by celebrated 19th-century French artist Paul Delaroche?
Air Date: April 05, 2018 - 58:05
Can the art detectives prove that a portrait of a man in a black cravat is one of the first pictures ever painted by British artist Lucian Freud?