Fri, 23 April 2021
When it comes to hunting down rare antiques and art works how much is a matter of luck and how much is perspiration or inspiration? Follow the intriguing stories behind the fate planned for that legendary ocean liner, The Queen Mary, an old master painting, a Chinese bowl, a ceramic courting couple and even some some well-travelled coins. Also some remarkable new technology has a profound effect on the auction of a Van Gogh painting - it's a curly one. Is this the future of the trade in antiquities?
Program 31, broadcast 26.4.21 and 10.5.21
Pic on previous page by Keegan Houser