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Duration: 48 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

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The colourful history of Auguste Rodin's controversial sculpture The Kiss. Show more

Masterpieces of the British Museum

Episode 1: The Sutton Hoo Helmet

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The story of the discovery in East Anglia and restoration of the most iconic piece of the Sutton Hoo treasure, Britain's richest ever archaeological find.

Masterpieces of the British Museum

Episode 3: The Lewis Chessmen

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Amongst the most appealing objects in the British Museum is a chess set, perhaps made by 12th century Norwegians and discovered on a beach on the Isle of Lewis. Show more

Masterpieces of Vienna

Episode 2: Freud's Couch

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series about Vienna's cultural artefacts looks at Sigmund Freud's couch - now an iconic piece of furniture and the emblem of psychoanalysis. Show more

Private Life of an Easter Masterpiece

Series 2

The Taking of Christ

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Documentary examining the story of Caravaggio's masterpiece The Taking of Christ, which disappeared for 200 years, only to be rediscovered in 1990. Show more

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Botticelli's Mystic Nativity is a supremely beautiful vision of maternal love, earthly harmony, and heavenly ecstasy. But the painting also has a dark side. Show more

Private Life of an Easter Masterpiece

Series 2

The Descent from the Cross

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

The Descent from The Cross by Rogier Van der Weyden is a rich feast for art lovers, but what is the secret history of this world-renowned painting? Show more

Private Life of a Masterpiece

The Adoration of the Christ Child

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Examining Filippo Lippi's Adoration of the Christ Child. Its beauty inspired Michelangelo and Botticelli, but it also conceals a personal story. Show more

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Asia Pacific

The Descent from The Cross by Rogier Van der Weyden is a rich feast for art lovers, but what is the secret history of this world-renowned painting? Show more

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Executive Producer:
Jeremy Bugler
Producer:
Mick Gold
Director:
Mick Gold

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

Examining Filippo Lippi's Adoration of the Christ Child. Its beauty inspired Michelangelo and Botticelli, but it also conceals a personal story. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Jeremy Bugler