Episode guide

Raiders of the Lost Art

Series 1

Raiders of the Lost Art

  • Hitler's Dealer

    In 2013, a haul of missing masterpieces purchased for Hitler by a German art dealer resurfaced in Munich. Discover more about this curious case of disappearing art.

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  • Fabergé Eggs

    Carl Fabergé's stunning jewelled eggs vanished during the Russian Revolution of 1917. When one reappears, can the other priceless pieces be recovered? Find out here.

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  • Vincent van Gogh

    Rediscovering history's forgotten art. With the unearthing of a lost landscape by artist Vincent van Vogh in 2013, the hunt is on for his other missing masterpieces.

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  • Monuments Men

    During WWII, the Nazis plundered some of the world's greatest artworks. We find out how an Allied unit tracked some pieces down - and what is still missing to this day.

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  • Leonardo da Vinci

    The incredible da Vinci works that were lost to history. The Mona Lisa was even stolen from the Louvre in 1911, with artist Pablo Picasso accused of the crime.

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  • Vermeer

    Johannes Vermeer's modest reputation grew immeasurably years after his death. Join the hunt for the Dutch painter's missing masterpieces and enter a world of expert forgery.

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Raiders of the Lost Art

Series 2

Raiders of the Lost Art

  • Monet: First Impressions

    Claude Monet's famous Impression, Sunrise - the painting that started a whole movement - was stolen in 1985. Find out how this iconic work was recovered.

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  • Capturing Cezanne

    Hear about the life and work of French artist Paul Cezanne, who struggled for success in his lifetime. Cezanne's The Card Players sold for close to $300m in 2011.

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  • Turner: Leading Light

    Romanticist JMW Turner is one of our most celebrated painters, but is there more to the man whose later work divided critics and fans? Tune in to find out.

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  • Stealing the Scream

    Edvard Munch's iconic artwork The Scream has been stolen on numerous occasions. Hear the cheeky message thieves left in 1994 after pilfering the masterpiece.

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  • Klimt Gustav's Gold

    Painted during Vienna's cultural heyday, Gustav Klimt's The Woman in Gold was seized by the Nazis during World War II. Hear the story behind this iconic artwork.

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  • The Many Faces of Rembrandt

    The works of Rembrandt - including many of his self-portraits - are scattered across the globe. Tune in to learn more about his majestic masterpieces.

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  • El Greco: Lost in Time

    The Greek artist El Greco wasn't particularly appreciated in his lifetime, but became a huge influence on later painters. Hear more about his remarkable work.

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  • The Lessons of Leonardo

    Leonardo da Vinci is perhaps history's greatest polymath, with more of his paintings being discovered to this day. Hear about the man behind the canvas.

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  • The Elusive Van Eyck

    Learn all about Jan van Eyck, whose works have become highly sought after by buyers and thieves alike. Who exactly was this Renaissance master? Find out today.

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  • Van Gogh's Seven Sunflowers

    Painted for Paul Gauguin's arrival in Arles, Vincent van Gogh's iconic works have been on an epic voyage ever since. Stay tuned for their remarkable tale.

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  • Vermeer: The Lost Pearl of Delft

    Now an undisputed masterpiece, Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring was unheralded for years and almost lost forever. Hear about its rediscovery here.

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  • Raphael the Relentless

    Italian artist Raphael produced a staggering array of works, despite only living to the age of 37. Discover more about this master of the High Renaissance.

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