Fake or Fortune – Turner: A Miscarriage of Justice? (2012)


Fake Or Fortune L-R - Dr. Bendor Grosvenor, Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould

Fake Or Fortune L-R – Dr. Bendor Grosvenor, Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould © BBC

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations: Margate, Turner Contemporary Art Gallery, Thanet

The second series of BBC’s Fake or Fortune returns with presenter and journalist Fiona Bruce joining art experts Philip Mould and Dr Bendor Grosvenor to explore the mysteries behind historical paintings to see if it was by a renowned artist, or a fake.

This episode focuses on three paintings left to the National Museum of Wales, which are believed to be by JMW Turner, but experts branded them fakes and deemed them unfit to be displayed at the gallery. Will Philip, Dr Bendor and Fiona be able to find clues and evidence to settle their authenticity once and for all?

The crew visited Margate and the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery to investigate the history of the mystery paintings. Turner had a strong connection with Margate and painted many landscapes there.

Margate is a popular seaside town in Thanet with a sandy beach, harbour, arcades, period housing, as well as the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery and amusement park, Dreamland. A wealth of productions have come to Margate, including Above Suspicion (2010), The Apprentice (2009) and Exodus (2007).

Fake or Fortune is on BBC One on Sunday 23rd September at 19:00.


For more information about filming in Kent email: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about Fake or Fortune visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01mxxzb

For more information about Margate visit:  http://www.visitkent.co.uk/explore/thedms.asp?dms=13&venue=3201198 

For more information about the Turner Contemporary visit: http://www.turnercontemporary.org/

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/