Fake or Fortune?

Churchill And Munnings

Season 4, Episode 3 of 4

Charles Henty is the owner of two paintings which may be by two of the leading figures of the 20th century. One was found in the coal hole of his family house in London and is possibly by Sir Winston Churchill. Painting was Churchill's private passion. He received no formal training and painted purely for pleasure; but, even so, his works are now highly sought after by collectors, with one canvass recently selling for 1.8 million. The other painting, a landscape of Dedham in Essex, is possibly by Sir Alfred Munnings. Charles Henty inherited this piece from his late uncle. While he may be an unfamiliar name to many outside the art world, during his lifetime, Munnings was the most successful highly valued British artist of all time. But Dedham was also home to another painter: the infamous forger Tom Keating. Could Keating have been responsible for Charles Henty's painting? Charles has another problem, because in addition to the landscape painting, he also inherited his uncle's working farm in Normandy - together with a huge inheritance tax bill from the French government. Charles desperately wants to keep the farm together and protect the jobs of the people who work there. The two paintings could be the answer ... but can the FAKE OR FORTUNE? team prove they are genuine?

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
6/15/2016
2 p.m.
11/2/2017
2 p.m.
3/3/2018
10 a.m.
3/16/2018
1 p.m.
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