Image for Britain's Lost Treasures Returned: How Houghton Got Its Art BackNot currently available on BBC iPlayer

Duration: 1 hour

Dan Cruickshank tells the story of how the first British prime minister Robert Walpole's art collection, one of the finest in the 18th century western world, was sold to Russia in the 1770s and how, for the first time, it is returning to Britain for the summer of 2013 to hang in its original home of Houghton Hall in Norfolk.

Last on

Thu 21 Aug 2014 00:00 BBC Four

Credits

Presenter
Dan Cruickshank
Producer
Alexander Leith
Director
Alexander Leith
Executive Producer
Basil Comely

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss