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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.

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Thu 21 Aug 2014 00:00 BBC Four


Dan Cruickshank
Alexander Leith
Alexander Leith
Executive Producer
Basil Comely

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