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The World's Most Expensive Stolen Paintings

Art critic Alastair Sooke delves into the murky world of art theft. Despite the high stakes - and often daring - involved, many cases are shrouded in mystery and go unnoticed by the media.

Around 47,000 works of art are reported missing each year, yet it is only the heists involving the world's most valuable paintings that hit the headlines. But high-profile or not - once gone, the works are rarely recovered.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 21 Dec 2013 22:00
BBC Two Wales only

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Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterAlastair Sooke
DirectorDominic Gallagher
Executive ProducerRoss Harper
Executive ProducerGreg Sanderson
WriterAlastair Sooke
Assistant ProducerIain Robson
Production ManagerMichelle Gauntlett
Production ManagerNina Robertson
Production CoordinatorCatherine Ross
Director of photographyRichard Cook
Sound RecordistJohn Osborne
Sound RecordistCameron Mercer
ParticipantJan De Kesel
ParticipantAnthony Amore
ParticipantTom Mashberg
ParticipantGeoff Kelly
ParticipantDick Ellis
ParticipantJulian Radcliffe
ParticipantLudovico Gippetto
ParticipantGiovanni Pastore
ParticipantMyles Connor
ParticipantMarty Leppo
ParticipantNoah Charney

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