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Roger Law on the entrepreneurs behind some of Britain's best designs and inventions, beginning with two different men with one thing in common - creating objects in perfect detail.

Roger Law goes in search of the entrepreneurs who are behind some of the Britain's best designs and inventions.

Adam Lowe is the man who can recreate any object in perfect detail. His company Factum Arte has reproduced great works of art, such as Veronese's The Marriage at Cana which was taken by Napoleon's troops from Venice and now hangs in the Louvre. Adam created an exact replica which is now displayed in the original setting in the Palladian refectory in Venice. The next challenge was even more ambitious - a life size reproduction of Tutankamun' tomb. Roger Law travels to Madrid to discover the secrets behind these extraordinary creations.

Steve Haines also creates great works of art - for other artists. He is the craftsman behind some of the great monumental pieces of sculpture to be found in the UK and beyond. All this is produced in a modest workshop underneath the railway arches in Deptford, south-east London.

Two contrasting styles and two contrasting characters with one thing in common. Creating objects in perfect detail.

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Mon 8 Sep 2014 13:45

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