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The Secrets of the Mona Lisa

One-off documentary delving into the secrets of the Mona Lisa. Behind the enigmatic smile, she remains a mystery, fuelling endless speculation. But is that all about to change?

The Mona Lisa: bewitching, seductive, world famous. In the minds of millions, she is the ultimate work of art. Yet behind the enigmatic smile, she remains a mystery, fuelling endless speculation and theories.

But is that all about to change? Is the world's most famous painting finally giving up its secrets?

Presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, this landmark film uses new evidence to investigate the truth behind her identity and where she lived. It decodes centuries-old documents and uses state-of-the-art technology that could unlock the long-hidden truths of history's most iconic work of art.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 5 Sep 2018 06:15

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon
Producer Ian Leese
Director Ian Leese
Executive Producer Malcolm Brinkworth
Participant Pascal Cotte
Participant Elisabetta Gnignera
Participant Martin Kemp
Participant Giuseppe Pallanti
Participant John Asmus
Participant Jean Pierre Isbouts
Participant Chiara Matteucci
Production Company Brinkworth Films

Broadcasts

  • Wed 9 Dec 2015 21:00
  • Wed 9 Dec 2015 23:45
  • Thu 10 Dec 2015 23:15
  • Sat 2 Jan 2016 04:15
  • Fri 26 Aug 2016 15:15
  • Mon 30 Jan 2017 05:30
  • Sun 9 Jul 2017 06:00
  • Wed 5 Sep 2018 06:15

BBC News: Hidden portrait 'found under Mona Lisa', says French scientist

BBC News: Hidden portrait 'found under Mona Lisa', says French scientist

An image underneath the Mona Lisa has been found using reflective light technology.