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Museum Secrets, Series 1, 1, Inside the Vatican Museums
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directed by Rebecca Snow, fl. 1978-2013 and Robert Lang, fl. 1985-2012, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
We climb a scaffold to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel to discover the secret of Michelangelo's genius and why he feuded with the Pope, then hunt for the miscreants who defaced a Raphael masterpiece with hate filled graffiti. We reveal the censor responsible for putting fig leaves on penises, then gain access to...
directed by Rebecca Snow, fl. 1978-2013 and Robert Lang, fl. 1985-2012, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 1, 4, Inside the Egyptian Museum
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directed by Paul Kilback, fl. 2001-2013, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 53 mins
We search for the lost tomb of Ramesses the Great, then, guided by a mummy's head wounds, we recreate the last moments of an ancient king to discover if he was a brave man or a coward. We visit the stomping grounds of Indiana Jones to discover how a poor Pharaoh amassed a hoard of gold to rival King Tut, then ente...
directed by Paul Kilback, fl. 2001-2013, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 53 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 1, 6, Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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directed by Gary Lang, fl. 1996-2014, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
We examine the armor of Henry VIII to discover how he got so fat and crazy, then enter New York high-society to reveal how a nude sculpture led to a brutal murder. Inside a vast Egyptian temple, enclosed within the museum's walls, we search a secret chamber to discover why the temple's statues celebrate the foreig...
directed by Gary Lang, fl. 1996-2014, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 2, 3, Inside Mexico's National Museum of Anthropology
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directed by Rebecca Snow, fl. 1978-2013, in Museum Secrets, Series 2, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 42 mins
This impressive modern museum, visited by 2 million people every year, tells the story of Mexico from before the Aztec civilization to the Spanish conquest. In this episode, a chemical engineer and some Mexican athletes help us discover whether the rubber ball used on the ancient Aztec playing field contained a hu...
directed by Rebecca Snow, fl. 1978-2013, in Museum Secrets, Series 2, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 42 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 3, Episode 1, Palacio Real Madrid
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directed by Kenton Vaughan, fl. 2011, in Museum Secrets, Series 3, Episode 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 43 mins
The incredible stories behind the world's greatest treasures Why is a Vatican masterpiece covered in heretical graffiti? How does the Louvre protect the Mona Lisa? Why did Napoleon commission a painting full of lies? Museum Secrets travels to the world's most famous museums in search of weird, wonderful, amazing...
directed by Kenton Vaughan, fl. 2011, in Museum Secrets, Series 3, Episode 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 43 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 3, Episode 2, Israel Museum in Jerusalem
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directed by David Langer, fl. 2013, in Museum Secrets, Series 3, Episode 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 43 mins
The incredible stories behind the world's greatest treasures Why is a Vatican masterpiece covered in heretical graffiti? How does the Louvre protect the Mona Lisa? Why did Napoleon commission a painting full of lies? Museum Secrets travels to the world's most famous museums in search of weird, wonderful, amazing...
directed by David Langer, fl. 2013, in Museum Secrets, Series 3, Episode 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 43 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 3, Episode 5, Smithsonian
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directed by David Langer, fl. 2013, in Museum Secrets, Series 3, Episode 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 43 mins

The incredible stories behind the world's greatest treasures.

Why is a Vatican masterpiece covered in heretical graffiti? How does the Louvre protect the Mona Lisa? Why did Napoleon commission a painting full of lies? Museum Secrets travels to the world's most famous museums in search of weird, wonderful, amazing...

directed by David Langer, fl. 2013, in Museum Secrets, Series 3, Episode 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 43 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 3, Episode 6, Chateau Versailles
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directed by Lara J. Fitzgerald, fl. 2013, in Museum Secrets, Series 3, Episode 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 43 mins
The incredible stories behind the world's greatest treasures Why is a Vatican masterpiece covered in heretical graffiti? How does the Louvre protect the Mona Lisa? Why did Napoleon commission a painting full of lies? Museum Secrets travels to the world's most famous museums in search of weird, wonderful, amazing...
directed by Lara J. Fitzgerald, fl. 2013, in Museum Secrets, Series 3, Episode 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 43 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 1, 2, Inside the Louvre
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directed by David New, fl. 1985-2012, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
We chase the brazen thief who stole the Mona Lisa to find out how she was recovered and how she became so famous, then scrutinize the official portrait of Napoleon's coronation to reveal a canvas of lies. We re-stage the jousting accident that killed a king to discover whether his head wound was inevitably fatal,...
directed by David New, fl. 1985-2012, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 1, 3, Inside the Royal Ontario Museum
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directed by Kenton Vaughan, fl. 2011, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
We unwrap a tiny mummy to find out how an Egyptian baby died 2000 years ago, then test two theories about 12th Century Islamic pottery by smoking hashish and blowing things up. We tell the embarrassing tale of a dinosaur lost for decades within the museum's walls, then visit a hard-hat construction zone where cura...
directed by Kenton Vaughan, fl. 2011, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
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