Britain’s Lost Masterpieces 9pm, BBC Four
AWELCOME return for this quietly, satisfyingly engrossing series, in which art dealer Bendor Grosvenor and social historian Emma Dabiri turn detective, seeking out forgotten treasures. The idea is that, across Britain’s public art collections, so many pieces are locked in storage or hanging in obscure corners that there are bound to be some great works lurking that have gone completely overlooked – including, possibly, pieces by some of history’s greatest artists. This week, they could be on the trail of one of their biggest finds. At a house called Knightshayes Court in Devon, there’s a small portrait of the young Rembrandt, long thought simply to be a copy of a famous self-portrait by the Dutch master that hangs in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. But several clues lead Grosvenor to believe the painting is actually an early study by Rembrandt himself. While he’s on the case, Dabiri investigates the history of Knightshayes, an extraordinary piece of gothic revivalism.