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The Man Who Shot Tutankhamun (BBC Four Tues 24 May 2022)



Margaret Mountford travels to Egypt’s Valley of the Kings to investigate the story of British photographer Harry Burton, whose images of the Tutankhamun excavation in the 1920s created a global sensation. In addition to exploring the locations where Burton worked, the presenter also reveals how the images led to a craze in Egyptian designs, and how present-day photographers, such as Harry Cory Wright, are still influenced by his boundary-pushing work today.

Airdate: Tuesday 24 May 2022 at 11.00pm on BBC Four.