BBC Two Announce 3 Part Doco “The Real Story of Inigo Philbrick”

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BBC Arts has announced a new box-set series called “The Real Story of Inigo Philbrick” on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer. The 3-part series will delve into the rise and fall of Inigo Philbrick, a former prominent contemporary art broker. The show will have exclusive access to Philbrick and his fiancée, Made in Chelsea star Victoria Baker-Harber. It will explore Philbrick’s rapid ascent in the art world and his subsequent downfall.

The couple were the subject of a six-month international manhunt by the FBI. Philbrick was eventually arrested on the island of Vanuatu in the South Pacific and is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence in Pennsylvania. The series will feature never-before-seen archive footage, video, and text messages, providing an in-depth look into Philbrick’s crimes, extravagant lifestyle, and high-profile connections.

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Alistair Pegg, BBC Arts Commissioning Editor, describes the series as a “jaw-dropping art world story.” The documentary will also include interviews with leading figures in the art world, including artists, buyers, dealers, lawyers, and law enforcement, to shed light on the value of art in today’s market.

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“The Real Story of Inigo Philbrick” is produced by Blue Ant Media for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer. The series is directed by Jamie Crawford and produced by Sarah Sharkey Pearce. It was commissioned for BBC Arts by Alistair Pegg.

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