When does Fake Or Fortune start on BBC One, who are the hosts and what's the series about?

FAKE or Fortune exceeded expectations since first airing on the BBC in 2011 and has now become the most watched arts programme in the country.

The hit show is now back for an eighth series, but when does it start and what's it about? Here's all you need to know…

What time is Fake Or Fortune on BBC One?

Fake or Fortune series 8 is back with its first episode at 9pm TOMORROW NIGHT (Thursday, July 25, 2019) on BBC One.

The four-part series airs each Thursday at the same time and each episode lasts an hour.

And don't fret if you miss an episode, it will be available to catch up afterwards on the BBC iPlayer.

Since launching in 2011, the hit show has grown to become the most popular art show on TV and it regularly draws in audiences of over 5 million.

The series will once again be hosted by journalist Fiona Bruce alongside Art dealer Philip Mould, who have previously joined forces on Antiques Roadshow.

Who are the hosts?

Fiona Bruce is one of the BBC's flagship broadcasters making her name presenting BBC's Six O'Clock News as well as Antiques Roadshow.

Last year, the 55-year-old was named as one of the top earners at the BBC – currently taking home between £350,000 – £399,999 a year.

She will once again co-host with art dealer and broadcaster Philip Mould who is notable for his discoveries of major art from the works of Thomas Gainsborough and Sir Anthony Van Dyck.

The 59-year-old is the author of two books on art discovery and was awarded an OBE in 2005 in recognition of his art world expertise and contribution to portrait heritage.

What's the series about?

Fake or Fortune sees Fiona and Philip investigate whether artworks submitted by members of the public are authentic undiscovered works.

Each episode tends to focus on the works of a particular artist and the series eight premiere will explore the work of the British artist Thomas Gainsborough.

The rest of series eight will explore the works of other famous artists and sculptors – with episode 2 exploring whether one portrait belongs to the work of Maria Cosway or Sir Thomas Lawrence.

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