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Boxing Day 9pm BBC2

Our latest documentary Jane Austen: The Unseen Portrait? transmits on BBC2 on Boxing Day at 9pm.

It charts the attempt to authenticate a possible new portrait of Jane Austen and since the story broke earlier this month, it has been reported around the world from the US to India.

The documentary has been picking up some great previews, including one published in yesterday’s Sunday Times:

“This is a remarkable documentary for a number of reasons. First, the premise itself, which asks if the Austen scholar Paula Byrne has found a picture of the author, who until now has only been reliably represented in the public imagination by a ‘rough little scribble’. Byrne’s quest for authentication is thrilling, but the film is unusual for its preponderance of fierce female academics, a species rarely seen on television.”

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