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Lost, Stolen or Shredded - The Great Omar


Series of programmes in which antiquarian book dealer Rick Gekoski tells the stories that lie behind five very different missing works of art. Rick tells the story behind the fabulous jewelled binding of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, which was encrusted with over a thousand diamonds, rubies and emeralds and was regarded as the finest work produced by the bindery of Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Sadly it went down with the SS Titanic and is still lying unclaimed at the bottom of the ocean. A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Broadcasts

  • 2009-08-11 09:30:00 - 2009-08-11 09:45:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,
  • 2010-01-18 15:45:00 - 2010-01-18 16:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,