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Stuff the British Stole on ABC –  Museums and galleries across the world are filled with artworks, jewels, and priceless relics seized during the reign of the British Empire.

They usually come with polite plaques, but the truth is often far from polite. Filmed across 11 different nations from Kenya to Canada, in this season Marc goes in search of the hidden histories of a whole new suite of artefacts and uncovers the truth of how they got there.

Marc ventures from Egyptian deserts to deep in the Amazon River and takes viewers from a shipwreck in the depths of the Aegean Sea to a robot laboratory high in a Tuscan mountain range. Legendary actor and writer Stephen Fry joins Marc in episode one for an investigation into arguably the most controversial museum display in Britain, the Parthenon Marbles.

Along the way, Marc uncovers hidden tales of heists, wars, intrigue, and skullduggery. Were these treasures really stolen? By whom? And what should be done with them now? The answers to these questions are never as straightforward as they seem.


The Parthenon marble sculptures are — arguably — the most controversial museum exhibit in the UK. Stephen Fry joins Marc Fennell on a gripping adventure from the pinnacle of the Acropolis to a secluded robotics lab high in the Tuscan mountains to a shipwreck under the Aegean Sea. Marc meets passionate Greeks from Sydney who share their rage over the loss of their national icon. Ultimately, the real question is this: why are these Marbles so fiercely fought over?

Production credit: An Australia-Canada co-production, Stuff the British Stole is co-produced by Wooden Horse, WildBear Entertainment and Cream Productions (Canada) for the ABC and CBC. Major production investment from Screen Australia. Financed with support from Rogers Cable Network Fund, the Government of Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Canada Media Fun, Screen NSW and VicScreen.

FremantleMedia will distribute the series world-wide.

Creator, Writer, Director and Executive Producer: Marc Fennell. Series Writer and Director: Stephanie Weimar.

Executive Producers: David Brady and Kate Harrison Karman (Cream Productions) Michael Tear (WildBear Entertainment); and Richard Finlayson and Jude Troy (Wooden Horse).

Series Producer: Kate Pappas. Producers: Alan Erson and Felicity Justrabo.

CBC Executive Director of Unscripted Content: Jennifer Dettman.

CBC Executive in Charge of Production, Unscripted Content: Nic Meloney.

ABC Commissioning Editor and Executive Producer: Kalita Corrigan. ABC Head of Factual: Susie Jones

Stuff The British Stole on ABC and ABC iview – Monday 17 June, 2024 at 8.00pm

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