The Real Da Vinci Code

The Real Da Vinci Code

Tony Robinson takes Dan Brown's best-seller and separates fact from fiction; delving into the murky world of secret societies and cryptic messages, and the intriguing relationship between Mary Magdalene and Jesus.

The mysterious Priory of Sion is a real organisation, boasting such members as Sir Isaac Newton, Sandro Botticelli, Victor Hugo and Leonardo da Vinci. Tony discovers that all the artwork, architecture, documents and secret rituals described in the novel are accurate.

But at the core of the novel is the extraordinary claim that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, and that their descendants are alive today. Tony follows in the footsteps of the novel's hero, Robert Langdon, and turns history detective.

Channel 4