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Beyond The Da Vinci Code [1] is a The History Channel special TV program, which challenges Dan Brown’s best-selling historical novel, The Da Vinci Code. The program was produced by Tom Quinn of Weller/Grossman Productions in Los Angeles, directed by Will Ehbrecht and premiered in HD format in January 2005.

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  1. Koendjbiharie, Sarita. "Beyond the Da Vinci Code (2006)". CineMagazine. Retrieved 31 May 2022.

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