Tue 27 Mar 2018, 11:14
The show where people bring prized possessions for valuation and pricing and share their stories.
From Mondays at 15:00 on BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174) and streaming live on DStv Now Antiques Roadshow once again sees Fiona Bruce and the team scour the country in search of hidden treasures.
It’s the show where people bring prized possessions for valuation and pricing, and share their stories.
The first place the experts visit is the magnificent Castle Howard in Yorkshire. Objects brought to light suggest that, four decades on, there are plenty of unrecognised and valuable pieces still out there. Fiona marks the 40th anniversary by chatting with expert David Battie about his fondest memories, having been working alongside the experts since day one. And the first host, Bruce Parker, returns to reassess the secrets of the Roadshow’s success. Also, as part of the show’s anniversary, Antiques Roadshow arrives on the set of EastEnders for a very special episode!
Fiona Bruce is a top journalist and presenter, who joined the Roadshow in 2008. Her most memorable find is a desiccated caul – a foetal membrane that was once a valuable commodity thought to protect the owner from drowning. One of her favourite things about presenting the Roadshow is never knowing what’s going to turn up or what she will be filming that day – “it’s all spontaneous and entirely unpredictable”.
David Battie is a specialist in Ceramics and Oriental Works of Art, and joined the Roadshow in 1978. His most memorable find was an ancient Chinese bronze vase over 700 years old. He is a lecturer, writer and consultant to Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers in Stansted Mountfitchet in Essex. He has written and edited books about 19th century pottery and porcelain.
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