Antiques Roadshow is the BBC original show in which antiques appraisers travel to various regions of the United Kingdom (and occasionally abroad) to appraise antiques brought in by local people. It has been running since 1979. There are also international versions of the programme.
Vikings Running [
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Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. ...
Peaky Blinders Running [
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A British gangster saga set in 1919 post-war Birmingham. Cillian Murphy is Thomas Shelby, leader of the most feared and powerful local gang, the Peaky Blinders. Named for their practice of sewing razor ...
Ancient Aliens Running [
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Is it possible that intelligent life forms visited Earth thousands of years ago, bringing with them technology that drastically affected the course of history and man’s own development?
Presented in ...
American Pickers Running [
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This isn't your grandmother's antiquing. Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting chased off a ...
American Restoration Running [
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AMERICAN RESTORATION features Rick Dale and his crew of loose screws at Rick's Restorations in Las Vegas, Nevada, as they take rusty, beat-up items and restore them to their original glory. Whether it's ...
The Last Kingdom Running [
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The Last Kingdom, is a show of heroic deeds and epic battles but with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining ...
America Unearthed 429 [
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In AMERICA UNEARTHED, forensic geologist Scott Wolter, a real-life Indiana Jones, will reveal that the history we all learned in school may not always be the whole story. Across the country, ancient symbols, ...
Genius Running [
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Comedy series where Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies pitched by members of the public ...
Indian Summers New Series [
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Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, the drama tells the rich and explosive story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India, ...
Our Girl Returning Series [
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On the evening of her 18th birthday, Molly Dawes finds herself drunk and is sick in the doorway of an army recruitment office. She looks into the window of the office and sees a life-sized photograph of ...
Mysteries at the Monument Running [
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"Mysteries at the Monument" (formerly "Monumental Mysteries") reveals the secrets and stories behind America's most exceptional monuments. Host Don Wildman takes viewers to statues, memorials, national ...
Britannia Running [
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In 43 AD, the Roman Army - determined and terrified in equal measure - returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia - a mysterious land ruled by warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the ...
Hunting Hitler 429 [
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According to documents that were declassified by the FBI in 2014, Adolf Hitler may have survived World War II and fled to South America following the fall of Nazi Germany. In this series a team of investigators ...
Elizabeth I 429 [
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Elizabeth I may be remembered as the greatest monarch to rule England, but during her lifetime she was beset by enemies and hers was a life of constant battling. ...
Medici: Masters of Florence Running [
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Within the long history of civilization are great eras of struggle, triumph, and loss. These periods are reflective of the best and worst of humanity: explosive creativity, ultimate depravity, the use ...
Fiona Bruce and the team head to the historic Buckfast Abbey in Devon, currently commemorating 1,000 years of worship on the site. On a perfect summer's day, the grounds of the abbey are packed with visitors bearing their treasures. Silver specialist Alastair Dickenson is impressed by a tankard dating back to 1703, while Adam Schoon shows how a hidden lock in a 1640s iron chest would have deterred thieves.
Collectibles come in all shapes and sizes as Lisa Lloyd finds out when valuing some London street signs alongside a Biba frock. And militaria specialist Mark Smith is wowed by a piece of shrapnel from the battleship Bismarck.
This week, the Roadshow comes from Cromer seafront in Norfolk. As visitors crowd the promenade and the pier, the experts uncover some real treasures.
Jewellery specialist, Geoffrey Munn is thrilled by two pieces of exquisite Italian design while a Chinese vase bought from a London market turns out to be a very special find. Silver specialist, Alastair Dickenson is stunned to be presented with a goblet that survived the Great Fire of London in perfect condition while Philip Mould faces a regular Roadshow conundrum when he comes across a pencil sketch purported to be by the artist L.S. Lowry and has to decide whether it's a fake or the real deal.
Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire and its beautiful gardens host a Roadshow with a distinctly Scottish flavour, with signed Harry Potter books and ornate silver from Iona. But there are also treasures from around the world, including a German art deco figurine, an intricate Italian bracelet and a unique Brooklyn Dodgers baseball with a value as extraordinary as its story.
Fiona Bruce and the team are at Erddig, north Wales, for this week's Roadshow. On a scorching hot day, the crowds come out, bringing with them items including a dazzling emerald and diamond ring worn by the owner's grandmother on the Titanic, a Welsh love spoon carved in 1859 by a young man for his sweetheart and an avid fan's collection of James Bond props. Plus Fiona hosts a 'basic, better, best' guessing game. This time, the challenge is to put some silver candlesticks in order of value.
The Roadshow is in the elegant surroundings of Eltham Palace in south London. Once the boyhood home of Henry VIII, it was extended in the 1930's by the textile magnates Stephen and Virginia Courtauld to include a striking art deco mansion. Amongst a day of extraordinary valuations, Phillip Mould finds two unknown paintings by Diego Rivera, the Marxist champion of Mexican working class culture in the 1960's. Hilary Kay is delighted to discover a collection of Gerry Anderson puppets, from Lady Penelope to Captain Scarlett, while Ronnie Archer-Morgan enthuses over a well preserved mammoth tooth. Books specialist Justin Croft discovers intriguing letters written by an army officer captured by the IRA in the 1920's while an original newspaper printing plate rescued from Fleet Street tells the story of the first moon landings.
Tonight Fiona and the team make a return visit to the historic Abbey Pumping Station in Leicester, now the city's Museum of Technology. Complete with four working beam engines, it's a fine example of Victorian engineering.
Expert Ronnie Archer-Morgan swoons over some 1960s steel sculptures, books specialist Rupert Powell meets playwright Joe Orton's sister, who brings in the typewriter on which he wrote some of his most important scripts, and Amin Jaffer discovers a valuable collection of exotic metal boxes - they look like snuff boxes, but their actual purpose is much more intriguing.
Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team are in Northern Ireland's capital city, Belfast. They settle into a prime location at the magnificent Parliament Buildings on the Stormont Estate, which has played a huge role in Northern Ireland's political history.
In this episode an unloved muffin dish holds a surprise, while Justin Croft spots an unread copy of Ulysses by James Joyce. John Foster delves underground into Belfast's 18th-century water system with an old wooden water pipe, and Adam Schoon meets a man with a phenomenal George Best collection.
Fiona and the team head to Leicester's Museum of Technology, housed in a Victorian sewage pumping station. The Abbey Pumping Station, complete with four working beam engines, provides a unique backdrop for the show.
On a busy day of valuations, Mark Hill casts his expert eye over an abandoned sculpture which looks strangely familiar, could it be a lost masterpiece?
Richard Price values a clock powered by gravity and John Axford explains how a tiny frog can have a big price tag.
Fiona Bruce and the team return to Helmingham Hall in Suffolk, home to the Tollemache family for 500 years, where treasures include a dazzling sapphire ring, a Girl Guide sketch by Robert Baden-Powell and an important collection of Native American artefacts. Glass expert Andy McConnell challenges the owner of a fine collection of mid-18th-century drinking glasses to identify the lone fake, while an intricate model of a butcher's shop intrigues Fergus Gambon.
Fiona introduces Lady Tollemache to a visitor from Liverpool who has discovered a long-lost collection of poems about Helmingham Hall in a car boot sale, and miscellaneous specialist Marc Allum is stunned by a collection of Native American clothing and equipment, assembled by an intrepid ancestor who befriended tribes while working on the railways in the Rockie Mountains in the 1890s.
Fiona Bruce and the team visit Trelissick House and gardens in Cornwall, where the locals have dived into skips and cleared out their attics to bring along treasures in all shapes and sizes. There is a giant chair and an escape pod from a Vulcan bomber, while at the other end of the scale there is a miniature sewing kit and a gold snuff box with links to DH Lawrence.
Fiona Bruce and the team set up camp outside the iconic Parliament Building in Belfast, home to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Items featured include the walking stick of Lord Haw-Haw, the traitor executed for helping the Nazis during the Second World War while John Baddeley takes a look at some diving gear associated with the Titanic.
Can Fiona determine the changing fortunes of three books from literary masters?
Richard Price takes time out to indulge in his passion for anything Antarctic. What will he make of a first-hand account of Shackleton's expedition aboard the Endurance in 1914?
Fiona Bruce and the team continue to scour the country in pursuit of hidden treasures, returning to Cardiff Castle in the Welsh capital. In this Victorian gothic setting, silver-specialist Gordon Foster is fascinated by an elaborately-decorated Indian flask, while John Benjamin reveals that what was thought to be costume jewellery is actually the real thing. Fiona is on the hunt for a lost 1933 penny worth a small fortune and Henry Sandon gets his hands on a piece of rare porcelain which he has been waiting 40 years to see. In Cardiff his dream comes true and he sets pulses racing with the valuation.
Fiona Bruce and the team visit Minehead Railway Station, where spirits are high despite the weather. As the sun breaks through, the treasures begin to arrive, including a chair said to have belonged to Henry VIII and a Butlins dance trophy. The day produces some eclectic finds - a 19th-century washing machine, a historic wedding dress worn by seven brides and counting, and an exquisite miniature of Napoleon which is guaranteed to create a bidding war among collectors.
Fiona Bruce and the team visit the iconic castle of the Welsh capital city of Cardiff. The castle grounds provide the perfect setting for a journey into the past, with treasures ranging from a simple pottery jug given as a love token, to an early Hockney print found in a junk shop. But the star of the day must be an early draft score of Elgar's Enigma Variations, signed by the composer.
Antiques Roadshow, hosted by Fiona Bruce, returns to Floors Castle in south east Scotland, home of the Duke of Roxburghe. The visitors flock to the beautiful grounds on a glorious summer's day, bringing treasures from home and away. A silver box commemorating Robert Burns and a watercolour of Bonnie Prince Charlie represent the best of Scottish antiques, while hand-painted ceramic tiles from Persia, a Nile travel guide and an 18th century travel clock take the programme around the world.
The estate lands of Floors Castle encircle the border town of Kelso, while the house, built in the 1720's and enhanced with turrets and battlements in the 19th century, is the perfect backdrop. Fiona meets the visitors and is taken aback by a solid gold denture plate found by a detectorist. The other half is still to be found.
It's a day of surprises for the experts too - two 3D pictures of birds punch above their weight, a breath-taking diamond and pearl pendant from Canada sparkles in the sunshine, while a jade figurine from Beijing may not be quite what it seems. But it's a marble carving of a baby which is the hit of the day for Marc Allum, whilst a fragile cup and saucer, which have survived unscathed since the 18th century, are a very rare find indeed.
Fiona Bruce and the team are at Queen Victoria's favourite seaside residence, Osborne on the Isle of Wight. As the experts set up their tables overlooking the grand gardens with views of the Solent, visitors bring along treasures including some ordinary looking cutlery with a special mark. Other surprises include a globe-trotting trunk, a chair with a moving story behind it and a beautiful Japanese jar found in a water tank. Hilary Kay learns, thanks to a little locket, that not everyone has heard of The Beatles, while Geoffrey Munn unlocks the secret code on a Russian brooch.
Fiona Bruce and the team are at Newcastle's 1960s Civic Centre - an iconic building where everything from the modernist architecture, public art, carpets to the chandeliers was conceived by one man. Art specialist Frances Christie discovers a painting by a local coal miner, Norman Cornish, who packed in his job down the pit to become a respected professional artist. Paul Atterbury values a vast collection of design plans for RMS Mauretania that were saved from the skip. While militaria specialist Bill Harriman values what he calls 'the finest crossbow I have ever seen in all of my years on the Roadshow'.
Fiona Bruce and the team make a return visit to Helmingham Hall in Suffolk, a Tudor manor house with working drawbridges and stunning gardens. Paul Atterbury meets a man whose family have painstakingly constructed an entire working model fairground, complete with helter-skelter, Ferris wheel and carousel. Fiona Bruce looks at a unique piece of Donald Trump memorabilia, a vanity set from his private yacht. Clive Farahar values a document signed by Elizabeth I, while Mark Smith is enchanted by a rare WWI medal.
As the 65th anniversary of the coronation approaches, Fiona Bruce and members of the Antiques Roadshow team head to Edinburgh to the Royal Yacht Britannia for a special royal edition of the programme. The programme looks back at the reign of HM the Queen through objects brought in by those who worked for her and played a part on formal occasions. From engine room staff and cooks, to a maid of honour at the coronation and the secretary general of the Commonwealth, each person shares their memories of HM the Queen at work and at leisure. Britannia was one of the Queen's favourite residences and she is on record as saying 'This is where I can truly relax'. Antiques Roadshow experts aboard are Geoffrey Munn, Hilary Kay, Adam Schoon and Henry Sandon. Items include early and rarely seen photos and footage of the Queen, hand drawn Christmas cards to a childhood friend signed 'Lilibet', and interior designs for the Royal Yacht painted by Sir Hugh Casson.
Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team make a return visit to the Black Country Living Museum in the West Midlands on one of the hottest days of the year. Susan Rumfitt discovers some jewels fit for a princess, while Hilary Kay explores local motor racing history at the Sunbeam Motor Car Company. A surrealist picture appeals to Rupert Maas, but is it the real deal? And the show takes a surprising turn to the Wild West with one of the rarest guns Bill Harriman has ever seen - a Colt 37 revolver!
Fiona Bruce and the team head to Helmingham Hall in Suffolk, which has been home to 20 generations of the Tollemache family. The moated Tudor manor house, with two working drawbridges, is the perfect backdrop for a roadshow brimming with antique finds.
Lee Young discovers a collection of 17th- and 18th-century decorative boxes that the owner is using as his pension fund. Militaria specialist Bill Harriman is intrigued by a medieval sword dredged up from a pond on a golf course, and Geoffrey Munn sees an Indian jewel, dating back to the Siege of Seringapatam in 1799, that carries a jaw-dropping value.
Fiona Bruce presents from Floors Castle in south east Scotland, home of the Duke of Roxburghe. On a day of sunshine and showers, the nation's favourite group of experts turns up some real treasures, from a highly collectable watch to a rare book signed by JRR Tolkien. Fiona tells the story of this beautiful 18th-century building, which overlooks the River Tweed and the Cheviot Hills. She finds out that the many treasures to be found within are there thanks to the spending power of an American heiress who brought her collection of fine art, porcelain and furniture to the castle when she married into the family.Treasures are in plentiful supply outside the castle too - some Murano glass catches the eye of Judith Miller, what seems a motley collection of jewellery turns out to be worth a small fortune, and the valuation of a Chinese lantern used for family celebrations means it will be treated with kid gloves from now on.
The Antiques Roadshow returns to Castle Howard in North Yorkshire for a classic summer roadshow. The range of objects brought for the experts to peruse is as eclectic as the people who own them, from a humble terracotta figurine to a rare jade Buddha. A collection of dynamic aviation paintings proves a big hit with Paul Atterbury. Although not by a well-known artist, they are a contemporary, eyewitness account of some of the First World War's most vicious dog-fights. Plus a belt buckle used on a nurses uniform proves to be an exotic French creation worth thousands of pounds. Sometimes, it's a collection that makes headlines. At Castle Howard, finds include a collection of highly-decorative snuff boxes and another of Welsh cycling medals, many of which are solid gold. Fiona pits her wits against ceramic specialist Will Farmer to guess which of three items has increased in value over the 40 years that the Antiques Roadshow has been on air. Who will emerge triumphant?
The Antiques Roadshow visits the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley, where surprising finds include a 3,000-year-old baby rattle and a FabergÚ treasure destined to become one of the most valuable items ever seen on the show. Jewellery specialist Geoffrey Munn is left breathless by the majestic beauty of the regimental jewel, commissioned by the Countess of Dudley in 1903 for the Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars in honour of their service in the Boer War. Other discoveries include a typewriter used by children's author Enid Blyton to create some of her most famous works and one of Laurence Olivier's first acting scripts, carefully transcribed in his own hand. Indian art specialist Amin Jaffer delivers a short history of the spittoon, while Andy McConnell challenges Fiona to guess which glass object has increased the most in value. The most poignant find of the day is a tin of children's toys and trinkets that had been hidden up a chimney as part of a treasure hunt in 1940.
Antiques Roadshow visits the set of EastEnders for a special programme celebrating the world of television, film and entertainment.
As part of its 40th anniversary series the Antiques Roadshow team grace the streets of Walford, pay a visit to its memorable landmarks, and watch as presenter Fiona Bruce has a drink in the Queen Vic with actresses June Brown and Letitia Dean.
The programme includes the valuation of a variety of remarkable items, including the iconic axe from The Shining, props from the first Star Wars film, Harry Potter memorabilia, a script from the first episode of Doctor Who and many more.
Fiona Bruce and the team of experts visit the University of London's art deco jewel of Senate House in Bloomsbury. The first guest to head to camera is a man who has flown in that morning from Antwerp. He wants to know whether his airfare has been worthwhile as he shows a carved whalebone scrimshaw bought recently at auction. Meanwhile, Fiona is entranced by a brick from Pudding Lane that survived the Great Fire of London in 1666, and some of the flashiest jewellery seen in recent years has expert and visitor eyes out on stalks. But perhaps the most remarkable piece brought to camera is Molly, an artist's stuffed model used in the studios of some of the most famous Parisian painters of the early 19th century.
Fiona Bruce and the team head to the magnificent setting of Nymans garden near Crawley for a busy day combing through family treasures.
Objects exciting the experts include an axe which was reputedly used byMallory for his 1922 Everest expedition, a sofa that starred in a classic movie and a diver's watch. Closing honours go to a 'bag of trinkets' found on top of a wardrobe which leaves the owner open-mouthed at her unexpected discovery.
On one of the wettest days in Roadshow history, over 2,000 visitors queue to see Fiona Bruce and the experts sheltering under the canopy at Minehead Station, which is run by West Somerset Railway. Objects brought to camera include a bracelet made from jewels once owned by the last of the Romanovs, the Russian royal family, photographs from the day The Beatles came to film A Hard Day's Night and a bronze by sculptor Rodin.
Fiona Bruceand the team roll out their 40th anniversary tour as they scour the country in search of hidden treasures. The magnificent Castle Howard in Yorkshire is their first stop as thousands of visitors raid their attics to bring in family heirlooms to show the experts. Objects brought to light suggest that, four decades on, there are plenty of unrecognised and valuable pieces still out there. A letter in which Darwin admits to making a mistake in The Origin of Species stuns book specialistClive Farahar. A diamond brooch draws gasps of delight as the owner is advised of the value. And could it really be a lost work by Renoir that art specialist Philip Mould ferrets out? There is also a very emotional meeting for Roadshow regular Ronnie Archer Morgan when he is vividly reminded of his most important childhood memory.
Fiona Bruce introduces unscreened gems from recent shows.
Experts investigate some fascinating finds, including a garnet and diamond cross believed by the owner to have been gifted by Marie Antoinette en route to the guillotine. A suitcase of unopened letters from an imprisoned soldier in World War I finally reveal their secrets. There is also an attractive Arts and Crafts casket once intended to be the final resting place of a grandmother's ashes. And an emblem of survival amidst the chaos and destruction of Berlin at the end of World War II is touchingly depicted by a plaque of a butterfly made from crushed brick, tiles and broken glass taken from the ruins.
The team travel to the Lake District where Fiona Bruce and the experts meet hundreds of local visitors proudly bringing their family treasures for evaluation.
There's an eclectic mix of objects featured ranging from a writing desk from the Czars Palace bought after the Russian Revolution, over 100 vintage fire helmets owned by a former firefighter, Edwardian weight lifting equipment still in use today by a 75 year old owner, and a collection of glam rock stage costumes. But closing honours goes to a rare collection of signed first editions by Beatrix Potter still owned by descendants of the writer's solicitor.
Fiona Bruce and the team are in the grounds of BBC Caversham near Reading.
Items featured include a communion book originally owned by the poet Wilfred Owen, an Aston Martin first driven by an RAF group captain in World War II, and a remarkably well preserved, finely embroidered stumpwork box from the 17th century that brings gasps of delight and surprise when its value is announced.
A return trip to New Lanark on the banks of the Clyde finds Fiona Bruce and the experts busy examining more family gems. Treasures brought before the cameras include diamond jewels found hidden in anupholstered chair, a claret jug rescued from the pawn shop and a banner for Britain's oldest subscription library, founded in 1741.
Fiona Bruce and the experts head to the banks of the Cyde to meet visitors bringing family heirlooms to the 18th-century cotton mill of New Lanark. As evidence that you should never throw anything out,treasures featured include a pearl necklace bought cheaply at a boot sale, a valuable clock found in a flea market, and a rare cuddly toy found abandoned in a skip. Plus there is a moment of disquiet when a guest reveals how a family painting is a reminder of an uncomfortable family secret that dates back to the days of Nazi Germany.
Fiona Bruce and the experts set up camp at Ightham Moat near Sevenoaks in Kent, where they welcome 3,000 visitors laden with family heirlooms. Amongst the treasures brought to camera are a gold ring containinga lock of Byron's hair, a remarkable cache of recently discovered postcards from 1916 which reveal how a British POW sent secret messages back to his family and two Chinese paintings.
Fiona Bruce and the experts set up camp at Ightham Moat near Sevenoaks in Kent, where they welcome 3,000 visitors laden with family heirlooms. Among the treasures are a gold ring containing a lock of Byron's hair, a remarkable cache of recently discovered postcards from 1916 which reveal how a British POW sent secret messages back to his family, and a boot-sale find of two Chinese paintings.
Fiona Bruce and the team head for the beautiful gardens of Trelissick near Truro in Cornwall. Objects under examination by the experts include a bust of Churchill found at the bottom of a lake and a group of medals owned by a proud grandson. A lifebelt tells the graphic story of a shipwreck off the Lizard peninsula in which the crew were rescued in desperate circumstances.
Fiona Bruce and the experts head to Senate House, Britain's first skyscraper and the striking art deco home to the University of London in the heart of Bloomsbury.
Objects brought in for scrutiny include elaborately decorated stained-glass panels found in a skip, the hoof of Lord Cardigan's charger Ronald, which bravely saw action at the battle of Balaclava, plus a French platinum and diamond bracelet which elicits one of the best reactions in Roadshow history when the owner learns its value.
A return visit for Fiona Bruce and the experts to the beautiful setting of Pembroke Castle in West Wales. Objects featured include a beguilingly rare sapphire ring that changes colour in different light, Pope Pius XII's papal hat, and a collection of remarkable Anglo-Indian paintings from 1780 which were once used to decorate a village scout hut.
Fiona Bruce and the team arrive in west Wales at the birthplace of King Henry VII, Pembroke Castle. There is a royal line-up of relics brought in by visitors, which include a stick pin gifted to George V's page of the back stairs in Buckingham Palace.
There are also mementoes from Queen Victoria's champion butter maker from Balmoral, which show the skills of a dairy maid.
But most extraordinary is a collection of photographs that tell the poignant story of the last days of the Russian royal family, the Romanovs, while in captivity in 1917.
Fiona Bruce and the team head to Caversham Park near Reading which, since World War II, was home to the BBC's Monitoring service, where many news stories have been broken by the team who listen in to international broadcasts. It is a busy day for the experts who specialise in written documents, as they examine items such as a very rare booklet containing notes made in the 17th century by one of Shakespeare's earliest readers. A chunky gold ring complete with a moving letter tells the story of a British family that joined the Californian gold rush in search of personal fortune in 1848. But star item of the day must go to some beautiful watercolour illustrations made in the early 19th century depicting people in southern India. After being told the jaw-dropping valuation, a stunned owner tells viewers that he promised the grandchildren an ice cream if the illustrations were worth more than £100.
Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team head to Burton Constable Hall near Hull, a property filled with family legends and treasures, including a remarkable cabinet of curiosities. Objects brought in by visitors are just as diverse, including a ship's anchor found in a garden pond and a medal given for heroism to a local sailor who helped break Captain Scott's ship out of Antarctic ice in 1901. There is also a rare example of early flat-pack furniture dating back to the 17th century. And for anyone interested in the wisdom of investing in antiques and collectibles, there is a revelation about how a decision to purchase a flimsy booklet proved a much better investment 30 years ago than buying a second-hand car.
The team visit Burton Constable Hall near Hull. Objects inspected by Fiona Bruce and the experts include the first transatlantic airmail letter, brought on the plane piloted by Alcock and Brown in 1919, uncomfortable diaries of an SS officer imprisoned in Britain in World War II and letters from the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale.
The award for most curious acquisition of the day must go to a bronze figure which was swapped for fish and chip suppers. And one family bring in 1,500 shoe buckles obsessively collected by a late husband. His investment proved to be a wise decision, however, when expert Judith Miller delivers the valuation.
Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team make a return visit to Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire to uncover more treasures. Amongst the objects featured are an extremely heavy Tudor table from a local pub that takes six sturdy men to move, an extensive collection of Maundy Money that excites expert John Foster, and a signed picture of Chairman Mao by Andy Warhol. Hilary Kay is thrilled to see an incredibly rare and valuable 18th century painted silk dress which has been lying in a dressing up box for over fifty years.
In a special edition, Fiona Bruce looks at the most talked about finds of the year and reveals some surprising updates. Art scholars searched for years for a missing work by eminent Victorian artist Alma-Tadema. Since appearing on the show, the newly restored painting has gone on to be disaplyed in an international exhibition. The owner of a group of valuable jade figures reveals how he used the proceeds of their sale in tribute to his late wife. There's a twist in the tale for the man who brought the original script for the classic film The Third Man to the Roadshow when he's taken on a surprise trip to meet a mysterious man in Vienna. Plus a look ahead to the locations for 2017 as the show approaches its 40th year on the road.
In an ambitious first, Antiques Roadshow boards Britain's most famous steam locomotive for a special edition that celebrates the golden age of travel.
Fresh from her ten-year restoration programme, the Flying Scotsman welcomes Fiona Bruce and experts along with visitors bringing treasured family heirlooms that each tell tales from different eras of travel's bygone days.
As the locomotive thunders across Cumbria and Yorkshire, visitors on board tell experts about relatives who took part in some of the greatest moments in travel history. Family legends like the great-grandfather who drove the Flying Scotsman on its 1928 record-breaking non-stop journey from London to Scotland, and the pilot who flew in the early days of luxury air travel, when flying boats delivered guests to five-star hotels around the world.
Antiques Roadshow experts Paul Atterbury, Hilary Kay and John Foster excitedly examine a range of travel-related objects, including a porthole from the wreck of the ocean liner RMS Lusitania, to designer cutlery used by celebrities on board Concorde. Perhaps the most enthusiastic accolade is shown for an iron bar bearing the numbers 60103 - recognised by rail enthusiasts worldwide as the smoke box number plate for the Flying Scotsman.
Fiona Bruce and the team pay a return visit to the magnificent Broughton Castle near Banbury in Oxfordshire. Objects exciting the team include two very large portraits depicting servants who worked at the castle in the 18th century, which art expert Philip Mould says are rare and sociologically highly significant. We hear the story of the man who is believed to have flown the first scheduled air service in Britain before signing up to be one of the first combat pilots in the Royal Flying Corp in 1914. And silver expert Ian Pickford is enthused by the arrival of the finest Chinese-made silver mug he has seen in over twenty years on the Roadshow.
A return visit to the gardens of Arley Hall in Cheshire finds Fiona Bruce and the team of experts hard at work. It's a rich day of finds as family treasures come under scrutiny. Amongst the objects featured are a portrait of a visitor's mother which was painted in India in the 1950s and identified by Asian art specialist Amin Jaffer as a superb example of a now highly collected artist whose work commands high prices today. There's a poignant diary hidden from Japanese guards by a prisoner of war whilst building the bridge over the River Kwai. And diamonds and emeralds once worn by a duchess deliver a final flourish as expert John Benjamin gets excited by their quality and sparkle.
Fiona Bruce and the team head to Cheshire for a day of valuations at Arley Hall and Gardens.
Combing through the objects brought in by visitors, the experts are excited to discover two different items that have spent many years hidden from view - a gold bracelet found mysteriously bricked up behind a wall that is linked to a tragic love story, and a time capsule, buried in 1886, which is opened on camera to reveal its secrets 130 years later.
But the biggest gasps are held back for the discovery of a lost work by one of the most important artists of the late 19th century, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.
Fiona Bruce and the team of experts make a return visit to Hanbury Hall near Droitwich in Worcestershire where it seems that extraordinarily large objects are the talking point of the day. Expert Adam Schoon appraises an enormous fishing rod, created by a man whose obsession for fishing saw him send prize specimens back home from the western front in World War One. Adam also sees the largest narwhal tusk he's ever encountered at almost ten feet in length. Military expert Robert Tilney discovers a piece of trench art that plays a tune from The Sound of Music and veteran expert Hilary Kay demonstrates how sense of smell can decode a mystery object. Jewellery expert John Benjamin values four shiny buttons just bought from an auction for two pounds which produce a fast profit.
A return visit to Audley End in Essex sees Fiona Bruce and the team of experts meeting thousands of visitors who are bringing family treasures for appraisal. Amongst objects brought to camera are a table that was supposedly used to sign Napoleon's abdication and a giant bronze cockerel buried in both world wars to avoid being melted down for ammunition. And there is a cautionary tale when a man brings in 650 design diagrams after bidding for just one following an interest prompted by watching Antiques Roadshow.
Fiona Bruce and the team visit Audley End near Saffron Walden in Essex. Scouring through the family treasures brought in by visitors, the experts discover a varied set of items. These include the sword that ended the War of Independence in America, a large collection of toilet chains, a beautiful silver container that once contained the gall stone of a goat and three vases decorated with fairies.
Fiona Bruce and the team are at Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire for the first episode of a brand new series, and over 2,000 visitors dig out their treasures in anticipation. Two sisters gifted with their great-great-grandmother's jewellery are drawn into the 'battle of the bangles' to find out who has the finest inheritance. A plain box catches the eye of our furniture expert Lennox Cato when the owner makes a claim for it to have once been in Anne Hathaway's cottage. An Australian visitor finds out if the set of silver knives she brought over was worth the cost of the ticket. And one of the most exciting finds in Roadshow history emerges when a collection of rare figures and dolls' house furnishings from 1705 stuns expert Fergus Gambon, who excitedly tells Fiona it is of national importance... and not insignificant value. Plus the first in a new audience guessing game with the Enigma, in which experts challenge us to guess the purpose of a mystery object.
The Antiques Roadshow pays a second visit to Trentham Gardens near Stoke-on-Trent, as Fiona Bruce and the team of specialists prepare for another busy day valuing family treasures. A very early movie camera excites expert Hilary Kay, who hears how it was first used back in 1910 to record some early natural history photography in Britain. A dagger with a gruesome history turns out to have been a clever recent purchase, while a flamboyant shawl that once belonged to film heart throb Dolores del Rio evokes a former glamourous lifestyle from the era of the 1930s in Hollywood. Closing honours go to a small figure of a Chinese man made in Staffordshire way back in the 1750s, which turns out to carry a high value today.
Fiona Bruce visits the scene where Colin Firth famously emerged from the lake as Mr Darcy - Lyme Park in Cheshire. Objects of interest to the experts assembled in the gardens include a pair of impressive pistols used to protect the Royal Mail from highwaymen, a tea caddy cunningly concealed as a pile of books and a picture of actress Sarah Bernhardt once owned by Elton John.
Treasures include rare items from the region's historic potteries, a brooch that belonged to flying ace Amy Johnson and a portable road map described as an early form of satnav. Jewellery specialist Susan Rumfitt challenges Fiona to spot the odd one out among a collection of gold necklaces and bracelets - one of which is actually made from a cheap imitation alloy known as pinchbeck.
Fiona and the team are at Hanbury Hall near Droitwich in Worcestershire. It's thought the creator of The Archers based the fictional village of Ambridge on Hanbury, and so it's quite possible that Hanbury Hall is the inspiration for Lower Loxley Hall. Mark Hill values a pop art jacket designed by Sir Peter Blake. Sadly its value has been reduced after being eaten in places by a ferret. Rupert Maas appraises one of the finest nude paintings he's ever seen. Glass specialist Andy McConnell values the oldest piece of glass he's ever handled in a lifetime of collecting. Meanwhile a sketch of Napoleon on his death bed made hastily on St Helena prompts a debate about the reputation of the man. Marc Allum shows Fiona four vessels that elegantly evoke the spirit of Ancient Greece. But can she spot the one genuine piece that actually dates back two and a half thousand years?
Fiona Bruce and the team head to Scotland for another busy day of evaluations at the impressive Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Objects exciting the experts include handsome jewels from 'auntie's treasure trove' that evoke a luxurious lifestyle from the art deco era, a painting by one of the Glasgow Girls group of artists and a family hand-me-down known as 'the ugly pot', designed by an important maker that carries a highly attractive value.
Fiona Bruce presents the second of two programmes from the Royal Hall, Harrogate, where Phillip Mould examines an ink drawing that he believes may have been made by Picasso. John Axford challenges Fiona to guess the odd one out from four tea bowls, and Jon Baddeley values a model ship that took more than 30 years to build
By special permission from the royal household, Antiques Roadshow welcomes visitors to Balmoral, the Queen's private residence in Aberdeenshire, where treasures brought before the experts include a diamond tiara, a giant telescope and a ceramic pot by Pablo Picasso. In the Imposter Challenge, militaria specialist Mark Smith wonders whether Fiona Bruce can spot a forgery amongst a collection of rare medals.
Fiona and the team are in Jersey where different members of the public bring their antiques and collectibles along to be valued.
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