BBC Antiques Roadshow comes to Tatton!
This will be presenter Fiona Bruce’s third year with the Roadshow and she says, “Presenting the Antiques Roadshow is, for me, one of those rare and very lucky coincidences in television when you get to work on a show that you already love to watch. Exploring the human story behind every object is what makes Antiques Roadshow so fascinating. And everyone loves the agony and ecstasy of the ‘what’s it worth? moment. The Antiques Roadshow isn’t just about antiques – it’s history, beauty and drama all wrapped up in one.’
Some of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors, who are invited to raid their attics and bring along their family heirlooms, household treasures and car boot bargains for inspection by the experts.
The last series, watched by an average of over six and half million viewers, included some intriguing objects such as a WW2 horse’s gas mask and a gallantry medal awarded to a pigeon. It also had some great Roadshow stories such as the bracelet found in the street which had belonged to Queen Victoria and the collection of 1930s posters bought for 50p in the 1970s and now worth over £30,000.
People with large pieces of furniture or other big items can send details and photographs of their objects to: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR or e-mail them to: firstname.lastname@example.org. It may be possible to arrange to look at the item in advance and organise transportation to the venue.
Series Editor Simon Shaw says: “The team are all looking forward to visiting such a splendid venue as Tatton Park. It’s always exciting to see what will come to light on the day. We regularly see between 1500 and 2000 visitors on the day. Despite the high turnout everyone will get to see an expert.”
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will be filming for its 33rd series at Tatton Park, Knutsford, on Thursday, 20th May, 2010. The doors open at 9.30 am and close at 4.30pm. Entry is free.