Antiques Roadshow, Tatton Park airs this Sunday
Enthusiasts of BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow will be able to see Tatton Park in all its summer glory on Sunday 14th November on BBC One at 8pm.
This is the first of a two-part broadcast of the popular programme, which was filmed at Tatton earlier this year. The hour-long programmes will be shown on consecutive Sundays: on the 14th and 21st November.
On Thursday 20th May 2010, nearly 3,000 people took part in the Antiques Roadshow, staged on the stunning Italian Terrace and Gardens at Tatton Park, in rural Cheshire East. The gardens were in full bloom, the sun was shining and thousands of objects and curios were dusted off and wrapped up, ready to be seen by the popular show’s team of experts.
Amongst the many highlights were a rare piece of 18th century Royal Worcester, a seemingly unremarkable box of golf balls, with a surprising value and a silver inkstand reputed to have been given to Admiral Nelson by his lover Lady Emma Hamilton.
The Antiques Roadshow, now in its 33rd series, drew visitors from far and wide, including a family from Australia, who tailored their British holiday around the filming. The family brought in a ‘Distinguished Flying Cross’ medal awarded to a family member during World War Two. Visit www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow for a clip of this programme, available to view now.
Whilst at Tatton, presenter Fiona Bruce found time to enjoy some of the treasures of Tatton’s collection, including the blueprint for the landscape of the estate, Tatton’s ‘Red Book’ design by the master landscape designer Humphry Repton (1751-1818).
She was also taken for a turn in the parkland in ‘the Benz’, a 1900 Benz convertible, owned by Maurice, 4th and last Baron Egerton of Tatton, which, famously, was registered with the numberplate M1, the first numberplate issued in Cheshire.
Brendan Flanagan, Tatton Park and Visitor Economy Manager commented:
“It was a great occasion with thousands of people enjoying the beauty of Tatton’s Mansion and gardens on the day. Now many more across the country will see the results of everyone’s hard work and enjoy the wonderful setting of Tatton Park.”
The Tatton Park editions of Antiques Roadshow will be shown on Sunday 14th and Sunday 21st November at 8pm, on BBC One and can be watched again on iPlayer.