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Season Premiere

Antiques Roadshow (UK): Season 39

39x01 Tewkesbury Abbey 1

  • 2016-08-29T01:00:00+01:00 on BBC One
  • 50 mins
  • Canada
  • English
  • Documentary

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.