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Antiques Roadshow

Season 28 2005 - 2006

  • 2005-09-04T21:00:00+02:00 on BBC One
  • 58 mins
  • 20 hours, 18 mins (21 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary, Family

Antiques Roadshow is the original BBC show in which antique 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 and inspired similar programmes in other countries such as the United States and Canada.

21 episodes

28x01 Lichfield

  • Season Premiere

    2005-09-04T21:00:00+02:00 — 58 mins

Michael Aspel and the team are at Lichfield Cathedral in the Midlands. Among the items brought to light are a small statue thought to be from the tomb of Tutankhamun.

28x02 Lampeter

  • 2005-09-11T21:00:00+02:00 — 58 mins

Michael Aspel and the team are in mid Wales, where among the intriguing finds are a bust of Dylan Thomas, an intricate book of early silhouettes, and a plate bought for five pounds that turns out to be worth much more.

28x03 Edinburgh

  • 2005-09-18T21:00:00+02:00 — 58 mins

Michael Aspel and the team return to Edinburgh in search of Scottish treasure. Amongst the items uncovered are an early Mickey Mouse mascot and a rare deco figurine.

28x04 Normanby Hall

  • 2005-09-25T21:00:00+02:00 — 58 mins

Michael Aspel and the team visit Normanby Hall, where finds include a marble bust gifted by a generous neighbour that turns out to be valued at £15,000, and a pair of rare candlesticks won in a newspaper competition.

28x05 Tavistock

  • 2014-10-02T21:00:00+02:00 — 58 mins

Michael Aspel and the team head for Tavistock in Devon, where they discover a cache of curiosities and treasures including an inmate's canvas uniform and a cat o'nine tails from the early days of Dartmoor prison, an antique hunting horn used to sound the advance at the D-Day landings and a plate bought for a song at a boot sale turns out to be worth £1,000.

28x07 Ipswich

  • 2005-10-16T21:00:00+02:00 — 58 mins

Michael Aspel and the team head to Ipswich, where among the treasures they find are a duke's chamber pot now used to drink champagne from, one of the earliest record players, and a 50p find on a white elephant stall which turns out to be worth much more.

28x08 Beamish

  • 2005-10-23T21:00:00+02:00 — 58 mins

Michael Aspel and the team step back in time at the Beamish Open Air Museum near Newcastle. Amongst the items brought to light are a rare rapier sword allegedly smuggled out of Russia in the props box of the Bolshoi Ballet. We meet a keen collector of battlefield finds known as trench art, and the finest music box to appear on the Roadshow is valued.

28x09 Manderston

  • 2005-10-30T21:00:00+01:00 — 58 mins

Michael Aspel and the team enter Border country as the Roadshow visits Manderston, near Berwick-upon-Tweed. Amongst the items featured are pieces from Queen Victoria's household, a gruesome man trap and Lord Palmer's collection of rare biscuit tins.

28x10 Rochdale Town Hall

  • 2005-11-06T21:00:00+01:00 — 58 mins

Michael Aspel and the team are at Rochdale Town Hall. Among the finds are a gold pencil gifted by King George IV, paint brushes used by Lowry and the diaries of a British hangman.

28x11 The Royal Hospital Chelsea

  • 2005-11-13T21:00:00+01:00 — 58 mins

In an edition to mark Remembrance Sunday, Michael Aspel and the team visit the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, home to the Chelsea Pensioners.

28x12 Ventnor

  • 2005-11-20T21:00:00+01:00 — 58 mins

Michael Aspel and the team are in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. Among the objects under scrutiny is a portrait showing the future speaker of the House of Commons as a young boy.

28x13 Compilation

  • 2005-11-27T21:00:00+01:00 — 58 mins

Michael Aspel introduces a selection of unscreened finds from previous Roadshows. Items include an Edward VIII coronation souvenir that was hastily converted to an abdication mug.

28x14 Lancaster

  • 2005-12-04T21:00:00+01:00 — 58 mins

Michael Aspel and the team are in Lancaster, where items uncovered include a valuable pair of clogs, a moving series of letters from the Crimea, an anti-slavery ring and a rare and intricately woven tapestry.

28x15 Coughton Court 1

  • 2005-12-11T21:00:00+01:00 — 58 mins

Michael Aspel and the team head for Coughton Court in Warwickshire. Amongst the items under scrutiny are original designs from one of Britain's leading graphic artists of the 20th century, a bizarre Japanese depiction of skeletons dancing and a lost masterpiece valued at £60,000.

28x16 Coughton Court 2

  • 2005-12-18T21:00:00+01:00 — 58 mins

Michael Aspel and the team head for Coughton Court in Warwickshire, where the experts get excited about an Agatha Christie letter and a rare china figure of the Queen on horseback.

28x18 Sydney

  • 2006-01-01T21:00:00+01:00 — 58 mins

Michael Aspel and the team embark on the show's longest haul ever undertaken, with a visit to Sydney in Australia. The journey is well rewarded as thousands of Roadshow fans turn out with a remarkable array of treasures. Amongst the items under scrutiny are pieces of furniture made by convicts transported to Australia, a part of the keel of Captain Cook's ship Endeavour, and a collection of items belonging to opera star Maria Callas, which receives one of the biggest valuations in Roadshow history.

28x20 Norwich

  • 2006-01-20T21:00:00+01:00 — 58 mins

Michael Aspel and the team are in Norwich where, in the cathedral cloisters, they uncover more treasures. Items include original illustrations to the childhood classic Black Beauty, a rare saucer used for many years as an ashtray and valued at £1,000, and fragments of porcelain which act as a poignant reminder of the events that destroyed Hiroshima in World War II.

28x21 Londonderry

  • 2006-02-05T21:00:00+01:00 — 58 mins

Michael Aspel and the team travel to Londonderry for the first time in the show's history. Amongst the items under scrutiny are some very intricately produced hand-cut pictures, a cache of silver valued at over £100,000 and a cushion woven from human hair.

28x23 Montacute House 1

  • 2006-02-26T21:00:00+01:00 — 58 mins

Michael Aspel and the team are at Montacute House in Somerset. Among the finds are a set of chairs that witnessed the battle of Trafalgar aboard one of Nelson's ships, and a valuable postcard collection which began life as an occasional hobby. Also, a vicar's wife confesses to a weakness for vintage underwear.

28x24 Montacute House 2

  • 2006-03-05T21:00:00+01:00 — 58 mins

Michael Aspel and the team are at Montacute House in Somerset. Among the more intriguing finds is a very rare piece of silver which was dug up in a garden.

28x25 Melbourne

  • 2006-03-12T21:00:00+01:00 — 58 mins

Over 20,000 fans applied for tickets when the Roadshow visited Australia for the first time. But what did they bring? From the magnificent Royal Exhibition Building, Michael Aspel and the team uncover a rich vein including relics from the days of gold strikes, a flag flown at the battle of Trafalgar and a sad looking bear with a jaw-dropping value.

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