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Antiques Roadshow

Season 32 2009 - 2010

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  • 2009-09-20T19:00:00Z on BBC One
  • 60 mins
  • 1 day, 6 hours, 0 mins (30 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary, Family
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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.

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30 episodes

32x01 Jersey

  • Season Premiere

    2009-09-20T19:00:00Z — 60 mins

The series begins at Samares Manor in Jersey where an international flavour soon sets in, with objects from Japan, South Africa, Egypt, America and France under the experts' scrutiny. There is excitement as they uncover one of the most valuable watches ever seen on the show, along with the bizarre find of Marilyn Monroe's lemon squeezer.

There is a first for the programme when a forensic test is performed live on camera to prove the worth of a valuable gold bangle.

32x02 Blackpool (1)

  • 2009-09-27T19:00:00Z — 60 mins

Objects under discussion include a Bible containing handwritten extracts from Charlotte Bronte; powerful images drawn under fire by a war artist; and a boot sale brooch that makes the owner want to scream with delight when she hears the valuation.

32x03 Blackpool (2)

  • 2009-10-04T19:00:00Z — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce and the team return for a second visit to the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool. Objects examined by the experts include one of the earliest prayer books seen on the programme and a valuable pair of duelling pistols, while the original Teddy from Watch with Mother makes a surprise appearance.

32x04 Oxford (2)

  • 2009-10-11T19:00:00Z — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce and the team return with a second helping from a recent visit to Hertford College, Oxford.

Objects under the cameras include a bracelet once worn by a princess with a tragic story; expensive ceramics bought for a song at a boot sale; and a rare document recording the end of hostilities in the First World War. Plus, one of the experts shows his hand as an accomplished amateur potter.

32x05 Morwellham Quay

  • 2009-10-25T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce and the team head for the beautiful Tamar Valley in Devon and weigh anchor at Morwellham Quay.

Objects fascinating the experts include an ugly brown jug with a handsome valuation, a stunning and rare silver salver, and a long-case clock which arrives in unexpected fashion.

32x06 Lincoln (1)

  • 2009-11-01T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

A huge turnout of visitors awaits Fiona Bruce and the team at Lincoln Cathedral. Objects under scrutiny include a gruesome set of surgeon's tools from the 1860s, and a plate hidden for years in a cupboard, which provides its owner with a big surprise. Plus, meet the visitor on a quest to recover his grandfather's paintings.

32x07 Lincoln (2)

  • 2009-11-08T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

A second visit to Lincoln Cathedral for Fiona Bruce and the experts. Cameras roll as the team gets excited about a Chinese picture bought for a song, a Georgian dining table with a stunning valuation and a collection of early TV implements first used to screen the Queen's Coronation.

32x08 Bowes Museum

  • 2009-11-15T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce and the team are in County Durham for a visit to The Bowes Museum. Objects under scrutiny include a silver box given in thanks when troops liberated the Netherlands in World War Two, some of the most valuable chairs seen on the show, and a bust reputed to be cursed.

32x09 Bletchley (1)

  • 2009-11-22T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce and the team of experts welcome thousands to Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes, home of the Enigma code-breaking team in World War Two.

Objects under scrutiny include a pair of important and valuable candlesticks, pieces rescued from the golden age of British liners, and intriguing evidence of early encounters with the Beatles.

Plus there's a surprise appearance from an airborne visitor.

32x10 Bletchley (2)

  • 2009-11-29T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

A return visit to Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes with Fiona Bruce and the team of specialists.

Pieces under examination include an ornate vase rescued at the last minute from the dishwasher, a teddy bear with a secret story, and a surprise valuation.

Plus a stunning Art Deco brooch brings the house down.

32x11 Burghley House

  • 2009-12-06T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce and the team visit Burghley House near Stamford in Lincolnshire.

Objects exciting the experts include a valuable Lalique figure bought in a junk shop for under a pound, an exquisitely carved model ship made by Napoleonic prisoners of war, and a rare medal awarded to an heroic pigeon.

Plus, the valuation on a collection of cherished boxes prompts a brilliant reaction.

32x12 Abbotsford

  • 2009-12-20T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce and the experts head to the Scottish borders for another busy day of valuations at Abbotsford, near Melrose, once the home of Sir Walter Scott.

Objects under scrutiny include a bottle used by smugglers to fool the customs men, a miniature battle scene exquisitely hand cut by a prisoner during World War One, and a dinner service fit for a queen.

32x13 Guernsey

  • 2010-01-03T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce and the team set sail for the Channel Islands, where the people of Guernsey give them a warm welcome at Saumarez Park.

Objects intriguing the experts include a piece of furniture used as target practice by the Germans during the occupation of the island, a giant sapphire once owned by a Maharajah, and a single bank note which turns out to be worth a fortune.

32x14 Brooklands (1)

  • 2010-01-10T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce and the team are at full throttle as they arrive at Brooklands Motor Racing and Aviation Museum, near Weybridge in Surrey. Thousands flock to the paddocks, where the experts are on duty.

Amongst the objects exciting their interest are a risque bust found abandoned in a garden, rare artefacts recording the Bluebird attempts to break world speed records, an old chest given away on the internet and valuable Aboriginal tools.

32x15 Brooklands (2)

  • 2010-01-17T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce and the experts return to the Brooklands Motor Racing and Aviation Museum near Weybridge for another busy day of valuations.

Objects brought before the cameras include a rare and highly valuable stirrup cup, books once owned by Churchill and rescued from a garden fire, and a remarkable bracelet given to Queen Victoria that was found in a gutter. Plus Fiona welcomes the return of a friendly Roadshow face.

32x16 Aberglasney

  • 2010-01-24T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

The team heads to Wales as Fiona Bruce and the experts arrive at Aberglasney Gardens in Carmarthenshire.

Despite the rain that welcomes them, there's a deluge of treasures including valuable illustrations found abandoned in a loft, a poignant remnant from the ill-fated Charge of the Light Brigade, and one of the most valuable plates ever seen at a Roadshow.

32x17 Bath (1)

  • 2010-01-31T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce and the team are in Bath where thousands flock to the Assembly Rooms with their treasured objects.

Items under scrutiny include a marble statue which requires six men to lift, a pair of antique bronzes found under a caravan, and a genuine work by Constable.

32x18 Bath (2)

  • 2010-02-07T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

A second helping from Bath, where Fiona Bruce and the team welcome visitors to the magnificent Assembly Rooms.

Cameras focus in on family treasures including a rare teapot bought at a boot sale, an unusual image of Hitler depicted in propaganda posters, and a painting of a gentle Irish landscape hides a dramatic valuation.

32x19 Ironbridge

  • 2010-02-14T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce and the team head to Blists Hill Victorian Town near Ironbridge in Shropshire. Objects exciting the experts include a rare group of early puppets, a collection of clothes and accessories from the Swinging Sixties, and a valuable oak dresser described as the 'best of the best'.

32x20 Leeds (1)

  • 2010-12-21T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce and the team visit a packed Leeds Town Hall for another busy day of valuations.

Among the items intriguing the experts are a valuable diamond brooch left as security for an unpaid off-licence bill, and a 15th-century spoon found by a builder while digging a trench. The price of a single glass nearly induces heart failure in one lucky owner.

32x21 Leeds (2)

  • 2010-02-28T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

The programme makes a return visit to Leeds Town Hall as Fiona Bruce and the team of experts set up for another busy day.

Objects under scrutiny include an enormous sculpture of carved elephants weighing a ton and bought on the internet, a gold ring from the 16th century dug up in a field, and a doll with a tragic tale is brought out of her glass case for the first time in a hundred years.

32x22 Somerleyton (1)

  • 2010-03-07T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce and the team head to the most easterly edge of Britain, to Somerleyton Hall near Lowestoft.

Amongst the objects intriguing the experts are a glass vase, believed by the owner to be a fake, which turns out to be both rare and valuable; items recovered from the crashed plane that brought Rudolf Hess to Scotland in the Second World War; and the fedora worn by Michael Jackson whilst on a UK tour turns out to be a bit of a thriller.

32x23 Hopetoun House (1)

  • 2010-03-21T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce and the team greet over four thousand visitors who flocked to Hopetoun House on the banks of the Forth in Scotland for one of the busiest Roadshows on record.

Objects under scrutiny include a rare illustration of Queen Victoria visiting Balmoral for the first time, a valuable pottery pig kept in a cat basket, and some of the earliest records in the story of British broadcasting.

32x24 Stanway (1)

  • 2010-03-28T19:00:00Z — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce and the team are in the Cotswolds to visit Stanway House.

The team of experts make some intriguing finds, including a moving collection of love letters that tell a tragic tale from World War One, and the owner of a suite of furniture is in for a big surprise.

Plus, there's a big reaction when the owner of a box of posters bought for 50p is given a current day valuation.

32x25 Stanway (2)

  • 2010-04-04T19:00:00Z — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce and the team of experts return to Stanway House in Gloucestershire and are in for a busy day of valuations. Objects brought to the cameras include a painting found dumped by a motorway, a collection of Dame Barbara Cartland's hats bought by a milliner, and a very valuable self-portrait.

Fiona Bruce and the team return to Burghley House near Stamford and Abbotsford in Melrose for previously unscreened finds. Among the objects discussed are a jewel box made for, yet never given to, a royal princess, and the oldest walking stick seen on the programme. Plus, the owner of a Chinese watercolour receives a staggering valuation.

32x27 Chester

  • 2010-04-18T19:00:00Z — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce and the team greet over 4,000 visitors who flocked to Hopetoun House on the banks of the Forth in Scotland for one of the busiest Roadshows on record.

Objects under scrutiny include a rare illustration of Queen Victoria visiting Balmoral for the first time, a valuable pottery pig kept in a cat basket, and some of the earliest records in the story of British broadcasting.

32x28 Greenwich (1)

  • 2010-04-25T19:00:00Z — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce and the team set up for a busy day at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London.

Objects intriguing the experts include the effects of Queen Mary's personal bodyguard and a Victorian toilet described as the owner's 'pride and joy'.

The arrival of a painting of a female spy from World War One triggers the discovery of an important painting.

32x29 Greenwich (2)

  • 2010-05-02T19:00:00Z — 60 mins

A second visit to the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. The team of experts is kept busy by a huge crowd of visitors eager to learn more about their treasures.

Objects under scrutiny include one of the rarest groups of medals to be seen at a Roadshow and a Lalique figure found under a hotel bed by a chambermaid. Plus, Fiona Bruce discovers it's true that when waiting for a bus, three can turn up at once.

32x30 Retrospective

  • 2010-05-09T19:00:00Z — 60 mins

In a special edition to mark the end of the current series, Fiona Bruce and the experts look back at some of the most talked about finds, with updated stories on what has happened to the pieces since first being aired.

Amongst the highlights is one of the most dramatic and valuable discoveries ever made on Antiques Roadshow, that of a previously unknown work by an important British artist.

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