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.
Fiona Bruce and the team of experts visit Beverley Minster in Yorkshire. Pieces under scrutiny include a valuable medieval ring dug up on a farm; two Victorian paintings given in exchange for a gambling debt; and a car rescued from a pig farm's outbuilding, which turns out to be a former rally winner once driven by Stirling Moss.
Fiona Bruce and the team are back for a second visit to Beverley Minster in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Hundreds of visitors pack the nave eager to see the experts. Amongst the objects caught on camera are a pair of valuable medical leech jars once used to bleed patients, a curious sideboard that hides secret drawers that took the owners thirty years to find, and a ring with a locket containing the hair of Napoleon Bonaparte.
The team head to Somerleyton Hall near Lowestoft where treasures include a bracelet given to Queen Victoria and a paintbox which may have been owned by John Constable.
Fiona Bruce and the team continue their tour in search of treasures. They disembark at the Steam Museum in Swindon, where objects attracting the experts' eyes include one of the rarest pieces of silver even seen on the show, a valuable painting once destined for a skip, and a small ring that holds a big surprise for one owner. Fans of bizarre collections will also enjoy some choice pickings, including uneaten slices of royal wedding cakes dating back from Queen Victoria's day, plus hundreds of rail tickets bought for stations all closed by Beeching in the 1960s.
Fiona Bruce and the team head to Brighton, where large crowds have unearthed their family treasures for valuation. Amongst the pieces under the experts' eyes are a Trafalgar medal awarded to a boy sailor who witnessed the epic battle in 1805 at the tender age of thirteen; one of the largest, rarest and most valuable pieces of Clarice Cliff pottery ever seen on the programme; plus a small silver box gifted by President John F Kennedy to a family shortly before his tragic death.
A return visit to Brighton College where many hundreds gathered to welcome Fiona Bruce and the team of experts recently. Among the objects brought to the cameras are a valuable cup and saucer bought at a boot sale, a portrait of a pig by a famous artist, and surprise treasures found in a safe once owned by Agatha Christie.
Fiona Bruce and the team of experts return for a second visit to Hopetoun House in Queensferry, Scotland, where the finds include Victorian dresses worn by royalty, a 16th century silver jewel box, and a photograph of the Forth Bridge that the Nazis used for propaganda during World War Two.
Fiona Bruce and the team set up camp for another busy day as thousands of visitors bring their own treasures to the forecourt of the British Museum in London. It's a timely visit, as Fiona reflects on the A History of the World project. Meanwhile, the experts are kept busy with an intriguing array of objects including a pair of wooden pillars from HMS Victory that are thought to have witnessed the Battle of Trafalgar, and a dandy's outfit from the early 18th century. Plus the team meet an 8-year-old boy whose personal collection includes an MBE.
Fiona Bruce and the team of experts welcome thousands of visitors to the gardens of Tatton Park in Cheshire. Henry Sandon has a memorable day when one of the rarest 18th century pieces of Royal Worcester turns up. Other finds include a box of the world's most valuable and beautiful diamonds, that aren't quite what they appear to be, and an old box of golf balls with a value that's definitely not below par.
Fiona Bruce and the team of experts pay a return visit to Tatton Park in Cheshire. They uncover more objects and stories rich in history, including a silver inkstand reputed to be given to Admiral Nelson by his lover, Lady Emma Hamilton, in 1805; and an oak coffer that arrives via an unusual mode of transport. Plus John Benjamin finds an unlikely-looking gem lurking within a box of costume jewellery.
Fiona Bruce and the team visit Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. Amongst the objects exciting the experts are a collection of almost 500 ornamental pigs, doll's house furniture made out of shell cases from the Somme in World War One, and three small tiles salvaged by a builder, which turn out to be worth a fortune. Meanwhile, Fiona takes a spin in the car that stars in the programme's opening sequence - the classic Daimler Dart.
Fiona Bruce and the team of experts head to Derbyshire, where thousands await them at Chatsworth House for another busy day. Amongst the pieces intriguing the experts are a rare boxing tile commemorating one of the biggest bare knuckle fights, a portrait painted by Stanley Spencer and brought in by the model, while an Egyptian head found buried in a Derby garden surprises everyone.
Fiona Bruce and the team pay a second visit to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, where the experts are kept busy as more family treasures are brought from miles around. Cameras hone in on a painting thought to be by Constable, but is it genuine? And lost designs surface for exotic jewellery made by Cartier in the mid-20th century.
Fiona Bruce and the team head for Blair Castle, near Pitlochry in Scotland, where the treasures include a chair once used by Einstein, a necklace made from stags' teeth, and a rare and valuable watch with no hands.
Fiona and the team of experts return to the British Museum in London where more members of the public bring their antiques and collectibles to have them valued.
Fiona and the team of experts return to Hatfield House in Hertfordshire where more members of the public bring their antiques and collectibles to have them valued
Fiona and the team of experts are in Winchester where members of the public bring their antiques and collectibles to have them valued.
Fiona and the team of experts are still in Winchester where more members of the public bring their antiques and collectibles to have them valued.
Fiona and the team of experts are in Hutton-in-the-Forest where members of the public bring their antiques and collectibles to have them valued.
Fiona and the team of experts return to Hampton Court Castle, near Leominster, Herefordshire where more members of the public bring their antiques and collectibles to have them valued.