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 experts visit an active air base at Marham in Norfolk.
The team head to Scotland for a busy day in the grounds of Cawdor Castle near Inverness.
The team discover rare treasures on a visit to Chatham's historic dockyards.
The team discover rare treasures on a visit to Chatham's historic dockyards
Fiona Bruce and the experts gather in a packed Cheltenham Town Hall as visitors arrive for another busy day of evaluations. Objects on show include a curious table from the nearby racecourse, complete with carved horse hooves for legs; some fascinating examples of espionage microdots used by the Norwegian Resistance in World War Two; and a group of bargain boot buys turn up trumps for the owner
Fiona Bruce and the experts make a return visit to Cheltenham Town Hall. Featured family treasures include a valuable silver fruit bowl damaged when thrown in a domestic tiff, relics of Captain Scott's last expedition to the South Pole and a humble house brick with an important story.
A return visit to Castle Coole near Enniskillen in Northern Ireland. Fiona Bruce and the team of experts welcome visitors as they bring their family treasures for inspection. Pieces featured include a poignant reminder from the battlefields of World War One, a beautiful and valuable modern painting of an Irish landscape, and a collection of compacts with a jaw-dropping valuation
Fiona Bruce and the experts return to the exciting backdrop of the Farnborough wind tunnels for another busy day of evaluations.
There is a diverse collection of objects brought before the cameras, including a mammoth's tooth dug up in a garden; the Monopoly board game used by the Great Train Robbers whilst in hiding, including real cash from the heist; lavish gifts given by Hollywood stars to a favourite film cameraman; plus a family photo album which proves worth cashing in for a new kitchen
Fiona Bruce and the team head for the races as they arrive at Chepstow Racecourse in Wales. Family treasures featured include medals from early Olympic Games, awarded when tug-of-war was a competing sport; a light bulb containing a painstakingly-made model of Lincoln Cathedral gifted by a German prisoner of war in World War 2; and perhaps the oddest and one of the oldest pieces of glass ever featured on the programme, which excites curiosity for its near-perfect condition over three hundred years after it was made.
A second visit for Fiona Bruce and the experts at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire brings thousands of visitors eager to discover more about their heirlooms.
Featured on the programme are a KCVO awarded to the surgeon who operated on George VI at Buckingham Palace and bestowed by the king in his dressing gown; a single plate from 'the finest porcelain dinner service ever made', worth five figures, which must represent one of the best-ever returns on investment; plus racing driver Jackie Stewart brings in two silver cups awarded for his prowess at a very different sport.
Perhaps most memorable though must be the show closer, which features a remarkable series of stories of animal service in wartime, complete with a knockout valuation
Fiona Bruce and the experts return to the Scarborough Spa Pavilion for another busy day. Cameras hone in on objects ranging from a silver reliquary found in the rubble of a building site, a paperweight from Churchill's desk given in gratitude after the nursing of his wife Lady Clementine, and a sparkling tiara which brings the house down with its beauty and value