Antiques Roadshow gets a royal invitation to Kensington Palace, to celebrate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth on the throne.
Antiques Roadshow visits the set of EastEnders for a special programme celebrating the world of television, film and entertainment. As part of its 40th anniversary series the Antiques Roadshow team grace the streets of Walford, pay a visit to its memorable landmarks, and watch as presenter Fiona Bruce has a drink in the Queen Vic with actresses June Brown and Letitia Dean. The programme includes the valuation of a variety of remarkable items, including the iconic axe from The Shining, props from the first Star Wars film, Harry Potter memorabilia, a script from the first episode of Doctor Who and many more.
In a special edition of Antiques Roadshow, Fiona Bruce looks back at memorable items from recent years and finds out what happened next.
Hugh Scully and the team visit Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire. Objects featured include notes written by Queen Mary to her chef and some Heath Robinson watercolours.
Hugh Scully and the team examine antiques brought to Alnwick Castle in Northumberland. Finds brought in and surveyed by the experts include a cameo brooch, a miniature bureau and a dressing table.
Hugh Scully and a team of antique experts invite members of the public to bring along their antiques for examination in Henley-on-Thames.
Hugh Scully and his team of experts examine antiques at Penzance Harbour, looking at the Scilly Isles and the importance of the Great Western Railway.
At Michelham Priory near Eastbourne in East Sussex, Hugh Scully and a team of experts look at a range of antiques brought along by members of the public.
Hugh Scully and the experts visit the Royal Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Treasures brought along by young people include a fan owned by Queen Victoria, a dolls' house and Star Wars memorabilia.
Hugh Scully and the team examine antique objects from Christ's Hospital School in Horsham, West Sussex, including a watercolour collection and letters written by George I of Greece.
Hugh Scully and the team visit All Hallows School near Lyme Regis. The experts are stunned to discover a pre-Raphaelite painting. Other items under examination include a Faberge vodka cup.
In Aberystwyth, Hugh Scully and a team of antique experts invite members of the public to bring along their antiques for expert examination.
From Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, Hugh Scully and the team examine a host of objects. These include two Pip, Squeak and Wilfred annuals, a cobra-shaped jug and an eighteenth-century tapestry frame.
Hugh Scully presents this special programme from Chatsworth House, Derbyshire. He surveys some of the estate's treasures and is joined by Christopher Payne, Gordon Lang and the Duchess of Devonshire.
In Perth, Hugh Scully and a team of antique experts invite members of the public to bring along their antique treasures and heirlooms for examination.
Hugh Scully and a team of antiques experts visit the Indoor School at Lord's. Cricket memorabilia features heavily in the experts' line-up of inspected objects.
Hugh Scully and a team of antiques experts visit Moreton-in-Marsh. Objects discovered include a ceramic plate with a fish design, a marble dog and an oil painting featuring cows.
Hugh Scully and a team of antiques experts visit Scone Palace in Perth. Here they invite members of the public to bring along and exhibit their antique objects for examination.
Hugh Scully and the team examine antiques members of the public have brought to Lanhydrock House, near Bodmin.
Hugh Scully and a team of antique experts host this opening edition from the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. Objects featured include a George III table and a Raimundo Madrozo painting.
Hugh Scully and a team of antique experts visit Walsall Town Hall. Featured objects include a majolica urn, ruskin pottery, fire engine lamps and a collection of silver spoons.
Hugh Scully and the team visit Marlborough College in Wiltshire. Here the experts discover a collection of Dylan Thomas poetry. Other interesting items unearthed include an ostrich egg box.
From West Dean College near Chichester, Hugh Scully and the experts provide more commentary on antique items. These include an assortment of oriental pieces and an oil painting by Talbot Hughes.
Hugh Scully, alongside a team of antiques experts visit Fort William, inviting members of the public to bring along and exhibit their antique objects for examination.
Hugh Scully and the experts host this edition from the coastal town of Porthmadog in Wales, inviting members of the public to bring along and exhibit their antiques for examination.
Hugh Scully presents a special compilation programme from Harewood House near Leeds, which shows previously unseen finds from the series.
Hugh Scully and the team visit Canterbury and unearth a variety of antique treasures, including a collection of cinema posters, a Victorian diamond ring and three pre-Raphaelite paintings.
Hugh Scully and the team visit Cannock where they examine a bronze tiger, a portrait of a flower girl, an ornate match-striker and a cricket bat.
Michael Aspel presents his first Antiques Roadshow from the magnificent surroundings of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Accompanied by the familiar team of experts, they uncover a treasure trove of unusual objects including an original hand-written poem by W B Yeats, examples of Meissen from the earliest days of European porcelain manufacture, and a rare silver tobacco box rescued from a London dustbin. Plus there is a valuable painting by the leading candlelight painter of the 19th century. And John Bly tells Michael about the art of discovering the history of a piece of furniture.
A visit to Barnstaple in North Devon turns up an important enamel miniature by Henry Bone, a valuable collection of walking sticks, a World War I pilot's watch once worn by TE Lawrence, a valuable painting from the Newlyn School, and a native Canadian 'octopus bag' from the 19th century. Host Michael Aspel finds his own modern collectable - an autographed fan picture of himself taken over 40 years ago.
Michael Aspel and a team of experts examine curios and artefacts offered up by the public. This episode was filmed in the Valley Leisure Centre in Biddulph, Staffordshire, and features a rare 18th-century Wedgwood egg scrambler, a genuine Constable sketch, a fine English repeater watch, a remarkable collection of ship's documents giving details of the auctioning of slaves and a handkerchief that Queen Victoria gave to the lady who strung her pearls.
Michael Aspel and a team of experts examine curios and artefacts offered up by the public. This time, the venue is Glamis Castle in Angus, Scotland, childhood home of the Queen Mother, where Macbeth is said to have killed Duncan. Michael Aspel and the experts find a posy ring with a macabre story, a dining table whose original purpose was for resting a coffin on, diamond jewellery which survived not only fire but a torpedo, a pair of 18th-century miniatures with musical connections and the fascinating scrapbook of a WW1 pilot.
A special edition in which Michael Aspel introduces sequences from previous roadshows and recounts stories of the Queen Mother's early life at Glamis Castle. Featuring ivory figures collected by a man nicknamed 'Steptoe' by his family, a pair of valuable Chinese imperial bowls once used as plant pots, a necklace of very ancient stones, and a collection of handbag mirrors.
Items of interest in this edition include a picture embroidered with sock-darning wool in memory of gallant Captain Oates by a private in his regiment, a copy of Beatrix Potter's book The Fairy Caravan dedicated to Fred Satterthwaite, who was portrayed in it as his dog Metal, two rare cornets from local bands and a splendid collection of Masonic porcelain worth over a quarter of a million. Michael Aspel and the experts visit Selby in North Yorkshire.
A valuable vase covered in paint and bought for £1 at a car boot sale, a Martinware bird which cost two shillings at a fete and a rare hair ring bought in at auction, because 'nobody else was interested and I bid £1 and got it' - three great bargains turn up when Michael Aspel and the experts visit Wisbech in Cambridgeshire. There's also an impressive collection of royal invitations, letters, sketches and items from eminent Victorians put together by the librarian at Windsor Castle in the 1860s.
It is a good day out when Michael Aspel takes the experts to Blackpool to dig up seaside treasures. There is a programme for the 1936 cup tie between Blackpool and Bolton signed by the players, including Stanley Matthews, a very rare salt-glazed mug made for a supporter of Bonnie Prince Charlie and an unusual medal awarded for selling Hoovers in the 1930s. And Michael Aspel discovers the predecessor of his big red book.
A teapot that holds 144 cups of tea, a gruesome 18th-century mourning ring, a rare Hungarian vase, a painting of Britannia too large to fit in the house and the 'nicest netsuke seen on the roadshow'; these are some of the discoveries when Michael Aspel takes the experts to Newport in Gwent. Plus, Michael is shown a home-made device used for clearing incendiaries in WWII.
The items featured in this edition include a diamond brooch which almost went to a car boot sale for £1, a marine chronometer left to the owner by a drinking pal, a bronze Spirit of Ecstasy which, if genuine, could be worth £10,000, and a satsuma pot which David Battie says, 'is as good a piece as I've ever seen on the Roadshow.' Michael Aspel and the experts gather for an al fresco day in the gardens of Knebworth House in Hertfordshire.
A pair of revealing female figures originally displayed in a French brothel, an unusual table clock with a floating turtle which tells the time, a chemist's mortar dating from 1573 and a Victorian toilet given as a present. From Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, Michael Aspel introduces unseen finds from previous Roadshows in the series and talks to expert Clive Farahar about Knebworth's colourful former incumbent Edward Bulwer Lytton, Victorian playwright and philanderer, whose turbulent marriage caused a major scandal.
Michael Aspel and the experts visit Birmingham and find a Victorian painting which was damaged in the blitz, a telescope given for saving the lives of nine castaways, an early 19th-century wooden ark filled with 89 animals, and a small pottery Turk's head which turns out to be the most valuable piece of English pottery ever found at a Roadshow.
Another chance to see the valuable collection of jewellery found in a rubbish tip, a Stanley Spencer sketch of the owner's father who was the baker in Cookham, a brooch presented by the Prince of Wales to his tiger-hunting host and a silver beaker which was filled with gold coins as a bonus to a whaling captain. All are among the items brought to the experts at Cliveden in Buckinghamshire. And Michael Aspel is surprised to discover that a champion's boxing belt was awarded to the owner's mother!
A second chance to see Michael Aspel and the experts when they return to the gardens of Cliveden in Buckinghamshire and discover a ladies bureau brought in by a relative of Joshua Reynolds, an 'eccentrically large' barometer, an unusual 'McMickey' Mouse and a silver cruet set made by one of the great silversmiths, worth £30,000.
Another chance to see Michael Aspel and the experts when they travel north to Lochgilphead in Argyll and Bute. Among the finds are a valuable painting on an asbestos tile done in an internment camp, a pair of Staffordshire zebras which might provide the owner with a holiday, a painting of a young girl by Scottish artist Hamilton McKenzie, who met a tragic end, and a carved bone ship made by Napoleonic prisoners of war out of mutton bones and worth up to £10,000.
Michael Aspel takes the experts to Salford near Manchester and discovers an album full of valuable photographs taken by a celebrated Victorian photographer; Zulu wedding beads from the 1900s accompanied by some rare photos of them being worn; an American scrimshaw whale's tooth bought for just £5; and a drawing by the local artist LS Lowry.
Michael Aspel and a team of experts examine curios and artefacts offered up by the public. Among the turrets and terraces of Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire, they find some bizarre objects, including a wooden bicycle, a huge pocket knife with 96 implements, an embroidered egg, a World War I pack with a bullet lodged in it and the first All Blacks rugby shirt.
Michael Aspel and a team of experts examine curios and artefacts offered up by the public. In this edition, the team return to Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire with expert Paul Atterbury, who surveys its Victorian interior and collections. And in a sequence of unseen clips from recent roadshows, exciting finds include a 17th-century wine bottle, suffragette memorabilia, a bust of General Gordon given to the owner's great-grandfather by Gordon's sister, and a much-loved Victorian dressing case.
Michael Aspel and a team of experts examine curios and artefacts offered up by the public in Eston, Cleveland. Exciting finds include a sculpted elephant by Eduardo Paolozzi used to promote floor covering; a Victorian painting bought for five shillings while sheltering from the rain; the first commercially produced toy robot made in the 1930s; a collection of craft jewellery found in an old envelope at the end of a jumble sale; and a fibre-glass chair which Paul Atterbury says is 'an antique for the future'.
Michael Aspel and a team of experts examine curios and artefacts presented by the public in Melksham, Wiltshire. Among the items are a Cossack dagger, a drawing by Edmund Dulac, a dog collar made in 1784, and a collection of bedpans and a gold box found in the mud in Wales.
Michael Aspel presents the show in which experts examine antiques. A stunning lantern clock made in the early 17th century, a set of chairs worth a great deal more than their original price of one guinea each, a jade necklace with a Chinese influence, and a 200-year-old bleeding bowl bought for 25p with a value which leaves its owner speechless. A rich and varied collection when Michael and the experts visit Caernarfon in North Wales.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In an edition to mark Remembrance Sunday, Michael Aspel and the team visit the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, home to the Chelsea Pensioners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Aspel and the team of experts invite another selection of people to bring their antiques along for valuation. This programme comes from Gloucester Cathedral, where a valuable wrist watch, an early Doctor Who script and a rare example of Lalique glass are among the objects viewed.
Compilation of the best of the Roadshow as it went Down Under for the first time. Michael Aspel and the team are in Sydney and Melbourne, where finds include a squatters' tool chest used by early migrants setting up home in the outback, some bizarre mementos from the Beatles' only visit to Australia, and a rare portrait of an important participant in the Boston Tea Party.
Michael Aspel and the team kick off their 30th Anniversary Celebrations in Hereford.
Michael Aspel and the team survey antiques and heirlooms in Northumberland.
Michael Aspel and the team head to Arundel Castle in Norfolk for a second visit.
The team survey antiques and heirlooms at England's last working Victorian pottery.
Michael Aspel and the team survey antiques and heirlooms in Bristol.
Michael Aspel and the team survey antiques and heirlooms at Coventry Cathedral.
Michael Aspel and the team take a trip to Banqueting House, in the heart of London.
Michael Aspel and the team unearth more treasures at London's Banqueting House.
Michael Aspel and the team unearth more treasures at London's Banqueting House.
Michael Aspel and the team are at Highcliffe Castle in Dorset.
A chance to watch some unseen gems from the recent travels of the Roadshow team.
Michael Aspel and the team visit East Kirkby airfield in Lincolnshire.
Michael Aspel and the team pay a second visit to East Kirkby Airfield in Lincolnshire.
Michael Aspel and the team head to Exmouth on the Devon coast.
The team heads to the beautiful gardens of Powis castle in Wales.
Michael Aspel and the team make some surprising finds at Rochester Castle.
The team return to Rochester Cathedral, including a toast with Napoleon's drinking glass.
The team visit an iconic modernist building, the De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill-on-Sea.
The team visit the Queen Mother's former residence, and brave the Scottish weather.
The team are at St George's Hall in Liverpool to uncover some valuable finds.
The team return to St George's Hall in Liverpool to uncover some more valuable finds.
Michael Aspel and the team visit Kentwell Hall in Suffolk.
The team visit De Montfort Hall in Leicester, and things take a theatrical turn.
Michael Aspel and the team visit The Coronation Hall in Ulverston.
Michael Aspel and the team visit the De La Warr pavilion at Bexhill-on-Sea.
Michael and the team visit Sheffield City Hall.
Michael Aspel takes a look back on the 200 shows that he has hosted.
The Roadshow team head to the atmospheric ruins of Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire where a rich haul of treasures are brought in by visitors. These include a lambing chair first used 200 years ago by farmers to offer protection against poor weather, a fascinating collection recording the risky life of a First World War aviator, whilst a trinket that's languished unloved for years is recognised to be a magical piece made by Faberge.
Fiona Bruce and the team visit Althorp in Northamptonshire, once the home of Princess Diana. Among the items under scrutiny are a valuable writing desk found in a coal shed, a sword that fought in the English Civil War, and an important painting that was found on a tip.
Fiona Bruce and the team head to Chester Cathedral where they are greeted by 2,000 eager visitors waiting in the nave. Among the treasures under scrutiny are some of the smallest and most valuable pieces of furniture ever to be seen on the show, Elvis memorabilla, and a collection of jewels which were sewn into the hem of a dress and smuggled out of pre-revolution Russia.
A busy day inside Chester Cathedral finds Fiona Bruce and the team of specialists hard at work. Objects examined include a valuable painting which finally sees the light of day after decades spent under a bed, dozens of pairs of intricately carved miniature shoes and a collection of books worth the price of a house.
Fiona Bruce introduces a bumper edition with unscreened finds from recent visits to Althorp and Ascot. Among the objects uncovered are an early English tapestry with a five-figure value, a pile of significant modern paintings saved from a skip, and rare documents recording the rescue of members of the Russian royal family aboard a British battleship at the time of the Russian revolution.
Fiona Bruce and the team set up for business in the grounds of Lanhydrock, near Bodmin in Cornwall. The experts are kept busy with another series of exciting finds, including a gold bangle set with precious stones that was found at the bottom of a water tank. An early Valentine tells the story of an unrequited love affair, while a valuation on a silver cup brings the house down.
Fiona Bruce and the team are in Nottinghamshire meeting the people of Southwell in the magnificent Minster. Objects exciting the experts include a 17th-century love token of a betrothal box which bursts with secret compartments, and a rare haul of silver that has been gathering dust in an attic. Also, the original speaking clock comes out of retirement.
Fiona Bruce and the experts gather amidst the beautiful interior of Southwell Minster in Nottinghamshire. It's a thrilling day for the team as the oldest toy train in the programme's history emerges early on, swiftly followed by a pocket-watch made by Britain's finest watchmaker. But the real show-stopper is a romantic painting with a handsome valuation.
Fiona Bruce and the team head for Leeds Castle, near Maidstone in Kent. Objects exciting the experts include a rare painting illustrating the first air raids over London in World War I and a casket reputedly owned by Anne Boleyn, while a collection of 1,000 tie pins is given a startling valuation. Plus, it proves a memorable day for ceramics expert, Henry Sandon.
Fiona Bruce and the team of experts return to Leeds Castle in Kent. Amongst the treasures uncovered are a cannonball shot at the Battle of Trafalgar and a collection of cigarette cards worth a small fortune. Plus, there's a treat in store for Blue Peter fans.
Fiona Bruce and the experts set up for a busy day at The Sage Gateshead. Objects under scrutiny include a phonograph once owned by Harry Lauder and a tatty tablecloth, claimed by its owner to have been hand illustrated by the artist Francis Bacon. Meanwhile, it takes five men to lift in a piece which is awarded the highest valuation ever seen on the programme.
Fiona Bruce and the team assemble on the lawns of Bodnant Garden in North Wales. Items exciting the experts include an elaborate tea service made for a maharajah and designs for the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, while a rare bronze depicting the defeat of Native Americans receives a surprising valuation.
Fiona Bruce introduces previously unscreened finds from two recent venues: Lanhydrock in Cornwall and Bodnant Garden in North Wales. Objects uncovered by the experts include a collection of jewellery made for suffragettes, a rare painting rescued from a skip at Sissinghurst, and a fascinating group of photographs recording the Queen's first Christmas broadcast.
Fiona Bruce returns to visit Hertford College in Oxford, where she studied as a student. Objects brought before the experts in the quadrangle include a unique record of a Beatles recording session, a Maori carving with a macabre past life, and a Russian painting, which provides a shock valuation for its owner.
Fiona Bruce and the team visit Dumfries House near Ayr in Scotland. Objects intriguing the experts include an early toy train in remarkable condition, an outstanding example of Chippendale furniture, and a glass vase bought at a boot sale, which hides a stunning valuation. There is also a special interview with HRH The Prince of Wales about his involvement in the rescue mission to save the unique collection at Dumfries House from being broken up.
Fiona Bruce and the team head to the seaside resort of Bridlington for a special edition from the splendid Art Deco jewel of the Spa Royal Hall. Such gracious surroundings make the perfect backdrop to ask the experts to nominate their ideal age of elegance. Was it the flamboyant days of the flapper, the fop or the '50s? Their choices make for some surprising and revealing answers about what makes the team tick. Amidst the excitement there is still plenty of time for some surprising finds from the people in the East Riding of Yorkshire, including a valuable ceramic bathing beauty who once lived in a fairground caravan and a rare nativity painting. The team also meets a woman with an obsession for collecting vintage prams.
Fiona Bruce and the team set up for business in Belfast. To mark the centenary of construction commencing on the Titanic, the show is recorded in the former drawing offices of Harland and Wolff where the ship was conceived. Amongst the objects under scrutiny are the camera and original images that captivated the world when the Cottingley fairy photos were first seen, a nude dancer with a high price tag and a dressing table originally made for the Titanic.
Fiona Bruce and the team return for another busy day at the Titanic Drawing Offices in Belfast. Objects uncovered include a medicine chest from early Victorian times, complete with many intact medicines; an historic document marking the end of World War II; and a pair of rare Irish plate buckets worth the price of a new car.
Fiona Bruce and the team travel to the Bishop's Palace in Wells, Somerset. Among the objects under scrutiny are one of the earliest objects ever seen on the Roadshow, a painting by Rolf Harris's grandfather, and a plate reputedly found in Captain Scott's tent on the ill-fated Antarctic expedition.
Fiona Bruce and the team of experts return to Wells in Somerset, where they welcome visitors with their valuables. Objects under scrutiny include a valuable bracelet once gifted by Queen Victoria and a small seal used by campaigners for the abolition of slavery, and there is a revealing moment for the owners of a rare tapestry.
Fiona Bruce and the team of experts are in Dundee. Among the treasures unearthed are a valuable miniature clock smuggled out of Germany in the Second World War, and the world's first copying machine, invented by a Scot in 1780. Plus, an extraordinary letter sent to a conscientious objector comes to light.
Fiona Bruce and the team visit Dulwich Art Gallery in South London. Among the objects brought in by the public to excite the experts are an early and little-known photograph of Winston Churchill, a theatrical costume dating from the early days of pantomime, and one of the most valuable paintings seen on the show in recent years.
Fiona Bruce and the team return to Dulwich Picture Gallery in South London to uncover more intriguing heirlooms, including an early illustration by madcap artist Heath Robinson. There is also a mysterious set of rare and valuable miniatures found on a bus, and a book returned after a 50-year loan turns out to be worth a small fortune.
Fiona Bruce and the team return to the Spa Royal Hall in Bridlington to value more items brought along by members of the public. Among the objects intriguing the experts are artefacts of HMS Falcon excavated from the sea bed, and a set of rare buttons commemorating the Battle of Quebec in 1759. There is also a first-hand account of life as a Japanese prisoner of war.
Fiona Bruce and the team head to Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk. Despite the wet weather, there are plenty of exciting finds, including a 300-year-old treasure box stuffed with surprises, precious family objects honouring the men of the Pathfinder squadron in the Second World War, and a set of discarded posters which bring the house down with a staggering valuation.
Fiona Bruce and the team choose their favourite moments of the series and give updates on some of the star items valued. Includes the moment when a one-pound bootsale buy became the best investment in Roadshow history, with footage from the exciting auction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fiona takes a look back at some of the best moments from the series
Heirlooms in Manchester include a toy last opened by the owner's father in Edwardian days.
Treasures in Stratford-upon-Avon include a collection of gold boxes and a royal gift.
Fiona Bruce and the team find themselves in the middle of a tank firing range in Dorset.
Discoveries at Blair Castle include a Mickey Mouse toy with a poignant history.
Fiona Bruce and the experts visit Layer Marney Tower near Colchester in Essex to meet one of the biggest Roadshow crowds on record.
Fiona Bruce and the experts visit Layer Marney Tower near Colchester in Essex to meet one of the biggest Roadshow crowds on record.
Fiona Bruce and the team head to Hartland Abbey in Devon. Amongst the items catching their eyes are the World War Two notebooks of a young plane-spotter who may have witnessed Glenn Miller's last flight, a collection of pottery used for making clotted cream and a colourful assortment of early surf boards.
The team head off to Stratford-upon-Avon in search of some Shakespeare-related treasures.
A return visit to the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, near Chichester, for Fiona Bruce and the team of experts. Objects featured include an elaborate clock which until recently was used as a door stop and has more importance than at first anticipated, poignant letters from a convict transported to Australia for shoplifting in 1800, and an old family toy has a surprise in store for its owners.
Fiona Bruce and the experts visit an active air base at Marham in Norfolk.