Next Episode of Antiques Roadshow is
Season 39 / Episode 25 and airs on 25 June 2017 19:00
Antiques Roadshow experts examine and value antiques and collectables.
Fiona Bruce and the experts set up camp at Ightham Moat near Sevenoaks in Kent, where they welcome 3,000 visitors laden with family heirlooms. Amongst the treasures brought to camera are a gold ring containinga lock of Byron's hair, a remarkable cache of recently discovered postcards from 1916 which reveal how a British POW sent secret messages back to his family and two Chinese paintings.
Fiona Bruce and the experts head to the banks of the Cyde to meet visitors bringing family heirlooms to the 18th-century cotton mill of New Lanark. As evidence that you should never throw anything out,treasures featured include a pearl necklace bought cheaply at a boot sale, a valuable clock found in a flea market, and a rare cuddly toy found abandoned in a skip. Plus there is a moment of disquiet when a guest reveals how a family painting is a reminder of an uncomfortable family secret that dates back to the days of Nazi Germany.
A return trip to New Lanark on the banks of the Clyde finds Fiona Bruce and the experts busy examining more family gems. Treasures brought before the cameras include diamond jewels found hidden in anupholstered chair, a claret jug rescued from the pawn shop and a banner for Britain's oldest subscription library, founded in 1741.
Fiona Bruce and the team are in the grounds of BBC Caversham near Reading.
Items featured include a communion book originally owned by the poet Wilfred Owen, an Aston Martin first driven by an RAF group captain in World War II, and a remarkably well preserved, finely embroidered stumpwork box from the 17th century that brings gasps of delight and surprise when its value is announced.
The team travel to the Lake District where Fiona Bruce and the experts meet hundreds of local visitors proudly bringing their family treasures for evaluation.
There's an eclectic mix of objects featured ranging from a writing desk from the Czars Palace bought after the Russian Revolution, over 100 vintage fire helmets owned by a former firefighter, Edwardian weight lifting equipment still in use today by a 75 year old owner, and a collection of glam rock stage costumes. But closing honours goes to a rare collection of signed first editions by Beatrix Potter still owned by descendants of the writer's solicitor.
Angela Rippon(Angela Rippon)
Fiona Bruce(Fiona Bruce)
Michael Aspel(Michael Aspel)
Hugh Scully(Hugh Scully)
Arthur Negus(Arthur Negus)
Bruce Parker(Bruce Parker)
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