BBC Antiques Roadshow to film at Holker Hall on Wednesday 6th July – Everyone’s invited!
BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow recently announced its venues for 2016, and we are delighted that we are one of them. Everyone is welcome to bring their treasures to an Antiques Roadshow filming day. It is a great, free day out and no pre-registration, tickets or appointments are required.
In 2015 almost 35,000 people attended an Antiques Roadshow filming day and brought fascinating finds including a jacket belonging to former US president JFK, a musical penknife valued at £80,000, a sketch believed to be by Picasso bought for a few pounds in a house clearance sale, and a precious toy panda that once flew with the “Dambusters”.
Antiques Roadshow from Walmer Castle (BBC One, 15 Nov) was the highest rated episode in 3 years, achieving an audience of 6.8m.
The Antiques Roadshow’s much- loved team of experts includes many of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists, and they are all looking forward to visiting the fascinating venues. At each event over 30 experts will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors, who are invited to raid their attics and bring along their family heirlooms, household treasures and car-boot sale finds.
Fiona Bruce, presenter of Antiques Roadshow, said: “The best part of working on Antiques Roadshow is that we never know who or what is going to turn up on the day. The visitors, the objects they bring, their stories and the location all combine to make a fabulous experience that we aim to capture for the viewers. If you are a fan of Antiques Roadshow, curious to see behind the scenes, or just fancy a day out, I would urge you to dig out your treasures and come along – we’d love to see you!”
Simon Shaw, Antiques Roadshow Executive Producer, said: “The filming venues for 2016 are some of our most beautiful and historic yet. We will be covering the country, visiting spectacular locations, unearthing treasures and welcoming thousands of visitors for a great, free day out. Our team of experts and Fiona love nothing better than hearing people’s stories and seeing what items they bring, so we hope as many people as possible come and enjoy what our visitors consistently tell us is a fantastic day out.”
More information on attending and what to do if you require help with large or heavy items is available at www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow. If you have a large or heavy or particularly unusual or interesting item you would like to bring along, we would love to hear from you, please email:firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Antiques Roadshow, BBC Broadcasting House, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR.
2016 will mark the 39th year of production for Antiques Roadshow which remains one of the BBC’s most watched factual titles with an average of six million viewers watching the current series each Sunday.