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British Antiques Roadshow

Waddesdon Manor (#1913)

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Series Description: For 23 years "British Antiques Roadshow" has attracted UK audiences in excess of 13 million a week. Always filmed on location, local residents numbering in the thousands pour in clutching personal treasures for the chance to discover their true value. They may have been handed down through generations, discovered in dusty attics or picked up in junk shops, but all items are examined, commented on and valued by the Roadshow experts.

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  • Truro Cathedral (#1701)

    From Truro - an early abacus in its original box, a collection of valuable Worcester plaques, and a silver snuff box made from local Cornish silver. [28 minutes]

  • Colchester (#1702)

    Discoveries include a Tiffany pocket watch from the 1930s and a valuable carved table. [28 minutes]

  • Wrekin College (#1703)

    From Shropshire - an important racing cup and an original Chippendale clock. [28 minutes]

  • Bridlington (#1704)

    From Humberside - a dining table bought for L5 and a pair of Russian plates said to come from the Czar's yacht. [28 minutes]

  • De La Warr Pavillion (#1705)

    The Art Deco De La Warr Pavilion From Bexhill-on-Sea, East Surrey - a 1923 painting bought for L1 for its frame, worth L1,000. [28 minutes]

  • Derby (#1706)

    From Derby - rare 18th century vases and a collection of valuable jewelry made by the owner's great aunt. [28 minutes]

  • Luton Hoo Mansion (#1707)

    From Bedforshire - travel to the Luton Hoo mansion and see one of the first home television sets. [28 minutes]

  • Luton Hoo Mansion 2 (#1708)

    From Bedforshire - inclusions of segments that were not included in the previous episode, and a collection of Worcester porcelain. [28 minutes]

  • Inverness (#1709)

    A poacher's gun, and a rare figurine with a surprise valuation. [28 minutes]

  • Basingsoke (#1710)

    A collection of Sir Walter Scott's letters, a Japanese banana fashioned out of ivory, a 19th century marble table rescued in a house clearance, and two Victorian dog paintings. [28 minutes]

  • St. Peter Port (#1711)

    From Guernsey - an American bronze, a Charlie Chaplin clockwork toy, and a Japanese fountain. [28 minutes]

  • Newcastle Emlyn (#1712)

    From Byfed - a golf ball made of leather and feathers, and a Brazilian admiral's uniform. [28 minutes]

  • Huddersfield (#1713)

    A pair of bronze Napolean III fire dogs, and a Dutch flower painting. [28 minutes]

  • Taunton (#1714)

    From Somerset - 'The Herefordeshire Pomona,' a 19th century cookbook for apples and pears, a valuable teddy bear, and Austrian cabinet, botanical watercolors by Miss Cole, pre-Columbian owl, Beatles plastic guitar, collection of fountain pens. [28 minutes]

  • Ely Cathedral (#1801)

    From Cambridgeshire - notes from Queen Mary to her chef, and a few pieces of artist Heath Robinson's watercolors. [28 minutes]

  • Dover (#1802)

    From Kent - an oil painting and two drawings by Walter Sickert, a set of books from the 1940s detailing Germany's invasion plans for England, the latter was in the possession of someone who had been instructed to destroy them. [28 minutes]

  • Llangollen (#1803)

    A platinum and diamond brooch, a Victorian credenza, a painting once received as payment for a butcher's bill, and a 200 year old table used for salting pigs. [28 minutes]

  • Jersey (#1804)

    A 1930's fountain pen, a Siberian jade paper knife, a breast ornament for an African King, and a rare painting from the Shoreham school. [28 minutes]

  • Stirling University (#1805)

    Stirling University - From Stirling - a set of lalique glass, a first edition of Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit, and jade earrings. [28 minutes]

  • Cheltenham Town Hall (#1806)

    Cheltenham Town Hall From Gloucestershire - Japanese porcelain, a letter from a rock group, and a 17th century embroidery box. [28 minutes]

  • Alnwick Castle (#1807)

    Alnwick Castle From Northumberland - a 19th century instrument for telling time in any part of the world, a miniature bureau, a cameo brooch, a Regency scrap book, and a dressing table. [28 minutes]

  • Alnwick Castle Special (#1808)

    Special from Alnwick Castle From Northumberland - includes unseen highlights from the series thus far, as well as a manuscript once owned by Anne Boleyn, and a pair of French cabinets that belonged to Louis XIVth. [28 minutes]

  • Weymouth (#1809)

    Weymouth from Dorset - two paintings with a family connection turn up, one of which is by Jean Millais and the other by his brother William Henry, a dining table from the Arts and Craft movement, a clock which gives the time of the tides, and some risque pin-ups. [28 minutes]

  • Mansfield (#1810)

    Mansfield From Nottinghamshire - a bent silver spoon, a battered cello, the kind of gun used by Jesse James, and a tiny silver microscope. [28 minutes]

  • Peebles (#1811)

    Peebles From the Borders - a worm ridden Portuguese desk, a Mickey Mouse watch, a pair of jewel encrusted bangles, and a 17th century illustrated notebook. [28 minutes]

  • Henley-On-Thames (#1812)

    Henley-on-Thames from Oxfordshire - A Venetian old master, a collection of Oriental jade and porcelain, a rare book containing colored plates of African animals in their natural habitat, and a set of four French candlesticks. [28 minutes]

  • Lake District (#1813)

    Lake District from Windmere - 18th century shoes, two swords fished out of a lake, a napkin designed by Beatrix Potter, and a Faberge brooch [28 minutes]

  • Penarth (#1814)

    From South Glamorgan - letters from artist Eric Gill, a painting signed by Henry Rosusseau but without provenance, a Regency writing desk, a smashed Delft vase, and an ormolu clock with a missing pendulum. (198 [28 minutes]

  • Fountains Abbey (#1815)

    From Fountains Abby, North Ripon, and North Yorkshire - 19th century figurine of poet Robert Burns that has regularly been put through the dishwasher, a muscial box made on Geneva in 1880, a Chippendale style cabinet, and a picture that was left in a will along with the contents of a wine cellar. (199) [28 minutes]

  • Broxbourne (#1816)

    From Hertfordshire - a clock that has hung in the same pub since it was made in 1775, a suitcase of clothes whose owner fled in the French Revolution, a safe in the guise of a miniature walnut cabinet, and a painting of the 'Glasgow Bugs'. (200) [28 minutes]

  • Apsley House (#1817)

    From Wellington - a Dutch painting found on the floor of a junk shop in Hague, and a toy steam engine that has set the owner's kitchen floor on fire more than once. [28 minutes]

  • Amsterdam (#1818)

    A silver pot invented by the Duke of Argyll to keep gravy warm, and puppets reputedly used by Tony Hancock in the film 'The Punch and the Judy Man.' (202) [28 minutes]

  • Bishop's Pallace (#1819)

    In Somerset - a toy garden which survived the bombing of three houses in World War II, a rare Norwegian violin case, and a set of Fougasse's 'Careless Talk Cost Lives' posters. (203) [28 minutes]

  • Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth (#1901)

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  • Ludlow (#1902)

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  • Skye (#1903)

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  • Chepstow (#1904)

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  • Market Harborough (#1905)

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  • Grosvenor House (#1906)

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  • Penzance and the Scilly Isles (#1907)

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  • Michelham Priory (#1908)

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  • The Next Generation (#1909)

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  • Christ's Hospital School: Horsham (#1910)

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  • The Wirral (#1911)

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  • Lyme Regis (#1912)

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  • Waddesdon Manor Special (#1914)

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  • Pickering (#1915)

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  • Aberystwyth (#1916)

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  • Saffron Walden (#1917)

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  • Chatsworth (#1918)

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  • Chatsworth House Special (#1919)

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  • Perth (#1920)

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  • Skegness (#1921)

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  • Lords (#1922)

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  • Moreton-In-Marsh (#1923)

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  • Scone Palace Special (#1924)

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  • Arras, Northern France (#1925)

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  • Lanhydrock House (#1926)

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  • Dartmouth (#2001)

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  • Barnsley (#2002)

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  • Woking (#2003)

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  • Walsall (#2004)

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  • Marlborough (#2005)

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  • Claverton Compilation One (#2006)

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  • Bickling Hall (#2007)

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  • Christchurch (#2008)

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  • Weston Super Mare (#2009)

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  • Durham (#2010)

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  • West Dean College (Part 1 of 2) (#2011)

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  • West Dean College (Part 2 of 2) (#2012)

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  • Altrincham (#2013)

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  • Fort William (#2014)

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  • Newport (#2015)

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  • Hull (#2016)

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  • Burghley House (#2017)

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  • Burghley House (Part 2 of 2) (#2018)

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  • Porthmadog (#2019)

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  • Bolton (#2020)

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  • St. David's (#2021)

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  • Minehead (#2022)

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  • Compilation Program: Harewood House Special (#2023)

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  • Brecon (#2024)

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  • Canterbury (#2025)

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  • Cannock (#2026)

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  • Dromoland Castle (#2027)

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  • Bristol (#2101)

    Among the discoveries are an early sketch of Winnie the Pooh, a valuable painting of the Avon Gorge, and a historic design for a stained glass window. [26 minutes]

  • Welshpool (#2102)

    Discoveries include a porcelain sauce boat, hippopotamus's skull and a Rembrandt etching. Lars Tharp joins Hugh Scully to look at archive footage from the series. [26 minutes]

  • Stranraer (#2103)

    A jeweler's stock found in a loft, a sculpture kept in a cellar and a painting of cows. Expert Hugo Morley-Fletcher joins presenter Hugh Scully to look at archive footage from the series. [26 minutes]

  • Coalville (#2104)

    Memorabilia of a local mining disaster, a Tiffany vase and two Ming bronzes. Expert Peter Nahum joins Hugh Scully. [26 minutes]

  • Greenwich (#2105)

    The stately surroundings of the Royal Naval College in Greenwich provide the venue where discoveries include a painting of the blazing London skyline during the Blitz, a mystery kitchen implement and a handmade golfball. [26 minutes]

  • Greenwich Compilation (#2106)

    An edition from the Old Observatory at Greenwich, London, in which Hugh Scully talks to Simon Bull about the first marine chronometer. Also included are special discoveries from previous series. [26 minutes]

  • Poole (#2107)

    Hugh Scully and the team visit Poole in Dorset, where finds include a gold medal awarded to a ship's doctor for saving the lives of survivors of the Titanic. [26 minutes]

  • Bletchley (#2108)

    Hugh Scully and the team visit Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, where finds include fragments of Roman glass set in a valuable bracelet, a painting bought off a barrow and an early tea-maker. [26 minutes]

  • Ormskirk (#2109)

    Hugh Scully visits Ormskirk in Lancashire, where finds include an unusual collection of post-War memorabilia, a painting by L.S. Lowry and a terracotta bust. [26 minutes]

  • Dorking (#2110)

    Hugh Scully and team visit Dorking, where discoveries include a claret jug in the shape of a duck, a regency table in need of a twin, and a portrait of Captain Scott's mother that hung in his cabin. [26 minutes]

  • Ickworth (#2111)

    Hugh Scully and team visit Ickworth House, Suffolk, where discoveries include an unusual provenance, a collection of paintings kept in attics and barns, and an oriental porcelain vase. [26 minutes]

  • Ickworth House Compilation (#2112)

    From Ickworth House again, Hugh Scully discovers a fine portrait collection and looks back at unseen finds from previous editions, including a sedan chair with a family history. [26 minutes]

  • Lancing College (#2113)

    In the Gothic splendor of the Chapel of Lancing College in Sussex, Hugh Scully and experts find an original Beatles album with authentic signatures. Also this week: a French automaton in a distressed state from a local attic and the remains of a collection of Toby jugs. [26 minutes]

  • Westonbirt (#2114)

    Hugh Scully and team are in the grounds of Westonbirt school, Gloucestershire, where discoveries include an illustrated letter from Beatrix Potter, a 17th Century gold posy ring found with a metal detector, and a painting by Frederick Herring Junior. [26 minutes]

  • Gateshead (#2115)

    Hugh Scully's discoveries include a saucy pair of bookends from the 1930's, a collection of miniature cast iron fireplaces, local pottery and silver, and a Russian vase. [26 minutes]

  • Highclere Castle (#2116)

    Hugh Scully and his team are at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, where finds include an ebonised cabinet and an Art Deco pendant. [26 minutes]

  • Highclere Castle Compilation (#2117)

    - Hugh Scully returns to Highclere Castle to talk to Lord Carnavon about his famous grandfather, the fifth earl, who discovered the tomb of Tutenkhamun. [26 minutes]

  • Northallerton (#2118)

    Hugh Scully returns to Northallerton in north Yorkshire, where exhibits include two rosebud boxes produced by the same maker in the 1830's, a carved wooden mouse, and a pastel portrait of a mongrel dog. [26 minutes]

  • Carnoustie (#2119)

    From Carnoustie, Angus, where exhibits include a painting of the Scottish coast, a bronze of Robert the Bruce, and first editions of the Beano and Dandy. [26 minutes]

  • Gainsborough (#2120)

    Gainsborough in Lincolnshire is the venue for this week's program, where Hugh Scully and the team uncover a wartime relic of famous names of Bomber Command, a set of Steiff nine-pin skittles, and what may be the program's first genuine Renoir painting. [26 minutes]

  • Syon Park, London (#2121)

    Hugh Scully and the team visit Syon Park in London, where they discover a previously unknown collection of intimate letters from Henry Moore to a lady and a child's 'correction' chair. [26 minutes]

  • Syon Park Special (#2122)

    Hugh Scully revisits Syon House in west London with Victoria Leatham and introduces previously unseen clips from the series. [26 minutes]

  • Plymouth (#2123)

    The team visits Plymouth and discovers a painting of a young girl by Frederick, Lord Leighton plus rare Frankelthal porcelain figures. [26 minutes]

  • Colwyn Bay (#2124)

    The team visits Colwin Bay in north Wales where they discover a long plaited pearl necklace known as a sautoir, a 90-year old doll's house with its original furnishings, and a collection of ocean-liner brochures. [26 minutes]

  • Lyme Park (#2125)

    The 21st Series ends with a visit to Lyme Park, Cheshire, where exhibits include an early edition of The Canterbury Tales and a pair of Bretby glazed pottery figures. [26 minutes]

  • Athelhampton House (#2201)

    In a brand new series, Hugh Scully takes the experts to the gardens of Athelhampton House in Dorset, near to where the author Thomas Hardy was born. Finds include a valuable painting found in an attic, a rare Scottish silver drinking cup, a cloak thrown onto a Moscow stage by a Czarina, and a mantrap for catching poachers. [28 minutes]

  • Lowestoft (#2202)

    This week Hugh Scully and a team of experts travel to Lowestoft, on Britain's east coast. Items include a S urn Abbey; a traveler's calendar watch with seven subsidiary dials for different time zones; and two incredibly rare Lowestoft porcelain bowls. [28 minutes]

  • Oldham (#2203)

    This week's program is from Oldham in Lancashire. Finds include potentially valuable bookmarks, Roman toga pins unearthed by a metal detector, and three examples of work by L.S. Lowry - one of them on the back of a cigarette packet. [28 minutes]

  • Clydebank (#2204)

    This week Hugh Scully and the experts visit Clydebank, Glasgow where the surprises of the day include a pen & ink drawing of fairies by a celebrated Scottish artist; a fine marine painting which caused a family fracas; and a marble bust which might have ended its life in a skip but for the intervention of its owner. [28 minutes]

  • Castle Howard (#2205)

    Hugh Scully takes his team of experts to Castle Howard, a 300-year-old stately home in North Yorkshire. Finds include an alabaster carving of Mary and Jesus, possibly dating from the 15th century; and an oil painting by a Royal Academician. [28 minutes]

  • Castle Howard Compilation (#2206)

    This week we return to Castle Howard in North Yorkshire to find out more about the stately home. In this edition Hugh Scully presents three unseen items from previous shows. [28 minutes]

  • Torquay (#2207)

    Hugh Scully and a team of experts travel to the south coast resort of Torquay, where Agatha Christie set many of her thrillers. Here we find a collection of photographs and memorabilia relating to the murderer, Dr. Crippen; uncover the history behind two rice bowls mysteriously fused together, and examine a valuable diamond and sapphire ring. [28 minutes]

  • Worcester Cathedral (#2208)

    Hugh Scully and a team of experts visit Worcester Cathedral, where their discoveries include a stoneware pot for church wine that dates from the 17th century. [28 minutes]

  • Winchester College (#2209)

    In this first part of two from Winchester College, Britain's oldest school, Hugh Scully admires a collection of Georgian and Victorian jewelry found hidden in the drawer of a boxed gentlemen's travelling set and a rare album of Indian watercolours from the 1820s. [28 minutes]

  • Winchester College Compilation (#2210)

    Hugh Scully discovers more about the history and traditions of Winchester College and looks back on previously unseen highlights from past Roadshows, including expert's valuations of a pair of Punch and Judy mustard and pepper pots, and a Faberg [27 minutes]

  • Morpeth (#2211)

    Hugh Scully and the team head out to Morpeth in Northumberland, where among the treasures uncovered this week are a richly engraved glass vase, a pre-war tin-plated Mickey Mouse, two fine paintings of Venice, and a charming love token. [28 minutes]

  • Llanelli (#2212)

    Hugh Scully and a team of experts visit Llanelli this week. Valuation of artifacts include two Minton Majolica urns left by an impoverished naval captain, a brass monocular microscope, and an old comic collection [28 minutes]

  • Grantham (#2213)

    Hugh Scully travels to Grantham in Lincolnshire. Among the finds this week are two letters from C.S. Lewis, a valuable opal necklace, and a selection of Edwardian silk stockings. [28 minutes]

  • Douglas, Isle of Man (#2214)

    Hugh Scully and a team of experts invite are in Douglas, Isle of Man this week. Some of the objects brought in by eager fans include a rare enamel bowl used as an ashtray and a battered motorbike. [28 minutes]

  • Castle Ashby (#2215)

    In the grounds of Castle Ashby, home of the Duke of Northampton, Hugh Scully and the experts sort through more treasures owned by members of the public. [28 minutes]

  • Castle Ashby Compilation (#2216)

    In a return visit to Castle Ashby in Northamptonshire, Hugh Scully looks at some of the treasures of the house and introduces previously unseen items from other Roadshows, including a Cypriot vase that is 3,000 years old. [28 minutes]

  • Wrexham (#2217)

    A book of Greyhound prints kept under a bed, and early Worchester porcelain found at a car-boot sale, and a black iron umbrella stand are among the finds seen by Hugh Scully and his team of experts when the visit Wrexem. [28 minutes]

  • Clacton-On-Sea (#2218)

    An old painting uncovered from behind layer upon layer of wallpaper and a watering can with holes in it are the surprising items that greet Hugh Scully and the experts when they visit Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. [28 minutes]

  • Halifax (#2219)

    A piece of Georgian furniture, a mahogany table with a secret drawer, and early lithographs of Halifax are among the finds on Hugh Scully's visit to the West Yorkshire town. [29 minutes]

  • Reading (#2220)

    A wood and plaster model of a butcher's shop with an adjoining slaughterhouse, a painting of a WWI nurse, and a pair of Elizabethan scenes delight Hugh Scully and the experts when they travel to Reading, Berkshire. [28 minutes]

  • Coleraine (#2221)

    Hugh Scully and the team visit Coleraine in Northern Ireland where finds include a valuable portrait belonging to a local cathedral, astonishing 18th century calligraphy by a man born with no limbs, and a sundial found in a hedge. [28 minutes]

  • Keswick (#2222)

    Hugh Scully and the experts travel to Keswick in Cumbria, where they examine a 17th-century bleeding bowl that is now used to hold a potted plant, a bronze statue of four cowboys, and a set of six Merrymen Deftware plates kept in a biscuit tin. [28 minutes]

  • Bowes Museum Compilation (#2223)

    Hugh Scully visits the Bowes Museum in County Durham to present unseen sequences from earlier editions. Featuring photos of celebrities of the fifties and sixties, a gold badge from an order of chivalry, and an illuminated manuscript. [29 minutes]

  • Penshurst Place (#2224)

    - The first of two shows from the gardens of Penshurst Place, Kent, where finds include a valuable Scottish impressionist painting, a pair of fine candelabra, and a 'book of friendship' containing a possible Jane Austen portrait. With Hugh Scully. [28 minutes]

  • Penshurst Place 2 (#2225)

    The second of two shows from the gardens of Penshurst Place, Kent, where finds include a tin-plate toy boat, a rare paper toy and a pair of cufflinks by a famous French maker. The last show of the series and Hugh Scully's last show ever. [28 minutes]

  • Buxton (#2401)

    Michael Aspel and the experts are back for a new series starting at Buxton, Derbyshire. Among the finds are "quite the best pair of pistols" seen on the Roadshow, a portrait of a girl with whom all men seem to fall in love, an "exciting" yellow diamond worn for gardening but which could be worth ner tells Bunny Campione that she was given it for her second birthday - in 1909! [28 minutes]

  • Kettering (#2402)

    An eclectic assortment of items turn up when Michael Aspel and the experts visit Kettering. These include Frank Ifield's guitar, some "gruesome" surgical instruments, an assortment of 'sweetheart' badges, fine Worcester porcelain, two paintings by local artist Sir Alfred East and a pair of bed knobs which turn out to be something a lot more valuable. [28 minutes]

  • Haywards Heath (#2403)

    Nelson, The Duke of Wellington and Mr Punch all make an appearance this week when Michael Aspel and the experts visit Haywards Heath in Sussex. A ventriloquist's dummy emerges after 30 years in a box and an innocent silver-topped walking stick turns into two feet of "deadly Toledo steel". Expert Christopher Payne encounters a dilemma over a table which could be worth thousands more if, as he thinks, it was made on the other side of the Atlantic. [28 minutes]

  • Hartlepool (#2404)

    A Steiff teddy bear bought "for the dog to play with", a huge Chinese paper passport which saved a family's life in 1926, and a drug jar which Oliver Cromwell might have seen, are among the items brought to the experts in Hartlepool. Presenter Michael Aspel is shown a piece of shrapnel which killed the owner's grandfather in the bombardment of Hartlepool in 1914. [28 minutes]

  • Newmarket (#2405)

    Michael Aspel and the experts gather in the parade ring at Newmarket racecourse and not surprisingly find many items with an equine theme; a bronze of the Classic winner Ibrahim with a 'wonky ear', a loving cup with 'Steeplechase' inscribed on it and a pearl ware horse with a Yorkshire pedigree. An ointment pot found in a fireplace, and framed ivory pictures of India bought from the dustman for gains. And a striking portrait of an Indian prince could be worth a king's ransom if only the artist could be identified. [28 minutes]

  • Newmarket Special (#2406)

    Michael Aspel returns to Newmarket racecourse to delve into the history of the Sport of Kings and introduce previously unseen discoveries from other venues - amongst them an eccentric sketch by Heath Robinson, an 18th century kneehole desk which was built around a 17th century table, a Victorian stickpin with a stone 4000 years old and a rare mustard spoon bought in a [28 minutes]

  • Bridgend (#2407)

    A Victorian Welsh hat and several plates from the Nant Gawr and Swansea potteries turn up when Michael Aspel and the experts visit Bridgend in Wales. More surprising finds include a bow-fronted barometer made by "one of the finest instrument makers" of the time, a bargain pot which turns out to be surprisingly old, and a valuable whale's tooth which Hilary Kay describes as a "historically important piece of scrimshaw." [29 minutes]

  • Victoria & Albert (#2408)

    Michael Aspel and the experts make a return visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum where they find a collection of Japanese hair decorations, a necklace whose beads were once worn by Egyptian mummies 4000 years ago, a remarkable collection of letters from Lewis Carroll and a silver plated dish by "one of the most important figures of the Arts and Crafts movement" which was bought for a song. [28 minutes]

  • Nottingham (#2409)

    An eclectic mix of items turn up when Michael Aspel and the experts visit Nottingham. They include a pair of outsize boots possibly worn by a 52 stone man, an important collection of memorabilia from the Nuremburg trials, an Andy Pandy memento closely related to one of the experts, a shirt worn by an Arsenal player in the 1950 Cup Tie and a valuable ring found in a teapot spout. [28 minutes]

  • Mellerstain House (#2410)

    The experts head to the Scottish Borders for an al fresco Roadshow at Mellerstain House where they find a valuable majolica dish rescued from a jumble sale and a "fantastic" ladies dressing case which contains everything from a writing set to a kettle. Meanwhile Michael Aspel discovers a Lowry doodle done at a local hotel on a wet morning. [28 minutes]

  • Mellerstain House Special (#2411)

    In the second programme from Mellerstain House, Michael Aspel introduces unseen items from previous programmes in this series and talks to expert Deborah Lambert about the history of Mellerstain and the influence of Robert Adam on the decoration. Among the finds are a colourful Minton figure reflecting the family connection to hops, a Japanese dagger which could have had a bloody past and a painting hung too close to the fire for comfort. [28 minutes]

  • Stroud (#2412)

    The experts head for Stroud in Gloucestershire and discover an Arts and Crafts beaker made by C R Ashbee for his wife, a 17th century cushion mirror the like of which John Bly has never seen before in his 24 years on the Roadshow and an early marine chronometer which is so rare that it could be worth a Borneo headhunter's sword which he considers "pretty but nasty!" [28 minutes]

  • Carlisle (#2413)

    Michael Aspel and the experts visit Carlisle and unearth a 'Jacob', a 'Dirty Dick' and a 'Monkey', all 19th century smokers' pipes. There's a stoneware mug of an uncertain date but with a fascinating inscription, an unloved vase whose fate hangs on the opinion of expert Hugo Morley Fletcher and a painting of dogs which cost 'nearly a pound' and is now worth [28 minutes]

  • Royal Holloway (#2414)

    Royal Holloway College in Surrey provides the elegant backdrop for Michael Aspel and the experts in this edition. Among the discoveries are a collection of miniature paintings of West Indian planters worth up to th o and a pair of Delft plates which "gobsmack" John Sandon. [28 minutes]

  • Royal Holloway (Part 2 of 2) (#2415)

    A second visit to Royal Holloway in Surrey where Michael Aspel and the experts discover a belt clasp linking Annie Oakley and Queen Victoria, a ring with an unusual coloured diamond, two bargain jugs and a "very rare" gold watch - not to mention the collection of dog collars, the box of wax doll's limbs and the Japanese rats. [28 minutes]

  • Ottawa (#2416)

    Michael Aspel introduces the first of 2 special editions recorded in Canada. This one comes from Ottawa the capital of Canada. The programme was recorded at the National Gallery of Canada, with additional material shot in and around the city. [28 minutes]

  • Whitchurch (#2417)

    This week's program is from Whitchurch in Shropshire. Finds include a pair of wooden peat buckets, silver claret jugs, a collection of snuffboxes & candlesticks. [28 minutes]

  • Knightshaye Court (#2418)

    This week Michael Aspel and the experts head for the gardens of Knightshayes Court in Devon. [28 minutes]

  • Knightshaye Court Special (#2419)

    This week Michael Aspel and the experts head for the gardens of Knightshayes Court in Devon and among the items they find is a copy of a play with Royalty on the cast list; a suite of jewellery which was probably worn at the court of Napoleon; the greatest Doulton vases Henry Sandon has ever seen in his life; and an "incredibly rare" 17th century jewellery box. [28 minutes]

  • Witney (#2420)

    This week's program is from Witney. [28 minutes]

  • St. Austell (#2421)

    The welcome mat has been put out for the Roadshow at the Polkyth Leisure Centre in St Austell. [28 minutes]

  • Shetland (#2422)

    Michael Aspel and the experts visit Shetland, where the treasures they encounter include an enamelled 18th century Chinese "Ho" pot and a Scottish pearl set in a gold ring. [28 minutes]

  • Houghton Hall (#2423)

    Michael Aspel opens the programme from Houghton Hall in West Norfolk, built by Britain's first and longest-serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. Walpole was a country squire who first became an MP for the nearby "rotten borough" of Castle Rising. He built Houghton Hall out of the profits from trading stocks in the South Sea Company. The old family home was demolished and the nearby estate workers' houses were moved in order to accommodate the present Palladian mansion, which became a venue for lavish entertaining. Walpole's tenure as P.M. was characterised by a fondness for preserving the status quo, but his skill in balancing the nation's books led George I to say that Walpole "could turn stones into gold". [28 minutes]

  • Houghton Hall Special (#2424)

    Michael Aspel welcomes viewers back to Houghton Hall in Norfolk, venue for last week's Roadshow. Christopher Payne will be talking about the influence of William Kent on the d . [28 minutes]

  • Harrogate (#2425)

    Michael Aspel and a team of experts invite people to bring along their antiques for examination and information. This week's program is from Harrogate, Yorkshire. [28 minutes]

  • Liverpool (#2501)

    Michael Aspel introduces the programme from Liverpool in the splendour of St George's Hall, which was built during the city's heyday as a trading port. It was opened in 1854 as a law court and for musical concerts. The Great Hall, with its Minton-tiled floor, has helped to earn it recognition as one of the finest neo-classical buildings in the world. A suitable venue then for the first programme in the silver anniversary series of the Antiques Roadshow. [28 minutes]

  • Tenby (#2502)

    Michael Aspel introduces the programme from Tenby and its idyllic crescent shaped harbour which nestles in the south west of Wales within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. [28 minutes]

  • Tidworth (#2503)

    Michael is on his way to Tidworth, one of the oldest villages in Britain. [28 minutes]

  • Warwick (1) (#2504)

    Michael Aspel introduces the Roadshow from Warwick Castle which overlooks Warwick town. He shows the medieval half-timbered buildings that survived the fire of 1694 and St Mary's church which contains the tomb of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, who supervised the trial and burning of Joan of Arc. Also in St Mary's is the tomb of Elizabeth 1's favourite, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Michael shows the emblem of "the bear and ragged staff", the crest of the Earls of Warwick and now of the county of Warwick. The Roadshow is in the Castle grounds. [28 minutes]

  • Warwick (Part 2 of 2) (#2505)

    Michael Aspel introduces the second programme from Warwick Castle and tells how the Saxons fought the Danes here; how William the Conqueror created one of his supporters first Earl of Warwick; of Richard Neville known as 'The Kingmaker'; of Marlowe's play 'Edward II' which was set in the castle; of how James II gave the castle of Fulke Greville who created the large buildings we see today; and finally how many years later 'Catability' Brown landscaped the gardens. [28 minutes]

  • Harrogate (#2506)

    Michael Aspel introduces more treasures from a recent visit to Harrogate. A table made from an ancient bedpost, 3,000 year old antiquities, a manuscript diary of a young lady who toured Great Britain in 1815, and a piece of naval scrimshaw dazzle the experts. And there's another opportunity to vote for your favourite clip from the Roadshow archive. [28 minutes]

  • Royal Yacht Brittania Special (#2507)

    Michael Aspel introduces the programme from the bridge of the Royal Yacht Britannia. Today the Roadshow is in buoyant mood aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, now permanently moored at Edinburgh's port of Leith, a short distance, as the gull flies, from John Brown's Clydebank Shipyard where she was launched on the 16th April, 1953. [28 minutes]

  • Chichester Cathedral (#2508)

    Michael introduces the programme from West Sussex where the glorious South Downs landscape is said to have inspired William Blake to write the opening lines of "Jerusalem". The Roadshow venue is in the eleventh century cathedral which contains some strikingly modern works of art. [28 minutes]

  • Shugborough (Part 1 of 2) (#2509)

    Michael Aspel introduces the Roadshow from Shugborough Hall, the ancestral home of the Earls of Lichfield and now the property of the National Trust. The present Earl is Patrick Lichfield, the photographer. The house is just a few miles from Lichfield and its Cathedral with three spires. Shugborough hall is on the edge of Cannock Chase. Plunder on the high seas financed the rebuilding of the hall in classical style and the gardens were the first in England to use architectural features, follies, temples and so on as part of the landscape. Many of these were designed by James 'Athenian' Stuart. [28 minutes]

  • Shugborough (Part 2 of 2) (#2510)

    Michael Aspel introduces the second Roadshow from Shugborough Hall, the seat of the Earls of Lichfield - including the fifth Earl, Patrick Lichfield, the Queen's cousin. In its heyday this classical country house played host to luminaries such as Josiah Wedgwood and the playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Below stairs the servants worked hard for their gallon of ale a day. Michael shows us the gardens, remodelled in the Victorian period, and the Temple of the Winds, built in the gardens where the first earl lost not only his shirt at gambling but also statues, old masters and his London house [28 minutes]

  • Ramsgate (#2511)

    Michael Aspel introduces the Roadshow from Ramsgate in Kent, home of holidays by the sea and fish and chips. [28 minutes]

  • Oban (#2512)

    Written evidence of a payment for 'secret services' made by George I, furniture from Estonia, a cigarette box from Russia and a garden chair from Portugal, a mysterious mix of the unusual and the rare when the experts visit Oban, on the west coast of Scotland. Michael Aspel even finds his own treasure chest. [28 minutes]

  • Leeds (#2513)

    Michael introduces the programme from the steps of Leeds Town Hall, describing it as "an exuberant expression of the civic pride that followed the city's massive expansion in the 19th century." Because of its pre-eminence in the wool market, the emergence of Isaac Singer with his famous sewing machines and John Barron's invention of a band saw to cut cloth in bulk, Leeds became the centre for mass tailoring. Helped by Jewish immigration, some 30,000 people were at work in the clothing trade by 1911 and the ready-made suit was born. Hepworths, Burtons and even the ubiquitous 'demob suit' all had their origins in Leeds, but the city's greatest son was undoubtedly Michael Marks who, in 1884 had his first market stall at Kirkgate in Leeds. He was to team up with a local cashier named Tom Spencer and together they became "the best known double act in retail history". Leeds Town Hall is indeed "the window to watch" today. [28 minutes]

  • Leeds Armouries Special (#2514)

    Michael introduces the Royalm Armouries Museum as the oldest, and probably the most dramatic, exhibition in the land. When the Royal Armouries Museum collection in the Tower of London became too much to handle, they had to find somewhere else and so this Museum in Leeds was built. [28 minutes]

  • Uppingham School (#2515)

    A fine pair of animal bronzes by John Skeaping and an olive wood desk from Jerusalem stand out from the crowd when Michael Aspel and the experts visit Uppingham School in Rutland. There's also a collection of gemstones exchanged with a monk for a tin of corned beef, and a kimono worn by George Formby. And there are another four clips on offer in the archive choice. [28 minutes]

  • Mansion House (#2516)

    Michael asks which city has a constitution which predates the Norman Conquest, has a government that's older than parliament, is only one mile square and elected the first Lord Mayor. The answer is the City of London and the present Lord mayor resides at the Mansion House. Every year the Chancellor of the Exchequer is invited to speak in the Egyptian Hall, where the Roadshow is staged today for a special Silver Jubilee edition. [28 minutes]

  • Toronto (#2517)

    This episode comes from Toronto, Ontario. The programme introduction was recorded in and around the centre of Toronto, including sequences from the CN Tower, Fort York and on the bustling streets in the city. The main programme was recorded from the gardens of Casa Loma. [28 minutes]

  • Clitheroe (#2518)

    From Clitheroe in Lancashire Michael Aspel and the experts unearth an unlikely mix of treasures including a Victorian multi-purpose pen knife, pre-dating the modern Swiss army variety, a miniature theatre built by a stage manager with Sir Frank Benson's touring Shakespearian Company and a Japanese lacquered chest of astonishing rarity and value. And there's another chance to vote for you favourite archive sequence. [28 minutes]

  • Chartwell (#2519)

    The opening to the programme begins with a little mystery tour. The viewers are invited to guess who once lived at Chartwell. Michael's clues include the imposing house itself and an artist's gallery. The owner was a hands-on man; he dredged a lake; was a skilled bricklayer; smoked cigars and liked a tipple. the mystery man is revealed as Sir Winston Churchill. [28 minutes]

  • Sherborne (#2520)

    On a visit to Sherborne School in Dorset the experts make exciting finds including an inflatable paper globe dating from 1830, a George Cross and a George Medal awarded to the same man for his work in bomb disposal, a Patek Philippe pocket watch of great value and a collection of work by E.H.Shepard, the illustrator of Winnie the Pooh. Michael Aspel is intrigued to open a WW1 pigeon post message container thought to contain an important message. [28 minutes]

  • Sherborne (Part 2 of 2) (#2521)

    Today's Roadshow comes from Sherborne. [28 minutes]

  • Dunrobin Castle (#2522)

    Today's Roadshow comes from County Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands. Michael is making the journey by train because the venue, Dunrobin Castle, has its very own railway station. [28 minutes]

  • Dunrobin Castle Special (#2523)

    Michael Aspel returns to Dunrobin in the Highlands for a look inside the Castle in the company of Lars Tharp. And there's a selection of unseen treasures from other Roadshows including fine jewellery, silver, and porcelain, a Russian egg not as old as it looks and a collection of Star Wars memorabilia. [28 minutes]

  • Renishaw Hall (Part 1 of 2) (#2524)

    Michael says that the Antiques Roadshow has come to the geographical centre of the United Kingdom. Renishaw Hall is midway between Sheffield and chesterfield in Derbyshire and is the home of the Sitwell family. [28 minutes]

  • Renishaw Hall (2) (#2525)

    Set in the gardens of Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire, home of the Sitwell family, Michael Aspel and the experts find a fine collection of swords, a pigeon racing clock, a patchwork quilt and a valuable painting of a lion . [28 minutes]

  • Sudeley Castle (#2601)

    Michael Aspel introduces the first Roadshow in Series 26 from the gardens of Sudeley Castle near Winchcombe in Gloucestershire. He arrives in the Citroen that is featured in the opening titles with the grandfather clock still sticking up through its roof. [29 minutes]

  • Bala (#2602)

    This week Michael is on the doorstep of Snowdonia, a land of mountains and myths, romance and railways, shimmering lakes and wild, wild water. [29 minutes]

  • Burton Upon Trent (#2603)

    Michael Aspel introduces the Roadshow from Burton upon Trent where the extremely hard water is perfect for brewing. One in 8 of the pints drunk in Britain is brewed in Burton. He plays - or pretends to play - the Wurlitzer in the Town Hall. [28 minutes]

  • Redruth (#2604)

    The Roadshow comes from Redruth, once the tin and copper mining capital of Cornwall. Michael Aspel visits the house where William Murdoch invented gas lighting. The Roadshow took place in the Carnbrea Leisure Centre. [29 minutes]

  • Falmouth Special (#2605)

    Michael introduces the programme from Cornwall, a county where nowhere is more than 16 miles from the sea. He is sailing in the world d largest natural harbour - a place that was once quaintly called Pennycomequick and is now better known as Falmouth. Michael is aboard Suhaili, a world-famous boat belonging to a man who has sailed these waters before... [27 minutes]

  • Dumfries (#2606)

    Today's Roadshow venue is the Dumfries Ice Bowl, normally the setting for ice skating and bowls championships. [28 minutes]

  • Cressing Temple Barns (#2607)

    The Roadshow caravan has gone to Essex with its undulating landscape and rich soil, ideal for farming. All around Cressing Temple there are poignant reminders of the way things were, when the horse, the plough and the wagon reigned supreme. [29 minutes]

  • Chichester (#2608)

    Welcome viewers back to Chichester Cathedral, a venue for a very successful Roadshow in our silver aniversary series last year. Then, the people of West Sussex brought in so many interesting things that we have enough left over to make another program. [28 minutes]

  • Kendal (#2609)

    Michael Aspel introduces the programme walking the Lakeland fells eating some Kendal Mint Cake. Kendal Castle was the birthplace of Katherine Parr - Henry VIII's lucky sixth wife and we have views of the Castle and surroundings. Kendal Museum holds a number of artifacts belonging to the late hill walker and writer Alfred Wainwright who was also honorary curator of the museum for many years. Items include his old office desk, trademark pipe and well darned socks. [29 minutes]

  • Dyrham Park (#2610)

    Michael introduces the programme explaining that Dyrham in old English means a valley frequented by deer. The house here is known as Dyrham Park and was in the Wynter family for many generations. Eventually in run down condition it was left to Harriet Wynter who married a civil servant called William Blathwayt. As his income rose, Blathwayt set about remodelling the Elizabethan manor house into the house we see today [29 minutes]

  • Dyrham Park Special (#2611)

    Michael introduces the programme - a return visit to Dyrham Park, home of William Blathwayt, Secretary of War for James II and acting Secretary of State for William of Orange, a post he held not least because he spoke the Dutch language. He admired Dutch taste and filled his house with Dutch painting and ceramics. Michael will be talking about these with Lars Tharp during the programme. But first a selection of items from previous programmes that have not been seen before. [29 minutes]

  • Boston (#2612)

    Michael Aspel introduces us to Boston no, not Boston, Massachusetts, but the original authentic prototype Boston, Lincolnshire. The Domesday Book barely mentions the tinyhamlet which was to become Boston, its name taken from a 6th century missionary, St. Botolph. [30 minutes]

  • Clitheroe (#2613)

    second programme from Clitheroe starts on the wall of the Castle Keep. From there Michael muses on the various myths and legends surrounding the oldest borough in the land. In Clitheroe the old industries of clog making and cotton milling are barely remembered but there is one important employer left - the local quarry. [28 minutes]

  • Abergavenny (#2614)

    Today the Roadshow is in the foothills of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons, where ancient castles and Abbeys dot the landscape, and where a once thriving colliery now lives on as a museum. The Roadshow is in Abergavenny, the gateway to Wales. [29 minutes]

  • Mount Stewart (Part 1 of 2) (#2615)

    This week the Roadshow crosses the Irish Sea to County Down, 15 miles from Belfast. Here the Ards peninsular separates the Irish Sea from Strangford Lough, a tidal inlet teeming with wildlife. The stunning gardens at Mount Stewart were designed about 80 years ago by Edith, wife of the 7th Marquis. [28 minutes]

  • Mount Stewart (Part 2 of 2) (#2616)

    Michael is back in County Down for the second programme from Mount Stewart, the magnificent home of the Londonderry family which is now managed by the National Trust. [29 minutes]

  • Woburn Abbey (#2617)

    Michael introduces the programme from Woburn Abbey and begins with a tour of the grounds. In the house he describes its history and connection with the family of the Russell's who have owned the property for 500 years. Michael reflects on the some of the main characters and builders who have shaped the Abbey and on how parts of the building have gone into decline. The Abbey has had to reinvent itself to create income to combat death duties and offset the enormous maintenance bill such a large house inevitably makes. [29 minutes]

  • Woburn Abbey Special (#2618)

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  • Scarborough (#2619)

    Michael introduces the programme from Scarborough pointing out the hotel on the seafront, the spa and its sun terrace, majestic ironwork bridges, the sedate cliff trams which have been running since 1875 and the grandiose local museum. This north Yorkshire landscape is also known as the Jurassic coast, and many rocks hide the remains of dinosaurs. [28 minutes]

  • St. Ives 2 (#2620)

    Michael takes a return trip to St. Ives, but there's not a cream tea or a Barbara Hepworth sculpture in sight. This is St Ives in Cambridgeshire. Lapped by the Great River Ouse and blessed by the rich black soil of the Great Fen. It was wool, and then cattle, that made the town's fortune. On market days no less than 70 pubs quenched the thirst of the local farmers. [27 minutes]

  • Royal Hospital Haslar (#2621)

    Michael introduces the programme with ariel views of the Gosport Peninsula. He also describes the building of the Royal Hospital Haslar by architect, Theodore Jacobsen. Scottish physician James Lind was one of the first to be in charge at Haslar - known as the 'Father of Nautical Medicine' it was he who pioneered citrus juice as a treatment for scurvy. [27 minutes]

  • Wigan (#2622)

    Michael introduces the programme by the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Wigan Pier and says 'Fancy a spot of rugby, a stroll on the pier, or just a nice plate of beans? You've come to the right place.' This is Wigan, Lancashire. Behind him is Trencherfield Mill - a reminder of Wigan's heritage in the cotton industry. It was here in 1848 that chemist Thomas Beecham first unleashed his legendary weapon against the common cold. [29 minutes]

  • London to Brighton Special (#2623)

    Michael introduces this special Roadshow from a very wet dawn in Hyde Park in London where more than 400 puffing and spluttering veteran cars are about to start the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Hilary is about to do her 5th or 6th run and will stop off half way at Crawley to value some motoring memorabilia. [29 minutes]

  • Wisley (Part 1 of 2) (#2624)

    Michael Aspel introduces the first of two Roadshows from the Royal Horticultural Society's gardens at Wisley in Surrey. The gardens were given to the Society in 1903 and one hundred years later in 2003 attracted 650,000 visitors. Horticulture students feed and tend the traditional borders but there are also beds that are left to fend for themselves without manuring or weeding. There are sub-tropical plants in the walled garden and ten model gardens with lots of ideas for the small domestic plot. [29 minutes]

  • Wisley (Part 2 of 2) (#2625)

    Michael introduces the second Roadshow to come from the Royal Horticultural Gardens at Wisley in Surrey and shows us the gardens, the laboratories, the insect collection and the room where seeds are sorted and dispatched to 'eager customers.' [30 minutes]

  • Portmeirion (#2701)

    The first in a new series. Michael Aspel and the team of experts head for 'The Village' of Portmeirion in North Wales. Amongst the treasures brought to light are some of the most intricate mosaics to be seen on the Roadshow, items made by prisoners of war as gifts of thanks to local people and a penknife valued at ntender vying for the title of 'Champion Collector of the UK'. (382) [29 minutes]

  • Haltwhistle (#2702)

    Michael Aspel and the team head for Hadrians Wall, stopping off at the town of Haltwhistle in Northumberland. Amongst the discoveries made are a haul of original fittings from the Titanics sister ship, the Olympic. A roman coin found by a workman whilst re-building a section of Hadrians Wall. And a letter from Tolkein disclosing his thinking behind writing 'The Lord of the Rings'. We also meet the woman with the largest collection of royal memorabilia in the land. (383) [29 minutes]

  • Hastings (#2703)

    Michael Aspel and the team head for Hastings where amongst the treasures uncovered are a Meissan pot valued at Augustus John valued between k in to a chest containing a wedding gift given in the 1920's which has remained never been opened. Plus, we meet our next contender vying for the title of 'Champion Collector', a man with a serious addiction for Punch & Judy. (384) [29 minutes]

  • Witley Court (#2704)

    The team visits Witley Court in Worcestershire where they discover more intriguing finds, including a complete cast of an early puppet theatre discovered in a loft, a Worcester plate made as a royal gift valued at Staffordshire slipware, similar to the famous 'Ozzie the Owl', and valued even more highly. (385) [30 minutes]

  • Rotherham (#2705)

    Michael Aspel and the team head for the Magna Centre in Rotherham. Amongst the items brought to light are a rare clock given as a gift by Queen Victoria, a stash of silver 'found under Aunties bed' valued at over one of the largest pieces ever to be brought in to a Roadshow. (386) [29 minutes]

  • National Archives Special (#2706)

    A special edition of the programme finds Michael Aspel at the centre for the National Archives at Kew where he explores priceless documents ranging from the Domesday book to the SOS telegramsent from the Titanic. Amongst the items seen by the experts we discover a picture made out of human hair, an enormous Mahogany coffer given as a gift by King James 1st now valued up to rk of the suffragettes. (387) [29 minutes]

  • Hampton Court (Part 1 of 2) (#2707)

    Michael Aspel and the team head for Hampton Court uncovering more treasures. Amongst the valuables coming to light are a bronze produced by Rodin, one of the earliest long case clocks to be seen on the Roadshow and an early sketch by abstract artist Mondrain valued between ,000. (388) [29 minutes]

  • Hampton Court (Part 2 of 2) (#2708)

    A second visit to Hampton Court brings more fascinating finds for the team of experts. Amongst the items under scrutiny are a rare coral bracelet valued at he Roadshow, a dress by Vivienne Westwood and a pendant shaped like a pig carried up and down Everest 3 times by famous mountaineers.(389) [29 minutes]

  • Hornsea (#2709)

    The team head for Hornsea on the Yorkshire coast. Amongst the items brought to light today are a chastity belt dug up on a farm, an 1875 sewing machine still in use today, a haul of Beatles memorabiliaand Michael Aspel meets a man who's lovingly preserved over 40 models of Humber cars, including a model owned by Edward and Mrs Simpson. (390) [30 minutes]

  • Dyrham Park (Part 2 of 2) (#2710)

    Michael Aspel and the team return to Dyrham Park in Gloucestershire and amongst the finds are an 18th century embroidered court dress worth 10,000, a rare and valuable silver beaker and a brooch given by the Queen Mother to her Head Chef in 1937. (391) [29 minutes]

  • Edinburgh (#2711)

    It's almost 20 years since the team visited Edinburgh. Michael Aspel hosts a long overdue visit to the Scottish capital where, amongst the treasures brought to light, we find an ornate Russian cigarette case valued at ozen types of torture and a lock of Beethoven's hair presented as a memento at the composers funeral. (392) [29 minutes]

  • Willon House (#2712)

    Michael Aspel and the team visit Wilton House near Salisbury where a rich hoard of treasures and curiosities are brought to light. Included in the day's finds are a hoard of 200 typewriters, a suffragette doll dressed in clothes cut down from women protestors prison uniforms, a ring once worn by the daughter of Charles 1st, Princess Elizabeth, in 1635, and an ornate table, transported in the back of a horsebox, valued at [26 minutes]

  • Cardiff (#2713)

    Michael Aspel and the team head for Cardiff. Amongst the treasures they discover a painting bought at a bootsale for 10p now valued at -down from the attic delights its owner when valued at up to 94) [27 minutes]

  • Cardiff Castles Special (#2714)

    Michael Aspel introduces a special edition from the lavishly decorated interior of Cardiff Castle.Amongst the items featured are an African witch doctor's ceremonial stick, a school boys exercise book from 1745 and a Scandanavian drinking tankard valued at [29 minutes]

  • Kings College (Part 1 of 2) (#2715)

    Michael Aspel and the team visit King's college, Cambridge and amongst the intriguing finds are a letter from Florence Nightingale, the racing silk of a famous jockey, a collection of old wedding photographs and an art deco diamond brooch found in wartime London. (396) [28 minutes]

  • Kings College (Part 2 of 2) (#2716)

    A return visit finds MA and the experts at Kings College, Cambridge. Amongst the finds are a machine gun from World War One, a papal portrait rescued from the bottom of a river and a set of rare maps recording the early settlement of America valued at [27 minutes]

  • Tyntesfield (#2717)

    The Roadshow team set up camp at the Victorian timecapsule, Tyntesfield House near Bristol. Amongst the treasures brought to light are an elegant grape holder made from silver, a cabinet of rare microscope slides and a ruby and diamond brooch valuedat l meets a devoted collector with over 150,000 buttons. (398) [29 minutes]

  • Stornoway (#2718)

    For the first time the Roadshow visits the Outer Hebrides as Michael spel and the team head for Stornoway on the island of Lewis. Among the items brought to light are some gruesome early medical instruments, a table made from wood salvaged off a shipwreck and a modern painting that was bought for a song. [27 minutes]

  • Manchester - Victoria Baths (#2719)

    Michael Aspel and the team visit the winner of the first BBC series of Restoration, Victoria Baths in Manchester. Among the treasures brought to light are an art deco cigarette case bought at a boot sale is valued at ailment by electric charge, and an ornate pedestal abandoned for years in a garage is valued at [29 minutes]

  • Hms Victory Special (#2720)

    A special edition marking 2005 as the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. Michael Aspel visits HMS Victory from which Nelson won our greatest maritime battle, yet lost his life. Amongst the items brought to light from recent Roadshows include ornately 'Scrimshaw' decorated Ostrich eggs carved by a member of Nelson's crew and a box made from debris taken from HMS Victory following the great battle. (401) [27 minutes]

  • Abergavenny (#2721)

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  • Ipswich (#2722)

    Michael Aspel and the team visit Ipswich. Amongst the items brought to light are a collection of pre-historic spear heads, an early American flag, a silver tankard valued at n by Napoleon. Plus, the latest in our quest to find the UK's champion collector finds a man with 5,000 Dinky toys (403) [29 minutes]

  • Dartington Hall (Part 1 of 2) (#2723)

    Michael Aspel and the team visit Dartington Hall near Totnes in Devon. Amongst the items brought to light are a set of royal cufflinks, a letter from Admiral Nelson and a valuable collection of silver that surprised parishioners when found in the back of a village church's safe. (404) [30 minutes]

  • Dartington Hall (Part 2 of 2) (#2724)

    A second visit to Dartington in Devon finds Michael Aspel and the team with another busy day of finds. Objects under scrutiny include a French cabinet with royal connections, a collection of personal letters and artwork produced by flamboyant eccentric Quentin Crisp, and a very rare toy rabbit valued at £10,000. (405) [28 minutes]

  • Retrospective Special (#2725)

    Ever wondered what happened once the Antiques Roadshow rolled out of town? In this special edition, Michael Aspel looks back on the last series and traces what happened to some of the star items discovered in the last 6 months. Did the man with a rare Staffordshire pot sell it when he heard it was worth £50,000? Have owners grown to love items normally banished to the attic after hearing the Roadshow experts excitement? Plus, a preview of a new sister programme from the makers of the Antiques Roadshow. [29 minutes]

  • Beverley Minster (#3301)

    The first in a brand new series finds Fiona Bruce and the team of experts at 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 turns out to be a former rally winner once driven by Stirling Moss. [28 minutes]

  • Beverley Minister 2 (#3302)

    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 and 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. [28 minutes]

  • Somerleyton (#3303)

    The team head east for a busy day in Suffolk at Somerleyton Hall near Lowestoft. As ever, there's a fascinating array of objects and stories under scrutiny, including a picture painted by a suffragette artist who had arsonist tendancies, a bracelet given to Queen Victoria by Albert on the birth of Princess Louise in 1848, and a tantalising box of paints claims to have been once owned by John Constable. Find out what the experts think as they start to unravel the mysteries. [28 minutes]

  • Swindon 1 (#3304)

    Fiona Bruce and the team continue their tour in search of treasures. This week they disembark at the Steam Museum in Swindon where objects attracting the expert eye 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 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 1960's. [28 minutes]

  • Brighton College 1 (#3305)

    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 program, plus a small silver box gifted by President John F Kennedy to a family shortly before his tragic death. [28 minutes]

  • Brighton College 2 (#3306)

    A return visit to Brighton College where many hundreds gathered to welcome Fiona Bruce and the team of experts recently. Amongst 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. [28 minutes]

  • Hopetoun House 2 (#3307)

    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. [28 minutes]

  • British Museum 1 (#3308)

    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 recent 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 thought to have witnessed the Battle of Trafalgar, a dandy's outfit from the early 18th century, and we meet an 8 year old boy whose personal collection includes an MBE. [28 minutes]

  • Tatton Park 1 (#3309)

    One of the rarest 18th century pieces of Royal Worcester turns up at Tatton Park in Cheshire. [28 minutes]

  • Tatton Park 2 (#3310)

    A silver inkstand reputed to be given to Admiral Nelson by Lady Emma Hamilton in 1805 is uncovered. [28 minutes]

  • Hatfield 1 (#3311)

    Dolls house furniture made out of World War I shell cases and more great items excite the experts. [28 minutes]

  • Chatsworth 1 (#3312)

    A rare boxing tile and an Egyptian head found buried in a Derby garden are among the great finds. [28 minutes]

  • Chatsworth 2 (#3313)

    A painting thought to be by Constable and lost designs for jewellery made by Cartier are featured. [28 minutes]

  • Blair Castle 1 (#3314)

    Treasures include a chair once used by Einstein and a rare and valuable watch with no hands. [28 minutes]

  • Hampton Court Castle 1 (#3315)

    A painting thought to be by Constable and lost designs for jewellery made by Cartier are uncovered. [28 minutes]

  • Dartmouth 1 (#3316)

    Objects exciting the experts include a relic from HMS Victory and a large piece made by Faberge. [28 minutes]

  • Dartmouth 2 (#3317)

    Highlights include a collection of 18th century miniatures and a precious Chinese glass vase. [28 minutes]

  • Saltaire 1 (#3318)

    Family treasures include pieces purporting to be have been owned by Napoleon and a doodle by Lowry. [28 minutes]

  • Saltaire 2 (#3319)

    Great finds include a lace fragment believed to be part of a dress worn by Mary, Queen of Scots. [28 minutes]

  • St Fagans (#3320)

    A collection of early dog collars and a doll gifted by Queen Mary catch the eye of the specialists. [28 minutes]

  • British Museum 2 (#3321)

    Dozens of historic finds dug up by mudlarkers working on the banks of the Thames are examined. [28 minutes]

  • Swindon 2 (#3322)

    Fascinating finds include locomotive signs found dumped in a skip and a doll dating back to 1740. [28 minutes]

  • Hatfield 2 (#3323)

    A portrait painted by a mouth artist and a life size stuffed Lion made famous on TV are discovered. [28 minutes]

  • Winchester 1 (#3324)

    A relic from the Charge Of The Light Brigade and painting of an Elizabethan family are discovered. [28 minutes]

  • Winchester 2 (#3325)

    A nineteenth century recipe book from Jane Austen's household and a Victorian brooch are showcased. [28 minutes]

  • Hutton in the Forest (#3326)

    Treasures include a valuable painting and a watch that reveals a fact about life in POW camps. [28 minutes]

  • Hampton Court Castle 2 (#3327)

    The experts find an important record of the days of early photography and a collection of jade. [28 minutes]

  • Retrospective 1 (#3328)

    Fiona Bruce reflects on a remarkable series of finds and updates the most talked about items. [28 minutes]

  • Retrospective 2 (#3329)

    Pieces under scrutiny include a valuable painting, a book of Police records and a Faberge egg. [28 minutes]

  • Blair Castle 2 (#3330)

    [28 minutes]

  • Manchester 1 (#3401)

    [28 minutes]

  • Charlecote Park (#3402)

    [27 minutes]

  • Lulworth Castle 1 (#3403)

    [28 minutes]

  • Hever Castle 1 (#3404)

    [28 minutes]

  • Hever Castle 2 (#3405)

    [27 minutes]

  • Birmingham 1 (#3406)

    [28 minutes]

  • Abersytwyth (#3407)

    [28 minutes]

  • Remembrance Special (#3408)

    [28 minutes]

  • Seaton Deaval 1 (#3409)

    [28 minutes]

  • Castle Coole (#3410)

    [27 minutes]

  • Layer Marney 1 (#3411)

    [28 minutes]

  • Layer Marney 2 (#3412)

    [27 minutes]

  • Series Retrospective (#3413)

    [27 minutes]

  • Hartland Abbey 1 (#3414)

    [28 minutes]

  • Hartland Abbey 2 (#3415)

    [28 minutes]

  • St Andrews 1 (#3416)

    [27 minutes]

  • Lulworth Castle 2 (#3417)

    [28 minutes]

  • Weald & Downland 1 (#3418)

    [27 minutes]

  • Yorkshire Museum 1 (#3419)

    [28 minutes]

  • Yorkshire Museum 2 (#3420)

    [28 minutes]

  • Wimbeldon 1 (#3421)

    [28 minutes]

  • Wimbeldon 2 (#3422)

    [28 minutes]

  • Manchester 2 (#3423)

    [28 minutes]

  • Birmingham 2 (#3424)

    [27 minutes]

  • Seaton Deaval 2 (#3425)

    [27 minutes]

  • Weald & Downland 2 (#3426)

    [28 minutes]

  • Polesden Lacey 1 (#3601)

    [28 minutes]

  • Wightwick 2 (#3602)

    [28 minutes]

  • Eastbourne Bandstand 1 (#3603)

    [28 minutes]

  • Eastbourne Bandstand 2 (#3604)

    [28 minutes]

  • Fountains Abbey 2 (#3605)

    [28 minutes]

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