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Antiques Roadshow: Somerleyton

Airs Monday, January 13, 2014 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW presenter Fiona Bruce at Somerleyton Hall.

A national and international treasure, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW (UK Version) has been thrilling the public for more than 30 years, attracting large crowds intent on finding out what their possessions are worth. This time around, the team of specialists encounter objects from all over the world.

Courtesy of Olwen Gillespie/© BBC 2010

Paintings specialist Rupert Maas examines a portrait.

Courtesy of Olwen Gillespie/© BBC 2010

Specialist Paul Viney examines a painting box which might have belonged to John Constable.

With its fascinating tales and air of anticipation as owners and viewers wait to hear whether a piece is about to be revealed as a priceless find, it's easy to see why the series was BBC One's highest rating factual series for 2010. The program is hosted by Fiona Bruce, produced by Michele Burgess and the series editor is Simon Shaw.

"Somerleyton" - 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 tendencies; a bracelet given to Queen Victoria by Albert on the birth of Princess Louise in 1848; and a tantalizing 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.

Visit the program website to view photo galleries of antiques, and learn more about the appraisers.

A BBC production 2010

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Antiques Roadshow's Highest Valuation Ever - BBC One

Above: At the Sage Gateshead, an item is awarded the highest valuation ever seen on the program.

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