ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Somerleyton
Airs Monday, January 13, 2014 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, January 10, 2014
Credit: Courtesy of Olwen Gillespie/© BBC 2010
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.
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.
A BBC production 2010
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