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Antiques Roadshow: Swindon

Airs Monday, January 13, 2014 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW presenter Fiona Bruce at the Steam Museum, Swindon.

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

Furniture specialist Christopher Payne examines a table.

Courtesy of Olwen Gillespie/© BBC 2010

Paintings specialist Dendy Easton examines two pictures.

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.

"Swindon" - 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 1960s.

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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