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Antiques Roadshow: Tatton Park 2

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

Above: Alastair Dickenson examines a silver inkstand that might have been a gift to Admiral Nelson by his lover Lady Emma Hamilton in 1805.

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 2011

A City of London tipstaff attracts Alastair Dickenson.

Courtesy of Olwen Gillespie/© BBC 2011

Andy McConnell examines a Galle glass bowl found in a junk shop.

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.

"Tatton Park" - Fiona Bruce and the experts pay a return visit to Tatton Park in Cheshire. They uncover more objects and stories rich in history, including a silver inkstand reputed to be given to Admiral Nelson by his lover Lady Emma Hamilton in 1805, and an oak coffer that arrives via an unusual mode of transport. Plus, John Benjamin finds an unlikely looking gem lurking within a box of costume jewelry.

Visit the program website to view photo galleries of antiques, and learn more about the appraisers. Tatton Park is on Facebook.

A BBC production 2011

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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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