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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Dartmouth 2

Presenter Fiona Bruce closes the program with a copper pump that used to dispense rum.
Courtesy of Olwen Gillespie/© BBC 2011
Presenter Fiona Bruce closes the program with a copper pump that used to dispense rum.

Airs Monday, May 12, 2014 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

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.

Lennox Cato examines a tarred and painted sailor’s coffer.
Courtesy of Olwen Gillespie/© BBC 2011
Lennox Cato examines a tarred and painted sailor’s coffer.
Rupert Maas is impressed by a large painting of a fishmongers.
Courtesy of Olwen Gillespie/© BBC 2011
Rupert Maas is impressed by a large painting of a fishmongers.

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.

"Dartmouth 2" - Fiona Bruce returns with the specialists for a second visit to the Devon coast home of the cadets of the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.

Amongst the pieces under scrutiny by the team of experts are an exquisite collection of eighteenth century miniatures, the effects of a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and a precious Chinese glass vase is given a surprise valuation despite having just been dropped on the floor.

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

A BBC production 2011

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