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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Saltaire

David Battie values the oldest bronze ever seen on the ROADSHOW.
Courtesy of Olwen Gillespie/© BBC 2011
David Battie values the oldest bronze ever seen on the ROADSHOW.

Airs Monday, May 12, 2014 at 10:30 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.

Deborah Lambert examines a desk with connections to Napoleon.
Courtesy of Olwen Gillespie/© BBC 2011
Deborah Lambert examines a desk with connections to Napoleon.
Will Farmer examines some Clarice Cliff teddy bear bookends.
Courtesy of Olwen Gillespie/© BBC 2011
Will Farmer examines some Clarice Cliff teddy bear bookends.

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.

"Saltaire" - Fiona Bruce and the team head to Yorkshire where a packed house awaits at Saltaire's Victoria Hall.

Amongst the family treasures attracting the specialists' attention are a doodle by Lowry worth a small fortune, two pieces purporting to be have been owned by Napoleon, and the oldest bronze seen in all 33 years of the show.

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

A BBC production 2011

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