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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: World War I Special

Fiona Bruce with contributors at the Warloy-Baillon Cemetary in the Somme, France.
Courtesy of Olwen Gillespie © BBC 2014
Fiona Bruce with contributors at the Warloy-Baillon Cemetary in the Somme, France.

Airs Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

The UK version of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW returns as presenter Fiona Bruce and the team are back on the trail of the nation’s hidden treasures, visiting more of Britain’s most sumptuous and unusual locations.

Season 36 also introduces a new play-along feature – The Rogues Gallery, where viewers get the chance to see whether they can spot a fake among real treasures.

This episode is the first of two specials marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War I.

Fiona Bruce travels with a small group of experts and visitors to the poignant Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme to hear family stories linked to the conflict.

Among the accounts and objects featured are pictures of horses sent to war painted by a doctor serving on the frontline; bronze sculptures of troops modeled from trench clay; a trunk of poignant fragments representing the life and death of a German soldier; and objects from one of the first women to treat wounded soldiers evacuated from battle.

Fiona Bruce also meets a 101-year-old lady who recalls hiding under school desks as a child during one of the first bombing raids on Britain.

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CREDITS:

A BBC production. Producer: Michele Burgess. Series Editor: Simon Shaw (PRICELESS ANTIQUES ROADSHOW). Presenter: Fiona Bruce (THE QUEEN’S PALACES)

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