Antiques Roadshow experts examine and value antiques and collectables.
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Stormont 2 40x24
Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team are in Northern Ireland's capital city, Belfast. They settle into a prime location at the magnificent Parliament Buildings on the Stormont Estate, which has played a huge role in Northern Ireland's political history.In this episode an unloved muffin dish holds a surprise, while Justin Croft spots an unread copy of Ulysses by James Joyce. John Foster delves underground into Belfast's 18th-century water system with an old wooden water pipe, and Adam Schoon meets a man with a phenomenal George Best collection.
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Fiona and the team head to Leicester's Museum of Technology, housed in a Victorian sewage pumping station. The Abbey Pumping Station, complete with four working beam engines, provides a unique backdrop for the show.On a busy day of valuations, Mark Hill casts his expert eye over an abandoned sculpture which looks strangely familiar, could it be a lost masterpiece?Richard Price values a clock powered by gravity and John Axford explains how a tiny frog can have a big price tag.
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Fiona Bruce and the team return to Helmingham Hall in Suffolk, home to the Tollemache family for 500 years, where treasures include a dazzling sapphire ring, a Girl Guide sketch by Robert Baden-Powell and an important collection of Native American artefacts. Glass expert Andy McConnell challenges the owner of a fine collection of mid-18th-century drinking glasses to identify the lone fake, while an intricate model of a butcher's shop intrigues Fergus Gambon.Fiona introduces Lady Tollemache to a visitor from Liverpool who has discovered a long-lost collection of poems about Helmingham Hall in a car boot sale, and miscellaneous specialist Marc Allum is stunned by a collection of Native American clothing and equipment, assembled by an intrepid ancestor who befriended tribes while working on the railways in the Rockie Mountains in the 1890s.
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Fiona Bruce and the team visit Trelissick House and gardens in Cornwall, where the locals have dived into skips and cleared out their attics to bring along treasures in all shapes and sizes. There is a giant chair and an escape pod from a Vulcan bomber, while at the other end of the scale there is a miniature sewing kit and a gold snuff box with links to DH Lawrence.
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Fiona Bruce and the team set up camp outside the iconic Parliament Building in Belfast, home to the Northern Ireland Assembly.Items featured include the walking stick of Lord Haw-Haw, the traitor executed for helping the Nazis during the Second World War while John Baddeley takes a look at some diving gear associated with the Titanic.Can Fiona determine the changing fortunes of three books from literary masters?Richard Price takes time out to indulge in his passion for anything Antarctic. What will he make of a first-hand account of Shackleton's expedition aboard the Endurance in 1914?
Cardiff Castle 2 40x19
Fiona Bruce and the team continue to scour the country in pursuit of hidden treasures, returning to Cardiff Castle in the Welsh capital. In this Victorian gothic setting, silver-specialist Gordon Foster is fascinated by an elaborately-decorated Indian flask, while John Benjamin reveals that what was thought to be costume jewellery is actually the real thing. Fiona is on the hunt for a lost 1933 penny worth a small fortune and Henry Sandon gets his hands on a piece of rare porcelain which he has been waiting 40 years to see. In Cardiff his dream comes true and he sets pulses racing with the valuation.
Minehead Railway Station 2 40x18
Fiona Bruce and the team visit Minehead Railway Station, where spirits are high despite the weather. As the sun breaks through, the treasures begin to arrive, including a chair said to have belonged to Henry VIII and a Butlins dance trophy. The day produces some eclectic finds - a 19th-century washing machine, a historic wedding dress worn by seven brides and counting, and an exquisite miniature of Napoleon which is guaranteed to create a bidding war among collectors.
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Fiona Bruce and the team visit the iconic castle of the Welsh capital city of Cardiff. The castle grounds provide the perfect setting for a journey into the past, with treasures ranging from a simple pottery jug given as a love token, to an early Hockney print found in a junk shop. But the star of the day must be an early draft score of Elgar's Enigma Variations, signed by the composer.
Floors Castle 2 40x16
Antiques Roadshow, hosted by Fiona Bruce, returns to Floors Castle in south east Scotland, home of the Duke of Roxburghe. The visitors flock to the beautiful grounds on a glorious summer's day, bringing treasures from home and away. A silver box commemorating Robert Burns and a watercolour of Bonnie Prince Charlie represent the best of Scottish antiques, while hand-painted ceramic tiles from Persia, a Nile travel guide and an 18th century travel clock take the programme around the world.The estate lands of Floors Castle encircle the border town of Kelso, while the house, built in the 1720's and enhanced with turrets and battlements in the 19th century, is the perfect backdrop. Fiona meets the visitors and is taken aback by a solid gold denture plate found by a detectorist. The other half is still to be found.It's a day of surprises for the experts too - two 3D pictures of birds punch above their weight, a breath-taking diamond and pearl pendant from Canada sparkles in the sunshine, while a jade figurine from Beijing may not be quite what it seems. But it's a marble carving of a baby which is the hit of the day for Marc Allum, whilst a fragile cup and saucer, which have survived unscathed since the 18th century, are a very rare find indeed.
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Fiona Bruce and the team are at Queen Victoria's favourite seaside residence, Osborne on the Isle of Wight. As the experts set up their tables overlooking the grand gardens with views of the Solent, visitors bring along treasures including some ordinary looking cutlery with a special mark. Other surprises include a globe-trotting trunk, a chair with a moving story behind it and a beautiful Japanese jar found in a water tank. Hilary Kay learns, thanks to a little locket, that not everyone has heard of The Beatles, while Geoffrey Munn unlocks the secret code on a Russian brooch.
Newcastle Civic Centre 1 40x14
Fiona Bruce and the team are at Newcastle's 1960s Civic Centre - an iconic building where everything from the modernist architecture, public art, carpets to the chandeliers was conceived by one man. Art specialist Frances Christie discovers a painting by a local coal miner, Norman Cornish, who packed in his job down the pit to become a respected professional artist. Paul Atterbury values a vast collection of design plans for RMS Mauretania that were saved from the skip. While militaria specialist Bill Harriman values what he calls 'the finest crossbow I have ever seen in all of my years on the Roadshow'.