Antiques Roadshow experts examine and value antiques and collectables.
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Fiona Bruce and the team head to the historic Buckfast Abbey in Devon, currently commemorating 1,000 years of worship on the site. On a perfect summer's day, the grounds of the abbey are packed with visitors bearing their treasures. Silver specialist Alastair Dickenson is impressed by a tankard dating back to 1703, while Adam Schoon shows how a hidden lock in a 1640s iron chest would have deterred thieves.Collectibles come in all shapes and sizes as Lisa Lloyd finds out when valuing some London street signs alongside a Biba frock. And militaria specialist Mark Smith is wowed by a piece of shrapnel from the battleship Bismarck.
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This week, the Roadshow comes from Cromer seafront in Norfolk. As visitors crowd the promenade and the pier, the experts uncover some real treasures. Jewellery specialist, Geoffrey Munn is thrilled by two pieces of exquisite Italian design while a Chinese vase bought from a London market turns out to be a very special find. Silver specialist, Alastair Dickenson is stunned to be presented with a goblet that survived the Great Fire of London in perfect condition while Philip Mould faces a regular Roadshow conundrum when he comes across a pencil sketch purported to be by the artist L.S. Lowry and has to decide whether it's a fake or the real deal.
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Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire and its beautiful gardens host a Roadshow with a distinctly Scottish flavour, with signed Harry Potter books and ornate silver from Iona. But there are also treasures from around the world, including a German art deco figurine, an intricate Italian bracelet and a unique Brooklyn Dodgers baseball with a value as extraordinary as its story.
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Fiona Bruce and the team are at Erddig, north Wales, for this week's Roadshow. On a scorching hot day, the crowds come out, bringing with them items including a dazzling emerald and diamond ring worn by the owner's grandmother on the Titanic, a Welsh love spoon carved in 1859 by a young man for his sweetheart and an avid fan's collection of James Bond props. Plus Fiona hosts a 'basic, better, best' guessing game. This time, the challenge is to put some silver candlesticks in order of value.
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The Roadshow is in the elegant surroundings of Eltham Palace in south London. Once the boyhood home of Henry VIII, it was extended in the 1930's by the textile magnates Stephen and Virginia Courtauld to include a striking art deco mansion. Amongst a day of extraordinary valuations, Phillip Mould finds two unknown paintings by Diego Rivera, the Marxist champion of Mexican working class culture in the 1960's. Hilary Kay is delighted to discover a collection of Gerry Anderson puppets, from Lady Penelope to Captain Scarlett, while Ronnie Archer-Morgan enthuses over a well preserved mammoth tooth. Books specialist Justin Croft discovers intriguing letters written by an army officer captured by the IRA in the 1920's while an original newspaper printing plate rescued from Fleet Street tells the story of the first moon landings.
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Tonight Fiona and the team make a return visit to the historic Abbey Pumping Station in Leicester, now the city's Museum of Technology. Complete with four working beam engines, it's a fine example of Victorian engineering. Expert Ronnie Archer-Morgan swoons over some 1960s steel sculptures, books specialist Rupert Powell meets playwright Joe Orton's sister, who brings in the typewriter on which he wrote some of his most important scripts, and Amin Jaffer discovers a valuable collection of exotic metal boxes - they look like snuff boxes, but their actual purpose is much more intriguing.
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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.