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Antiques Roadshow

  • 2016
  • Season 39
  • 28 episodes
  • Lifestyle
  • Documentary and factual

Summary

Experts invite members of the public to bring along their antiques for examination. Hosted by Fiona Bruce.

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Episode 10: Golden Age of Travel Special

Summary

Fiona Bruce presents a special episode from on board the Flying Scotsman during its journey across Cumbria and Yorkshire, with passengers sharing family stories from the early history of long-distance travel. Artefacts brought on board to be valued include a porthole from the wreck of ocean liner RMS Lusitania, designer cutlery from Concorde, and an iron bar that was once part of the famous train.

Review

Unabashed nostalgia all the way, as the Antiques Roadshow relives the golden age of travel. Fiona Bruce and selected experts climb aboard a train pulled by the Flying Scotsman, no less, where they’re joined by viewers with some fabulous air, rail and sea memorabilia.

“It’s like holding the relic of a true saint,” says Paul Atterbury as he holds the Scotsman’s original smokebox number plate – to most of us a sign with “60103” on, but to enthusiasts it’s a five-figure number that’s worth five figures.

More obviously beautiful are the vintage railway posters and an extraordinary array of stewardess uniforms from early airlines; collector Mark has 133 of them.

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Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

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PresenterFiona Bruce

Crew

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Executive producerSimon Shaw
ProducerSimon Pass

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