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Hanbury Hall 2

Series 39 - Episode 4 Hanbury Hall 2



You never know what you’re going to get. As with life and a box of chocolates, so with the Roadshow, which this week throws up, amongst other things, a wonderfully mad fishing rod from the 1920s. It looks like part of a biplane and was designed by a dedicated angler who, apparently, managed to fish his way through the Battle of Ypres. Hard to put a value on that, but Adam Schoon tries.

Meanwhile, Fiona Bruce proffers a mysterious, polished object, almost like a wooden fondue set or champagne fountain, but in several parts. What is it and what is it for? The might of the Roadshow’s experts, shockingly, draws a blank.


Fiona Bruce presents the show from Hanbury Hall, Droitwich, where unusual objects brought in to be valued include a 10 foot-long narwhal tusk and an unusually large fishing rod that was used during the First World War. Plus, Hilary Kay discovers what smell can reveal about an object's past, and John Benjamin values four buttons that were bought for £2 - but may be worth considerably more.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Fiona Bruce
Executive Editor Simon Shaw
Producer Michele Burgess
Series Editor Robert Murphy