Antiques Roadshow

Compton Verney 1

Series 42 - Episode 6 Compton Verney 1

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Review

Compton Verney in Warwickshire is more than ready for its Roadshow close-up. Peter Hall’s big-screen version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (starring a young Judi Dench) was filmed here in 1968 and the house was a location for the 1982 BBC production of Iris Murdoch’s The Bell.

After lying derelict for some years, the Georgian buildings have been restored and converted into an art gallery, with the Capability Brown gardens just the place to appraise heirlooms with tales to tell.

Among them are a sketch by a famous children’s books illustrator, the riding crop belonging to a duke, a royal chocolate box and a cricket stump from the infamous 1932–3 “body-line” Ashes series.

Summary

Fiona Bruce and the team are in Compton Verney, Warwickshire, where finds include a sketch by illustrator Quentin Blake, the Duke of Wellington's riding crop and Queen Victoria's chocolate box. Christian Beadman gets his hands on a cricket stump from the infamous Bodyline series, and Fiona learns more about Compton Verney's fascinating folk art collection, which depicts everyday life during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Fiona Bruce
Executive Producer Gill Tierney
Producer Katharine Arthy
Series Producer Robert Murphy
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