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Antiques Roadshow

  • Season 39
  • 28 episodes
  • Lifestyle

Summary

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

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Episode 7: Broughton Castle 2

Summary

Fiona Bruce presents the show from Broughton Castle in Oxfordshire, where items brought in for valuation include two 18th-century paintings depicting the house's servants and a Chinese-made silver mug. Plus, the story of a pilot who is believed to have flown Britain's first scheduled air service before becoming one of the first recruits to the Royal Flying Corps.

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Roadshow has seen many examples of love tokens but surely none as unusual as tonight’s offering. The bracelet given by a dentist to his wife is made from melted-down gold fillings, which sounds revolting but it looks beautiful.

Among the other treasures brought in to Broughton Castle in Oxfordshire are two 18th-century paintings depicting the castle’s domestic workers, a pearl brooch containing human hair, and some sumptuous embroidered boots from the Ottoman era. There’s also a wonderful sequence when the expert teasingly leads a pair of owners to believe their object looks too pristine to be anything but fake. Of course it’s worth a lot.

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PresenterFiona Bruce

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Executive editorSimon Shaw
ProducerMichele Burgess
Series producerRobert Murphy

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