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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 21: Ightham Mote 1

Summary

Fiona Bruce presents the show from Ightham Mote, a medieval manor near Sevenoaks. Objects brought in to be valued include a set of hold and porcelain false teeth from the 1850s, which triggers a grim look back at the history of dentures. Plus, Walter Scott's walking cane, and two cricket bats dating back to the 18th century.

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

“I’m not going to say they’re as rare as hen’s teeth,” says John Foster as he excitedly examines a set of gold and porcelain dentures. But they are very unusual, and prompt a Horrible History of false teeth. The Roadshow is at Ightham Mote in Kent this week, where several items get startlingly high valuations.

One of the best stories relates to a talking Barbie doll – when the owner was 18 years old and just out of drama school, she provided the doll’s voice. Most poignant are some meagre belongings from a Japanese PoW camp including the air-dropped letter announcing the end of the war.

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PresenterFiona Bruce

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ProducerSimon Brant
ProducerMichele Burgess
Series producerSimon Shaw

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