“Tales From The Roadshow”
is a unique and entertaining show about British TV’s Antiques
Roadshow. Now in its 38th year, the Roadshow has been described
by recent presenter, Michael Aspel, as “one of the longest
surviving and most successful stories in British television history”.
The programme attracts audiences of tens of millions across the
world and is recognised as a television phenomenon.
Part game show, part Brains’ Trust, the success of the Antiques
Roadshow lies not only in the discoveries which emerge from
crumpled newspaper wrappings, carrier bags and battered boxes, but
also in the stories and personalities of the owners.
“I never fail to be amused, entertained and even flabbergasted
not only by the objects but by the stories that go with them”
says recent presenter, Michael Aspel.
Some of the items brought in may have been discovered in attics
or cupboards, others could be heirlooms handed down through generations.
Many of the best finds have been picked up for almost nothing in
junk shops or flea markets. There is always a tale to be told.
Whether the objects themselves are curiosities, rarities or, occasionally,
very valuable pieces, it is the winning combination of their stories
of discovery mixed with the owners’ spontaneous reactions
caught on camera which have audiences glued to the programme.
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Please note that,
regrettably, personal items cannot be valued at this event.