Antiques Roadshow coming to Kirby Hall near Corby

Fiona Bruce
Fiona Bruce

The popular BBC One Sunday show, Antiques Roadshow, will be filming for its 37th series in the grounds of English Heritage’s Kirby Hall, near Corby in June.

The doors will open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm on Thursday, June 5, for people to go along with their treasures and heirlooms and there will be no admission charge on the day.

Presenter Fiona Bruce says, “This will be my seventh year on the Antiques Roadshow and I still feel so lucky to be presenting the programme. Every week is different; a new location and thousands of new visitors.

“The only constant is the pleasure of the unexpected - we never know what will turn up, from the most fabulous Faberge to the most humble object with a riveting story.”

During the last series the roadshow unearthed some amazing finds – memorabilia bought from the last survivor of the Titanic, a teapot once owned by Nelson and a portrait by Van Dyck which turned out to be worth more than £300,000.

Some of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors, who are invited to raid their attics and bring along their family heirlooms, household treasures and car boot bargains for inspection by the experts.

People with large pieces of furniture or other big items can send details and photographs of their objects to: Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR or email them to antiques.roadshow@bbc.co.uk.

It may be possible to arrange to look at the item in advance and organise transportation to the venue.

Series editor Simon Shaw says: We love meeting our viewers at Antiques Roadshow. So many people tell us how much they enjoy the experience of meeting Fiona and the experts and seeing how the show is made.

“Even 37 years, the magic formula of surprising some lucky guests with exciting news about their treasure still seems to come true.”

More information is available at www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow.