BBC ONE’S ANTIQUES ROADSHOW VISITS DURHAM CATHEDRAL

Thursday, 4th September, 2014 - 9:30am

DURHAM CATHEDRAL

BBC ONE’s ever popular Sunday evening programme ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will be filming for its 37th series at Durham Cathedral on Thursday, 4th September, 2014. The doors open at 9.30 am and close at 4.30pm. Entry to the show is free.
Presenter Fiona Bruce says, “This will be my 7th 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…’

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.

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 over £300,000. No wonder the team are keen to get going for this series.

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 e-mail 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 Roadshows. And so many people tell us how much they enjoy the experience of meeting Fiona and the experts and seeing how the show is made. And, even 37 years later, the magic formula of surprising some lucky guests with exciting news about their treasure still seems to come true. So join us at …. It might just be your day.”

Ruth Robson, Head of Marketing and Events at Durham Cathedral says, “We are looking forward to welcoming BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow to the Cathedral. It is both an opportunity for residents of the North East to bring in their antiques and family heirlooms for valuation, and for viewers of the programme to see what a special place Durham and the Cathedral is. No doubt it will be a busy day.”

More information can be found at: www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow

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