Antiques Roadshow: Series 39 -Ightham Mote
Airing since 1979, the British series travels the country bringing together in each location specialists in antiques and fine arts to have them appraise items brought in by local residents
Part 1: Ightham Mote 1
Fiona Bruce and the team set up camp at Ightham Mote near Sevenoaks in Kent. Family heirlooms pored over by the experts include a set of gold and porcelain false teeth from the 1850s, which triggers the grim story of denture history, Sir Walter Scott’s walking cane and two very early cricket bats dating back to the middle of the 18th century.
Part 2: Ightham Mote 2
Fiona Bruce and the experts return to Ightham Mote near Sevenoaks in Kent, where they welcome 3,000 visitors laden with family heirlooms. Amongst the treasures brought to camera is a gold ring containing a lock of Byron’s hair, a remarkable cache of recently discovered postcards from 1916 which reveal how a British POW sent secret messages back to his family and two Chinese paintings.