Antiques Roadshow: Series 40
Fiona and the experts invite members of the public to bring along their antiques for examination.
Part 1: Black Country Living Museum
The Antiques Roadshow visits the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley, where surprising finds include a 3,000-year-old baby rattle and a Faberge treasure destined to become one of the most valuable items ever seen on the show. Jewellery specialist Geoffrey Munn is left breathless by the majestic beauty of the regimental jewel, commissioned by the Countess of Dudley in 1903 for the Queen’s Own Worcestershire Hussars in honour of their service in the Boer War.
Part 2: Castle Howard 2
The Antiques Roadshow returns to Castle Howard in North Yorkshire for a classic summer roadshow. The range of objects brought for the experts to peruse is as eclectic as the people who own them, from a humble terracotta figurine to a rare jade Buddha.
Part 3: Floors Castle 1
Fiona Bruce presents from Floors Castle in south east Scotland, home of the Duke of Roxburghe. On a day of sunshine and showers, the nation’s favourite group of experts turns up some real treasures, from a highly collectable watch to a rare book signed by JRR Tolkien. What seems a motley collection of jewellery turns out to be worth a small fortune, and the valuation of a Chinese lantern used for family celebrations means it will be treated with kid gloves from now on.
Part 4: Helmingham Hall 1
Fiona Bruce and the team head to Helmingham Hall in Suffolk, which has been home to 20 generations of the Tollemache family. The moated Tudor manor house, with two working drawbridges, is the perfect backdrop for a roadshow brimming with antique finds. Militaria specialist Bill Harriman is intrigued by a medieval sword dredged up from a pond on a golf course, and Geoffrey Munn sees an Indian jewel, dating back to the Siege of Seringapatam in 1799, that carries a jaw-dropping value.