It's time to dust off your treasures as BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow comes to Lyme Park in Cheshire.
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.
Cei Paynton, Lyme’s general manager, said: “We’re delighted to be hosting the Antiques Roadshow. We certainly have plenty of space here at Lyme and are hoping for some amazing items to be brought along on the day.”
Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce said: “This will be my eighth 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 Antiques Roadshow unearthed some amazing finds – a portrait by a renowned artist painted on a pillowcase in a POW camp, Star Wars memorabilia valued at £40,000 and a Chinese enamel box bought for 20p and worth over £10,000.
BBC Antiques Roadshow executive editor Simon Shaw said: “The magnificent façade of Lyme Park, surrounded by moorland, makes the perfect backdrop to film an episode of Antiques Roadshow. We love seeing all the treasures people bring, and hearing their stories behind them.
“Even after 38 years, the magic formula of surprising some lucky guests with exciting news about their treasures is still a thrill for the Roadshow team, visitors and viewers.”
If you’d like to come to Lyme Park for the Antiques Roadshow on September 10, more information on planning your visit can be found at: www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow. Entry to the show is free and no pre-registration is required. Doors open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm.
People who would like to bring large or heavy items should email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR, as the BBC may be able to help transport them to Lyme Park.