BBC’s Antiques Roadshow heads to Lyme Park

Fiona Bruce, Antiques' Roadshow host.
Fiona Bruce, Antiques' Roadshow host.

Antiques’ lovers are being urged to head to Lyme Park in Disley next month for a filming of BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.

Some of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists will be on hand at the National Trust estate to offer free advice and valuations to visitors on Thursday September 10.

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.”

For more, information, visit 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 wishing to take along large or heavy items should email antiques.roadshow@bbc.co.uk or write to Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR, as the BBC may be able to help transport them to Lyme Park.