Antiques Roadshow Season 38
S38 E01Sep 6, 2015
Plas Newydd 1 Sep 6, 2015 The Antiques Roadshow visits Plas Newydd in Wales, where treasures include a Victorian cane and a piece of the Menai suspension bridge.
S38 E02Sep 13, 2015
Balmoral Royal Special Sep 13, 2015 The Antiques Roadshow pays tribute to Her Majesty the Queen as she becomes Britain's longest-serving monarch.
S38 E03Sep 20, 2015
RAF Coningsby 1 Sep 20, 2015 The Antiques Roadshow visits RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, where treasures include a portrait by John Singer Sargent and a teddy that flew with the Dambusters.
S38 E04Sep 27, 2015
Broughton Castle 1 Sep 27, 2015 Fiona Bruce welcomes visitors to Broughton Castle, where unusual finds include a book of early police mugshots, a Victorian baby bouncer and a musical penknife.
S38 E05Oct 4, 2015
Durham Cathedral 2 Oct 4, 2015 Fiona Bruce introduces a visit to Durham Cathedral, where treasures include a missionary's medical kit, an etching by Dame Laura Knight and a carriage clock.
S38 E06Oct 11, 2015
The Royal William Yard 1 Oct 11, 2015 Finds in Plymouth include a pair of doorknobs said to have belonged to Lord Nelson and a psychedelic painting of a band that played at Woodstock.
S38 E07Oct 18, 2015
The Royal William Yard 2 Oct 18, 2015 The Antiques Roadshow makes a return visit to the Royal William Yard in Plymouth where treasures include a unique book of garden designs.
S38 E08Oct 25, 2015
Bolsover Castle 1 Oct 25, 2015 The Antiques Roadshow visits Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire, where treasures include original illustrations for a Roald Dahl story and a miniature workshop.
S38 E09Nov 1, 2015
Bolsover Castle 2 Nov 1, 2015 The Antiques Roadshow returns to Bolsover Castle, where treasures include a rare jade pendant, a painting by DH Lawrence and a collection of vintage hats.
S38 E10Nov 8, 2015
RAF Coningsby 2 Nov 8, 2015 The Antiques Roadshow makes a return visit to RAF Coningsby, where treasures include an aristocratic harp and a piece of wood with a mysterious function.
S38 E11Nov 15, 2015
Walmer Castle 1 Nov 15, 2015 It's a glorious summer's day in Kent as the Antiques Roadshow arrives in Walmer Castle near Deal, where treasures include a valuable Wemyss piglet, a remarkable prisoner of war diary and a showstopping collection of ceramic grotesque birds by Martin Brothers.
S38 E12Nov 22, 2015
Walmer Castle 2 Nov 22, 2015 The Antiques Roadshow returns to Walmer Castle, near Deal in Kent, where treasures include a rare enamel racing car sign, an art deco mask that frightens its owner's children and a jacket worn by JFK that could be one of the most valuable items seen on the show in recent years. Ceramics specialist Fergus Gambon suspects that an empire-style vase with a Sevres factory mark isn't quite what it seems. There's a surprise for Clive Farahar when the owner of a letter said to be from Nelson reveals the contents of a small box with a profound connection to her late husband.Marc Allum is thrilled to see a collection of post-war Italian design classics, from red a plastic Valentine typewriter to a fold-up lamp that had a tendency to melt, while oriental specialist Lee Young is intrigued by two vases and a statue that belongs to a family who once ran a travelling circus.
S38 E13Nov 29, 2015
Plas Newydd 2 Nov 29, 2015 The Antiques Roadshow returns to Plas Newydd on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales, where treasures include a Chinese silver punchbowl, a collection of historical items relating to deafness and a fabulous musical hummingbird. A mystery cabinet with a small brass tap is revealed to have a special purpose for the avid angler, while a magazine rack bought for a few pounds turns out to be the work of great Italian designer Piero Fornasetti.Marc Allum is fascinated by a collection of items relating to deafness, including ear trumpets and vintage hearing aids, and learns about George Downing, a 17th-century statesman who became fluent in sign language after growing up in a deaf community in Kent.A huge Chinese silver punchbowl puts a smile on the face of specialist Duncan Campbell, while the owner of a dynamic marine painting by Montague Dawson is relieved that they went back home to get it after pictures specialist Dendy Easton glimpsed a photo on their phone.The connection between a photo of a young man in an RAF uniform and a photo of the Apollo 11 astronauts moves books specialist Justin Croft as he hears the story of a teenage obsession and a life cut tragically short.Jewellery specialist Geoffrey Munn is dazzled by the jewelled hummingbird that pops out of a gold box, and reveals a value that leave its owner on the verge of tears.
S38 E14Dec 6, 2015
Balmoral 1 Dec 6, 2015 By special permission from the royal household, Antiques Roadshow welcomes visitors to Balmoral, the Queen's private residence in Aberdeenshire, where treasures brought before the experts include a diamond tiara, a giant telescope and a ceramic pot by Pablo Picasso. In the Imposter Challenge, militaria specialist Mark Smith wonders whether Fiona Bruce can spot a forgery amongst a collection of rare medals.
S38 E15Dec 13, 2015
Balmoral 2 Dec 13, 2015 Antiques Roadshow makes a return visit to Balmoral, the Queen's private residence in Aberdeenshire, where treasures brought by visitors include an 18th-century bottle unearthed by a digger, a mirror inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and a remarkable collection of medals awarded to a man who served in both World Wars and helped rescue survivors from the Titanic. Fiona Bruce enjoys the chance to drive a Land Rover originally acquired by the royal household in 1953 for use on the estate and now privately owned, and there's a glimpse of rare archive footage of the young Prince Charles and Princess Anne driving an electric child's car around the grounds.Two pieces of valuable glass turn out to have had lucky escapes, as Andy McConnell marvels at a bottle from the 1740s that survived being dug up by a mechanical digger and Eric Knowles admires a 1920s Lalique vase mistaken for a doorstop.Paul Atterbury is impressed by a fine piece of Scottish craftsmanship in the form of a mirror made in the Art Nouveau style by a student at the Glasgow School of Art during Charles Rennie Mackintosh's time.The team are enthralled by the life story of a pianist who accompanied world-famous opera singer Maria Callas on tour for two years and amused by a couple who bought a Clarice Cliff coffee set in a charity shop in the 1970s for £1, only to misplace the coffee pot and accidentally plaster one of the cups behind a wall.Militaria specialist Mark Smith is overwhelmed when a humble Christmas tin turns out to contain one of the most remarkable collections of medals he has ever seen, belonging to a man decorated for his service in both World Wars and his role in the rescue of survivors from the Titanic.
S38 E16Dec 30, 2015
Christmas Special Dec 30, 2015 Fiona Bruce introduces a festive edition from Lyme Park in Cheshire. Along with expert Will Farmer, she unwraps presents from Christmas past as they explore the changing taste in toys given as presents, going back to Edwardian days. Meanwhile, in the beautiful gardens, the team of experts meet over 2000 visitors bearing family treasures for valuation. Some precious objects boast impressive credentials, including a cup and saucer once owned by a queen, a pram believed to have been in use in Buckingham Palace and a dagger reputed to have been owned by Charles I. Adding to the seasonal atmosphere is a curiosity that celebrates the work of author Charles Dickens.
S38 E17Jan 3, 2016
Bowood House 1 Jan 3, 2016 The Antiques Roadshow visits Bowood House in Wiltshire, where treasures include a collection of glass car mascots, a portrait used for target practice by schoolchildren and a previously unseen account of the sinking of the Titanic written by an officer who survived. Andy McConnell applauds a man with a passion for glass mascots that would once have adorned the radiators of luxury cars, but were they designed by master craftsman René Lalique?An 18th-century portrait of a lady catches the eye of Dendy Easton, but he's alarmed to discover that the pupils of the local school where it hangs have been using it for target practice.Ronnie Archer Morgan admires an unusual 19th-century walking stick carved with the head of a goose, intertwined snakes and a pair of boxers, while Hilary Kay hears how an Australian woman got to meet the Beatles during their visit to Melbourne in 1964.The team are impressed by a lavishly illustrated book documenting the travels of 19th-century explorer John Whitehead and a collection of personal documents belonging to an officer who survived the sinking of the Titanic, including a moving account of the cries of the drowning passengers.
S38 E18Jan 10, 2016
Bowood House 2 Jan 10, 2016 The Antiques Roadshow makes a return visit to Bowood House in Wiltshire where treasures include an 18th century box engraved with a secret code, an enamel cigarette case by a Russian master craftsman and a collection of items from the golden age of tailoring. Jon Baddeley is intrigued by a mysterious 18th century box engraved with a secret code that may once have contained cosmetic 'beauty spots' while books specialist Clive Farahar enjoys a cartoon inspired by a news report about a lion that escaped from a circus and took refuge in a Wiltshire school.The team admire a collection of vintage transistor radios, a scent bottle housed in a wagon drawn by a pair of goats and a blue enamel cigarette case presented to an Englishman who aided the White Russian cause during the Russian Revolution.Mark Hill meets two young men with a passion for tailoring and the work of Montague Burton, while glass specialist Andy McConnell is inspired by the story of an ordinary Stourbridge glass engraver, as told by a proud son.In a moving encounter, Fiona Bruce meets a man who only discovered he had a different biological father when he found letters to his late mother from an American soldier, prompting him to undertake a remarkable search for answers in North Carolina.
S38 E19Mar 13, 2016
India Special Mar 13, 2016 For the first time, Antiques Roadshow devotes an entire episode to celebrating the art and culture of one nation with this special episode hosted from the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, more commonly known as the Neasden Temple in north London. Many of the objects brought in for the scrutiny of Fiona Bruce and the experts demonstrate the interwoven history between the UK and India, such as ceremonial robes used in the flamboyant Delhi Durbar. Other pieces brought before the cameras include a ring given by a princess to a young boy who captured a kite after it was cut free in an aerial battle, and a 1925 Rolls Royce made for the Maharajah of Jodhpur. Finally, a bracelet once played with by children in a toy box turns out to hold its own secrets - including a surprise value.
S38 E20Mar 27, 2016
The Royal Hall Harrogate 1 Mar 27, 2016 Fiona Bruce and the team head for the elegant Royal Hall in Harrogate for another busy day as two thousand visitors bring family treasures for their scrutiny. There's a frisson of excitement as a sporting icon is brought in, complete with security guards and accompanied by BBC Sport's Gabby Logan and Leeds United's Eddie Gray. Gabby is intrigued to know if it is possible to value such a rare and unique object but Fiona Bruce and silver expert Alastair Dickenson are on hand to help. Alastair's valuation, his highest in 20 years on the programme, brings gasps from the audience.Geoffrey Munn hears the emotional story of a sapphire ring left to a young man by a recently departed friend.Paul Atterbury learns about the family history and inspiration behind the world famous Betty's Tearooms.Philip Mould hears the extraordinary background that lies behind a simple portrait of a factory worker who went on to change working conditions for children in Victorian Britain.
S38 E21Apr 3, 2016
The Royal Hall Harrogate 2 Apr 3, 2016 Fiona Bruce and the experts make a return visit to the Spa town of Harrogate in Yorkshire. The Royal Hall has played host to stars such as the Beatles and Duke Ellington, but top of the bill now is a little ink drawing that Phillip Mould believes could be by the hand of Pablo Picasso. If it is, it could be worth some very serious money. Oriental specialist John Axford keeps Fiona guessing as he challenges her to find the odd one out amongst four tea bowls.Plus Jon Baddeley values a model ship that took more than thirty years for its owner to construct and Marc Allum meets a man with a unique collection of model cars.
S38 E22Apr 10, 2016
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum 2 Apr 10, 2016 Fiona Bruce and the team head to Scotland for another busy day of evaluations at the impressive Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Objects exciting the experts include handsome jewels from 'auntie's treasure trove' that evoke a luxurious lifestyle from the art deco era, a painting by one of the Glasgow Girls group of artists and a family hand-me-down known as 'the ugly pot', designed by an important maker that carries a highly attractive value.
S38 E23Apr 17, 2016
Hanbury Hall 1 Apr 17, 2016 Fiona and the team are at Hanbury Hall near Droitwich in Worcestershire. It's thought the creator of The Archers based the fictional village of Ambridge on Hanbury, and so it's quite possible that Hanbury Hall is the inspiration for Lower Loxley Hall. Mark Hill values a pop art jacket designed by Sir Peter Blake. Sadly its value has been reduced after being eaten in places by a ferret.Rupert Maas appraises one of the finest nude paintings he's ever seen.Glass specialist Andy McConnell values the oldest piece of glass he's ever handled in a lifetime of collecting.Meanwhile a sketch of Napoleon on his death bed made hastily on St Helena prompts a debate about the reputation of the man.Marc Allum shows Fiona four vessels that elegantly evoke the spirit of Ancient Greece. But can she spot the one genuine piece that actually dates back two and a half thousand years?
S38 E24Apr 24, 2016
Trentham Gardens 1 Apr 24, 2016 The Antiques Roadshow visits Trentham Gardens near Stoke-on-Trent, where treasures include rare items from the region's historic potteries, a brooch that belonged to flying ace Amy Johnson and a portable road map described as an early form of satnav. Jewellery specialist Susan Rumfitt challenges Fiona to spot the odd one out among a collection of gold necklaces and bracelets - one of which is actually made from a cheap imitation alloy known as pinchbeck.
S38 E25May 1, 2016
Lyme Park 2 May 1, 2016 Fiona Bruce visits the scene where Colin Firth famously emerged from the lake as Mr Darcy - Lyme Park in Cheshire. Objects of interest to the experts assembled in the gardens include a pair of impressive pistols used to protect the Royal Mail from highwaymen, a tea caddy cunningly concealed as a pile of books and a picture of actress Sarah Bernhardt once owned by Elton John.
S38 E26May 15, 2016
Trentham Gardens 2 May 15, 2016 The Antiques Roadshow pays a second visit to Trentham Gardens near Stoke-on-Trent, as Fiona Bruce and the team of specialists prepare for another busy day valuing family treasures.