Antiques Roadshow

Living Channel – Saturday’s from 19 July, 7.30pm

What is the secret behind one of Britain’s best-loved shows? Michael Aspel, Antique Roadshow’s presenter, has a theory: “I think it’s so popular because it works on many levels: it’s a detective story, it’s a game show, and it’s a history lesson.” Unsurprisingly, it’s not just the antiques, but the people who make the show what it is. Along with their stories and anecdotes over the years, we’ve shared in their disappointment, disbelief and in many cases, obvious delight in their item’s worth.


Is that family heirloom a valuable antique or a worthless copy? Find out in the brand new series of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.
For more than 25 years Antiques Roadshow has been a firm favourite of many television viewers. Always filmed on location, local residents in their thousands pour in clutching personal treasures. They may have been handed down through generations, discovered in dusty attics or picked up in junk shops, but all are examined, commented on and valued by the Roadshow experts. No buying or selling takes place, it is the fascinating tales and air of anticipation that makes ANTIQUES ROADSHOW unique, with hopeful owners and viewers alike delighting in the knowledge acquired and the possibility that their piece is about to be revealed as a priceless treasure. Known for his 24-carat charm, host Michael Aspel has had a long and distinguished television career. In the 1950s and 60s, he was a newsreader, then went on to become the unflappable, genial host of such programmes as Family Favourites, Crackerjack and Aspel And Company. Michael has received a number of prestigious awards, including TV Times and Variety Club Television Personality of the Year, and was recently voted into the Royal Television Society Hall of Fame. He was awarded the OBE in 1993 for services to broadcasting.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, Sunday 6th January at 7.30pm

New Episodes: Antiques Roadshow UK

The Living Channel – Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm

The Antiques Roadshow returns for another series, where valuable, not so valuable and priceless antique treasures are examined, commented on and valued by the Roadshow experts. Always filmed on location, local residents in their thousands flock in to show off their cherished belongings and hope for a surprise in value.

NZ TV Premiere: Antiques Roadshow USA

The Living Channel – Sunday 19 August, 8.30pm

Antiques Roadshow USA is part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt. Specialists from the country’s leading auctions houses together with independent dealers and appraisers from across the nation, travel to various US cities each summer, offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. Delighted owners discover the history and financial value of family heirlooms, flea market bargains, and long neglected items salvaged from attics and basements.

Antiques Roadshow
Weekdays from Wednesday 5 April, 4.55pm

When Hilary Kay and Paul Atterbury visited New Zealand recently, the two Antiques Roadshow experts found themselves fielding dozens of questions about breakages.

It seemed that fans of the perennial favourite, which returns to TV ONE this evening at 4.55pm, are intrigued about items getting broken and battered on a day’s outing to a roadshow.
Paul Atterbury says it is not uncommon to hear the unwelcome sound of breaking glass or china, but items often come to grief in their owners’ hands.

“As experts, we handle delicate and valuable items almost every day of our working life, and we know how to do it. For instance, we are taught early on never to trust handles.”

And the professionals also know how to pack objects for safe transport, a skill they say the British public is sadly lacking.

“People often pop their object into a plastic supermarket bag without any padding, and after a day of queuing, picking the bag up and putting it down on a path a couple of steps later, that’s when it all goes wrong.”

However, the experts don’t get off scot-free. One pair, who Atterbury says shall remain nameless, ignored rule number one, and one gentleman handed a china tureen to another man for a second opinion. He held it out by the handle, his colleague took the handle on the other side, both gave way and the tureen fell to the ground and broke, leaving a sheepish pair holding a disembodied handle each. See the experts demonstrate a firm hold on the antiques they love, weekdays at 4.55pm on TV ONE.

The Living Channel – Weeknights from Monday 12 March, 7.30pm

The Antiques Roadshow returns with another series that sets out to reveal those valuable, and not-quite-so-valuable, antiques tucked away at the back of the cupboard. As well as the antiques and their history, the series reveals remarkable human interest stories which emerge as the owners explain how the articles came into their possession.