Season 41, Episode 05 – “Erddig 1″
Antiques Roadshow in the BBC’s premier antiques programme. A travelling caravan of antiques experts (on- and off-screen), presenter and support staff set up shop in some prominent location in a town or city (cathedral, town hall, public assembly hall etc.) and invite the public to bring in antiques for identification and valuation. The public assemble in hordes. The emphasis in the programmes is on high quality antiques, with valuations often running into thousands of pounds, and antiques of significant historical value are sometime uncovered, for example, one of the earliest known English examples of Delft pottery.
In this episode, the team are at Erddig, North Wales, for this week’s Roadshow. On a scorching hot day, the crowds come out, bringing with them items including a dazzling emerald and diamond ring worn by the owner’s grandmother on the Titanic, a Welsh love spoon carved in 1859 by a young man for his sweetheart and an avid fan’s collection of James Bond props. Plus Fiona hosts a ‘basic, better, best’ guessing game. This time, the challenge is to put some silver candlesticks in order of value.