I recently wrote an article for The Daily Mail’s ‘Weekend’ magazine about my experiences behind the scenes of the Antiques Roadshow. Although I still see myself a a ‘new boy’, I’ve been a specialist on the show for nearly a decade now. How time has flown – and what stories have been uncovered and discoveries made!
What’s more, the article made the front cover of the magazine. So a couple of us specialists were asked along to a grand house in North London to do a special photoshoot with celebrity photographer Nicky Johnston. You can see one of the results below. We had so much fun!
Our much-loved presenter Fiona Bruce was interviewed, along with other experts including Eric Knowles, Joanna Hardy, and Ronnie Archer-Morgan. My article also covers everything from how filming really works to the research we undertake, and from the most valuable finds we’ve ever made to the most bizarre. For me, the most valuable was a Tiffany glass panel filmed at Towneley Hall in Lancashire that could fetch over £250,000! But the most valuable (so far…) could fetch over four times that!
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to come along and take part, this is the closest you’ll get to knowing without coming. And, on that note, the filming dates and locations for the forthcoming 2016 season have been announced. Why don’t you join us at one, and experience the Antiques Roadshow for yourself? Don’t obsess about your objects being worth a vast sum of money – a fascinating, surprising, emotional or historically important story really is just as valuable.
Click here to read my article on the Daily Mail’s website.
Click here to find a BBC Antiques Roadshow filming day in 2016 that’s close to you.
To visit the official website of the BBC Antiques Roadshow, click here.
To see some of my appearances on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, click here.