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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW TO VISIT OSBORNE HOUSE IN SEPTEMBER

BBC One’s much-loved Antiques Roadshow will visit Osborne House in East Cowes next year as part of the show’s 40th year celebrations.

The show, which was first recorded as a pilot in May 1977, will be filming at Osborne on Thursday 14th September. Around 30 experts will be at the venue to offer free advice and valuations to Islanders.

Fiona Bruce, presenter of Antiques Roadshow since 2008, said:

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“As well as the 40th series of Antiques Roadshow, it will be my own 10th series on the programme next year. Where does the time go? Meeting fantastic people, hearing their stories, going to fabulous locations and, best of all unearthing hidden treasures clearly makes the time fly.

“I hope as many people as possible come along to see us in 2017 at one of our fascinating venues. It’s a great, free day out, you can see behind the scenes of one of your favourite shows, and, who knows? We’d love to make your 2017 extra memorable with surprising news about your treasures.”

Simon Shaw, Executive Producer of Antiques Roadshow, said:

“We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors to each Antiques Roadshow in 2017, it’s a real chance to be part of the programme’s history and to have an enjoyable, informative free day out, seeing how the programme is made and meeting everyone who features on it. Even after almost 40 series, the winning formula of helping visitors unlock the story of their item’s past and hopefully astonishing them with its value, is still as popular as ever.”

Everyone is welcome to bring their treasures to Antiques Roadshow filming. Entry is free and no pre-registration, tickets or appointments are required, visitors can just turn up on the day.

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More information on attending Antiques Roadshow can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow.

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