Fabulous Fiona and the Antiques Roadshow all set to roll into town
1:00pm Sunday 2nd September 2012 in News
EXCITEMENT is building ahead of the Antiques Roadshow’s visit to Falmouth next month.
The BBC show will be filmed at the National Maritime Museum at Discovery Quay on Thursday, September 13.
Experts including Bunny Campione, Eric Knowles, Hilary Kay and Judith Miller will be on hand to assess the hidden treasures bought along by the public. Anyone with objects too large to take along should contact the roadshow team as soon as possible so that it can be assessed and possibly transported on the venue for filming.
Send details and photographs of the objects to: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR or e-mail them to: email@example.com, and the producers may get in touch.
The show’s makers have also issued the following advice for making the most of the day; n Come prepared : At an outdoor Roadshow it could be wet and cold or hot and sunny and even indoor Roadshows can get very hot. Wear comfy shoes.
*The doors open at 9.30am. You don’t need a ticket to attend. Entry is free. As long as you are in the main queue by 4.30pm you are guaranteed to see an expert.
*Bring whatever items you want to know more about. It’s often the items that you think are worthless that are the most interesting. Don’t bring a whole teaset – just bring a cup and saucer, or even a drawer and photo of a piece of furniture.
*Look out for Fiona : Fiona Bruce will be filming pieces during the roadshow day. She has a press call at 10am but otherwise may be seen around the venue either filming or chatting to the public.
* If a specialist is interested in filming your item they will fill out a request slip. If the producer says yes, you will be given a timeslot and taken to the waiting room where you will find refreshments while you wait.
*If you have large or heavy items : the Roadshow may be able to help you bring these to the venue. Send details of the objects to the address above.
The roadshow team will try and visit you the weekend before the roadshow.
*Often the Roadshow gets quieter in the afternoon – it might be a good idea to come after 2pm. Or, if you don’t have items for valuation, come after 4.30 and be part of the event – the filming goes on until 7pm.