Antiques Roadshow to film at Compton Verney this summer - The Leamington Observer

Antiques Roadshow to film at Compton Verney this summer

Ian Hughes 22nd Feb, 2019 Updated: 26th Feb, 2019   0

THE ANTIQUES Roadshow will be looking to discover treasures at Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park this summer.

An episode of the popular long-running BBC series will be filmed at the country house art gallery near Wellesbourne on Tuesday July 2.

Compton Verney director Amy Banks said: “We are delighted that the BBC has chosen to bring the Antiques Roadshow to Compton Verney.

“The stunning Grade I listed house and its surrounding ‘Capability’ Brown parkland is a charitable trust set up with the aim of sharing art and the natural beauty of the house and landscape with everyone.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to welcome thousands of new faces to the venue and we couldn’t be happier to know that people will bring their own art and treasures with them . Fingers crossed, we might even find an undiscovered masterpiece.”

The show, which is in its 42nd year, has over the years uncovered a lost painting by Van Dyke, diamonds sewn into the upholstery of chairs, and even jewels from The Titanic.

Series producer Robert Murphy said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing the Roadshow to Compton Verney. It’s a free, entertaining, family day out and a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and be a part of one of the BBC’s most popular programmes.”

The day will be hosted by presenter Fiona Bruce and a team of experts ready to examine paintings, jewellery, ceramics, glass and hundreds of other historical artifacts.

Fiona, who has presented the show for the past 12 years, said: “Even after all these years, people still have the most amazing things tucked away in their attics and garages and I can’t wait to see what they pull out of their bags and trolleys in 2019.”

The show, which regularly attracts 6million viewers, will be aired in the autumn.



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