We are delighted to announce that the first ‘Belmont House’ Antiques Roadshow episode will be broadcast on Sunday 12th March at 8pm on BBC One
Antiques Roadshow comes from the beautiful grounds of Belmont House in sunny Kent where Fiona summons the crowds in style with the help of a 14th century instrument – the Moot Horn! Fiona also meets comedian Michael McIntyre and finds out why he’s about to don a disguise for an elaborate Roadshow prank for his Saturday night show.
Ronnie Archer Morgan is wowed by a Polynesian club from the time of Captain Cook and persuades its owner to show it some love while Mark Smith is thrilled to see an original telegram announcing the end of World War Two.
Mark Hill ‘Only Takes a Minute’ to realise he’s been brought something special when he examines a trophy awarded to pop legends Take That in 1995 – but how did it come to get a large dent in the middle of it?
Asian Arms and Militaria specialist Runjeet Singh takes a closer look at a sword that once belonged to a member of the ‘Dervish’ religious order, and he gets the chance to examine some rare Indian weapons from the Belmont Armoury.
Raj Bisram admires two early diving helmets and reveals how they were originally designed for fighting fires, not diving under the waves, and also sits down with former Kent and West Indies cricketer John Shepherd to find out about Belmont’s close links to the early days of the sport.
And Rupert Maas is confounded when he’s brought a painting signed by one of the greatest living artists of our time – David Hockney – that was given to a railway signalman who entertained the artist at the very beginning of his career.
Sunday 12th March at 8pm on BBC One. If you miss the episode, you can catch up on the BBC iPlayer.