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Antiques Roadshow expert Grant Ford inspects a painting (Picture: BBC)
Week on week the Antiques Roadshow experts wow us with their knowledge as members of the public present them with all kinds of unique objects.
They also deliver a fair few shocks with their valuations which are regularly higher than anyone was expecting.
It’s clear how passionate they are about their chosen field in the antique world with expert Mark Smith moved to tears in a special episode about the Battle of Britain and the Blitz.
Thanks to them we come away each Sunday night feeling a little more clued up about everything from sculptures to cigarette holders and paintings to plates.
They never know will be brought to them on any episode, so luckily there’s an expert for pretty much everything.
So are the fountains of knowledge on the Antiques Roadshow?
Kate Flitcroft specialises in jewellery (Picture: BBC)
Who are the experts?
Antiques Roadshow, hosted by Fiona Bruce, has a wealth of experts who appear each week to cast an eye on the items brought on to the programme.
The BBC has listed them all on its website under topics such as furniture, jewellery and arms and militaria.
They also have an arsenal of ‘miscellaneous experts’ who have knowledge of a bit of everything.
Arms and Militaria
Books and Manuscripts
Ceramics and glass
John Sandon in his element with a glass bottle (Picture: BBC)
Clocks and Watches
Furniture expert Lennox Cato (Picture: BBC)
Rupert Maas specialises in Pictures and Prints (Picture: BBC)
Pictures and Prints
Tonight’s episode comes from the Windemere Jetty Museum in the Lake District, and items include a WWI portrait with an incredible story behind it, and a striking piece of football memorabilia.
Antiques Roadshow airs tonight at 7pm on BBC One.