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Antiques Roadshow: Who are the experts?

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Fiona Bruce has presented the show since 2008 (Picture: BBC)

Antiques Roadshow has been providing some of the most-loved Sunday night telly for decades, after airing for the first time way back in 1979.

In that time, members of the public have brought in thousands of unique, intriguing and incredibly valuable items to be evaluated for our viewing pleasure.

But the show would be nothing without its experts.

Some of the biggest names in the world of antiques are involved in the programme, with knowledgeable figures from around the UK pooling together their knowledge and experience to appraise the items presented by the public.

Who are they?

There are 19 general experts covering all variety of objects, as well as 43 specialists and eight members of the reception team listed on the BBC website.

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Caption: Antiques Roadshow expert refuses to value item
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The general experts tackling all manner of items are Adam Schoon, Amin Jaffar, Bunny Campione, Chris Yeo, Cristian Beadman, Elaine Binning, Eric Knowles, George Archdale, Hilary Kay, John Foster, Jon Beddeley, Judith Miller, Lee Young, Lisa Lloyd, Marc Allum, Mark Hill, Paul Atterbury, Ronnie Archie Morgan and Wayne Colquhoun.

Elsewhere, Bill Harriman, Mark Smith and Robert Tilney are the show’s arms and militaria experts, while Clive Farahar, Fuchsia Voremberg, Justin Croft, Matthew Haley and Rupert Powell are the programme’s books and manuscripts specialists.

Clocks and watches are overseen by Alastair Chandler, Ben Wright and Richard Price and furniture is the remit of Christopher Payne and Lennox Cato.

Jewellery brought in by guests is examined by Geoffrey Munn, Joanna Hardy, John Benjamin, Kate Flitcroft, Siobhan Tyrrell and Susan Rumfitt.

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Will Farmer is a ceramics and glass specialist (Picture: BBC)

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Hilary Kay is one of the general experts on Antiques Roadshow (Picture: BBC)

Alexandra Aguilar, Andy McConnell, David Battie, Henry Sandon, John Axford, John Sandon, Lars Tharp, Serhat Ahmet, Steven Moore, Theo Burrell and Will Farmer are the programme’s ceramics and glass experts.

The pictures and prints specialists are Dendy Easton, Frances Christie, Grant Ford, Lawrence Hendra, Philip Mould, Rupert Maas and Suzanna Zack. Finally, the silver specialists are Alastair Dickenson, Duncan Campbell, Gordon Foster and Ian Pickford.

The reception team are Barley Roscoe, Deborah Scott, Janet Gleeson, Jennifer Welch, Margie Cooper, Natalia Harris, Nicholas Mitchell and Sophie Dupré.

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Richard Price has been on the show for decades (Picture: BBC)

While new faces are joining the team all the time, there are some who have been part of the production for decades.

Natalie Harris, a member of the reception team, has been a part of the team 1979 and is one of the longest serving experts.

Ceramic and glass specialist Lars Tharp has also been appearing on the show since 1986, while Richard Price first joined in 1983.

Meanwhile, presenter Fiona Bruce recently revealed that she left an Antiques Roadshow expert ‘horrified’ after bringing her doll collection onto the show for valuation.

This year, one guest was left lost for words as her two necklaces were valued at a combined total of £23,000.

The Antiques Roadshow continues tonight at 7pm on BBC One.


Credit: Original article published here.

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