Record for BBC show at Caversham Park
Fri 1 July 2016, 10:17 am
BBC One’s popular programme Antiques Roadshow recorded its highest number of visitors this year during an episode recorded at BBC Caversham Park in Reading on 26 June.
More than 4,000 people walked through the doors of the Grade II-listed building by the A2390, home to BBC monitoring service and BBC Radio Berkshire, between 9.30am and 4.30pm.
As part of the show, many of Britain’s leading antiques and fine art specialists were available to offer free advice and valuations to visitors, who were invited to bring along valuable objects such as family heirlooms and household treasures for inspection.
Entry to Antiques Roadshow was free and did not require tickets or pre-registration.
“The best part of working on Antiques Roadshow is that we never know who or what is going to turn up on the day,” said presenter Fiona Bruce. “The visitors, the objects they bring, their stories and the location all combine to make a fabulous experience that we aim to capture for the viewers.”
Two hour-long programmes will be made on the event. They will be aired on BBC One at the end of 2016 or in early 2017.