Antiques Roadshow 40 Years of Great Finds
A collection of the timeless, the priceless and the unforgettable, this beautiful compendium accompanies the beloved BBC One TV series.Gracing our screens for nearly forty years, one of the nation's most beloved television programmes has become a nationalinstitution. The Antiques Roadshow has given the opportunity for thousands of unique stories to be told over the years, as well as the introduction of many incredible characters. Inthis exclusive new compendium, some of the classic moments from the show are featured, providing an intriguing look at the fascinating history behind each object.The show has created some historical television moments, including the Lalique vase which had been bought for a pound at a car boot sale and left in the loft, only to be valued at GBP25,000. Beautifully illustrated, and featuring a diverse mix of the fabulous finds from the show, this is a truly revealing book, uncovering many fascinating moments from history through each of the extraordinary items discovered in its forty-year history.
Paul Atterbury is a long-standing expert (and firm viewer favourite) on BBC One's Antiques Roadshow, specialising in 19th and 20th century art and architecture. He has written widely on history, railways, arts and travel, as well as curating exhibitions for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.Marc Allum is a freelance art and antiques writer, broadcaster, consultant and lecturer based in Wiltshire. He has been a miscellaneous specialist on the Antiques Roadshow since 1998 and has appeared on various other television and radio programmes. Marc spent 16 years as a London-based auctioneer and has written and contributed to numerous books. He writes regularly for magazines and has a passion for playing the bass guitar and tinkering with large engines.