The Antiques Roadshow returns to Chenies Manor near Amersham in Buckinghamshire, where they discover a forgotten train set, a dazzling piece of Whitefriars glass and a 19th-century plant stand that provides one of the biggest surprises of the series. The team unwrap a train set that hasn't been out of its box in over 70 years, and the family of a glassblower pay a moving tribute to their father's work for the Whitefriars Company. A beautiful Italian figurine of a flower seller catches the eye of ceramics specialist Eric Knowles, while Fiona Bruce reads a tragic letter from a soldier to be opened in the event of his death.
The Antiques Roadshow returns to Tredegar House near Newport in Wales, where finds include a locket given by Queen Victoria, a Welsh-made classic car and a rather grisly looking implement for creating tattoos. Fiona Bruce is very taken with a special cigar cutter which commemorates the opening of the ingenious Newport Transporter Bridge, and expert Lee Young sheds light on some papers bought at a car boot sale which advertise mid-19th-century executions. here's also the sad story of a miniature font used during the Irish potato famine to bring comfort to ailing families, and a very versatile tiara which proves to be an important family heirloom.
The Antiques Roadshow pays a second visit to Trentham Gardens near Stoke-on-Trent, as Fiona Bruce and the team of specialists prepare for another busy day valuing family treasures. A very early movie camera excites expert Hilary Kay, who hears how it was first used in 1910 to record some natural history photography.
Fiona Bruce visits the scene where Colin Firth famously emerged from the lake as Mr Darcy - Lyme Park in Cheshire.
Objects of interest to the experts assembled in the gardens include a pair of impressive pistols used to protect the Royal Mail from highwaymen, a tea caddy cunningly concealed as a pile of books and a picture of actress Sarah Bernhardt once owned by Elton John.
Fiona Bruce and the team are at Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire for the first episode of a brand new series, and over 2,000 visitors dig out their treasures in anticipation.
Tredegar House near Newport in Wales provides a colourful backdrop for a show that includes a carved coconut and a frog-shaped brooch, the story of a daring D-Day raid as told by a veteran commando and a tapestry woven in tribute to rock band Status Quo. Fiona Bruce introduces one of the finest 17th-century houses in Britain, once home to the eccentric Evan Morgan, who as Viscount Tredegar dabbled in the occult and kept a menagerie of pets that included a boxing kangaroo and a baboon. The team admire a Victorian brooch in the shape of a frog and an intricately carved coconut steeped in 18th-century maritime history, while a former Mastermind champion proudly shows off the glass vase he was awarded
The Antiques Roadshow visits Trentham Gardens near Stoke-on-Trent, where treasures include rare items from the regions historic potteries, a brooch that belonged to flying ace Amy Johnson and a portable road map described as an early form of satnav.Jewellery specialist Susan Rumfitt challenges Fiona to spot the odd one out among a collection of gold necklaces and bracelets - one of which is actually made from a cheap imitation alloy known as pinchbeck.
Fiona and the team are at Hanbury Hall near Droitwich in Worcestershire. It's thought the creator of The Archers based the fictional village of Ambridge on Hanbury, and so it's quite possible that Hanbury Hall is the inspiration for Lower Loxley Hall. Mark Hill values a pop art jacket designed by Sir Peter Blake. Sadly its value has been reduced after being eaten in places by a ferret. Rupert Maas appraises one of the finest nude paintings he's ever seen. Glass specialist Andy McConnell values the oldest piece of glass he's ever handled in a lifetime of collecting.
Fiona Bruce and the team head to Scotland for another busy day of evaluations at the impressive Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Objects exciting the experts include handsome jewels from 'auntie's treasure trove' that evoke a luxurious lifestyle from the art deco era, a painting by one of the Glasgow Girls group of artists and a family hand-me-down known as 'the ugly pot', designed by an important maker that carries a highly attractive value.