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.
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 Bruce and the team head for the elegant Royal Hall in Harrogate for another busy day as two thousand visitors bring family treasures for their scrutiny. There's a frisson of excitement as a sporting icon is brought in, complete with security guards and accompanied by BBC Sport's Gabby Logan and Leeds United's Eddie Gray. Gabby is intrigued to know if it is possible to value such a rare and unique object but Fiona Bruce and silver expert Alastair Dickenson are on hand to help. Alastair's valuation, his highest in 20 years on the programme, brings gasps from the audience. Geoffrey Munn hears the emotional story of a sapphire ring left to a young man by a recently departed friend.
The Antiques Roadshow visits Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire, where treasures include original illustrations for a Roald Dahl story, a miniature workshop stocked with thumb-sized working tools, and racing leathers worn by legendary motorcyclist Barry Sheene.
The Antiques Roadshow visits RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, an operational station home to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, where treasures include a portrait by John Singer Sargent, a teddy bear that flew with the Dambusters and an outrageous decanter from Las Vegas. Fiona Bruce introduces the programme from the back of a Dakota aircraft in mid-flight, setting the scene for an episode that includes a stuffed toy that flew on the Dambusters raid and original designs for the Vulcan bomber scrawled on a newspaper. A portrait of a 1920s socialite by celebrated artist John Singer Sargent catches the eye of Grant Ford, while a bronze bust known affectionately as Gus turns out to be closely connected to the world's most famous Impressionist painter. Miscellaneous specialist Mark Hill is dazzled by a show-stopping crystal decanter bought on a holiday in Las Vegas, while a coat found in a skip turns out to have been worn by an officer in the American civil war.