Antiques Roadshow – 13 September 2020 – 13/9/2020 – Sunday – BBC

The Battle of Britain and the Blitz
Antiques Roadshow Series 42

Fiona Bruce presents a special episode of Antiques Roadshow commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the Blitz. Combining stories from all over the country with a special event filmed at Biggin Hill airfield, the programme tells the story of a defining moment in Britain’s war through the people and objects who were there.

Fiona begins the programme onboard an iconic Supermarine Spitfire, flying over the Weald of Kent. Then, she and the team uncover the stories behind family mementos, including a scramble bell that got pilots into the air, ops room models that tracked their every move, and a steering column from a British fighter shot down in combat. We also hear first-hand from the pilot of that downed plane, pilot officer John Hemingway – one of the last remaining pilots with combat experience from the Battle of Britain.

About Antiques Roadshow

Airing since 1979, this popular programme that has spawned multiple international versions travels across Britain (with occasional trips to other countries, such as Canada and Australia), bringing together in each location specialists in antiques and fine arts to have them appraise items brought in by local residents, whether they are collectors looking to turn trash into treasure or ordinary folks hoping Grandma’s old painting might now fund the kids’ education. Items featured on the programme often have an interesting story attached to them or have some connection to that episode’s venue. While some items that are brought in are worth a fortune, others are worthless.

This show is broadcast on BBC, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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