Antiques Roadshow 21 November 2021: ‘MediaCityUK 2’ on BBC Two

MediaCityUK 2 – Series 41 – The Roadshow is at Media City UK, on the site of the former Manchester docks. Fiona Bruce investigates the history of the Manchester Ship Canal, which links the inland city to the River Mersey and the Irish Sea. Today’ss treasures include an opera singer’s perfume bottle, a travelling magician’s box of tricks and an early animation machine. Ronnie Archer Morgan examines possibly the heaviest item ever to be craned into the Antiques Roadshow – a Canadian totem pole 10 metres long and weighing almost two tonnes. Finally, expert John Axford values a statue of Buddha that’s been cleaned with wire wool and lemon juice. Has the owner ruined it or will it still be valuable?

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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