Antiques Roadshow “Castle Ward 2” 31 July 2022: Sunday on BBC Four

Antiques Roadshow "Castle Ward 2" 31 July 2022: Sunday on BBC Four 11

Antiques Roadshow returns to Castle Ward in Northern Ireland, an unusual 18th-century mansion and backdrop to hit TV series Game of Thrones. Fiona Bruce delves into the story of Mary Ward, a gifted scientist, author and astronomer who lived here in the 19th century.

The team uncover some wonderful treasures, including two sculptures made out of ostrich eggs, a set of jewellery decorated with scarab beetles that survived being baked in an oven and a watch designed for astronauts to wear on the moon. Military expert Robert Tilney unearths some top secret D-Day plans, while Mark Smith comes across medals awarded to three generations of the same family, including a rare Special Boat Services medal.

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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