Antiques Roadshow “Portchester 1” 15 May 2022: Sunday on BBC One

Antiques Roadshow "Portchester 1" 15 May 2022: Sunday on BBC One 11

Antiques Roadshow returns to Portchester Castle in Hampshire on the south coast of England.

Mark Smith is stunned to see a Victoria Cross medal, the highest award for bravery in combat, and hears a story of incredible heroism during the First World War – with the staggering valuation of the humble bronze medal leaving its owners lost for words.

Mark Hill covets a rare Dunhill ‘aquarium’ cigarette lighter decorated with moths and a colourful painting of a butterfly by actor Jack Lord, star of the 1970s crime series Hawaii 5-0. Amin Jaffer admires a painting by pioneering Indian artist KH Ara and sees a collection of objects from Zanzibar and Oman that reveal the surprising story of the exile of the last Sultan and how he came to settle in Portsmouth.

Hilary Kay hears the extraordinary story of Sidney Daniels, who served on the Titanic as a plate washer and survived the sinking by clinging to a life raft – and she gets to see the water-damaged letter that was in his pocket that night.

Clive Farahar is thrilled to see a previously unpublished poem by Siegfried Sassoon, the acclaimed war poet, while Serhat Ahmet talks to Fiona about his life in antiques and his passion for European porcelain.

Lee Young challenges Fiona to place a trio of model cars in order of value and has a special surprise in store in the form of a genuine historic racing car worth a small fortune.

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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