The BBC Antiques Roadshow visits BRNC

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  • Date: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
The BBC Antiques Roadshow visits BRNC The BBC Antiques Roadshow visits BRNC The BBC Antiques Roadshow visits BRNC

In glorious June sunshine the BBC flagship programme, The Antiques Roadshow came to Britannia Royal Naval College, taking over the parade ground and surrounding ramps where the experts prepared to welcome well over 1,500 people.


After months of technical, logistical and security planning the large team which makes up the Antiques Roadshow, were delighted when the Devon sun shone brilliantly on the day of filming allowing everyone to remain outside. Packages of various shapes and sizes queued with their owners for time with an expert who instead of being on the Quarterdeck were at tables under large parasol shades around the ramps and on parade ground.


The show’s presenter, Miss Fiona Bruce was thrilled to be in Devon. “It is such a beautiful setting although I know it has been quite complicated getting everyone here,” she commented. “I’ve only been with the team for three years and I have learned so much in that time.” As she walked around the parade ground area with a busy filming schedule staff, cadets and members of the public were delighted to be able to speak with her and get photographs taken.


The Commodore of BRNC, Commodore Jake Moores said “without doubt BRNC is a beautiful setting for the Antiques Roadshow and we were very happy to have them in the College. Alongside all the antiques we were able to demonstrate our modern day purpose too.”


Naturally any hidden treasures unearthed during the day’s filming will not be revealed until the show is broadcast during the autumn series.


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