Antiques Roadshow is an American television series broadcast on PBS that features appraisers specialised in antiques who travel from different parts of the world to the US to appraise the antiques that are bought by the people. The show is based on British show of the same name. The British show itself is based on a documentary series that was about an auction house where people throng to buy antique pieces. The pilot of that show was made in Hereford in May 1977 and was hosted by Bruce Parker.
The series is an interesting watch where people who have the habit of collecting things try to sell their trash by presenting them as treasures. Some people who are owners of genuine antique items make money by selling their “treasure”. While some antiques turn out to worthy, others are found to be useless. Each episode features specialist antique appraisers visiting a particular place and appraising the treasures of the locals and evaluating their worth.
Antiques Roadshow Season Cast: Who’s in it?
The show mainly consists of Mark L. Walberg as the Presenter, Simeon Lipman as himself (appraiser), Lara Spencer as herself (host), James Supp as himself (appraiser), Tom Lecky as himself (appraiser), Noel Barrett as himself (appraiser), Leigh Keno as himself, Gary Sohmers as himself (appraiser), and Alan Fausel as himself (appraiser).
Antiques Roadshow Plot: What is it about?
Antiques Roadshow is a reality series that features prominent appraisers specialising in antiques who visit different parts of the United States to appraise the antique items bought by the residents. The appraisers visit a particular location in each state, and the locals throng the place to get their antique pieces evaluated by the experts. Some of them sell their valuables for money while others want to know the legacy and the worth of their treasures. There are many interesting events in the series where some of them get to know that they have been cheated because the antique they bought was worthless. Some people try to sell their products by telling the appraisers that their products are unique and centuries old.
The most interesting aspect of the show is the antiques themselves. For instance, in one episodes appraisers valued Japanese hair decorating products, unique Egyptian necklaces, and some of the ancient silver plated dishes and Lewis Carroll letters. Another episode featured a big pocket knife and a pack with a bullet piercing it, that dated back to the times of World War 1. Then there have also been items such as Zulu weddings, Victorian pictures, and a wonderful drawing by an artist, L.S. Lowry. The viewers also get to see outlandish items like a painting done on top of asbestos, a ship made by carving a bone and Zebras from Staffordshire.
Antiques Roadshow Season 23 Release Date: When will it premiere?
The 22nd season of the series ran from 8th January, 2018 to 10th October, 2018. Now that season 22 has been wrapped, viewers are eagerly anticipating the next season. Because of the immense popularity of the show, it was renewed for Season 23, which released on 7th January, 2019.