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TV programmes about the art and antiques trade have greatly expanded in number since the 1990s. From Bargain Hunt and Flog It! to Fake or Fortune? and the long-running BBC series Antiques Roadshow, love them or loath them, their popularity is enduring.

And don’t forget the nation’s favourite dealer: Lovejoy.


Joanna Hardy

Joanna Hardy launches her online jewellery course for budding antique jewellery fans - Video

09 February 2018

Jewellery expert, consultant and BBC’s Antiques Roadshow regular Joanna Hardy has launched the first online foundation course in jewellery.

Bruce and Mould

Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould reunited to film latest series of art show Fake or Fortune

06 February 2018

BBC TV presenter Fiona Bruce and art dealer Philip Mould are back together in the Pall Mall gallery to film part of the latest series of Fake or Fortune?

Antiques Roadshow to review approach to ivory

15 January 2018

The BBC’s Antiques Roadshow is reviewing its approach to ivory after campaigners called for a ban of ivory objects on screen.

ATG letter: Demands for Antiques Roadshow ivory crackdown fill me with despair

15 January 2018

MADAM – This week I listened in utter disbelief as actress and wildlife campaigner Virginia McKenna spoke on Radio 4’s Today programme calling for the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow to no longer show any items which contain ivory elements.

Cantonese ivory basket

Ivory ban debated on the BBC’s Today Programme after call for Antiques Roadshow to stop showing items

09 January 2018

The UK government’s consultation on a total ivory ban was discussed on BBC Radio 4's ‘Today Programme’ during a debate on whether the BBC’s 'Antiques Roadshow' should continue to show ivory items.

ATG letter: Antiques Roadshow format – go back to basics

09 October 2017

MADAM – It was interesting to read Bruce Parker’s Antiques Roadshow memories (‘All areas of the trade have done well’ out of Roadshow, says first presenter’, Letters, ATG No 2310).

Grosvenor and Dabiri

Dealer Bendor Grosvenor discovers Rubens' Duke of Buckingham in Glasgow

25 September 2017

Dealer Bendor Grosvenor’s returning series ‘Britain’s Lost Masterpieces’ has discovered a work by Flemish artist Sir Peter Paul Rubens in a National Trust property in Glasgow.

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ATG letter: ‘All areas of the trade have done well’ out of the Antiques Roadshow, says first presenter

25 September 2017

MADAM – It has been fascinating reading about the 40th anniversary of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, of which I was the first presenter in 1977.

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BBC Antiques Roadshow: 40 years of getting an antiques show on the road

18 September 2017

With the BBC’s hit series now 40 years old, we find out producer Simon Shaw's views on its success ahead of the broadcast of his last Roadshow series.

Gauguin drawing

Gauguin sketch dismissed as a fake is valued at £200,000 after 'Fake or Fortune?' investigation

11 September 2017

The BBC's 'Fake or Fortune?' team uncovered the story behind two pictures possibly by Paul Gauguin during last night’s programme.

Tom Roberts

BBC’s ‘Fake or Fortune?’ team discover lost work by Australian artist Tom Roberts

04 September 2017

An early painting by UK-born Australian artist Thomas William Roberts (1856-1931), was authenticated on the BBC’s ‘Fake or Fortune?’ after being lost for more than 130 years.

ATG letter: Fake or Fortune? - I love the twists and turns

28 August 2017

MADAM – I read with dismay your correspondent’s letter criticising ATG’s coverage of the latest series of the BBC’s 'Fake or Fortune?' programme.

Constable

BBC’s 'Fake or Fortune?' uncovers £2m Constable sketch after it “slipped through the fingers” of dealer Philip Mould

20 August 2017

A painting that dealer Philip Mould twice bought and sold more than 15 years ago has been attributed to John Constable in the first episode in the new series of the BBC’s 'Fake or Fortune?'.

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Behind the scenes at Fake or Fortune?

14 August 2017

The BBC’s hit series Fake or Fortune? returns to our screens on Sunday August 20. ATG's Laura Chesters went behind the scenes for insight into the making of the show and to ask why the trade should tune in.

Geoffrey Munn

Third £1m valuation at BBC’s Antiques Roadshow for Fabergé flower

26 June 2017

The BBC’s Antiques Roadshow witnessed its third £1m valuation while filming at the Black Country Living Museum in the West Midlands last week.

ATG Letter: Boot put into BBC

12 June 2017

MADAM – I feel the BBC should be given a tactful kick up the bot as the summer schedule of sport means erratic scheduling of Flog It! and Antiques Roadshow.

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Victorian gold ring sells in Bristol auction as part of Flog It! visit

15 February 2017

A Bristol filming session for the BBC's TV show Flog It! series saw the multi-estimate sale of this Victorian gold ring.

Rupert Maas on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow

Top Gear, X Factor and now Sherlock: All beaten by the Antiques Roadshow

11 January 2017

The first Antiques Roadshow in a new series, filmed at Tewkesbury Abbey and broadcast on Sunday, reached 6.4m viewers. It has beaten BBC drama Sherlock in the Sunday primetime slot which managed 6m according to overnight rating figures.

Philip Mould

Fake or Fortune? presenters ‘in dispute’ over new BBC show

06 December 2016

A media report of a spat between two of television’s best known art detectives – dealers Philip Mould and Bendor Grosvenor – has not been denied by the dealers when contacted by ATG.

Graham Lay

Tributes pour in for Antiques Roadshow militaria expert Graham Lay

30 November 2016

Antiques Roadshow expert and militaria specialist Graham Lay has passed away. A well-known personality on the show for more than 25 years, his death was announced by the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.

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