ONE OF Yorkshire’s most famous stately homes will feature on the Antiques Roadshow as the programme celebrates its 40th series.
Castle Howard, in North Yorkshire, will be among the locations for the show, which was first recorded as a pilot at Hereford Town Hall on May 17, 1977, presented by Bruce Parker with antiques expert Arthur Negus.
The programme will begin recording its anniversary series four decades on from the date of its first recording when it visits Minehead Railway Station, the home of the West Somerset Railway which is the longest heritage railway in England, on May 17.
Throughout the birthday year, the team will visit Queen Victoria’s former royal palace, Osborne on the Isle of Wight, and the gardens at Nymans in West Sussex. It will also film a special show outside the Queen Vic pub on EastEnders’ Albert Square at the BBC Studios in Elstree, where invited guests will bring objects from the world of film, music, theatre and TV to be appraised.
Presenter Fiona Bruce will mark her 10th series on the show in 2017 and filming will take place from May until October, with the programme visiting Castle Howard on July 13.