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Antiques Roadshow

15 Ratings: 4.2
A TV show on PBS

Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, five-time Emmy® Award-nominated ANTIQUES ROADSHOW marks its twelfth season in 2008. PBS's highest-rated series, ROADSHOW is seen by almost 11 million viewers each week. Veteran television personality … see full wiki

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1 review about Antiques Roadshow

I never fail to learn something new and interesting.

  • Jun 6, 2009
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Since  the American version of "Antiques Roadshow" debuted on PBS back in 1997 I have been a huge fan.  Currently hosted by actor Mark Wahlberg  and based on the long-running BBC television series of the same name "Antiques Roadshow" continues to be one of the most popular shows on public television.  Over the years I have learned so much from the expert appraisers who appear on this program and from the ordinary folks who bring their treasures to the show for a look-see.   There is absolutely no doubt that there is something for everyone on each and every "Antiques Roadshow".  Long-time devotees of the show will tell you that they are fans of particular appraisers.  In my case I most enjoy the work of the Keno brothers (Leslie and Leigh) who have been appraising furniture on the program since its inception back  in 1997.  Among my other favorites are Noel Barrett who handles toys and games with such great enthusiasm and Leila Dunbar who does such a splendid job appraising  sports collectibles.   Meanwhile, I would also be remiss if I failed to at least make mention of long-time Roadshow appraiser Rudy Franchi who handles movie and entertainment memorabelia among other things.  That man really knows his business!  And of course what makes this show so compelling for so many of us is that every so often someone will learn that the item they brought in is extremely rare,  has great historical significance or is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars!   For a whole host of reasons it seems that each and every episode of "Antiques Roadshow" is truly a unique experience.
 
Make no mistake about it.  You need not be an antiques buff to enjoy "Antiques Roadshow".   Frankly I have no interest in collecting antiques at all.  However, I am a huge history buff and for me this is what makes this show so captivating.   I never ever fail to learn something new and interesting.   I think that watching "Antiques Roadshow" is a very wise investment of your valuable time.  This  season "Antiques Roadshow" is originating from Atlantic City, NJRaleigh, NC, Madison, WI, Denver, CO, Pheonix, AZ and San Jose, CA.   I look forward with great anticipation to the hidden treasures that are sure to be found in each one of these cities.

For more than a decade now "Antiques Roadshow" has been "must see" TV for my wife and I.  Our local PBS affiliate airs the show on Sunday evenings at 8:00 P.M.  And what do we watch immediately following "Antiques Roadshow"?   Why none other than the 30 minute British version of the show!   We enjoy that every bit as much as the American show.   Very highly recommended! 
I never fail to learn something new and interesting. Antiques Roadshow I never fail to learn something new and interesting. I never fail to learn something new and interesting.

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February 03, 2010
I love this show! You're right, there's something for everyone and you definitely do not need to be an antique buff to appreciate it. In fact, most of the people on the show aren't, and that's why they're there. Thanks for sharing, Paul! :)
 
June 07, 2009
I was on the show a few years back when they were here in Tampa. I took an old French Spelter statue and an old wooden shield, we also took some old deco purses. They seemed mostly interested in the purses as no one was really ever able to tell us much about the statue or the crest. It was okay... But take it from someone who has been there. It is far more entertaining on television than it is in person.
 
June 07, 2009
We have that show here in St. Louis as well. It reminds me a lot of a show I used to work on in Los Angeles called Trash or Treasures? I don't care that much about antiques, but I do enjoy the history behind them. Nice job!
 
June 06, 2009
I have never seen the US version of it but I can watch the english version of the Antique Roadshow here in Iceland because we can see some of the BBC channels here and I love the show. It´s the same with me I have no interest in collecting antique but the history is so facinating.
 
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