Antiques Roadshow episode from the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester to be broadcast this weekend on BBC One
CIRENCESTER will be thrust into the spotlight this weekend as an episode of Antiques Roadshow that was filmed in the town will be broadcast to the nation.
Hundreds of Cirencester residents queued in the rain outside the Royal Agricultural University when the long running BBC programme visited the Cotswold capital back in June.
The show’s presenter Fiona Bruce commended Cirencester as the perfect location to host the show.
Speaking back in June, she said: “Cirencester and the Cotswolds is one of my favourite parts of the country, I’d definitely love to explore the area.”
Fiona also described the RAU as a “beautiful building”, saying: “It’s almost like a National Trust building, we love to come to place that create a beautiful backdrop for the show.”
The show, which has been a staple of the BBC’s Sunday night schedule for over 30 years, will see antique lovers from Cirencester and further afield have their items valued by some of the industry’s most recognisable names.
Antiques expert, Eric Knowles, told the Standard that Cirencester is one of his favourite places to visit.
He said: “It’s my type of town, it’s where the city meets the country. I think how lucky the people of Cirencester are to have such wonderful Roman remains and mosaics nearby.”
Antiques Roadshow from Cirencester will be broadcast this Sunday on BBC One at 8pm.
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