A recent One Show on BBC1 indicated that there will be a Great War special of the popular BBC Sunday evening show Antiques Roadshow. It is planned to film this on the Somme over the summer of 2013 for a 2014 broadcast. The following details are on the programme’s website:
Following the highly successful Antiques Roadshow Remembrance programme in 2011, we are now planning a special edition to mark the centenary of World War I. We’ll be recording the episode around the Somme battlefields next summer and are looking for family stories linked to an object that tell personal accounts of the Great War.
Series Editor Simon Shaw says: “We were overwhelmed by a remarkable reaction to the appeal to our Remembrance programme which resulted in a very moving edition of the show. Inspired by that we’re now keen to find fresh ways of looking at both the conflict and aftermath that affected men and women of many nations on land and at sea. Perhaps a poignant postcard from the trenches that speaks loudly of Grandfather’s experience, or it could be a painting that captures one of the first depictions of modern warfare, we’d be fascinated to see what people have in their collections”.
If you think you have a potential item contact us:
Post: BBC Broadcasting House, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2LR