Antiques Roadshow fans brave the heat at Powis Castle

Fiona Bruce and Runjeet Singh at the Powis Castle and Garden for Antiques Roadshow photo: BBC

Presenter Fiona Bruce and the BBC’s Sunday Night Show crew filmed three episodes of the popular show on Tuesday.

Filming for the 45th series of the Roadshow began a few months ago and for the first time in the show’s history, members of the public have been asked to apply for tickets to ensure they can attend.

Amber heat warnings didn’t stop the fun, as enthusiasts from across the country made the trip to see how much their prized possessions were worth and have a chance to be filmed for the TV show.

Shane Logan, Managing Director of Powis Castle and Garden, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with the BBC to bring the Antiques Roadshow to Welshpool.

“A huge thank you to the volunteer stewards and staff who endured a long day in hot conditions to ensure the event ran smoothly. It’s safe to say that we are all delighted to see the show on television soon. “

Several items from Powis Castle’s world-class collection and internationally acclaimed garden were filmed for three episodes of the popular show, along with items brought in by ticket holders.

Audiences will have to wait until the show airs on BBC One to find out what discoveries have been made.

Filming took place in the formal Edwardian garden, famous for its lawns, rose bushes and centuries-old apple trees, with views of the medieval castle and 17th-century Italianate terraces in the distance.

First broadcast in 1979, the Roadshow remains one of the most popular factual programs on BBC One, with some six million people watching it regularly on Sunday evenings.

Powis Castle and Garden is open daily all summer. For opening times, entry prices and more information, visit nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden.

Built in the 13th century as a medieval fortress in Welshpool, Powis Castle is perched on a rock above its world famous garden.

Remodeled and embellished over more than 400 years, the castle and garden reflect the changing ambitions and visions of the Herbert family, who occupied the castle from the 1570s.

Each generation has employed artists to beautify and refine the chateau and contribute to the family collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture and tapestries displayed throughout the property.

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