Antiques Roadshow in Hampshire: Portchester Castle in Fareham at the center of the BBC show

A famous Hampshire landmark will take center stage in this weekend’s edition of the popular TV series Antiques Roadshow.

Portchester Castle, located in Fareham, will be the setting for the next episode of the BBC One show which airs on Sunday February 13.

Filming at Fareham took place in the autumn of 2021, where people with interesting items were invited to the English Heritage Castle to share their stories.

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Jenny Snook, Property Manager at Portchester Castle, said: “It was wonderful hosting the Antiques Roadshow at Portchester Castle last year for two unforgettable days of filming.

“We loved seeing so many local people invited to show off their treasures to the experts, and I can’t wait to see what gems have been uncovered.”

The episode, which airs at 7pm on Sunday, will see Fiona Bruce and the team of experts travel to the south coast of England, to uncover a host of treasures including Battle of Britain medals, precious Indian paintings and fashionable rare punk clothes. designer Vivienne Westwood.

The castle will be visible throughout Sunday’s episode

As part of the programme, viewers will see Fiona explore an unsung chapter in the history of Portchester Castle.

Joined by English heritage curator Samantha Stones, the presenter will learn about the castle’s role as a prisoner of war camp in the late 18th century, when it housed freed slaves from the Caribbean who had fought for France and were captured by the British.

Today the castle is cared for by English Heritage and open to the public to explore and discover on weekends during the winter – and all week for February mid-term. Full opening hours and booking are available online here.

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