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Antiques Roadshow

railman
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Antiques Roadshow

The  http://www.new-classics.co.uk  website has a competition to win an Antiques Roadshow box set of DVDs. Does anyone know the answer to the question (when did the programme start)?
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Re: Antiques Roadshow

Check it out on Wikipedia ! !   Grin
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Antiques Roadshow is a British television show in which antiques appraisers travel to various regions of the United Kingdom and appraise antiques brought in by local residents. It has been running since 1979.[1]
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now you can win the DVD`s  Cheesy Grin Cheesy
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the (1) after the date of 1979 gives a link to the HISTORY, which give a different year....
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The series began as a 1977 BBC documentary about a London auction house doing a tour of the West Country in England. The pilot roadshow was recorded in Hereford on 17 May 1977
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even more good luck required now ! ! 
railman
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Re: Antiques Roadshow

Thanks for that.  Wikipedia seems a bit confusing but the New Classics review suggest that Antiques Roadshow is "now in its 31st year". You need to go to the website's competition page to answer the question.
198kHz
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Re: Antiques Roadshow

http://wapedia.mobi/en/Antiques_Roadshow
appears to confirm that it was piloted in 1977, and the first actual Antiques Roadshow broadcast was on 18 Feb 1979.
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