Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team are set to embark on the filming of the 47th series of the BBC’s beloved programme this summer, bringing their expertise to the public at various venues. The iconic show, which has been honoured with awards over the past four decades, welcomes attendees to share their cherished possessions by submitting pictures and information in advance through the Antiques Roadshow website.

Open to the public through ticketed events, the team is on the lookout for a diverse array of antiques, family heirlooms, and vintage treasures. Each episode will showcase specialists in jewellery, silver, ceramics, glass, pictures, rare books, clocks and watches, and militaria. Additionally, there will be a team of experts knowledgeable in all collectibles, spanning retro toys, movie and music memorabilia, ancient antiquities, costume jewellery, mid-century furniture, and vintage fashion.

Throughout its illustrious history, the show has visited numerous venues in the UK and abroad, and the upcoming series promises to continue this tradition. Free tickets are now available for application at various new locations, including Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery in Ealing, Cromford Mills near Matlock, Firstsite art gallery in Colchester, Thirlestane Castle in Lauder, Beaumaris Castle on the island of Anglesey, and the Botanic Gardens in Belfast.

Interested individuals can apply for both tickets and the opportunity to showcase their items, but places are limited. To submit applications, visit www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow.

Presenter Fiona Bruce, who will be filming her seventeenth series of Antiques Roadshow, says: “A new series of the Antiques Roadshow begins again and I, for one, can’t wait. Travelling the length and breadth of the UK to see what the great British public has pulled out of their attics and off their shelves. I know we’ll see items of great quality and value – but I’m always drawn in by a moving personal story too. They are what often stick longest in my memory. And I’m determined to improve my record on Basic, Better, Best. Surely I’ve got to get more of them right this year!”

BBC Studios, Series Editor Robert Murphy says: “We want the Roadshow to be for everyone, and we want to see those special items that mean something to you – last year, we saw a dazzling range of items: jewellery bought for a few pounds at a car boot sale, an Olympic torch, a Rolex that had been through a lawnmower, punk t-shirts, a two-thousand-year-old carved stone head, a silver jug used in a royal ritual. Most memorably, a Victoria Cross medal was awarded to a Sikh soldier in World War II that was valued at a quarter of a million pounds. We can’t wait to see what treasures you’ve got to surprise and delight us at this year’s shows!”

The current series of Antiques Roadshow can be watched on BBC One on Sundays at 8 pm.