THE Antiques Roadshow will be coming to Colchester during its latest series.

Experts from long-running BBC show will visit Firstsite in Colchester, among other locations in the UK, in the show’s 47th series.

Presenter Fiona Bruce, who also helms Question Time, said she is “always drawn in by a moving personal story”, ahead of the new episodes.

The Antiques Roadshow celebrates its 45th anniversary this month, with the very first broadcast taking place on February 18, 1979.

In addition to Colchester, the experts will be visiting locations in Ealing, West London as well as in Derbyshire.

They will also venture to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Fiona, who joined Antiques Roadshow in 2008, said: “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 have 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 said: “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 2,000-year-old carved stone head, a silver jug used in a royal ritual.

“And most memorably, a Victoria Cross medal awarded to a Sikh solider in the Second World War 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.”

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Watch the current series of Antiques Roadshow on BBC One on Sundays from 8pm.