Newby Hall features in Roadshow

Newby Hall will feature in this Sunday’s broadcast of the Antiques Roadshow.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 3:55 pm

The show, which will go out at 7pm on BBC One on April 18, is the second time the Ripon visitor attraction has featured in the programme.

“Filming took place in August last year and Fiona Bruce and the team had to endure all weathers at the popular North Yorkshire visitor attraction, with warm sunshine one day and rain and gales the next,” said a Newby Hall spokesman.

“The filming was slightly different because of Covid restrictions but the team pulled together some amazing footage of the house and award winning gardens.”

Series editor Robert Murphy added: “Newby Hall was selected as an Antiques Roadshow location because of its incredible house, award-winning gardens and collection of stunning Roman statues.

“We were delighted to feature some of Newby’s collection in one of Fiona’s games, which will make a really special film.”

Presenter Fiona Bruce, who is filming her 13th series of Antiques Roadshow, said she was delighted to be at Newby Hall.

“Normally we welcome around 5,000 people to each Antiques Roadshow but of course in these extraordinary times we will have to do things very differently.

“We’ve come up with a new way to safely film the show yet still bring you amazing items and stories.

“We’ve had a wonderful time at Newby Hall filming some stunning items in the blazing sunshine and pouring rain!

“Our experts have seen some really intriguing and valuable objects and I can’t wait to see the finished programmes.”

Richard Compton, Newby Hall’s owner said that it was an honour to be chosen as a location for the programme.

“We are honoured that the Antiques Roadshow has chosen Newby Hall and Gardens as one of their filming locations for 2020.

“We are very much looking forward to showing off our beautiful corner of North Yorkshire to all the viewers of this flagship programme.”

First broadcast in 1979 the Roadshow remains one of the most popular factual programmes on BBC One with some six million people regularly watching on Sundays.