BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow films at Forty Hall

Fiona Bruce at Forty Hall

Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team have been filming at Forty Hall in Enfield, valuing family heirlooms and missing masterpieces.

The show was filmed over three days earlier this week on a closed set with a small invited audience, to ensure the safety of guests, production and the wider public.

Presenter Fiona Bruce, who is filming her 13th series of Antiques Roadshow, said she was delighted to be at Forty 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 in North London filming some stunning items in the blazing sunshine. Our experts have seen some really intriguing and valuable objects and I can’t wait to see the finished programmes.”

Enfield Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Ian Barnes, said: “Enfield as a borough is brimming with history so I was not surprised to be approached by the BBC for us to play host to the fabulous Antiques Roadshow. Hundreds of items were submitted from all across the capital for the team to assess and I am sure there will be some wonderful stories in the upcoming series.

“Enfield is becoming the borough of choice in London for high-end television and film production with plenty on offer from outdoor green space to urban landscapes, places of historical interest as well as purpose-built film studios including the soon to be opened OMA Studios in Enfield Lock.”

Series editor Robert Murphy said: “Forty Hall is an incredible Grade 1 listed Jacobean manor house and has been a fantastic backdrop to our filming.

“We will make three programmes from Forty Hall and expect the first one to be broadcast early next year.”

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