Antiques Roadshow (series 26) – Wikipedia

Series /
Episode
Aired Location   Host & Experts   Notes 26/1
7/9/2003 Sudeley Castle
Winchcombe
Gloucestershire Michael Aspel
&
Gordon Lang
David Battie
Paul Atterbury
Hilary Kay[1] – Aspel arrives in the Citroen 2CV with the grandfather clock sticking up through its roof.[3] 26/2
14/9/2003 Bala
Snowdonia
Wales Michael Aspel
&
David Battie
Eric Knowles
John Axford
Andrew Davis[1][3] 26/3
21/9/2003 Burton Upon Trent Michael Aspel
&
Lars Tharp
David Battie
Gordon Lang
Martin Levy
Natalie Harris
John Benjamin
Nicholas Mitchell
Ian Harris
Richard Price[1][3] 26/4
28/9/2003 Carnbrea Leisure Centre
Redruth Michael Aspel
&
Natalie Harris
Andrew Davis
Christopher Payne
David Battie
Paul Atterbury
Hilary Kay[1] – the house where William Murdoch invented gas lighting.[3] 26/5
5/10/2003 National Maritime Museum
Falmouth Michael Aspel
&
David Battie
Andrew Davis
Hilary Kay[1] – Suhaili, round the world boat of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston[3] 26/6
12/10/2003 Dumfries Ice Bowl
Dumfries Michael Aspel
&
Hilary Kay
Lars Tharp
John Benjamin
Richard Price
David Battie
Paul Atterbury[1][3] 26/7
19/10/2003 Cressing Temple Barns
Cressing Temple
Essex Michael Aspel
&
Christopher Wood
Andrew Davis
David Battie
Paul Atterbury
Lars Tharp[1] – the way things were, when the horse, the plough and the wagon reigned supreme.[3] 26/8
26/10/2003 Chichester Cathedral
Chichester Michael Aspel
&
Nicholas Mitchell
Natalie Harris
Ian Harris
David Battie
Eric Knowles[1] – new episode showing unseen moments filmed in series 25[3] 26/9
2/11/2003 Kendal Castle
Kendal Michael Aspel
&
Eric Knowles
Lars Tharp
Hilary Kay
Paul Atterbury
David Battie
Natalie Harris
Ian Harri
Christopher Payne[1]

– birthplace of Katherine Parr
– artifacts of hill walker and writer Alfred Wainwright who was also honorary curator of the museum. Including office desk, pipe and socks.
[3]

26/10
9/11/2003 Dyrham Park
Dyrham
Gloucestershire Michael Aspel
&
Christopher Payne
Gordon Lang
Paul Atterbury
Lars Tharp[1]

– Dyrham in old English means a valley frequented by deer.
– Dyrham Park was owned by the Wynter family for many generations.
– Harriet Wynter married a civil servant called William Blathwayt who remodelled the Elizabethan manor house, the west front by Samuel Hauduroy and the east front by William Talman, King William III’s architect.
– Blathwayt also redesigned the grounds into formal gardens with cascades, parterres and forest walks. But by the time it was completed, around 1717, it was out of fashion and the gardens had disappeared within 100 years.
[3]

26/11
16/11/2003 Dyrham Park Compilation Michael Aspel
&
John Benjamin
Richard Price
David Battie
Paul Atterbury
Lars Tharp[1][3] 26/12
23/11/2003 Boston
Lincolnshire Michael Aspel
&
Christopher Wood
David Battie
Lars Tharp[1]

– Bostonian ancestors founded Boston, Massachusetts.
– named after the 6th century missionary, St. Botolph.[3]

26/13
30/11/2003 Clitheroe Michael Aspel
&
Natalie Harris
Christopher Wood
John Baddeley
Gordon Lang
Hilary Kay
Lars Tharp[1]

– the old industries were clog making and cotton milling
– the most important current employer is’t quarry.[3]

26/14
7/12/2003 Abergavenny Michael Aspel
&
Christopher Payne[1] – the once thriving colliery is now a museum [3] 26/15
14/12/2003 Mount Stewart Michael Aspel
&
Nicholas Mitchell
Christopher Wood{
Richard Price
Gordon Lang
David Battie
Eric Knowles[1] – the gardens at Mount Stewart were designed 80 years ago by Edith Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Marchioness of Londonderry, wife of Charles Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 7th Marquess of Londonderry.[3] 26/16
21/12/2003 Mount Stewart
Episode 2 Michael Aspel
&
Nicholas Mitchell
Christopher Wood
Richard Price
Gordon Lang
David Battie
Eric Knowles[1][3] 28/12/2003 Next Generation Michael Aspel
&
Natalie Harris
John Benjamin
David Battie
Paul Atterbury
Hilary Kay
Lars Tharp[1][3] 26/17
4/1/2004 Woburn Abbey Michael Aspel
&
David Battie
Paul Atterbury
Hilary Kay
Lars Tharp
Eric Knowles[1] – history of the Russells Duke of Bedford who have owned Woburn Abbey for 500 years. The main characters and builders who shaped the Abbey and on how parts of the building have gone into decline. The Abbey has been reinvented to create income, cover death duties and maintenance.[3] 26/18
11/1/2004 Woburn Abbey
Special Michael Aspel
&
[1][3] 26/19
18/1/2004 Scarborough, North Yorkshire Michael Aspel
&
Eric Knowles
Hilary Kay
Paul Atterbury
Gordon Lang
Christopher Payne
Ian Harris
Andrew Davis
Natalie Harris[1] – t’Grand Hotel (Scarborough) on t’seafront, t’Spa and its sun terrace, majestic ironwork bridges, Scarborough funiculars which have been running since 1875 and the grandiose local museum.[3] 26/20
25/1/2004 St Ives
Cambridgeshire Michael Aspel
&
Richard Price
Ian Harris
Gordon Lang
Paul Atterbury
Hilary Kay
Lars Tharp[1] – by the River Great Ouse with rich soil of the Great Fen. Wool and cattle town, 70 pubs served the local farmers.[3] 26/21
1/2/2004 Royal Hospital Halsar
Gosport Peninsula Michael Aspel
&
Lars Tharp
Hilary Kay
Richard Price
Christopher Payne
Gordon Lang
John Baddeley[1]

– Royal Hospital Haslar was designed by architect, Theodore Jacobsen.
– Scottish physician James Lind was one of the first in charge and known as the “Father of Nautical Medicine”. He pioneered citrus juice as a treatment for scurvy[3]

26/22
8/2/2004 Michael Aspel
&
[1][3] 26/23
13/2/2004 Michael Aspel
&
[1][3] 26/24
20/2/2004 Michael Aspel
&
[1][3] 26/25
13/3/2004 Michael Aspel
&
[1][3] 26/26
20/3/2004 Michael Aspel
&
[1][3]