“Antiques Roadshow” heads to France 2

BBC Worldwide Productions France is producing a local version of long running series Antiques Roadshow for France 2. (Pictured: The U.S. version of the show, which airs on PBS)
February 25, 2014

BBC Worldwide Productions France is producing a local version of long running series Antiques Roadshow for France 2.

Hosted by actor, comedian and director Charlotte De Turckheim, the French version will mirror the UK version, with experts traveling across France to appraise the antiques that locals have brought in.

The production will travel from the Mediterranean to the Channel, and from the Alps to the Atlantic coast.

The original version of Antiques Roadshow airs on BBC1 in the UK, with international versions including a U.S. series on PBS (pictured above), and a Swedish version on SVT.

“There are not many TV programs running for over 30 years that can generate such interest with an international broadcaster,” said Jean Louis Blot, director of BBC Worldwide Productions France.

“The simplicity of the show and the fact that it appeals to people of all ages and from all walks of life is what makes it so attractive to a major broadcaster like France 2. You never know what someone will unearth in a dusty attic, maybe a powder puff that was part of Marie Antoinette’s toilette or perhaps a piece of militaria belonging to Napoleon.”

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