HarperCollins scoops Antiques Roadshow 40th anniversary book

HarperCollins scoops Antiques Roadshow 40th anniversary book

William Collins has acquired the tie-in volume to "Antiques Roadshow" to mark the show's 40th anniversary.

Myles Archibald, publishing director at the HarperCollins imprint, bought world rights from the BBC and authors Marc Allum and Paul Atterbury, both presenters on the show and antiques experts.

The title will feature the “most memorable and astonishing finds” from the last four decades, collected together for the first time.

A William Collins spokesperson said: “One of the nation’s most beloved television programmes, "Antiques Roadshow" has become a national institution. Over four decades, it has told thousands of unique stories about the beautiful, curious and priceless gems, toys, silverware, furniture, paintings, ceramics and more that have been handed down the generations, or found in attics around the world.”

Archibald said: “After 40 years of "Antiques Roadshow" there are so many amazing moments and fabulous objects. The book will be a brilliant compilation of the essence of the programme: the people, presenters and of course the valuables.”

Antiques Roadshow will be published in October this year retailing at £20.