The first of two Antiques Roadshow programmes filmed at Wiltshire’s Bowood House and Gardens (near Calne, Wiltshire. www.bowood.org) back in the summer will air on BBC1 this coming Sunday 3 January at 8pm.
The second programme from Bowood is then scheduled for the following Sunday (10 January).
Treasures being featured in the first one-hour episode will include a collection of glass car mascots, a portrait used for target practice by schoolchildren and a previously unseen account of the sinking of the Titanic written by an officer who survived. (Log on to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06vplmh for more details).
The two programmes from Bowood will provide TV viewers with a flavour of the glories of Bowood’s 2,000-acre Capability Brown parkland, ahead of 2016’s nationwide celebration of the tercentenary of the legendary landscape designer’s birth.
Capability Brown was at the height of his fame when he embarked on the parkland at Bowood in 1763, commissioned by the 1st Marquess of Lansdowne.
Bowood is one of the earliest examples of his fully-developed style.