More than 12,000 requests for tickets have already been received by the team behind PBS’ Antiques Roadshow for the Birmingham, Alabama, leg of the tour.
Birmingham has received more applications for tickets than any other US city that will be included on the summer schedule, with many people from the city being expected to bring their antique furniture to be valued by the show’s experts. In addition to Birmingham, the TV programme will also visit Santa Clara, Austin, Charleston, and Bismarck, among others.
The American Antiques Roadshow is produced by WGBH, a public Boston TV station, with one of their representatives having recently been sent to Birmingham to check out potential locations and to do some preparations for the programme.
The popular TV show last visited Birmingham in 1999. The host of the programme, Mark L. Walberg, will be visiting a number of venues in the city, allowing the team to view a variety of antiques and collections. However, the locations are not yet known.
Ticket applications are still flooding in, with the April 7th deadline being when the final 3,000 pairs of tickets will be randomly drawn and delivered to the winning people, free of charge. The show will be in the city from the 19th to 21st of June this year.
For those people with tickets, it will be possible to have their furniture, such as antique wardrobes, appraised by an expert. Lancashire, UK, has a number of established antiques dealers who are eager to display relevant pieces.