20 July 2011

BBC2’s ‘Antiques Master Quiz’

My interest in antiques led to me being a contestant in BBC2’s quiz ‘Antiques Master 2011’. My heat was filmed in March at the historic Town Hall in Burnley with antiques expert Eric Knowles and Sandi Toksvig. The programme was shown on 18 July at 8.30pm. I was disappointed with my performance particularly with the Derby porcelain but they did not ask me about the items I actually collect.

See the link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012svr9#synopsis

Thanks to every one who commented on the programme and particularly the wonderful man outside Swiss Cottage Underground station last night who made my day by accosting me and saying the magic words ‘weren’t you on television last night?’

Sandi has written a book for children called ‘Hitler’s Canary’ about the impact of the German invasion of Denmark with particular reference to her father who was a young boy at the time and the family’s involvement in the rescue of the Danish Jews.