LONDON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Kelsey Media is delighted to announce the launch of BBC Antiques Roadshow Magazine*.
The first issue (cover price £3.99) is on sale at WHSmith, supermarkets and newsagents from April 4th.
From its early beginnings in the late 1970s as a 'try out' transmission from a room above Hereford Town Hall, the Roadshow has grown to become a British broadcasting phenomenon with some six million viewers regularly tuning in. Now in its 36th year, each episode is packed with fascinating objects and the surprising stories that lie behind them, as well as the burning question of 'What's it worth?'
Sue Herdman, Editor, BBC Antiques Roadshow Magazine, says, 'We've taken our inspiration from the TV programme format and, working closely with Roadshow specialists, have filled our pages with lively features that are bursting with information and top tips. The first issue carries Antiques Roadshow's Lisa Lloyd's definitive guide to success at auction, and a remarkable feature on the sleek 1930s time capsule that is The Homewood. This hidden house and its collection of outstanding and highly collectable pieces is one of Britain's best-kept secrets.
She continues, 'For those with a love of all things vintage, we also tour the quirky Museum of Brands. And we'll have our monthly special behind-the-scenes section, devoted to the show, where we reveal more stories and valuations than will have been seen on screen. Our favourite for this, our launch issue, is the tale of a small boy, an unlikely kidnapping and an African mask.'
Nick Brett, Director of UK Publishing, BBC Worldwide adds, 'The BBC's Antiques Roadshow is one of Britain's best-loved programmes. The magazine aims to extend the audience's enjoyment of the BBC One show, revealing what happens next and taking fans deeper into the world of antiques collecting.'
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Sue Herdman: Sue was previously, for seven years, Editor of National Trust Magazine, with its audience of 4 million.
About Kelsey Media: Kent-based Kelsey Media has a portfolio of over 40 consumer magazines including Psychologies, Good Homes, Period Homes & Interiors, Coast and The Christmas Magazine.
* BBC Antiques Roadshow Magazine is published by Kelsey Media under licence from BBC Worldwide who help fund new BBC programmes. The BBC Antiques Roadshow word, mark and logo are trademarks of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
SOURCE Kelsey Media