Antiques unlock a fascinating history of the way people lived then and now. In this three-episode series, historian Lucy Worsley uncovers the stories behind some of these remarkable objects. Antiques expert Mark Hill looks at why some items have become priceless, while others might become the collectables of tomorrow. Along the way, we meet the historians and curators who preserve these pieces, the highly skilled craftspeople who still make them, and the passionate people who collect them.
Air Date: December 25, 2012 - 59:06
Antiques expert Mark Hill learns how intricate figures are put onto a piece of Wedgwood, and he gets a sneak preview of the Titanic auction.
Air Date: December 25, 2012 - 59:23
Historian Lucy Worsley discovers how the sofa has changed our behaviour over the centuries.