When you watch Antiques Roadshow from the comfort of your own home, you see a smooth-running operation and the widest range of antiques on television. But what really happens when 6,000 people descend on a city’s taping with everything from a decorative Swedish commode to a glamorous Mae West headdress? And how do you plan and organize for that many people to show up with their items all in one day?
Now you can get a glimpse behind the Roadshow curtain with Cincinnati Antiques Roadshow: Behind the Scenes. This locally-produced show will air at 8pm Monday, June 3, on ThinkTV16 and CET.
The 2012 taping was the second time Antiques Roadshow visited Cincinnati – and the Queen City broke records for the number of ticket requests at more than 37,000. Although many of those who attended were there to see what their items were worth, some attended just for the true Antiques Roadshow experience: going through the lines, seeing what everyone else brought, meeting other enthusiasts and getting to talk with famous appraisers. Of course the lucky few leave knowing their item is a true valuable treasure.
Cincinnati Antiques Roadshow: Behind the Scenes shows how, despite all the excitement, the Roadshow staff and volunteers keep the antiques machine running smoothly.
“While the interviews are insightful, the strength of this special is revealed in the exciting, chaotic and deadline driven world that you’ll only see behind the scenes of Antiques Roadshow,” said Richard Wonderling, Cincinnati Antiques Roadshow: Behind the Scenes writer/producer.