BBC Antiques Roadshow heading for Norfolk

Antiques lovers in Norfolk have been invited to raid their attics for family heirlooms as the BBC's popular Antiques Roadshow will be filming from Oxburgh Hall, near Swaffham in July.

Norfolk families are being invited to raid their attics in search of long-forgotten heirlooms ready for when the BBC TV Antiques Roadshow team rolls into Oxburgh Hall next month.

The show's 31st series will be hosted by Fiona Bruce and feature some of Britain's leading fine arts specialists. They will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors to the National Trust property at Oxborough, near Swaffham, on Thursday, July 17.

Series editor Simon Shaw said: "The team are all looking forward to visiting Oxburgh Hall. It's always exciting to see what will come to light on the day. We regularly see between 1,500 and 2,000 visitors on the day. Despite the high turnout everyone will get to see an expert."

People with large furniture or other big items can send details and photos to Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2LR or email antiques. It may be possible to arrange to look at the item in advance and organise transport to the recording.

The doors open on July 17 at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm.