The Sunday Post (Dundee)
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW (1979)
THE Beeb spent millions of pounds promoting the return of Top Gear, but the noisy car show was easily beaten in the Sunday night slot by Antiques Roadshow and Chris Evans slunk off in despair. The quiet charm of Fiona Bruce and a group of experts looking at some antiques in a nice garden somewhere has a timeless appeal. The much-loved show is now in its 38th series and the popular format has been repeated in countless other countries.