Thousands of enthusiasts braved the heat in Welshpool as the renowned BBC series Antiques Roadshow arrived at Powis Castle.

On Tuesday, July 19, thousands of fans of the long-running programme arrived at the Welshpool landmark to showcase their heirlooms and car boot treasures to experts to be evaluated.

Filming of the 45th series of the BBC show started earlier in 2022, as members of the public were invited to apply for tickets to ensure they could attend.

The day of filming was during an extreme heat wave, with temperatures rising to unprecedented levels for the UK and the Met Office issuing an Amber weather alert, however that did not stop the planned schedule.

The programme’s host, Fiona Bruce, and the team of antiques experts arrived at the grounds of Powis Castle to offer valuations on items brought in by people from across the country.

Shane Logan, general manager at Powis Castle and Garden, said: “It’s been a pleasure working with the BBC to bring the Antiques Roadshow to Welshpool.

“A huge thank you goes to the volunteer stewards and staff who endured a long day in hot conditions to ensure the smooth-running of the event.

“It’s safe to say we’re all excited to see the show air on TV soon.”

Several items from Powis Castle’s world-class collection and internationally renowned garden were filmed for three episodes of the show, as well as items brought along by ticketholders.

The venue visited by Antiques Roadshow is as much a part of the programme as the items brought in by the public, so viewers can expect a showcase of Powis Castle and features on its historical value when the episode featuring it eventually airs.

The public will have to wait until the show is broadcast on BBC One later in the year to find out what discoveries were made.

Filming took place in the Edwardian Formal Garden, famous for its lawns, rose beds and century old apple trees, with views of the medieval castle and seventeenth century Italianate terraces in the distance.

First broadcast in 1979, Antiques Roadshow remains one of the most popular factual programmes on BBC One, with some six million people regularly watching on Sunday evenings.