The son of a legendary football commentator brought in a signed programme from the 1966 World Cup final to be valued when the Antiques Roadshow came to Powys.

Months after the episode was filmed at its historic grounds, the BBC Antiques Roadshow’s Powis Castle episode hit our screens on Sunday night.

Millions of people tuned in to see the BBC production at Welshpool’s landmark, after filming took place at this site on July 19, 2022.

Thousands of fans of the long-running programme came along to showcase their heirlooms and car boot treasures to experts.

Some of the notable items included a World War 2 era pilot’s watch, used by the German Airforce and manufactured by Lange and Sohne, in a factory in Glashutte that was annihilated by bombing in 1954, making watches from produced there incredibly rare.


Having been bought for £20, expert Richard Price valued it at between £8,000 and £10,000.

A porcelain figurine of a lifeboat worker, made at the Royal Worcester Factory in 1883, described as a “rare and important” that was worthy of being in a museum, it was valued at £2,000.

The son of Hugh Johns, a football commentator for ITV during the 1966 World Cup, brought in a programme from the tournament final of England vs West Germany which had been signed by the entire England team, as well as a journal of Mr Hughes commentary notes kept throughout the tournament, which together were estimated to be worth £5,000.

A collection of gold coins dating as far back as 1839 were brought in for valuation by expert John Foster, having been collected by the late parents of the current owner, with instructions that the coins be sold for money to be divided up between the grand children which would go towards a house deposit. The entire set was valued at £35,000.

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A collection of medals awarded to the father of the man who brought them to Powis Castle, which included a Distinguished Service Cross from the Royal Navy and an Antarctic Exploration badge, was worth at least £40,000, with some individual medals being worth as much as £10,000.

Another collection of artefacts came in the form of 31 miniature Indian paintings dating back to 1850, designed to give people in Britain a snapshot of Indian life and culture, which were estimated to be worth £3,000.

The programme further explored Powis Castle’s Indian connection as Runjeet Singh took viewers on a tour of artefacts in the Castle’s Clive Museum, plundered from Indian ruler Tipu Sultan during the colonisation of his land.

Many other interesting and valuable items were featured in the programme, which aired at 8pm on BBC1 and is currently available on the BBC iPlayer.