Paul Atterbury, who has been a member of the team of experts on the ever-popular Antiques Roadshow for 27 years, talks about its history, how it is made and what happens on the day, the people involved, the triumphs and disasters and the unpredictable nature of what goes on in front of and behind the cameras.

Paul specialises in the art, architecture, design and decorative arts of the 19th and 20th centuries. He has worked as a freelance writer, editor and broadcaster and regularly tours the country lecturing.

His mother Audrey Atterbury was also in the public eye as a puppeteer working on the 1950s children’s programme Andy Pandy, who, it is claimed was based on the young Paul.

Originally, Paul trained as a graphic designer and later went on to work for Sotheby’s. He became an historical advisor for Royal Doulton and was the editor of Connoisseur magazine from 1980 to 1981.

Paul has written or edited over 30 books, mostly on ceramics but is also known for his travel writing, and in addition has written books on railways and canals.

A representative of the Flavel said: “This will be an informal and entertaining talk about a fascinating programme, giving us personal insights into the ups and downs of life on the road. If this Flavel event gives you a taste for finding out even more, the Antiques Roadshow will be filming a programme locally at Buckfast Abbey in September.”

Tickets for this Flavel event on Friday, March 30 at 7:30pm are £12 for adults and £10 for Under 18s and are available from the Flavel Box Office on 01803 839530 or online at: