5th September 2003

 

CHARLOTTE HUNTS FOR HIDDEN TREASURES

 

A piece of junk or a priceless antique? Working on the production team of the Antiques Roadshow certainly gives you a good idea of just what treasures you may have lurking in the attic.

 

Charlotte Godfrey, who graduated from the University of Lincoln last year with a degree in Media Production, has already landed the role of production secretary for the show.

 

Based at BBC Bristol, Charlotte (23) is one of the first points of contact for the general public, answering queries and handling publicity material as well as working with the production team on location.

 

“On location I have a variety of roles,” said Charlotte. “These include working in the scanner - the equivalent of a TV studio gallery - working with a camera team and looking after the experts and the public.”

 

But Charlotte, originally from Yarwell near Peterborough, didn’t find it easy to secure her new job.

 

“The industry is very competitive and I completed several application forms and attended many interviews,” she said. “It involved a lot of hard work and determination. 

 

“Before starting with the BBC I gained as much work experience as possible and spent time working with an independent production company in Nottingham.

 

“I love my job with the roadshow. I only joined the team in February but many of my new colleagues have been with the programme for years and there is a real family feeling surrounding the production. 

 

“I feel very lucky to have begun my career with such an established programme.”

 

Now on its 26th series, the Antiques Roadshow tours the UK with a team of experts who offer valuations on various objects from paintings to militaria and ceramics to furniture.

 

The programme is due to visit the Peter Paine Sports Centre in Boston later this month.

 

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University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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