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'Antiques Roadshow' suspends filming due to coronavirus

'Antiques Roadshow' suspends filming due to coronavirus
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Antiques Roadshow postpones filming of future episodes amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Antiques Roadshow is the latest show to suspend filming due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The series - a staple of the BBC schedules since 1979 - is typically filmed over the summer months at various locations around the UK but production has now been halted as the deadly disease spreads around the globe.

A post on the show's Twitter account read: "The safety of our staff and our audiences is something we take very seriously.

"In light of the Government's recent advice on Covid-19 and in consultation with our venue partners, Antiques Roadshow has decided to postpone filming days at Forty Hall (17 May), Windermere Jetty Museum (9 June), Stonor Park (23 June), Bodnant Garden (30 June) and Culzean Castle (12 July).

"At this point, we plan to go ahead with filming at Christchurch Mansion (26 July), Newby Hall (31 July) and Coventry Cathedral (8 September), but as this is a rapidly evolving situation we will review on an ongoing basis."

More than 5,600 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK to date, with 281 losing their lives.

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