Antiques Roadshow app

Demonstrate your knowledge of antiques by playing along with Antiques Roadshow on your mobile or tablet device as well as Red Button.

Antiques Roadshow app

Our new app is simple, fun and free to play. Consider each of the objects featured in the programme, select an option before our experts give their valuation and see how many you get right.

The play-along game only works while you are watching new Antiques Roadshow programmes (series 35) broadcast since 30th December 2012.

What do I need to do?


Download the app for your Android device

Download the app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Download the free app to your smart phone or tablet and open it while you’re watching Antiques Roadshow. The app will work on Android devices and iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches.


How do I play?


Press ‘Play along with the programme’ and give the app some time to synchronise.

Make sure your phone or tablet doesn’t have anything interfering with the microphone as this may prevent the app from synchronising with the programme.

The microphone is usually located on the bottom of the device (phones) or the side (tablets), try to have it pointing towards your television or laptop.

Then simply choose a value for each of the objects featured in the programme. A clock tells you how long you have before the expert gives their valuation. The app keeps a running total of the objects you value correctly and gives you a ranking at the end of the programme: novice, enthusiast, connoisseur, or expert. You’ll need to get over 75% to reach Expert so good luck!




You can share your score with us on Twitter using the hashtag #AntiquesRoadshow.

Some of the items in the programme won’t be valued so we’ll ask you to wait for the next object to continue playing.

Watch a video demo of the play along app in action

Follow our step-by-step instructional slide show

At the end of the programme, we’ll link you to more information on the top finds of the episode you’ve just watched and from the series so far.


Your results


  • Novice (0-24%) – Oh dear. Perhaps antiques aren’t your thing? Keep playing along and you’ll be sure to do better!
  • Enthusiast (25-49%) – Promising. You’ve demonstrated some antiques awareness but there’s still room for improvement. Keep trying!
  • Connoisseur (50-74%) – Very good. Over half marks suggests you have a keen eye for antiques. Well done!
  • Expert (75-100%) – Excellent. You clearly know your Meissen from your Moorcroft. Very impressive.



Platforms it works on...


The app works on Android mobile devices up to 7” running firmware 2.2 & above and iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches running iOS 5.1 and above.

If you don’t have the app, you can still play along on BBC Red Button!




The app has to synchronise with the programme using audio so make sure the sound is turned up and that there’s not too much background noise.

Make sure your device doesn’t have anything interfering with the microphone. The microphone is usually located on the bottom of the device (phones) or the side (tablets), try pointing it towards your television or laptop.

The app will let you know as soon as it’s synchronised and, as long as you don’t pause the programme, will keep in time with each item.

Pausing, rewinding or fast forwarding the programme will cause the app to lose synchronisation. 

Also, if you join the show after 20 minutes you won't be able to play along as the audio will no longer be able to synchronise.


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