Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow returns for a new series and celebrates 40th anniversary

Interview with Lennox Cato

My one tip if you want to buy is to invest in what you like. If you buy what’s in fashion, it will inevitably go out of fashion. Don’t be influenced by trends.Lennox Cato
Date: 19.09.2017     Last updated: 19.09.2017 at 11.00

What has been your personal highlight from your time working on the show?

My personal highlight was finding a desk at Lulworth Castle, Dorset. It was an amazing find and one of the most valuable pieces of English furniture that the Roadshow has ever found.

What would be your one tip to look out for as a future antique over the next 40 years?

My one tip if you want to buy is to invest in what you like. If you buy what’s in fashion, it will inevitably go out of fashion. Don’t be influenced by trends.

Why do you think the programme continues to be such a big hit with viewers?

Because it makes people feel comfortable; it has empathy, it works for all ages - the young, the middle aged and the mature. It’s just a great programme.

What would be your dream item for someone to bring along to a valuation day?

That is difficult - even though I’m a furniture specialist I like silver, I like jewellery, I like pictures - so I don’t have one particular thing. I just like things of beauty.