The Ministry of Defence today warned of misinformation spreading via social media.The Media Centre of the Ministry of Defence said that misinformation was threatening to destabilise the country. The Ministry of Defence warned that under the Emergency Regulations action can be taken on anyone spreading fake news.While most social media sites have been blocked in Sri Lanka twitter is still active and others are using proxy services to access Facebook and whatsap.
Bruce said: “Where does the time go? Meeting fantastic people, hearing their stories, going to fabulous locations and, best of all unearthing hidden treasures clearly makes the time fly.”Mr Shaw added: “Even after almost 40 series, the winning formula of helping visitors unlock the story of their item’s past and hopefully astonishing them with its value, is still as popular as ever.” Previous showbiz items have included Olivia de Havilland Suit from “Princess O’Rourke.” Mr Shaw added the show’s experts were already well-versed in estimating the values of celebrity memorabilia, which sometimes went for “eye-watering sums”.Recent auctions have shown the effect of celebrity, with items owned by David Bowie, Lord Attenborough and Baroness Thatcher recently selling for vast sums above their estimates as a result of their links with public figures.The 40th anniversary series will also see the show return to Castle Howard, one of the very first spectacular “exterior” venues used by Antiques Roadshow after its early years filming in leisure centres and nondescript public halls.The show will begin recording its anniversary series four decades on from the date of its first recording at Minehead Railway Station, home of the West Somerset Railway, the longest heritage railway in England. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Throughout the birthday year the team will go on to visit Northern Ireland’s Parliament Buildings & Stormont Estate, Floors Castle in Scotland, Cardiff Castle in Wales, Queen Victoria’s former royal palace, Osborne on the Isle of Wight and the gardens at Nymans in West Sussex.Antiques Roadshow was first recorded as a pilot show at Hereford Town Hall on May 17 1977, presented by Bruce Parker with antiques expert Arthur Negus.Presenter Fiona Bruce, who will mark her tenth series on the show in 2017, announced the venues in a special episode of Antiques Roadshow looking back at the highlights of 2016 and updating the audience on stories from the year. The show will return to Castle Howard Antiques Roadshow will broadcast from the Queen Vic pub, on the set of EastEnders It has long been associated with stately homes, earnest antique experts and the occasional surprise valuation as a hidden treasure is unearthed.But this year, the Antiques Roadshow is to go showbiz.The BBC show’s 40th anniversary series will see fans invited to enter their most show-stopping memorabilia for a special edition filmed, for the first time, in the Queen Vic pub.Participants will swap the lawns of country houses for the set of EastEnders, for a one-off special focusing on the history of film, television, theatre and music.Antiques Roadshow producers are on the lookout for the finest showbusiness anecdotes, celebrity mementoes and unique keepsakes to bring Britain’s artistic history to light. The programme, due to be filmed in 2017, will see the show’s experts will place values on items with an entertainment link, after viewers responded enthusiastically to the individual bits of memorabilia included occasionally in the main shows.It will be one of a small handful of special episodes over the last five years, with previous examples including a show about the golden age of travel, a broadcast from the Somme, and an evening dedicated to items commemorating the Holocaust.Executive producer Simon Shaw said the team had spent 18 months discussing the visit to the Queen Vic set to fit around the EastEnders filming schedule, adding that once agreed it seemed like the “perfect setting to do an entertainment special”.“We tune in quite closely to what our viewers enjoy and watch their feedback, and we know there is a desire for, occasionally, special programmes which focus on one topic,” he told the Telegraph. “I think they’re very revealing these kinds of stories. They give people an intimate snapshot of often unpublished tales about how well-known productions have come about.“I hope our audience will find them revealing and in a warm and charming way be able to see the kind of stories we will be able to share.”Recent shows have included stories about the “day I met the Beatles”, items owned or signed by Jimmy Hendrix and the Rolling Stones, and a photograph from a television producer who had worked on the Queen’s speech broadcast, showing a young Prince Charles and Princess Anne playing with the cameras.But unlike ordinary Antiques Roadshow episodes, which see members of the public attend events at major venues, the special episode will now require would-be participants to submit their stories and descriptions of memorabilia in advance for selection. Previous episodes have included members of the public sharing their Beatles memorabilia Arthur Negus presenting the Antiques Roadshow in its early days read more