Mark Smith - Antiques Expert on the Road

Devonshire Park Theatre
Mark Smith - Antiques Expert on the Road

Mark Smith is recognised as the Medals and Militaria expert from BBC TV’s Antiques Roadshow since 2014.

He has appeared on many Television Programmes, such as Deep Wreck Mysteries, Who Do You Think You Are, Bargain Hunt as well as regular appearances on the One Show, and Breakfast TV.

Mark is a regular guest on Radio at the British Forces Broadcasting Service and podcasts for ABF The Soldiers Charity. His passion with British medals including VCs began in 1969 and Mark now owns an extensive private collection amassed over the years; he started dealing in Militaria in 1983 which has become part of this life-long enthusiasm he loves to share with his audiences.

He is a world renown Battlefield Tour Guide. Acknowledged as a Worldwide expert on the Victoria Cross he has written 5 books on ‘The Great War’ and contributed to many other books and magazines. He is a Member of the Western Front Association and the Orders and Medals Research Society.

‘For Valour-The Story of the Victoria Cross’ will give you the opportunity to witness his extensive knowledge live as he explores and details the instigation of the VC, expel some of the myths and presents some of the breath-taking stories of those men who have been awarded this country’s highest award for bravery.