Celebrity Antiques Road Trip S09 E16-E20 (1280x720p HD, 50fps, soft Eng subs)
Velvet-voiced journalist and broadcaster Mariella Frostrup is joined by her friend, the fashion and interior designer Pearl Lowe, in their adopted county of Somerset. Both are paired with personal shoppers offering sage guidance, dealer Raj Bisram and auctioneer James Braxton. But who will haggle the hardest when it comes to making a deal? / / Our celebrities and experts rummage through the antiques shops and uncover Norwegian jewellery, African sculpture and some traditional English furniture. / / A rather circuitous route means long before arriving at a London auction in Southgate, they discover the story of one of Britain's very first animal rights campaigners and learn about the quirky folk revival of the Minehead Hobbyhorse.
Countryfile presenters Adam Henson and Steve Brown team up with antique experts David Harper and Roo Irvine for a road trip around the rolling Cotswold Hills, searching for antiques they can snap up and sell on at auction for a profit. / / Adam takes a gamble on an unusual and rare collectable, while Steve finds an ancient Chinese antique that gets everyone talking. / / Our celebrity Trippers also explore the area's history, with Adam discovering the vital work a charity played saving horses during the Great War, while Steve takes a trip down a canal to learn how a little boat save hundreds of lives at Dunkirk. / / Which Countryfile presenter will take the rosette when their antique buys go under the gavel in Bristol?
Close pals Stanley Johnson and Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo compete to find profit-making antiques in Cumbria. Guiding them are top auctioneers Paul Laidlaw and Izzie Balmer. / / Toff disregards expert Izzie's advice to not buy a 'daintee laydee' teapot but seeks her counsel when it comes to a gamble purchase of a very unusual piece of jewellery. Stanley, meanwhile, is ruled by his head when one antique stirs some emotions from his youth - will he come to regret a buy based on nostalgia? / / Toff takes time out from shopping to learn about the importance boats have played in the Lake District, and Stanley finds time to hear about the conversation work of artist John Ruskin. / / Both teams take a risk on one big-ticket item - but who will make the biggest profit at auction in South Yorkshire?
Comedy legend Bobby Davro and songstress Sheila Ferguson of The Three Degrees are on a rollicking road trip around Kent. Accompanied by experts James Braxton and Catherine Southon, what profitable antiques might they find? / / There is time to break from the antiques shopping, and Bobby, a huge supporter of the armed forces, hears the little-known history of the Royal Engineers. Sheila, meanwhile, discovers how black culture and music arrived, and thrived, in the Garden of England. / / Catherine struggles to keep Bobby's focus - can the wisecrack wizard stop cracking jokes long enough to bag some bargains? It doesn't take long for James to realise his celebrity is as good at haggling as she is at holding a tune. / / Shopping done, our trippers head for the auction in Christchurch, Dorset.
On this trip, comedian and TV presenter Jamali Maddix takes on his pal, writer and stand-up comic Bobby Mair. Shopping and joshing through bucolic West Yorkshire, they eventually head south for an auction in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire. On hand to help them are antiques experts Natasha Raskin-Sharp and Angus Ashworth. / / Between browsing for bargains and battling for the best punchline, Angus and Bobby explore the fascinating history of the printed page around the city of Leeds, while Jamali and Natasha explore how the strange evolution of the optical toy led to the profusion of games and media we all experience today. / / In spite of expert advice, one funny man thinks a porcelain parrot will be profitable, while the other invests in a toy robot.
First broadcast: February 2020
Duration: 45 minutes per episode
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