Posted on 1st August 2018
We have just heard that the BBC1 television show, Bargain Hunt that was filmed at the saleroom earlier this year will be screened on Friday 10 August at 12.15.
This popular staple of daytime television features two pairs of contestants who have an hour at an antiques shop or fair in which to acquire the best bargains possible with a budget of £300. They then have to sell the items at auction for a profit.
After the contestants have completed their purchases and presented them to the antiques expert host presenter (in this case Charlie Ross), home viewers are shown a ‘what the auctioneer thinks’ segment, in which the auctioneer appraises the buys and gives the auction estimate. At the auction, as each item is sold, the host compares the auction sale price to the price originally paid by the team, with the difference being either subtracted from or added to the team's total. The team making the largest profit wins.
We were delighted to have been chosen as the host auction house for the region and the busy day filming at our Antiques and Collectibles Sale on 17 April was attended by many of our regular clients. The show includes footage of the host presenter visiting nearby places of historical interest and talking about the items housed there, so we should also get to see plenty of shots of the region.
We hope you can tune in to see how the teams fared but don’t forget you can always catch it on iPlayer for 30 days after its transmission date if you miss it or just want to watch it again!
Footage for four programmes (featuring eight teams) was filmed on the day and we will keep you up-dated with any future transmission dates.