Helen Lederer and Bobby Davro Bargain Hunt Famous Finds


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Helen Lederer and Bobby Davro

Comedienne Helen Lederer takes on comedian Bobby Davro. Presenter Tim Wonnacott oversees as they hunt for bargains in high class Chelsea.


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Welcome to the show, bargain hunters.

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Were you fooled? Did you think it was somebody else?

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Today, the celebrities are all comics and mimics, so you'd better keep a close eye on proceedings.

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But remember, there's only one Tim Wonnacott and one Bargain Hunt!

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MUSIC: "Stayin' Alive" - Bee Gees

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Hello and welcome to Bargain Hunt's Famous Finds

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from Antiquarius in the swinging Kings Road in London!

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Each team will receive a budget of £300 to search the centre

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and find three of the most impressionable items.

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They'll take their buys to auction with a view to making some money.

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Any profit that they make, they get to keep, so let's meet the first of today's teams.

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For the Red Team, we have actress, comedian, writer, presenter and wine expert, Helen Lederer.

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Helen has been making us laugh for years as one of Britain's most recognisable comedy actresses

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from Naked Video to Absolutely Fabulous.

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And chairs I thought might be quite interesting. I've got a friend with a shop with some lovely chairs in it.

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-Jocasta?

-Yes. And she believes chairs are as important to civilisation as a masterpiece.

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She passed wine exams and writes a column on all things boozy,

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but will she have the taste for a good bargain? She's brought sister Jan along to keep her on track.

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Helen, what does it feel like coming on a game show, not a comedy show?

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-I haven't experienced it yet. There'll be less humour.

-Not necessarily!

-Or maybe not, Tim.

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I can't wait. I'm poised. I have brought my sister Jan

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because Jan is sensible and she'll keep me from going mad.

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-Are you likely to do that?

-Yes, I get excited when I see things and I haven't done this before.

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-I've got to have the voice of reason.

-What do you collect?

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I like glasses because I have a little interest in wine - drinking and writing about it a bit.

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I love the way glasses twinkle in the candlelight.

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And jewellery and I like paintings as well.

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-Jan, has your sister always been the entertainer in the family?

-Yes.

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She insisted on being the star turn. When we put plays on, I was the compere.

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-You did all the hard work.

-She was the main act.

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-You've got an interest in the arts?

-I'm in NADFAS, an Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies.

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We get to have lectures every month and visit stately homes.

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-I'm not surprised you brought your sister.

-She knows her stuff.

-What are you going to do, Helen?

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I'll just be looking at things and making the decisions. And she'll just be saying, "No..."

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-"No, that's too much."

-We don't agree on anything.

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You'll get on terribly well on Bargain Hunt. Anyway, let's see who they're up against.

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For the Blue Team, we have actor, comedian and all-round entertainer, Bobby Davro.

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Bobby is one of the UK's most popular pantomime stars and has been in many sketch and talent shows.

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He got his first serious acting role in EastEnders as Vinnie Monks.

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-Are you all right?

-No, some idiot's just tried to knock me over!

-I'm afraid I'm that idiot!

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He's left Albert Square, but can he keep a straight face when it comes to playing the Bargain Hunt game?

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He's brought girlfriend Vicky along to help.

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-Welcome to Bargain Hunt. Bobby, what do you know about this bargain hunting lark?

-Absolutely nothing.

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That's why I've brought Vicky. She'll buy anything that is marked down.

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She came home the other day with an escalator!

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-Brilliant. Tell us about Vicky.

-This is my future ex-wife.

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-We are going to endeavour to get a few bargains and win.

-We're very competitive.

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-Why is Vicky the best person to help you today?

-She's got an eye for a bargain.

-Do you think so?

-Yes.

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-What sort of things will you be looking for?

-Something cheap. That's what she sees in me!

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-It says "quirky" here.

-Quirky's nice.

-I like quirky. Small and interesting.

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-Vicky, should your expert be worried?

-What do YOU think? He's probably shaking behind the scenes!

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-All this business is no mystery to you because you come from a showbiz family.

-I do.

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-Tell us about it.

-My mother is one of The Beverley Sisters.

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-My father was the footballer Billy Wright. I'm very proud of that.

-The man with 100 caps?

-100 caps.

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-How extraordinary!

-105 caps.

-So I've got to do them proud and win.

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-You are competitive.

-Very. Dad said, "Always play to win."

-Quite right.

-Come on, the Blues.

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With that sporting and celeb lineage, I think you'll do terribly well. So are you scared, Reds?

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I'm a little scared, but we're fighting fit, aren't we?

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-May the best team win.

-I hope they don't!

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-You wait!

-The money moment.

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£300 apiece. There's your £300.

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You know the rules. Your expert awaits. And off you go. Off you go!

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So which team is going to make the biggest impression on me? This is no laughing matter!

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They're playing for profits, not laughs, so we've provided an expert for each team.

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For the Reds, it should be James Braxton.

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For the Blues, isn't it Charles Hanson? Eh?

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Enough fooling around! It's time to shop and James is getting some clues from the Reds.

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Now, team talk before we hit Antiquarius.

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What would you like to try and buy?

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It'll be different, whatever we decide. I like pretty things.

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-So, jewellery?

-Definitely jewellery.

-That's always your...

-My thing.

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-I'd go for more things that you use, decorative, in the house.

-But not utensils, not saucepans.

-No.

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-Let's get out there.

-In your hands, James!

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So have the Blues started shopping?

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-Sweets, nuts?

-Yeah, well, we both are(!)

-Yes.

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Hang on, I've just seen something.

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-That's all right.

-What a fine basket!

-We think it's very pretty.

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-Can I pick it up?

-Absolutely.

-I have no idea what this is.

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-You said sweets and nuts and things.

-Yes.

-It's a sweet and nut basket!

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It's what we call a bonbon dish.

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-OK.

-In the elegant times of the Georgian period, 1820s, 1830s, at the dining table.

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-So it's silver?

-No, it's Sheffield plate.

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-It's delightful, so elegant.

-It's in lovely condition.

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The oval outline, very classical. It's delightful.

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-I like it cos it has a practical use as well.

-For the sweets.

-Yeah.

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-Wouldn't it be lovely?

-I really like it.

-Let's do it. Let's buy it.

-I think we should.

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-How much is it though?

-It's on at 135. In a saleroom,

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it's worth between £100 and £150. It ought to make 150.

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-Can we get it cheaper?

-Yeah, about 120.

-Shall we go for this?

-Yeah.

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-I think we should, don't you?

-Yes.

-It's a lovely piece. It's gorgeous.

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They might need some bonne chance with the bonbon dish.

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-Ta-da!

-Here we are, two birds.

-What are they made of?

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It'd be lovely if they were silver, but they're a base metal.

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-It's a combination of brass and tin which is then gilded.

-I wouldn't be drawn to them, but what about you?

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I think you see them on side tables or dining tables in country houses.

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And table centres, long tradition of them, those early Meissen figures.

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-They were not destined for the cabinet, but for the table.

-Nice bottoms.

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-Actually, the more you...

-They're nice to touch.

-They're chunky.

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I think the bases, it's a very Regency, early 19th century look, that oval disc.

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-And people aspire to that?

-No, these are little elements that help you date things.

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-OK.

-So I would say that's about 1840.

-OK.

-Early part.

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-That's true and that's authentic and what do you think?

-They're well under £100.

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-Shall we do it?

-Do you think we'll make money on them?

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I think we could. That's why I'm leading you here. I don't want to sell you a pup.

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-OK, you're on. This is you.

-It's a good buy.

-OK.

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I don't know. James is thinking of the country hunting and shooting set that I don't mix with.

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Looks like two birds in the hand are worth, well, £40.

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There's something fishy going on.

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-Bobby, you mentioned that you were interested in fishing.

-I am.

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I wonder what you think about these collectables?

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This is a solid silver box, got a hallmark inside for London 1908.

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Inset into the top is this little plaque made of solid glass,

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then engraved underneath and coloured we've got a leaping fish.

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-That's very clever. It gives it like a 3D effect.

-Yes.

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-So that's one alternative fishing collectable.

-I like that.

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-A nice item. Something like that is worth £1,200 or £1,300.

-My Lord!

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I wonder what sort of person owned this and how did he value it?

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Once upon a time, this is the handle from a corkscrew.

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-You'd have a helix down here and pull your cork out of the bottle.

-That's snapped off?

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I can't understand why unless that had been broken.

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But now that it sits on a stand, you could have that on a desk.

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This little fish might be something that you'd catch.

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-Do you recognise that?

-It's a ray, member of the shark family, I think.

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-I wouldn't know, but it says something on the back.

-"Torpedo electric ray."

-Of course.

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-That's a watercolour?

-Yes, probably to illustrate a book on fishing.

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When they printed the book, they sold the watercolours.

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Original watercolours of fish are quite rare. Because of the subject matter, that might be worth £300.

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Now, your connections in the showbusiness world,

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your parents, your mother and your aunt, you kept a certain amount of material from those days?

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The nostalgic thing that we've got does relate to them.

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We've got this wonderful billboard poster when they topped the bill.

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-The names beneath them - Morecambe and Wise, Harry Worth.

-But your mother and aunts are at the top!

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These things are very difficult to value because there's a lot of emotion for collectors involved,

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not that you'd ever want to sell, but there is a purpose behind making a collection of this,

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particularly if you can drill down to the original source. It's a great piece of social history.

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-And your mother and her sisters were great stars.

-Thank you.

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-I wouldn't let any of these go.

-Thank you for bringing it.

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-I'm glad you like the fish.

-I love the fish.

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I think this is stunning.

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Not the normal choice of a bargain hunter - jewellery.

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It's plain, sophisticated. I would have this. Wouldn't you?

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It's very like the one you bought me to wear at your wedding, so I see why you've gone for it.

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-It has a star element.

-Do you think? A star?

-I think it's fab.

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-Do you?

-Yeah.

-Can I take it off?

-Take it off.

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You go like this and you wear your black evening dress.

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-It hangs well.

-It goes flat on your neck.

-It is the right sort of length.

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-Is it gold, silver, brass?

-I don't know. I think I've got a very good price for it.

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-Really?

-It was very expensive.

-But we are good.

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-It would be lovely if it was gold.

-Is it gold?

-It's got some marks.

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Not normal marks. It would be lovely if it was gold.

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Let's say it's silver gilt. If that was gold, it would be £600 or £800.

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-And the price, Helen?

-Well, I got it down, I have to say...

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-140.

-140. That seems great value to me.

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-It's priced to be silver gilt.

-That's a wearable piece.

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-Lovely piece.

-Can you date this?

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-Any idea?

-I think turn of the century, so 1900, 1910.

-Yeah.

-Sort of Edwardian era.

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-If you're gonna go for jewellery, this is the one.

-You did get it down a lot.

-Go on.

-OK.

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I'll just do that. OK. Let's go.

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Later at auction, the teams will do something that they never normally do - give me a straight answer.

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Because this is no joking matter.

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The experts will spend any leftover lolly on a bonus buy designed to boost the team's profits at auction.

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But the experts could buy a right turkey which loses them money.

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Helen and Bobby are not gonna find that a laughing matter.

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Time to catch up with those naughty blues.

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-I've found something.

-I love it.

-What's going on?

-It's really sweet.

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-You just want to get under that duvet. It says, "Love me, love my dog.

-An undercover story."

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-That comes off, does it?

-Do you want to pull it off?

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-Yeah, I like that.

-The little doggie cuddling in! I think that's so charming. Is that ridiculous?

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-Bit cuter than my one.

-I'm lost for words.

-Is that good?

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-The good news is we can have it for 25. That's really good.

-Very good.

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-It's what we call "decorative" on the market.

-Yes, I go with Charles here.

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-Let me have it.

-Has she been good?

-She disappeared all afternoon.

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-It's a disgrace.

-It's only 25. That fits in with the budget.

-I can go with that.

-You'll have to negotiate.

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-I think so.

-Negotiate, negotiate.

-Really?

-I'd better go before I get into hot water.

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-Good luck.

-Thanks, Tim. I don't think he liked it.

-But I do.

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-But...

-I'm willing to take the risk.

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-It's blue as well.

-It goes with our team colours.

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-We'll have that one.

-Why not?

-Sold.

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-Happy about that.

-Excelente!

-Shall we go and pay for it?

-We shall.

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Vicky certainly wanted it and paid the full £25.

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I need to talk booze with Helen.

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-Helen, you're passionate about wine and you've brought me something to look at.

-I have.

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-What do you know about this thing?

-This is beautiful and it was in our drinks cabinet.

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In the '50s and '60s, people had drinks cabinets. That's a clue, not that you need any!

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But bottle of wine goes in. I inherited it from my parents.

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I think it came from the father's side which was Czechoslovakian.

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If we turn it upside down, it's got some marks on it.

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They're like British hallmarks, except they're strictly regulated.

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These Central Europeans also marked it, but not necessarily in a strict order.

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One says this is silver, the other tells you the town, year and maker.

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With a bit of research you could get at the bottom of that, but it's a peach of an object,

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incredibly ornate, beautifully made.

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-It's posh, sort of upper class?

-It's really Lederer posh.

-Oh, my dear!

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In the middle is a crest and that could be researched.

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It's a neoclassical piece of silver.

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I bet you a quid it was made between the 1770s and the 1790s.

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-That's ages ago.

-But nothing to do with wine. A bottle can go in it.

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Once upon a time, it had a glass liner and I think it's a very, very smart bonbon dish.

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It would've been passed around an 18th century dining table.

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I've brought a few wine-related objects cos you write about wine.

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-Any particular piece you fancy?

-Is that jewellery for bottles?

-You're absolutely right.

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I've never thought about these as being bits of jewellery for bottles, but you put this around the neck.

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The idea is it tells you what's inside the bottle. These labels are great collectables.

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This is a Victorian one. We've got brandy and port Georgian ones there.

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These are probably worth £100 each, £80 to £120.

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-Anything else, Miss Lederer?

-My eye was drawn to this little cup just because it looks so lovely.

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-It must have a function. You'll tell me what it is.

-It looks like a cup.

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You pick it up and, halfway down it, the bottom isn't at the bottom, the bottom is halfway up.

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It's a measure. You have twice as much in there as you've got in there. But not expensive - £60.

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I'd have to go with the bigger measurement as an estimate.

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-Well, on that happy note...

-It's gorgeous. Thank you.

-Thank you.

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Helen is happy, but why is Bobby on his own?

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Charles! Charles! Vicky?

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Vicky?

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-Vicks?

-God, you're priceless!

-Vicks!

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-I think I might have discovered something.

-It's great.

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-They say small is beautiful, don't they?

-Do they?

-They do.

-That's good.

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-I don't know what it is, but I've bought it.

-You bought it?

-I knocked it down a bit - 150 quid.

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First and foremost, it's very novel. It's quite weighty, which is a good sign.

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-It's bronze.

-OK.

-And the decoration is really well detailed.

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Yeah, I thought it was cute.

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You've certainly bought quality. What we've got is an Austrian bronze ornament.

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On the base, we've got the all-important Franz Bergmann mark.

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-OK.

-And Bergmann in the 1880s, 1890s were making these in Vienna.

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And it has a really sentimental subject.

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It's fantastic quality. It would've been hung for vestas, for matches.

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-It's got a little hole in there.

-Exactly.

-You like it.

-I looked everywhere for something.

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-Is that the best you can do?

-What?

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-No, it's lovely. Go on.

-You've bought it, haven't you, now?

-I have actually.

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It's got great charm. Cat and dog lovers, yes, please. Franz Bergmann lovers, yes, please.

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-Got lots of pluses then.

-Today, in a saleroom, it could make £200.

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On a bad day, it could make 120, 130, but it's certainly worth around the figure you paid, at auction.

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I'll be back in a sec, all right?

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Maybe Bobby should stick with his team next time.

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-You see, I like this.

-And I don't.

-I really like it.

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-It's a pretty item.

-I'm gonna let you squirm a little longer. Lordy, lordy, lordy!

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-She's on her own here.

-Are we gonna be bulldozed again?

-This is a pretty thing. It's got a bird in it.

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-What's your problem?

-Are you the buyer?

-That could be attractive as a mini item or a present for someone.

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We've got to ascertain whether it's a print or an original work first.

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-Go on, get your monocle out. What say you? It's well made.

-It's painted.

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-I still don't like it.

-Anyone famous?

-I can't see a signature.

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It's very sort of chintzy, isn't it?

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-If you wanted a little photo frame, this is stand-alone.

-And there are lots of bird lovers out there.

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-What's wrong with it?

-It doesn't do anything for me.

-Hit us with it. Is it £30?

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-I haven't got my glasses. Can you say the words?

-£89?!

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-There is no nice way of saying that.

-We might be able to...

-Get it down. You'll have to peck at that price.

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Sorry, whatever you both say, I'm having it, all right? This is the one. Thank you.

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Hello, I'm Tim Wonnacott and if you don't like me, you can shove off!

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Oi, I've told you! No impressions. There's only one genuine Tim Wonnacott.

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That's what I call an antique.

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Toodle-pip!

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That's charming! Let's recap on what those Reds bought.

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I saw some nice things and some things I could pass on.

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Jan and James got things off to a flying start with the partridges.

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Helen conceded and they paid £40.

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Helen put her foot down and bought some bling - a fancy necklace.

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But is it precious?

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I wouldn't have bought jewellery, but there were great pieces.

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I have a nose for these things.

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The last item was the diamante frame. Helen insisted

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and paid £60, but can the girls agree about their items?

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-Your stuff is a bit glitzy.

-Yeah, I think things should be noticed.

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-Well, yeah...

-Therein lies the difference between us!

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Helen and Jan... Which is your favourite piece, Helen?

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-My favourite is the necklace, undoubtedly.

-Necklace, great.

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-Mine are the birds.

-You're really hot on those birds.

-They felt nice.

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Overall, you spent £240, which means there is £60 of leftover lolly.

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-It goes to my old mate J Braxton.

-Thanks.

-What will you do with that?

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-I'm spoilt for choice. The Faberge is probably out.

-Probably.

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-The block crystal is probably out, but the spelter may be there.

-Is that a hint?

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Not really! Oh, we can't wait, James. Anyway, very good luck.

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Let's remind ourselves what the Blues bought.

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-I'm very happy with what we've got.

-Yeah.

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-We've chosen three nice objects.

-The little chocolate boat was nice.

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I think they mean the silver-plated bonbon dish.

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Vicky and Charles took their eye off the game

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when Bobby bought the milk churn.

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Charles really liked that. My favourite item was the little bed.

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-That appealed to me.

-I'm not sure. But who will win at the auction?

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-We're terribly competitive.

-Very.

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Yes, we're going to beat those Reds. Bring it on, Helen!

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So, you two lovebirds, did you enjoy your shop up?

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-Immensely.

-We had a lovely time.

-And no mistake!

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So sweet. I'm so proud of you two cos you spent £295. Nobody spends that much!

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-It's rather a lot.

-It's good. A miserable £5 note, which is so brilliant, to pass on...

-Sorry.

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Charles, here we are in London in the premier shopping area for antiques. What will you do with £5?

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It's pennies! I'll get something original and in vogue with Bobby.

0:25:220:25:27

-What, for only a £5 note?

-Absolutely.

-I'm very cheap!

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Anyway, it's time for us to head off to the auction.

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-At today's auction...

-Thank you.

-Are the Reds in shock?

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I think we've pitched it wrong. We've got the wrong items.

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And what mischief is Davro getting into?

0:25:520:25:56

WOLF-WHISTLES

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£50 for it?

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It's great to be at Chiswick Auctions in West London with my old mate Tom Keane. How are you?

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-Very well. How are you?

-Very good. Our team today, Helen and Jan,

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their first item is this pair of partridges.

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-How do you find these two old birds?

-Really good quality. It's a shame about the silver plate being worn.

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-19th century.

-Do you think they might be Japanese?

-Maybe, or continental.

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The metalwork is fantastic. What might they make?

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-They should make between £100 and £200.

-Really? £100 to £200?

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-James Braxton found these and he paid £40 for them.

-A bargain.

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Brilliant. £100 to £200. Good luck, Tom.

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Next up for them is this so-called Etruscan necklace.

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There was a bit of doubt as to what this thing is made of.

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I tested it. At first, I thought it could be Indian gold, 24-carat.

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We put acid on it and it didn't test as gold. We scratched it, the metal underneath, possibly silver gilt.

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-But it's just a base metal.

-Which is really bad news cos they paid £140 for that.

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How do you value that, just as a decorative necklace?

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-£25 to £45, that sort of money.

-You're going to be giving with one hand and taking away with the other.

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-The little miniature frame, what do you make of that?

-Not my cup of tea.

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It's poor quality, '40s look, but I think the picture of the finch has been cut out of a Japanese silk

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and planted in there, so I don't think they started life together.

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-Normally, you have a portrait of a relation.

-Usually.

-Not some little bird like that.

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-What's your estimate on that?

-Probably £45 to £75.

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They're not too shy on that one because they paid £60, so they're just in your fairly broad estimate.

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I guess they'll need their bonus buy.

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Now, Helen and Jan, you spent a perfectly respectable £240,

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leaving a meagre 60 smackers left over for James to find you a bonus buy,

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which hopefully is gonna make you a profit at the auction.

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Don't look so wincey about it! James will reveal it now.

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-Oh, my word!

-Have I used it responsibly, the £60, or has it been squandered?

-A doggie.

-It's a doggie.

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-It's rather attractive. He's not quite all there.

-What do you mean?

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-You've spent £60 on something that isn't all there? Are dogs popular?

-We're a doggie-loving nation.

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It's not horrible. Is it nice? D'you know, I don't know!

0:28:450:28:49

-Did you spend all the money on it?

-I did. It's heavy. It's a sort of bronze spelter.

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You don't have to decide right now. You decide after the sale of your first three items.

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Decision time happens then. But for the viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about it.

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-How do old dogs go at Chiswick Auctions?

-Not this type.

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-It's poor quality, turn of the last century, spelter.

-Yes. Difficult thing to sell?

0:29:130:29:20

-30, 40 quid on a good day.

-On a bad day, a £10 note?

-No bids at all.

0:29:200:29:25

James Braxton paid 60 smackers for this.

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-60 whole smackers!

-He's done his money.

-Oh, dear, oh, dear.

0:29:290:29:33

Thanks, Tom. Now for the Blues.

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Bobby Davro and partner Vicky, their first item is the bonbon basket.

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-Do you rate this?

-It's nice quality, it's period. It says underneath "silver-edged".

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-It's not a confidence-inspiring inscription, is it?

-No.

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-Which edge? If it was silver, it would be £300 to £500.

-In silver plate, what's it worth?

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-£60 to £80.

-£120 paid.

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-That doesn't sound so brilliant.

-Hard work for them.

-Hard work for you, I'm afraid!

0:30:010:30:07

Next is Bobby's choice, the novelty, cold-painted bronze milk churn.

0:30:070:30:13

-It's a sweet little, wacky collectable.

-It's nice quality.

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But someone's taken the paint off. They're gonna struggle with this.

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It's the stripped paint that brings the value back. Sometimes Bergmann bronzes can make a lot of money.

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Signed Bergmann would make £300 or £400. That's an unknown maker, Vienna factory.

0:30:300:30:36

-How much do you reckon that's worth?

-If we're lucky, £70 to £100.

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-£150 paid. Bobby went bonkers on that.

-I'm in the wrong game. I should be selling things.

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Lastly, Vicky's choice is a little novelty piece of ceramics.

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-Difficult to value?

-No, it's quite easy.

-Oh.

-I'd say a pound or two.

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But as an auction room, we don't take bids under £10, so that's £10 to £20.

0:30:570:31:03

-It's a bit of a good day type scenario.

-That's not very nice.

0:31:030:31:08

Now, Tom is never scathing about anybody's goods.

0:31:080:31:12

He's a gentleman when it comes to describing stuff

0:31:120:31:16

and you've just about said it all in the nicest possible way.

0:31:160:31:21

I have a funny feeling this Blue Team are definitely gonna need their bonus buy. Let's have a look.

0:31:210:31:27

So, Bobby and Vicky, you spent a budget-bashing £295,

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leaving a miserable £5 note for Carlos to go out and find your bonus buy. Show us how you got on.

0:31:320:31:39

-It was tough and, thinking of my team, I found this.

-You are joking!

-No, I'm not.

0:31:390:31:45

-What...?

-Let me explain. I was desperate.

0:31:450:31:49

I thought, "What's left over in the antiques fair?" And I bought it.

0:31:490:31:54

-That's why you're not wearing a fleece.

-Exactly.

0:31:540:31:59

-I don't believe it.

-I can see this moving well in the sale.

-I'll sign it as well to give it added value.

0:31:590:32:06

In several hundred programmes, this has never happened!

0:32:060:32:10

I think it's a perfectly reasonable thing to allow, don't you, audience? Nod if you agree.

0:32:100:32:17

Let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about this wacky behaviour.

0:32:170:32:22

This is really wacky, Tom. Charles Hanson only had a £5 note to spend on his bonus buy.

0:32:220:32:29

He couldn't find anything in the fair, so what he did was to do a deal with Bobby.

0:32:290:32:36

That's Bobby's fleece and he paid Bobby £5 for it, which is a bit naughty, but we'll bend the rules.

0:32:360:32:43

-And your job is to sell it.

-I've got a chance of selling that, compared to some other items.

0:32:430:32:49

-They've done a good strategy?

-I'll get £20 or £30 for that.

-Really?

0:32:490:32:54

-Will you give them the option of Bobby signing it?

-Hopefully, he'll sign it. It might increase the price.

0:32:540:33:01

That would be brilliant. We're looking forward to it. Thank you.

0:33:010:33:06

Now then, how are you feeling?

0:33:120:33:15

-Rather...

-Nervous.

-Nervous.

0:33:150:33:18

-What have you got to be nervous about?

-I just feel that we might have got it wrong.

0:33:180:33:24

-The whole thing wrong?

-I think we've pitched it wrong and got the wrong items.

0:33:240:33:30

-I'm about to blame James for everything.

-James is not looking concerned...at all.

0:33:300:33:37

First up, it's going to be those little birds. The auctioneer has estimated £100 to £200 on them.

0:33:370:33:44

How good is that? If they are indeed partridges. They might be quail.

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But you have every prospect of making a profit on them.

0:33:490:33:53

-And here they come.

-Pair of 19th century, silver-plated quails.

0:33:530:33:58

They're worth £100. £100? £50? Start me somewhere? £40?

0:33:580:34:03

I'm bid £40. I'll take 2? 42. 45.

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48. 50. 55. 60. 65. 70.

0:34:060:34:10

-One more. 75. 80.

-You've doubled your money.

-90? 85.

0:34:100:34:14

I'll take 90? Are you out at 85? Last chance, it goes at 85... Gone!

0:34:140:34:19

He's sold it at £85. You've made £45 profit.

0:34:190:34:23

Well done, James. Now, the Etruscan necklace...

0:34:230:34:27

A lady's gilt metal necklace. What's it worth? £30 for it?

0:34:270:34:32

£20 for it? I'm bid £20. £20. 22.

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25. 28. 30. 32. 35. 38. 40. 42.

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45. 48. 50.

0:34:390:34:42

5. 60. 5. 70.

0:34:420:34:46

5? You're saying no. £70, are we done? Last chance and gone.

0:34:460:34:50

No, £70. You've lost £70 on that.

0:34:500:34:53

Here comes the miniature. This is a roller-coaster.

0:34:530:34:57

Early 20th century oval watercolour of a goldfinch. Diamante frame.

0:34:570:35:01

£50 for it? £50 for it? £30 for it?

0:35:010:35:05

I'm bid £30. 32. 35. 38.

0:35:050:35:09

40. 42. 45. 48. 50.

0:35:090:35:12

5. 60. 5? 60 bid. Take 5?

0:35:120:35:15

At £60, are you all out? 65, back in. 70?

0:35:150:35:19

At £65, all done...?

0:35:190:35:22

He's sold it for £65. You made a profit of £5 on that. Very good.

0:35:220:35:27

That's marvellous. She's got taste!

0:35:270:35:30

-You are only minus £20.

-Is that good or bad?

-That's not bad.

0:35:300:35:34

It's not bad. I can't influence you one way or the other,

0:35:340:35:39

but I have to point out you could stick at £20 or risk £60 on the spelter dog.

0:35:390:35:45

This is a toss-up here. This is a jeopardy moment.

0:35:450:35:49

-What do we think of James'...

-Do you trust the dog at £60?

0:35:490:35:53

-We haven't got long. Do you trust that dog?

-I don't trust it, but I'm gonna go with it.

0:35:530:35:59

-Are you sure you want to do that?

-That's a vote of thanks!

0:35:590:36:04

-Are you certain?

-Yeah.

-What about you, sis?

-I'll trust James.

0:36:040:36:09

We are going with the bonus buy for £60. Here it comes.

0:36:090:36:13

Early 20th century figure of a dachshund. £50?

0:36:130:36:17

Start me at £50? £30 for it? £20 for it?

0:36:170:36:21

-Not looking good.

-Bid of £20. 22 I'll take?

0:36:210:36:24

At £20. 22. 25. 28. 30.

0:36:240:36:27

32? It's your bid now at £30. I'll take 32? At £30, are we done?

0:36:270:36:33

-Last chance and going at 30...

-Oh, dear, you're minus £30 on that.

0:36:330:36:38

Overall, you are minus £50. I'm sorry to tell you that.

0:36:380:36:42

-That is minus £50 overall.

-Gutted.

0:36:420:36:46

This is no shame because people find it very, very difficult to make a profit on Bargain Hunt.

0:36:460:36:53

So minus £50 is not a bad score.

0:36:530:36:55

The thing is now, don't tell the Blues a thing. When you walk out, look incredibly confident and cocky.

0:36:550:37:02

We don't want them to get a message. You know how to do it.

0:37:020:37:06

Now, Bobby, you really love auctions, don't you?

0:37:150:37:19

I've never been to an auction. I had a bad experience with Vicky cos I took her to a car boot sale.

0:37:190:37:26

She parked the car round the wrong way and sold the engine!

0:37:260:37:31

-That's not so good.

-I've never been.

-You've never been to an auction.

0:37:310:37:36

-Are you an auction virgin too?

-100%.

0:37:360:37:39

-Charles, how was it then for you?

-It was marvellous. We gelled well together.

-We did.

0:37:390:37:45

-You make a lovely couple.

-Thank you. She's the right height. She's great to hold on to. Yeah, marvellous.

0:37:450:37:52

Shall we talk about the shopping? Just settle down.

0:37:520:37:56

The bonbon basket which Carlos found and you paid £120 for it, that is a really nice period piece.

0:37:560:38:03

-It is perfectly genuine, 1780, 1790, 1800.

-It's pretty and you could use it now.

0:38:030:38:09

You could put your bonbons in it. Unfortunately, the auctioneer has only estimated £60 to £80.

0:38:090:38:16

-Oh, dear.

-Anyway, first lot up is the bonbon dish and here it comes.

0:38:160:38:22

Sheffield plate basket, wirework, nice quality. £50 for it? £50.

0:38:220:38:27

I'll take 2 now. 52. 55.

0:38:270:38:29

58. 60. 2. 65.

0:38:290:38:32

68. 70. 75?

0:38:320:38:35

-One more.

-£70. I'll take 5?

-Come on.

0:38:350:38:38

£70, all done? It goes for 70 then.

0:38:380:38:41

£70, that is disappointing, isn't it? That's minus £50.

0:38:410:38:45

Here we go. Now the milk churn.

0:38:450:38:48

19th century Vienna bronze, a terrier chasing a cat over a milk churn. £50?

0:38:480:38:53

-About four places! £50. 55.

-Come on.

0:38:530:38:56

70. 5. 80. 5.

0:38:560:38:59

90. 5. 100. 110...?

0:38:590:39:02

-105 if you like...? 105. 110?

-Come on.

-110 if you like? £105.

-Come on.

0:39:020:39:08

£105. 105, all done? £105 then, that's it.

0:39:080:39:13

£105 - so good, Bobby.

0:39:140:39:17

Minus £45 on that. Minus 95 overall.

0:39:170:39:21

Now it's all down to your bed.

0:39:210:39:23

One Mottoware group by Margaret Howard. £20 for it?

0:39:230:39:27

Thank you. I'm bid £20. 22? At £20. I'll take 2?

0:39:270:39:31

I'll take 2? At £20. Thank you, 22.

0:39:310:39:34

-25. Competition. 28. 30.

-You've made a profit!

0:39:340:39:38

-35?

-Go on!

0:39:380:39:41

35, thank you. 38?

0:39:410:39:43

I'm bid 35. £35, done? Last chance at £35. Thank you for the bid.

0:39:430:39:48

-Yes!

-You are brilliant. £35, plus £10.

0:39:480:39:52

Even though you've made that lovely profit of £10, you are minus £85.

0:39:520:39:57

But you'll go with this fleece. You've got to go with the bonus buy.

0:39:570:40:02

-Here it comes.

-Let's go for it.

-I'll model it.

0:40:020:40:06

Oh, hello!

0:40:060:40:08

Lot 118, Bobby Davro's Bargain Hunt fleece jacket.

0:40:080:40:13

There it is. WOLF-WHISTLES

0:40:130:40:16

And modelled as well, thank you.

0:40:190:40:21

-Come back here, Bobby.

-I'm sure you'll sign it?

0:40:210:40:25

-I will sign it.

-Come on.

0:40:250:40:28

Here we are, Bobby Davro's fleece jacket.

0:40:280:40:31

-You rascal! Enough of that. Let's see what happens.

-£20 for it?

0:40:310:40:36

Thank you. A bid at £20. At £20. 22? At £20.

0:40:360:40:40

I'm bid 22. 25. 28.

0:40:400:40:43

30. 32? At £30. I'll take 2? At £30. Take 2?

0:40:430:40:48

Give us another bid. 31? 31. 32.

0:40:480:40:51

-33? I'll give you a pound.

-One more.

-At £32. At £32.

0:40:510:40:56

-All done for 32, all done...?

-Yes, that's brilliant.

0:40:560:41:00

£32, well done. Well done.

0:41:000:41:02

£32, that means you are plus £27 on that.

0:41:020:41:06

£27 off 85, that's a difficult piece of maths.

0:41:060:41:10

-27 off 85...

-58.

-£58.

0:41:100:41:14

-Is it good enough to win?

-We'll have to reveal that in a minute or two.

0:41:140:41:19

So there's a bit more tension. Don't tell the Reds how you got on.

0:41:190:41:23

Look confident. They don't need to know your score. Go out, walk in proud.

0:41:230:41:30

What an exciting programme we have had today!

0:41:390:41:43

Only £8 between our teams! As you know, on Bargain Hunt, we have winners and we have runners-up.

0:41:430:41:50

It is my sad duty to reveal today that the runners-up are...the Blues.

0:41:500:41:57

-Oh!

-I'm gutted.

-I'm sorry, team.

0:41:570:42:00

-Your Bargain Hunt fleece idea was brilliant.

-It was an idea.

-It was.

0:42:000:42:05

-£27 profit.

-I'll go home cold and broke.

-Yes, and shivering.

0:42:050:42:10

Your score is minus £58, but no shame in that.

0:42:110:42:15

The victors today, the Reds... Just look at these sisters. How happy are they!

0:42:150:42:21

That profit on the partridges, absolutely brilliant.

0:42:210:42:25

-And you got your fiver, Helen.

-I did. I'm so happy for myself and so sad for the losers!

0:42:250:42:31

There were some profits in there, but overall the score is minus 50. We have had a brilliant programme!

0:42:310:42:38

-I can't thank our celebrities enough. You join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes?

-Yes!

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It's the turn of the funny guys as comedienne Helen Lederer, star of such hit series as Absolutely Fabulous and Naked Video, takes on comedian, impersonator and EastEnders actor Bobby Davro.

Helen, also known as a stage actress as well as being a wine critic and writer, is accompanied in her search for bargains by her big sister Jan, while Bobby shops with his partner, Vicky, daughter of one of the Beverley Sisters and former England captain Billy Wright.

Presenter Tim Wonnacott talks to Helen about wine collectables and uncovers Bobby's interest in fishing.

The teams search for their bargains in high class Chelsea and Bobby gets so carried away he only leaves a modest five pounds for expert Charles Hanson to find a bonus buy with. Watch out for the cheeky surprise when the items are auctioned in Chiswick.