Episode 19 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip


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Episode 19

John Barrowman and Myleene Klass, plus antiques experts David Barby and David Harper, are on the hunt for antiques through Bristol, Chepstow, Newport and Cardiff and Froncysyllte.


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Some of the nation's favourite celebrities!

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-That's the pig for you!

-This is the pig for me.

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One antiques expert each.

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-Celebrities!

-Captain Jack and the wingman.

-Wingman!

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And one big challenge -

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who can seek out and buy the best antiques at the very best prices?

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-This is Johnny Cash!

-Do I look country and western?

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An auction for a big profit further down the road.

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Who will spot the good investments? Who will listen to advice?

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-I tell you what, it goes with your eyes.

-Does it, yeah?

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-And who will be the first to say, "Don't you know who I am?"

-Cuckoo!

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Time to put your pedal to the metal.

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This is Celebrity Antiques Road Trip!

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Yeah!

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Today's road-trippers are positively sparkling with talent.

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It's showbiz pals John Barrowman and Myleene Klass.

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# Some are hap-py

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# Some are sa-a-ad

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# Oh, you've got to let the music play! #

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Yeah!

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Our leading man is best known, not only for playing time-travelling Captain Jack Harkness

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in science-fiction drama Torchwood...

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I'm from the future.

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# There's no business like showbusiness... #

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..But also for being one of our most well-known musical theatre performers

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and shiny floor-show regulars.

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We have the man who puts the "show" into showbusiness!

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# Tonight's going to be a good night... #

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He's everyone's favourite Glasgow-born American...

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Lucky I'm not mentally dysfunctional!

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And just remember...

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John Barrowman makes people's dreams come true!

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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-So you're going to want to buy what exactly?

-I'm going to look at decorative things.

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-I like things that you can use.

-I know nothing about antiques.

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I like shoes.

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Why am I not surprised?

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John's opposite number is another achingly talented performer.

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A classically trained pianist, who first shot to fame

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in Hear'Say, a talent show-winning pop group of over a decade ago.

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# Loving is easy... #

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This classy lady ensured we all stayed switched on

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during her time in the jungle,

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and has gone on to become a regular face on our screens and across the airwaves.

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And she's gorgeous!

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Woah! We landed on a tree.

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Is there no end to this woman's talent?

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Certainly not!

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Wooh!

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And they're charging towards their antiques challenge

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in this terribly sexy 1968 AC Cobra.

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What's your take on our antiques expert?

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I'll feel pretty short-changed if one doesn't have a tweed jacket.

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Just as long as I get someone who

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doesn't kind of impose what they like on me.

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-So you want them just to let YOU be the expert?

-No, no!

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HE LAUGHS

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And for our sparkling celebrities we have two dazzling experts.

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Sauntering to the start point in the classic that is

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the 1968 VW Beetle, it's a double whammy of Davids.

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Yes, it's David Barby and David Harper.

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-It is nice being with you, David.

-Thanks, David. Nice to be with you.

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-You are a classic gentleman, David Barby.

-I don't know about that.

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If you feel comfortable in a '70s look and it brings back your youth!

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GEARS GRIND

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Sorry, sorry! It's the gearbox. It's not my hand.

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Oh, yes? Fascinated by antiques and everything collectable

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from the tender age of 12...

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Really nice quality. Some lovely, lovely pieces.

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..It's no surprise that our David went on

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to become one of the youngest valuers and auctioneers in the country.

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Look at me. 18! 18! 18!

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And, of course, with experience comes great wisdom.

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That'll be telling!

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So what do you think about Myleene and John?

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-I've seen them once or twice on television.

-Once or twice?

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-Hear'Say?

-That was years ago.

-When you were young?

-Yes.

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Ooh! David Harper has been amassing nicknacks since he was a nipper.

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Bit of wheeling, bit of dealing.

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All grown up and with 20 years in the antiques trade

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he has a penchant for, well, just about everything.

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I think that's rather nice. You'd have your servant pushing you.

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It would be fair to say, he's a man obsessed.

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Funny enough, I'm not on a stamp anywhere in the world at all. Can you believe that?

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-I'll tell you something interesting about John Barrowman.

-What's that?

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-He won, recently, the Rear of the Year.

-Oh, right!

-Yes.

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-And has this been exposed regularly?

-Obviously, that's why he's won the award.

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HE LAUGHS HEARTILY

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We kick off our road trip in beautiful Bristol

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and will wind up at auction in Froncysyllte,

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near Wrexham on the Welsh-English border.

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Vibrant Bristol, regional capital of the south-west of England,

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is where we get this show on the road.

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This is the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.

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Do we have to pay?!

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50p - that's a bargain.

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Very nice.

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Myleene and John each have £400, two days of fabulous shopping,

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and one show-stopping auction, which will reveal

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who has turned the biggest profit.

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HORN HONKS

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Oh, wow!

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-Look at that!

-Hi!

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You two look very good in there, I've got to say.

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LAUGHTER

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-Hello.

-Hello.

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-David Barby.

-David, John Barrowman. Nice to meet you.

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-Two fantastic experts.

-Yeah!

-And two fantastic people who don't know anything!

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You look a lovely partnership. You're both in white.

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And Myleene said she wanted someone with a tweed jacket on.

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OK. Well, it's white pants together.

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-I've got you!

-Ah!

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-The battle...

-Yeah.

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-..Has begun.

-Yes! MYLEENE: You'd better believe it!

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-See you later!

-See you later!

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Yeah!

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DAVID: Watch the cameraman, David.

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Myleene and David Barby are headed over to Bristol's Bedminster area to start their shopping spree.

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-There's an antique shop.

-Look at all those nicknacks!

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-Oh, my God!

-What?

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So tell me about your dad. You said he was on a ship.

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He started off as a salvage diver. So if you want to talk about nicknacks,

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my Wendy house was a decompression chamber!

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-Oh, I love that! Are you a good negotiator?

-Yeah, I think so.

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Good!

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Well, you'll have an opportunity to try out those skills

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in your first shop of the day.

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-Ouch!

-That'll be the kerb.

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If David manages to park, that is!

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Granny Barbarella!

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Come on, Granny Barby. Put it in first. Let's go.

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Christopher Columbus!

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-Yeah, I like that already.

-Er... Mmm?

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You've got your work cut out here, David.

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He's looking for a Hear'Say album.

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-How rude!

-What?

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Why?

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-I thought...

-Cos we're in an antiques shop!

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HE LAUGHS

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Oh, my gosh! I've met him and he actually was dancing on a table.

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# You make me feel like dancing

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# Dance the night away. #

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-Barby, you've got the moves!

-I think we should go next door. Come on.

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That's what they all say. Right, next door is Michael's Antiques,

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father to Rachel's Antiques, which is crammed with goodies!

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Oh, my goodness me!

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There's so much in this shop.

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And top man, Michael, is more than happy to help.

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Antique tiles. How do tiles sell?

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Tiles sell well, but they've got to be a certain type.

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Those are standard Victorian tiles.

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-Those are beautiful.

-And they would have covered a hallway.

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-Yes.

-Or a fireplace or something like that.

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I've only been doing this two minutes. I'm filthy already!

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Can we get some overalls for Myleene, please?

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-Wow, what's that with the ladies?

-It's a 1930s lamp.

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-The ball went in it and it 'anged the other way up.

-Oh, look at this!

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-Is this yours?

-# ..In the moonlight! #

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-Can we have a look at it?

-It 'angs that way.

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Oh! Mind the camera!

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I love that. What is it made of?

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These are chrome and, I assume by the weight, that's brass.

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-Yes, it is.

-Yes.

-I think that's great fun.

-It's brilliant!

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-You know what these remind me of? The Rolls-Royce figures.

-Yes!

-On front of the car.

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Well, that they may be, David, but it's far more likely

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that the figures are inspired by Josephine Baker,

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the African-American dancer, singer and actress,

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who became a muse to writers, artists and designers

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from Picasso to Christian Dior in the early 20th century.

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She had a figure, too.

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-How much is that?

-It's 120.

-How much?!

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But cos you're so 'andsome, I can make it 60 to you, but it should fetch a lot more than that.

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-But I would like to show you summit...

-Can I put these down?

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LAUGHTER

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Yes, my handsome. You put 'em down. There's a lot more shopping to do.

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Or you could just try on some more hats, girl!

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Look, a bonnet. It just seemed like you.

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LAUGHTER

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-Just tell me what you think about those chairs.

-I don't know.

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I don't really know what I'm looking for in chairs.

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OK. These date from round about 1900, 1910.

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Gustav Stickley and he designed

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for the Arts and Crafts movement in America.

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And these are in natural wood, oak.

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-What is extraordinary is that the covers are the original covers.

-Oh!

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SHE LAUGHS

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Are they comfortable?

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No, they're not. I have to be honest.

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I think you need some cushions.

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What's the one word that comes to your mind about Victorian furniture?

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-Opulence?

-Over...

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-Egging.

-Ornate...

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LAUGHTER

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INAUDIBLE

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-This was the reaction...

-OK.

-From that very ornate...

-OK.

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-It went the other way. It balanced out.

-Other way and you've got this.

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Absolutely stunning!

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It's such a big risk to take.

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-Cos two chairs, that's...

-We'll see how much we can do.

-Get us some change back.

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But something else has caught David's eye.

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Oh, right! Is that a Burmantofts? This is a startling piece of art pottery.

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The name Burmantofts refers to the area of Leeds

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where this pottery was produced in the late 19th century.

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Referred to as "art pottery" due to its famously decorative style,

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it happily plagiarised ideas from other potters.

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However, through making consistently good quality ceramics,

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it became well respected in its own right.

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-It's got a chip on it, at the edge, but it's not major restoration.

-OK.

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-I like that.

-I love the colour.

-We might be able to create a deal

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on the three objects. Mick.

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-Yes.

-Crunch time!

-Crunch.

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-Right, Mick, so we have the lampshade and you quoted 60.

-Yes.

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-And on the chairs?

-I had 150 each on them. Can do them at half of that.

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-£75 each.

-Oh, we can't do £75 each.

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They're very rare chairs.

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-And how much for the Burmantofts?

-The Burmantofts was £100.

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HE SIGHS HEAVILY

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I paid 90 for it 20 years ago in Bridport.

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-It was more popular then.

-I think it's on its way back.

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-It's a long way to travel.

-THEY LAUGH

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So that comes to £230.

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-£230?

-Yeah.

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That's the lampshade, the chairs and the Burmantofts.

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That should be 500 and something! Seriously.

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Seeing as you've got such a smiley face and such a cheerful chap,

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I'm going to say one price only,

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to you, cash - £200.

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-£200 for the lot.

-For the lot.

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Some impressive haggling there, but Myleene needs to agree, or the deals off!

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He's prepared to take 200.

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This is tricky because we're both buying things that we like, as opposed to...

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-Is there any other way to buy things?

-You buy things that reflect your own taste.

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OK.

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Partner.

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Not many men could be that persuasive

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while wearing a silly little hat like that. Well done, David!

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I've had a word with my companion.

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We'd like to go with that price you quoted. Thank you very much indeed.

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-Wonderful.

-Thank you.

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Oh, you! Thank you.

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Oh, my!

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Don't wash for a week! Another star turn from our glamorous couple,

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who, for the knockdown price of £200, get the Art Deco light shade,

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the large and almost intact Burmantofts pot,

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and, of course, David's hard-won Arts and Crafts chairs.

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Not a bad start to the day, but no hats!

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Meanwhile, John and David are making their way, half an hour north,

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to Chepstow.

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Antique-wise, what I like are things that are ornamental.

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-What are you like at negotiating?

-I'm like a big Spanish bull.

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-No!

-I go in there. Voomph!

-Seriously?

-And I have... Mm!

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-No?

-To just kind of go... "How about this?" I'll be cheeky.

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OK. Well, we'll do it together.

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Gosh! So much testosterone.

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Chepstow not only boasts a fine example of a Norman fortress,

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but was also once the largest and most significant port in Wales

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during medieval times.

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Today, it's a vibrant and charming town,

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with some delightful antique shops.

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And John and David's first port of call is Foxglove's Antiques,

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Don't you love the name?

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-Hi!

-Hello.

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-I'm John.

-Hello, I'm Leslie.

-Nice to meet you, Leslie.

-And you.

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-Hi, I'm David.

-Hello, David.

-Nice to see you.

-Oooh!

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-Gosh, this is all yours, is it?

-Yes.

-I've already spotted something.

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-You've only been here for three seconds!

-I know.

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-Go on tell me.

-Look.

-Staffordshire dogs.

-Staffordshire dogs.

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-We call them Wally...

-Wally "dugs". Wally "dugs".

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-Wally dogs.

-Wally "dugs". You've got to get the... Wally "dugs"!

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-"Dugs".

-"Dugs".

-Wally "dugs".

-Wally "dugs".

-Right.

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It's the Glaswegian name for china dogs, Staffordshire dogs.

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So china's "wally". Don't ask me why!

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-Oh!

-I wrote about it in a book, so buy the book if you want the full story.

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-OK.

-It's been a while. I can't remember.

-I may need to buy the book, as I didn't understand that!

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Do you know, nor did I! Traditionally, these dogs were always bought in pairs

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and are, of course, worth more together, though being so abundant

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and currently quite unfashionable, they wouldn't fetch much at auction. It's a dog's life, you know.

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-So it's just taste.

-Exactly. Like my monkey.

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Each to their own, love!

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That I absolutely love, RAF, because Captain Jack was in the RAF.

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-I just like the look of it.

-I'll just explain something.

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Captain Jack isn't real, but he actually thinks he is.

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-OK, just so we know that.

-He's real to me!

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-Is he your special friend?

-Yes, special friend.

-He's real to me!

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-Do you want something really unusual?

-We love unusual.

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Well, downstairs there's the most amazing birdcage.

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-I'm going down!

-OK, I'm coming down with you.

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-That is quite fun. It's 295.

-I think it's a risky one for auction.

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-Sure.

-I really do.

-I had budgies as a kid. I had eight.

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-They were really loud.

-Were they?

-Yeah.

-Did they keep you awake?

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-No.

-Why?

-Because I never slept with them.

-Oh!

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HE LAUGHS

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I've never slept with a bird in my life.

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This is just me, personally.

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I love that clock. The reason I'm drawn to it...

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I know what the sentimental value is, but the grandmother clock,

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the tin bath that used to be under my Aunt Jeannie's bed in the tenement flat,

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the lawnmower that was a push one with the rotating stuff from the '50s...

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All that old stuff that we brought over was binned, just thrown out.

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And now that I'm older I think that's a part of family history.

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You've got loads of passion, obviously, and you've got passion for that.

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It's shouting 20th century, 1930s.

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It's got a bit of a Deco thing going on there.

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-Have you found anything in Aladdin¹s cave?

-Yes!

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-I love this.

-How much is the little grandmother clock?

-50.

-50 quid.

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-Do we have the key for it?

-Would you do it for 30?

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-I will do it for 30.

-# Um-pah, um-pah, um-pah-pah-pah! #

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-Is that our first buy?

-I think that's our first buy.

-Well done!

-Is that all right though?

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It's fine. £30 for a clock that's a proper antique...

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Listen, if it doesn't make money, I'll buy it!

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Actually, you're not allowed to do that, John.

0:16:540:16:56

-Thank you, Leslie.

-Leslie, thank you very much.

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But congratulations on your first purchase and some direct haggling.

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£30 for the grandmother clock,

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or grandmother of clocks, not bad.

0:17:050:17:08

Myleene and David are following in the other team's tracks

0:17:090:17:14

and are also making their way half an hour north to Chepstow.

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This is the hat I prefer, actually, to all those you were trying on in that shop.

0:17:170:17:22

-You're underselling yourself! You've got a good face for all those hats.

-Have I?

-Yeah!

-That's nice, innit?

0:17:220:17:27

-I'll say anything, you just gave me chocolate.

-Oh, I love chocolate!

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-So you and I can share a box of chocolates.

-Yes! I'll eat all the dark ones

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-with the hard centres.

-That's good, cos I like the soft centres.

-Ha!

0:17:350:17:38

Oh, it's kismet!

0:17:380:17:40

-Have you got some money?

-No! I'm serious, I haven't got any.

0:17:400:17:44

-The same story all the damn time!

-HE LAUGHS

0:17:440:17:47

Chepstow!

0:17:470:17:49

Yee-ha!

0:17:490:17:50

Oh, my gosh! It's so blustery!

0:17:500:17:53

-I've got the most important job of the day.

-Absolutely! Mustn't lose this.

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My sanity goes with it.

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Welcome to Wales!

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Myleene and David's last shop of the day is St Mary's Street Collectables.

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We made it!

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With time wearing on, some swift and decisive shopping is required here.

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Ooh, look! Myleene has found one of her biggest fans!

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There are too many toys to play with here.

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I can't keep my mind focused.

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Oh, no! This is one place Myleene's not coming into.

0:18:270:18:30

It's one place she's not even going to come into and look.

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Very wise, David.

0:18:330:18:35

He's clearly excellent at what he does.

0:18:350:18:39

The way his mind works. It's like 100 miles an hour.

0:18:390:18:42

But he's just so funny.

0:18:420:18:44

CRASH!

0:18:440:18:45

Christopher Columbus!

0:18:450:18:47

Have you heard him? "Christopher Columbus!"

0:18:470:18:50

That's so funny!

0:18:500:18:52

There's a little doll in there.

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Myleene!

0:18:590:19:00

Hello!

0:19:000:19:02

-What about the dolly?

-Oh, my God! It's scariest thing I've ever seen in my life!

0:19:020:19:06

-What, the hat?

-The whole thing! Look at her teeth!

0:19:060:19:10

Oh, it's good to have the teeth showing.

0:19:100:19:12

-Really?!

-They're almost as white as yours.

0:19:120:19:15

-So you're going to charm me into buying this?

-No! I think we ought to have a look at it.

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Antique dealer Dawn has the key to unlock David's latest find.

0:19:200:19:25

Those dolls really freak me out. They can be a bit scary, right?

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-And I'm sure they move at night.

-See? This is what I'm saying!

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Often we've had teddy bears and dolls in the shop and we often find them in different positions.

0:19:320:19:37

That's... Are you telling me that's not scary? Oh, God!

0:19:370:19:40

You just took her head off! Her hair's fallen off.

0:19:410:19:45

Well, look, I've been through that.

0:19:450:19:47

THEY LAUGH

0:19:470:19:50

Christopher Columbus! This is not good.

0:19:500:19:52

Oh, that is an awful hairstyle, isn't it?

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But it's original.

0:19:540:19:56

I think she's going to scratch my eyes out or something in the night.

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I shall sleep with her.

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So that it won't disturb yours.

0:20:020:20:04

-Please just put her head back on.

-The only woman in your life that won't answer back then!

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THEY LAUGH

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Made in Germany. You've had two main groups of doll manufacturing in Europe.

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The major one was French. And the Germans stepped in and started producing them en masse.

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And this one is modelled on a French doll.

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These existed up until, let's say, the First World War.

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1880 through to about 1914, that sort of period.

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What you've got to consider is this was knitted by some granny.

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Oh, this is crochet! My mum makes this all the time.

0:20:360:20:39

-I like that bit. That's nice.

-So that has an element of social history.

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And that's nice. And even down to the little under-slip.

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So how collectable are these dolls?

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They're still collectable, but they have to be at the right price.

0:20:480:20:51

-What's the price on that?

-Trade on that would be 45.

0:20:510:20:55

-Is that the very best you can do?

-Cor, you drive a hard bargain!

0:20:550:20:59

40!

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I think £40 is a little bit too much.

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-WHISPERS:

-20!

0:21:050:21:06

Mmh!

0:21:060:21:08

Can I get you a seat?

0:21:080:21:10

-25, there you are. It's a bargain.

-Split the difference. 22.

0:21:100:21:14

You promise you'll look after her?

0:21:140:21:16

-Please. Yes.

-OK. All right. Done.

0:21:160:21:19

-Thank you very much.

-OK?

-Thank you.

0:21:200:21:22

-He really will look after her.

-Good!

0:21:220:21:25

HE BLOWS A KISS

0:21:250:21:28

Their £22 deal has just saved them £63 off the ticket price.

0:21:280:21:33

An unusual little lot which could leave them sitting pretty. Ah!

0:21:330:21:38

Are you happy? If you're happy, I'm happy.

0:21:380:21:40

I'm very happy.

0:21:400:21:42

I'm happy. They're happy. So a brilliant effort all round today.

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But in the morrow, the show must go on.

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Go now! Rest your whirring minds.

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For tomorrow's performance will decide which team will triumph!

0:21:520:21:56

Night, night!

0:21:560:21:58

-How was your day with the gorgeous Myleene?

-I had a wonderful day. We've got so much in common.

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Rise and shine, road-trippers! There's money to be spent and antiques to find

0:22:050:22:09

and I can safely say there's a lot of love on the road.

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We want the same cars in life. We both wear white trousers.

0:22:130:22:17

OK, David, keep your eye on the road, mate.

0:22:170:22:21

-MYLEENE: So how's it been going?

-I'm not telling you! We're the competition, babe!

0:22:210:22:26

Everybody knows I have a competitive streak. I like to win.

0:22:260:22:29

Barrowman, you are going down, down, down!

0:22:290:22:31

David, would you keep your eyes on the road?

0:22:310:22:34

-I like looking at you, David.

-Well, that's understandable. OK, drive.

0:22:340:22:37

THEY LAUGH

0:22:370:22:39

I've got a picture of you by my bed, you know.

0:22:390:22:42

OK, pass the sick bag!

0:22:420:22:45

Yesterday, our sassy stars forayed into the world of antiques finding.

0:22:450:22:50

While John took David H on a nostalgic jaunt...

0:22:500:22:53

-"Dugs"?

-"Dugs".

-Wally "dugs".

-Wally "dugs".

0:22:530:22:57

Myleene had a ball, dressing up and finding all manner of head gear

0:22:570:23:01

for the newly dubbed Barbarella.

0:23:010:23:04

That's David B to you and me.

0:23:040:23:07

LAUGHTER

0:23:070:23:09

Despite all this mucking about, they did manage to buy a total of four items

0:23:090:23:14

for the modest sum of £222, including...

0:23:140:23:17

The 1920s Deco ceiling shade.

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The late 19th-century Burmantofts art pottery jardiniere.

0:23:220:23:27

And the pair of Arts and Crafts chairs.

0:23:270:23:31

And who could forget that... A-ha! ..captivating china doll

0:23:310:23:35

with the enigmatic smile and the woolly hat?

0:23:350:23:38

Leaving them with £178

0:23:380:23:41

from their initial £400 budget to spend today!

0:23:410:23:44

-Captain Jack isn't real!

-He's real to me!

0:23:440:23:48

Meanwhile, David Harper could do nothing to keep John

0:23:480:23:51

from slipping into another dimension and picking up a timepiece from a bygone era.

0:23:510:23:56

Yes, their one purchase of the day was this 1930s grandmother clock,

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which, after some astute haggling, they acquired for £30,

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leaving our time agents with an astronomical £370 to spend.

0:24:050:24:11

Our celebrities now and their experts

0:24:140:24:17

are heading their way to sunny Newport, beginning their second day in the same shop.

0:24:170:24:22

Newport made its money when huge amounts of coal

0:24:230:24:26

were discovered in the Monmouthshire Hills in the mid-18th century.

0:24:260:24:30

It went from being a little village to a booming town, once bigger than Cardiff.

0:24:300:24:35

ENGINE REVS

0:24:350:24:38

- So are we going shopping then? - Yes! You need to do more than us!

0:24:380:24:42

-Shut up!

-A lot more.

-In we go. Ladies first.

0:24:420:24:46

Myleene is right. The boys have got some serious catching up to do.

0:24:460:24:49

And with both teams prowling for pieces at the right price here at Strawberry Water Junk,

0:24:490:24:55

let's hope they can all play it nicely.

0:24:550:24:58

-Myleene!

-Hello.

0:24:590:25:01

Now it's a contemporary print, but it's interesting. Sort of primitive.

0:25:010:25:06

I'm confused again, cos I thought we were looking for antiques.

0:25:060:25:09

-Well, this...

-And this is contemporary!

0:25:090:25:12

-Well, it's fine art and antiques.

-So that's OK?

-So this is fine art.

0:25:120:25:16

-Do you like this?

-I don't know if I would have it.

0:25:160:25:19

-Cos that's a bit scary for me.

-Let's consider this.

0:25:190:25:22

Could we find something less scary?

0:25:220:25:24

Yes, David! Walk away and count to ten.

0:25:240:25:28

Meanwhile...

0:25:280:25:29

This is Japanese. It could possibly be Meiji period,

0:25:290:25:34

which is 1868 to 1912.

0:25:340:25:37

It's the period when the Japanese were sending humongous quantities

0:25:370:25:42

of stuff, like this - really decorative - to the western market.

0:25:420:25:46

-OK.

-If it's not that safe to describe it

0:25:460:25:49

as early 20th century, 1920s, Satsuma ware,

0:25:490:25:53

but all completely hand decorated.

0:25:530:25:55

So it's a little piece of art on a pot.

0:25:550:25:59

The shape's nice, but it's... It's not something I would buy.

0:25:590:26:02

-Right. OK.

-But, as I said, I need to sometimes now take some your expertise...

0:26:020:26:08

-Right.

-..And take it on board. If you think something would sell.

0:26:080:26:11

What's that, John? You take advice? Ha! First time for everything, mate.

0:26:110:26:15

-Having looked at that, the price...

-145.

-That seems expensive to me.

0:26:150:26:20

Shop proprietor John is primed to give the boys a price.

0:26:200:26:24

John, I'd love it to be 40.

0:26:240:26:26

HE SNIGGERS

0:26:260:26:28

ROAR OF LAUGHTER

0:26:280:26:30

He is an entertainer!

0:26:300:26:32

-I'll do it for 70.

-You said 70?

0:26:320:26:35

-Cos I thought I heard 50.

-That's... That's cropping up in my mind.

0:26:350:26:40

I'll do it for 60.

0:26:400:26:42

That's a risk. John, if you can't do it for 50, I have to walk away from it.

0:26:420:26:47

-He's tough, John.

-All right, 50.

0:26:470:26:50

-50 quid. John, thank you very much.

-OK.

0:26:500:26:53

-Thanks, John. That's brilliant.

-Thank you.

-Really appreciate it.

0:26:530:26:56

Uh-oh! Myleene's at it again.

0:26:560:27:00

What is it? What is it?

0:27:000:27:02

Oh, no! Oh, God, it's terrible!

0:27:020:27:05

John!

0:27:050:27:06

-Barbarella's gone blond!

-Oh, you look fabulous! It's Jason Donovan!

0:27:060:27:11

-Who's Jason Donovan?

-Oh!

-Oh!

0:27:110:27:14

-Jason, we love you.

-You look very Marilyn.

0:27:140:27:17

Marilyn Monroe!

0:27:170:27:19

THEY ALL LAUGH

0:27:190:27:21

Sir...

0:27:210:27:22

-WHISPERS:

-You have something in the window which I'd like to...

0:27:220:27:25

-Oh, what are you conferring about?

-Could you...?

-Up the price!

0:27:250:27:29

It's right in the corner. It's the Doulton piece, I think.

0:27:290:27:32

That brown, glazed one right at the far end.

0:27:320:27:35

Right. Just hold that. It's like a little lady's handbag.

0:27:350:27:38

-It is good, isn't it?

-OK, so drinking on the go.

0:27:380:27:41

-It's very cute. How old is this?

-It probably dates from about 1910.

0:27:410:27:45

-And it's copying an old leather bottle.

-Oh, yes!

0:27:450:27:49

-You can see the stitching all the way round.

-Yes.

0:27:490:27:52

But just look at the decoration.

0:27:520:27:55

Here we have a 17th-century inn scene,

0:27:550:27:58

with the woman drawing off liquor, wine, ale, what have you.

0:27:580:28:02

Filling it in those. On the other side,

0:28:020:28:04

we have that gentleman there,

0:28:040:28:06

who's now drinking from it.

0:28:060:28:09

That's a lot of drink. You'll not see the end of the day with that!

0:28:090:28:12

Are these very rare, quite unusual?

0:28:120:28:14

-It's unusual.

-It's unusual. Oh, gosh! I've just seen the price. 35.

0:28:140:28:18

-So what's the very best you can do on that?

-25.

0:28:180:28:22

Can you do 20?

0:28:220:28:24

-I can do it for 20.

-For £20.

0:28:240:28:28

Don't you think we have to think big?

0:28:280:28:31

-I've already shown you something!

-He's getting cross with me.

0:28:310:28:35

-And this is a another nice piece, isn't it?

-Our first lovers' tiff.

0:28:350:28:39

I think this is a lovely piece of pottery.

0:28:390:28:42

-Barbarella, is it going to do what we want it to do?

-It is going to make a profit!

0:28:420:28:48

Come on, Myleene. David seems pretty sure about this one!

0:28:480:28:51

-I think this is a good find.

-I trust you!

-Put it in a bag?

0:28:510:28:54

Yep, you've got to have faith.

0:28:540:28:57

The boys have spotted something sweet now - a confectioner's display case.

0:28:570:29:02

Fry's Chocolate Cream. This is really weird.

0:29:020:29:06

-Go on.

-But my grandmother, her treat for herself every Friday,

0:29:060:29:10

was Fry's Chocolate Cream.

0:29:100:29:12

That's very odd because my mother's treat for herself is Fry's Chocolate Cream.

0:29:120:29:17

Gosh, you guys have so much in common, it's uncanny.

0:29:170:29:20

-There's loads of other chocolates out there you can buy.

-Plenty. And just as nice.

-Exactly.

0:29:200:29:25

But I like that! It's going to be too expensive.

0:29:250:29:28

At £195, I'd say you were right.

0:29:280:29:31

-How much?

-I know. Let's bring John in on this.

-Yes, John.

0:29:310:29:35

-Yeah.

-What kind of money could it be?

0:29:350:29:38

It's a giveaway at 120 quid.

0:29:380:29:40

-It's original.

-And would it be really cheeky...?

0:29:400:29:43

But then again, I am a cheeky chappy. What I would like to pay for it - 75, 80.

0:29:430:29:49

I'll take 100.

0:29:490:29:51

90?

0:29:510:29:52

Oh...

0:29:520:29:54

95.

0:29:560:29:57

-That's giveaway.

-OK, fine. 95.

-Are you happy?

-Yeah, I'm happy.

0:29:590:30:03

-Thank you very much. Good bit of negotiating there!

-Thank you.

0:30:030:30:07

John Barrowman!

0:30:070:30:09

You weren't kidding when you said you liked to haggle.

0:30:090:30:12

And with that, the boys have managed to wrap up their second deal of the day.

0:30:120:30:16

Do you like that?

0:30:160:30:18

-Not like "wow!".

-Just let's have a look at it.

0:30:180:30:22

Now this was produced for sugar, cream for your strawberries.

0:30:220:30:27

Cute! That is cute.

0:30:270:30:29

So you've got this nice sort of strawberry or cranberry glass. Some people call it ruby glass.

0:30:290:30:34

The interest in this is that all the little feet are perfect.

0:30:340:30:39

And that's all pinched.

0:30:390:30:41

-I love that. It's like when you make a pie.

-Exactly.

0:30:410:30:44

-With the fork.

-That is such a very, very good comparison.

0:30:440:30:48

Also when it's still in its molten form, that is a thin trail

0:30:480:30:52

of opaque glass which is put round that as it's being twisted.

0:30:520:30:57

-We need to sell that a Wimbledon.

-Well, yes!

0:30:570:30:59

I think it's nice, but I don't think it matches anything in cupboards.

0:30:590:31:04

I think people like that. However, if someone can understand the story behind it,

0:31:040:31:07

-I think they'll love it then.

-I think so as well.

0:31:070:31:09

What's the very best you can do on this, sir? You've got 95.

0:31:090:31:13

-£50.

-Can I say 40, sir?

0:31:130:31:17

-I'll cry.

-So would I, if I don't get it at 40.

0:31:170:31:21

-He will cry. You don't want to see Barby cry.

-40?

0:31:210:31:23

Good Lord, David! The man has to eat!

0:31:260:31:29

Thank you very much.

0:31:290:31:30

Another hefty haggle has left proprietor John somewhat beaten down.

0:31:300:31:35

Our David B is certainly a man who knows how to get what he wants.

0:31:350:31:40

But what's this?

0:31:400:31:41

I suddenly realised, I think you've got the wrong expert.

0:31:410:31:44

-Oh! Oooh! Do you think so?

-You got the wrong expert.

-Auntie Barby, you just want a hug.

0:31:440:31:49

See? I rest my case.

0:31:490:31:52

John B and David H are making a dash for their last shop,

0:31:540:31:58

15 miles down the road in John's adopted hometown of Cardiff.

0:31:580:32:03

Cardiff is, of course, the glorious capital of Wales.

0:32:050:32:09

Amongst its many famous sons is Terry Nation,

0:32:090:32:12

the man who created the dreaded Daleks

0:32:120:32:15

and with whom our Captain Jack has had a fair few run-ins.

0:32:150:32:19

-You know, I live in Cardiff.

-Yes.

0:32:190:32:22

People know me. I'm part of the neighbourhood.

0:32:220:32:25

I'm like an old lamppost. I will always be Scottish, but we fell in love with Wales,

0:32:250:32:29

-because of filming Doctor Who and Torchwood.

-Yes.

0:32:290:32:32

This is the Pump Station.

0:32:320:32:35

It's HUGE!!

0:32:350:32:37

-Seriously?

-In fact, I bought my dining room chairs from here.

0:32:370:32:40

Cherubs! Look at those women!

0:32:400:32:43

-They used to have a huge hand that you could sit in.

-Really?

-Yeah.

-Mm.

0:32:430:32:47

The Pumping Station, built on the site previously occupied by a treatment works,

0:32:470:32:52

now houses over 40 independent traders

0:32:520:32:55

and really is a major antiques and collectables destination.

0:32:550:32:59

It's a very big place. Lots of stuff.

0:33:010:33:03

And where...should we... begin?

0:33:030:33:06

Oh!

0:33:080:33:09

-It's an aeroplane.

-It's an airplane. One of my loves!

0:33:140:33:18

# That's the look, that's the look

0:33:180:33:21

# The look of love. #

0:33:210:33:23

Look at that. That is just gorgeous!

0:33:230:33:26

-That's not an old aeroplane.

-No, I know it's not.

0:33:260:33:29

But it's like a statement piece. It's something that... It's fun.

0:33:290:33:33

-It's, er...

-It is you. You love cars. You love aeroplanes.

0:33:330:33:38

Boys' toys. Is that for sale, that aeroplane?

0:33:380:33:41

-375.

-I'm John.

-Mark.

-Mark, nice to meet you.

-And you, sir.

0:33:410:33:44

-We'll have a walk round and we'll talk later. Is that OK?

-No problem.

-Thank you, sir.

0:33:440:33:47

I'm not sure whether that was a threat or a promise.

0:33:470:33:51

-Do you ever feel overwhelmed?

-So much stuff to take in.

0:33:510:33:55

-Well, get finding!

-I just can't create it for you!

0:33:550:33:59

You've actually got to find it.

0:33:590:34:01

Could this be their first tiff?

0:34:010:34:04

-John, that doesn't scare you at all, does it?

-No.

0:34:040:34:07

Cos I defeated them and also it was the Daleks that, actually,

0:34:070:34:10

made Jack realise, because they killed him, and he came back to life.

0:34:100:34:14

-So it made Jack realise that he was immortal.

-Very worrying!

0:34:140:34:18

Though they are modern toys,

0:34:180:34:20

-there's a huge market out there for signed memorabilia....

-Oh!

-..of figures.

0:34:200:34:24

Oh! And look who's here.

0:34:240:34:27

-Look at that! There's you!

-It's good, isn't it?

-There's you in a cabinet.

0:34:270:34:31

I've never been with anybody looking at themselves in a cabinet.

0:34:310:34:35

I have a six-inch figure and I also have a 12-inch and a 15-inch.

0:34:350:34:40

-Which one do you prefer?

-I prefer the 15.

0:34:400:34:42

There's two six-inch models. This one, which is the first edition one,

0:34:420:34:47

-which is Captain Jack in his Doctor Who outfit.

-Right.

-He does not have his long coat.

0:34:470:34:52

It's not real!

0:34:520:34:54

Mm, yes. I did have a hunch. Thanks, though.

0:34:540:34:58

-I'm David, by the way.

-I'm John.

-I think I may have recognised him!

0:34:580:35:02

-I think you might even have one of his dolls in here.

-They don't sell very well.

0:35:020:35:06

LAUGHTER

0:35:060:35:07

Gee, thanks a lot, mate!

0:35:070:35:10

Aah!

0:35:100:35:12

Aah!

0:35:120:35:13

-What have you seen? No!

-Yep. There it is.

0:35:130:35:15

That is the second one. I helped with all the clothing

0:35:150:35:19

and chose the body.

0:35:190:35:21

They put you in a 3-D, electronic mould where they get your face.

0:35:210:35:25

Hang on a minute! Which ones the real one?

0:35:250:35:28

This one's about as wooden as that one!

0:35:280:35:31

LAUGHTER

0:35:310:35:32

I mean, I know what I'm thinking here.

0:35:320:35:34

-Yes.

-Right.

-Yes.

-One of those, together as a little lot.

0:35:340:35:39

-Signed. What we like to call in the business "provenance".

-Provenance?

-Provenance.

0:35:390:35:43

At this point, do we actually negotiate

0:35:430:35:46

on the prices here with this gentleman?

0:35:460:35:48

-As he winked at me, a fiver, John.

-Fiver?

0:35:500:35:53

Then one of the blue ones for a pound?

0:35:530:35:56

-Is that OK?

-Yes, yes.

-Great. Perfect.

0:35:560:35:58

A nod and a wink. Wow! I wish it was always that easy.

0:35:580:36:03

Agh, I'm Captain Jack. 21st century is when it all changes.

0:36:030:36:07

And you've got to be ready. Give us a kiss.

0:36:070:36:10

LAUGHTER

0:36:100:36:12

Hello?

0:36:120:36:13

Gosh, you two. You can't be that tired.

0:36:130:36:16

-Snugly?

-Yeah. Yeah, I could spoon.

0:36:160:36:19

Oh, Lordy!

0:36:190:36:20

-I was of two minds about what we saw when we first came in.

-Not the aeroplane?

0:36:200:36:24

Yeah.

0:36:240:36:26

Does Captain Jack fly?

0:36:260:36:28

-Captain Jack has his own spaceship.

-Sorry, I forgot about that.

-Yeah.

0:36:280:36:31

I have my heart set on it.

0:36:310:36:35

No point in pillow talk, David. Put your jammies on! John's made up his mind.

0:36:350:36:39

But with the price at £375,

0:36:390:36:41

it looks like John is going to have to unleash his charm, again.

0:36:410:36:45

-Mark, I'm going to be right upfront with you, OK?

-OK.

0:36:450:36:49

I have this amount to spend and that's all I've got.

0:36:490:36:53

And that means we have not one pound left.

0:36:530:36:55

That's it. We've blown everything.

0:36:550:36:58

That's one hell of a harsh bid, isn't it?

0:36:580:37:00

I really, really, really,

0:37:000:37:03

really, really, really would love for you to meet me on the price.

0:37:030:37:07

-Can you go somewhat higher than that?

-It's impossible.

0:37:090:37:12

Put it there.

0:37:130:37:15

-Oooh!

-Fantastic!

0:37:160:37:18

-We own an aeroplane.

-You do.

0:37:180:37:21

I have to give you a hug for that. Thank you very, very, very much.

0:37:210:37:25

-That is absolutely brilliant.

-Really good of you. Thank you.

0:37:250:37:28

Yes, yet another dealer has fallen under John's spell.

0:37:280:37:33

Well, let's hope your dreams come true, old fruit.

0:37:330:37:35

And this huge model aeroplane flies at auction.

0:37:350:37:38

# Look of love! #

0:37:380:37:41

On the road again, Myleene and Barbarella are making their way

0:37:410:37:45

30 miles north-west to Treaorchy

0:37:450:37:49

to sample one of the things Wales is so well-known for.

0:37:490:37:53

The Welsh valleys are famed for their rugged beauty,

0:37:550:37:58

their coal-mining heritage and their world-renowned choral singers.

0:37:580:38:03

Taking a well-earned break from their shopping trip,

0:38:030:38:05

David has brought musical maestro Myleene to meet a group of men

0:38:050:38:09

who together can create a sound which explains why Wales was dubbed "the land of song".

0:38:090:38:15

Choir member and archivist Dean will introduce them to the fellas.

0:38:150:38:19

Yeah!

0:38:190:38:21

-Ooh!

-Ooh!

0:38:220:38:24

Hi, I'm Dean Powell from the choir.

0:38:250:38:27

-Myleene. Pleased to meet you.

-Nice to meet you.

0:38:270:38:30

Welcome to our home. Come and see the boys.

0:38:300:38:33

It was in 1883,

0:38:330:38:36

that the Treorchy Male Choir was officially formed.

0:38:360:38:40

Under the firm hand of conductor William Thomas

0:38:400:38:43

the choir was soon winning prizes and performing to the aristocracy of the day,

0:38:430:38:48

culminating in an invitation to perform at Windsor Castle for Queen Victoria.

0:38:480:38:53

Since then, the choir has remained strong in numbers

0:38:530:38:56

and has performed with countless musical stars.

0:38:560:39:00

Having recorded over 500 songs, the choir has toured the world,

0:39:000:39:04

stirring audiences wherever they go. Just look at this!

0:39:040:39:08

MALE CHOIR SINGS

0:39:080:39:13

# Bring him home

0:39:130:39:18

# Bring him home

0:39:180:39:22

# You have always... #

0:39:220:39:25

Here they are.

0:39:250:39:26

# You can take

0:39:280:39:33

# You can give

0:39:330:39:37

# Let him be

0:39:380:39:42

# Let him live

0:39:420:39:47

# If I die

0:39:470:39:52

# Let me die

0:39:520:39:57

# Bring him

0:39:570:40:02

# Home. #

0:40:020:40:11

Wooh!

0:40:140:40:16

-That's just like a personal concert, isn't it?

-Wow!

0:40:170:40:20

-Absolutely super.

-Hi, boys!

0:40:200:40:23

Dean, when did this all begin? It's such a marvellous sound.

0:40:230:40:27

-Well, being typically Welsh, it started in a pub, where else?

-Right!

0:40:270:40:30

The beer is warm. That's how we sing so well.

0:40:300:40:32

In a public house just down the road called the Red Cow, started way back in 1883.

0:40:320:40:37

And who is your oldest member?

0:40:370:40:39

He's been in the choir since 1947. This is his 65th year as a member.

0:40:390:40:44

-It's Norman. Where are you?

-Here.

0:40:440:40:47

Norman, hello. Myleene. Pleased to meet you.

0:40:470:40:49

What is it as a member of the choir, as the oldest serving member of this choir,

0:40:490:40:54

that sets you guys apart from everyone else?

0:40:540:40:57

Cos we are far better singers.

0:40:570:40:59

MYLEENE LAUGHS Fighting talk amongst the valleys!

0:40:590:41:02

As well as being the handsomest and the richest. What else do you want?

0:41:020:41:06

Personally, speaking I don't think there's any other sound quite like a male voice choir.

0:41:060:41:10

Do they put something in the Welsh water?

0:41:100:41:13

Because when a male voice choir sings, it's just incredible.

0:41:130:41:15

Even just walking in and hearing you guys then, it just...

0:41:150:41:18

Emotions! It really kicks you in the stomach, doesn't it?

0:41:180:41:22

At the end of the day, we're just an ordinary bunch of men who can hold a tune, just about!

0:41:220:41:27

And you find yourself standing on the stage of the Sydney Opera House

0:41:270:41:30

to a full audience of 2,500 people going bananas.

0:41:300:41:33

-How do you get into the choir then? Do you all audition?

-Yeah.

0:41:330:41:36

-They have to...

-Norman's saying he didn't!

-HE didn't. He was pre-audition. He was prehistoric!

0:41:360:41:41

LAUGHTER

0:41:410:41:43

But, erm...

0:41:430:41:45

LAUGHTER CONTINUES

0:41:450:41:46

Everyone auditions in front of a musical director.

0:41:460:41:49

So what kind of pieces do you guys like singing - show tunes, classical?

0:41:490:41:54

We feel very much at home still singing the Welsh hymns.

0:41:540:41:57

There's such a great fervour to them.

0:41:570:41:59

The first classical piece I learnt was a Welsh...

0:41:590:42:02

-Do you want to give us a song?

-I don't want to get my Welsh wrong!

0:42:020:42:05

SHE SINGS IN WELSH

0:42:050:42:09

Am I the only one that knows that?

0:42:130:42:16

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:42:160:42:19

I should have practised my pronunciation!

0:42:190:42:21

That was really good!

0:42:210:42:24

So would you ever let women into the choir?

0:42:240:42:27

ALL: Oooh!

0:42:270:42:28

-What did I say?!

-I'd better take a seat!

0:42:280:42:30

What did I say?!

0:42:300:42:33

LAUGHTER

0:42:330:42:34

Ha-ha! Just time for one more number

0:42:340:42:37

before our road-trippers head off.

0:42:370:42:41

THEY SING IN WELSH

0:42:410:42:44

# A-a-a-a-men

0:43:180:43:23

# A-a-a-a-a-a-men

0:43:230:43:27

# A-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-amen

0:43:280:43:36

# A-a-a-men. #

0:43:370:43:44

Pff!

0:43:440:43:45

Ah, that is wonderful.

0:43:460:43:49

Oh!

0:43:490:43:50

It does what it says on the tin.

0:43:510:43:54

LAUGHTER

0:43:540:43:55

Thank you very much.

0:43:550:43:57

APPLAUSE

0:43:570:43:59

MALE CHOIR SINGS

0:43:590:44:02

# A-men

0:44:020:44:06

# A-a-a-a-a-a-men. #

0:44:070:44:14

But now, here in a rather soggy Cardiff,

0:44:170:44:20

it's time for each team to reveal what they've bought.

0:44:200:44:23

Are we going to be worried? Ooh, my...

0:44:230:44:26

Oh!

0:44:260:44:27

We've got a little like jug that would...

0:44:270:44:30

-Handbag for drink on the go.

-A girl who needs everything!

0:44:300:44:34

-How much did you pay for it?

-20?

-Yes.

0:44:340:44:37

You might make your money back. I know it's of the Deco period probably.

0:44:370:44:41

-But I don't like it.

-Oh!

-Why not?

0:44:410:44:44

Oh, don't spare their feelings, will you, John?

0:44:440:44:47

-Why?!

-I don't like it because I don't like that there's a lack of detail...

0:44:470:44:51

-I can't tell if they're oriental ladies or Deco ladies.

-They're Caribbean ladies.

0:44:510:44:56

I want to show you because I'm still waiting to fall in love with her!

0:44:560:44:59

-Just a moment.

-Barbarella's got this very special relationship with her.

0:44:590:45:03

He says I'm wrong to be scared by her. You tell me!

0:45:030:45:06

I think she's certainly one for the collectors.

0:45:060:45:09

It's not going to be an impulse purchase for someone who wants to take her home and love her.

0:45:090:45:13

-It's a bit ugly.

-God!

0:45:130:45:15

-I'd give her a makeover.

-There's more...

0:45:150:45:18

Oh!

0:45:180:45:19

-They're a bit granny flat for me.

-Don't worry, you'll grow into it.

0:45:200:45:25

Oh, will it stand the weight?

0:45:250:45:27

Please! This is Rear of the Year.

0:45:270:45:30

Please tell me they're not Mackintosh, are they?

0:45:300:45:32

-They're Mackintosh! They're Mackintosh!

-I'd buy them for sure.

0:45:320:45:35

-- Cute, huh? - They've got a look.

-I would re-cover them.

0:45:350:45:38

-OK, shall we reveal?

-So we do...

0:45:380:45:41

Oh, cute!

0:45:410:45:43

It's typical 1930s. It's a safe buy. And you paid round about 35 for it?

0:45:430:45:48

-No!

-30.

-30.

0:45:480:45:50

Wow!

0:45:500:45:50

-It might make 70.

-But if someone loves their granny, it'll make 200.

-It has to be a very deep love.

0:45:500:45:56

Oh, ouch!

0:45:560:45:58

-This here, the Japanese Satsuma.

-You didn't pay much for it, did you?

0:45:580:46:03

-50 quid.

-And when do you think it was made?

-Circa 1900, 1920.

0:46:030:46:08

-I think it was made yesterday.

-Oh!

-20 years, at most.

0:46:080:46:11

David is clearly rattled here.

0:46:110:46:14

-You've bought something else.

-Let me guide your eyes in this direction - I bought an aeroplane.

0:46:140:46:19

Oh, my God! Isn't that wonderful?

0:46:190:46:21

-Isn't that wonderful?

-Isn't that brilliant?

0:46:210:46:24

-And how much was that?

-£219.

-That is lovely, lovely!

0:46:240:46:28

-Lovely, lovely!

-Oh, my gosh!

-Chocks away!

-Oh, that's brilliant!

0:46:280:46:32

I really think that's a great adventure. Oh, it's Doctor Who!

0:46:320:46:35

-No, it isn't!

-It's Captain Jack.

-No!

-Oh, Captain Jack!

0:46:350:46:39

-We found two of myself.

-This really is an antique!

0:46:390:46:41

-How much was that?

-A fiver and a pound.

0:46:410:46:45

-Six pounds.

-Is that what you've been reduced to?

-Yes, it is.

0:46:450:46:47

Well, no-one was pulling any punches there!

0:46:470:46:50

Let's hear what else they have to say.

0:46:500:46:53

They've got some good stuff. They've got some risky stuff. Some of it I didn't like.

0:46:530:46:57

The Jack business - that could be their winner.

0:46:570:47:02

-Yes.

-Cos if he signs it and he's there...

0:47:020:47:05

-He's bouncing up and down as he will be.

-As he will be.

0:47:050:47:08

-That'll go up in value.

-We should have found a Hear'Say doll!

0:47:080:47:11

-She did not like that doll!

-LAUGHTER

0:47:110:47:14

Do you think maybe some of the things were purchased because Barbarella wanted them?

0:47:140:47:19

I got that distinct impression.

0:47:190:47:21

I found one last hat for you.

0:47:210:47:24

Oh!

0:47:240:47:26

It's cute, you know.

0:47:260:47:28

Well, now for the main event.

0:47:280:47:31

It's auction time, which today is 134 miles north

0:47:310:47:35

in the beautiful village of Froncysyllte,

0:47:350:47:38

close to the Welsh-English border.

0:47:380:47:42

Cooper Barrington is a relatively young auction house,

0:47:420:47:46

but with its monthly sale turning over up 450 lots a time,

0:47:460:47:51

it has people flocking from far and wide in search of antique treasures.

0:47:510:47:56

Hello, gorgeous! Nice to see you.

0:47:560:47:58

-Hello, gorgeous!

-Ah!

-Are you all right?

0:47:580:48:01

Jeffrey Duke's oils on canvas...

0:48:010:48:04

12, I'm bid.

0:48:040:48:05

And presiding over precedings today, is auctioneer Peter Worthington.

0:48:050:48:09

14.

0:48:090:48:10

Who will give us his thoughts on both teams' lots.

0:48:100:48:13

The Kingsware flagon could be a bit of a sleeper. It's an interesting piece.

0:48:130:48:17

We think it's quite rare. Fry's display cabinet.

0:48:170:48:20

Getting very hard to find nowadays.

0:48:200:48:22

I'm looking to see it make somewhere in the region of £150, £200.

0:48:220:48:26

The aeroplane. It's hung from the ceiling of our saleroom.

0:48:260:48:29

I'm hoping that it won't be hung from the ceiling at the end!

0:48:290:48:32

It's my real worry of the sale.

0:48:320:48:34

Both teams started with £400 each.

0:48:360:48:38

Myleene and David B only spent £282,

0:48:380:48:43

but on six very distinctive lots.

0:48:430:48:47

It is going to make a profit!

0:48:470:48:50

Meanwhile, John and David H

0:48:500:48:52

blew their entire wad on six items,

0:48:520:48:55

which have been sorted out into five auction lots.

0:48:550:48:58

Ladies and gentlemen, eyes front! The auction is about to begin.

0:49:000:49:05

First up is Myleene and David's porcelain doll.

0:49:050:49:09

-Go on!

-I'm coming up!

0:49:090:49:11

-Whey!

-Hurrah!

0:49:110:49:12

What shenanigans are going on here?

0:49:120:49:14

OK, so starting at 40. Do I have 40?

0:49:140:49:17

Do we have 45? Or the doll gets it.

0:49:170:49:20

LAUGHTER

0:49:200:49:22

Going once, going twice!

0:49:220:49:24

Sold to the gentleman in the fabulous tie

0:49:240:49:27

for £40! Woo-hoo!

0:49:270:49:30

Highly unorthodox auction tactics,

0:49:300:49:33

but not a bad start.

0:49:330:49:35

Next, John's action figures take centre stage. Two lots.

0:49:350:49:39

One signed by the man himself.

0:49:390:49:42

And not to be outdone, John has take to the rostrum, too.

0:49:420:49:45

Oh, Lordy! This isn't how we do things on the Antiques Road Trip!

0:49:450:49:48

Let's hope for the best.

0:49:480:49:51

-And we're starting it?

-£30.

-£30.

0:49:510:49:54

-Do we have 35?

-Yes.

-Do we have 40?

0:49:540:49:56

£40 and five. Oh, we do! And 60?

0:49:560:50:00

-65?

-That's enough!

-Five!

-Do we have £70?

0:50:000:50:03

-Five, if you like.

-Anybody 80?

-80 on the net!

-Lovely!

0:50:030:50:06

£85.

0:50:060:50:07

Going once. 85 going twice.

0:50:070:50:10

Sold!

0:50:100:50:11

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:50:110:50:13

Gosh, he's good! And a great profit. Considering he's only a beginner.

0:50:130:50:17

And that puts the boys in the lead.

0:50:170:50:19

Myleene and David B's cranberry glass sugar and cream set

0:50:190:50:24

is up next.

0:50:240:50:25

Missed you!

0:50:250:50:28

Here we go again! Having had a taste for encouraging bidders,

0:50:290:50:32

there's no stopping Myleene now.

0:50:320:50:34

£40?

0:50:340:50:35

30? Come on!

0:50:350:50:37

£20 then? At £20, £20, £20, £20.

0:50:370:50:40

Who's having two now? Two. 22. 24?

0:50:400:50:43

24. 26. 28.

0:50:430:50:46

£30. 35. 40.

0:50:460:50:49

-Oh, yes!

-At 40.

0:50:490:50:51

40. And again at £40.

0:50:510:50:53

Thank you!

0:50:540:50:55

Not quite the cat that got the cream with that lot!

0:50:550:50:59

After the auctioneer's commission, breaking even means making a loss.

0:50:590:51:04

Time now for John and David's grandmother clock. Go, Gran!

0:51:040:51:08

It's of sentimental value to me as my grandmother did have one.

0:51:080:51:12

And when we took it to America, it was lost in a flood.

0:51:120:51:15

-HE SOBS:

-I think I'm going to burst into tears!

0:51:150:51:19

Get out your hanky, Peter!

0:51:190:51:22

Oh, dear! He's doing his sob story again.

0:51:220:51:25

Oh, Lordy! I've never seen this on the rostrum before. I can't look!

0:51:250:51:29

-45.

-45 on the internet! £50!

0:51:290:51:33

-55 on the internet. Do I see 60? £60.

-65 there.

-£65.

0:51:330:51:37

-£65.

-70.

-We have £70.

0:51:370:51:39

-75.

-75.

0:51:390:51:41

£80! Ha-hah-hoo-hoo!

0:51:410:51:43

-85.

-£85.

0:51:430:51:45

-Do we have 100?

-Yes!

-We have 100!

-Oh, my God!

0:51:450:51:48

-Five.

-105!

-110.

-110!

0:51:480:51:51

£110, sold!

0:51:510:51:53

Marvellous! Marvellous!

0:51:530:51:55

John just proving that sentiment sells.

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Plus a good hug.

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Now wasn't that worth 100 quid?

0:52:010:52:03

Some would say a grand! Next is David B's and Myleene's chairs.

0:52:050:52:09

30, I have. £30, £30, £30. Come on!

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Absolutely superb condition as well.

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At £30.

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Good Lord!

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After that loss, you too might need a seat.

0:52:170:52:20

I'm very disappointed in those.

0:52:200:52:23

John and David's Japanese Satsuma vase is up next and so is John.

0:52:230:52:28

£20?

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£20?

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-£20?

-20, we've got! 22.

-22!

0:52:310:52:35

26? £26! Do we have 30?

0:52:350:52:39

-Yes!

-34 we got?

-Yes!

-36?

0:52:390:52:41

-42?

-42. He's having it.

0:52:410:52:44

-48?

-There!

-And we've got another!

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Now 55? We've got a no on 60.

0:52:460:52:50

-55 and...sold.

-Thank you, madam.

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So, John, not even your unique style of auctioneering

0:52:540:52:58

could raise much of a profit for your vase.

0:52:580:53:01

Myleene and David will be hoping their Burmantofts pot does better.

0:53:020:53:07

And cue sales pitch!

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Just how gorgeous is this?!

0:53:090:53:12

50 to start it. 30.

0:53:130:53:16

30, I've got. 35, sir?

0:53:160:53:19

35. 40.

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45.

0:53:200:53:22

50. 50.

0:53:220:53:23

50, 50.

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You can't go wrong at this price. 50, come on!

0:53:240:53:27

At 55.

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55. 60 now.

0:53:280:53:29

65.

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At £65!

0:53:300:53:32

Clearly, no-one is going potty for pottery today!

0:53:330:53:38

Will John and David's Fry's display case

0:53:380:53:41

be the treat they both remember it being?

0:53:410:53:43

We'll start at 100.

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Well, it will if John has anything to do with it.

0:53:440:53:48

-130.

-140.

-And 140.

0:53:480:53:50

150. We have 150. So £160.

0:53:500:53:52

170 we've got. 180!

0:53:520:53:55

180.

0:53:550:53:56

180! Sold!

0:53:560:53:58

- Well done, John! - That was good!

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A treat indeed! That's the kind of sweet profit this pair need.

0:54:000:54:05

-Well done!

-That was good.

-Mwah!

0:54:050:54:07

Myleene and David B really need a profit!

0:54:070:54:10

with their 1920s, Art Deco ceiling light shade now.

0:54:100:54:13

But since they've found some cake, I don't think they care any more!

0:54:130:54:17

This is so good!

0:54:170:54:19

Never speak with your mouth full!

0:54:190:54:21

-You're up!

-Am I now?

0:54:210:54:24

Cake or no cake, you can't keep a good girl down.

0:54:240:54:27

Shall we start at 50? 55. 60.

0:54:270:54:31

Can I ask for 70?

0:54:310:54:33

60 in the room. Going once.

0:54:330:54:35

-Going twice! Sold for 60!

-Well done! Great result, David(!)

0:54:350:54:40

I'm not sure David is bothered. With auction costs, they've made a loss.

0:54:400:54:44

It's the moment of truth for John and David's biggest purchase -

0:54:440:54:48

the huge model aeroplane.

0:54:480:54:50

-I'm worried about our aeroplane.

-I'm a bit worried.

-Are you?

0:54:500:54:53

Worried or not, John looks determined to use

0:54:530:54:57

his new-found auction skills to get the room bidding.

0:54:570:55:00

-100 to start.

-100 to start then.

0:55:000:55:02

100 to start. £50.

0:55:020:55:04

-Goodness gracious!

-£50!

0:55:040:55:06

-Thank you.

-Goodness sake!

0:55:060:55:08

We have 55. Do we have 60 with the man in the pin-striped suit? 60!

0:55:080:55:14

-65. 70. 75.

-Yes!

-80?

0:55:140:55:17

85.

0:55:170:55:19

-90.

-Come on!

-95.

0:55:190:55:22

-100.

-Come on!

-105.

0:55:220:55:24

-It's gone very quiet, John.

-It has gone very quiet.

0:55:240:55:27

£100.

0:55:270:55:29

Oh!

0:55:290:55:30

It pains me to say this.

0:55:300:55:32

Sold!

0:55:320:55:34

Ooooh!

0:55:340:55:35

Yikes!

0:55:350:55:37

Well, despite their plane failing to fly here,

0:55:370:55:41

the boys are still well ahead in the lead at the moment.

0:55:410:55:45

-If it's any consolation, it's the only loss you've made.

-But it was a huge loss.

-Yes!

0:55:450:55:49

And, finally, Myleene and David's last lot -

0:55:490:55:52

the Royal Doulton Kingsware flagon.

0:55:520:55:55

Will Myleene be convinced that this was a good idea?

0:55:550:55:58

David was so sure.

0:55:580:55:59

I must start the bidding at 110, 20...

0:55:590:56:04

30, 40, 50...

0:56:040:56:06

60 to start.

0:56:060:56:08

-No!

-Come on!

-No!

0:56:080:56:10

-Did that just happen?!

-170, 80, 90, 200.

0:56:100:56:14

10, 20, 40.

0:56:140:56:16

-Oh!

-260.

-Come on!

0:56:160:56:18

300 now. 300.

0:56:180:56:20

320.

0:56:200:56:22

-Woo! Ha-ha-ha!

-320.

0:56:220:56:23

-340.

-Woah!

-340.

0:56:230:56:25

-360. 380.

-What?!

0:56:250:56:27

380. 400.

0:56:270:56:29

At £400.

0:56:290:56:31

The hammer will fall. Take fair notice.

0:56:310:56:34

-420.

-Yeah!

0:56:340:56:36

440. 440.

0:56:360:56:37

For goodness sake don't drop it!

0:56:370:56:39

460. 480. 500 now.

0:56:390:56:42

-Woah!

-YES!

-My goodness!

0:56:420:56:43

-Gosh!

-Come on! 500.

0:56:430:56:46

At 500. 550, 550, 550.

0:56:460:56:49

£22! 22 quid it cost!

0:56:490:56:51

£550 and Myleene's not going to drop it!

0:56:510:56:54

-Is that all?!

-At £550!

0:56:540:56:57

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:56:580:57:01

Well done!

0:57:040:57:05

Oh, my goodness!

0:57:050:57:07

How's that for a wow factor, Myleene? One of the biggest profits

0:57:070:57:12

we've ever had on Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.

0:57:120:57:15

Well done, David B!

0:57:150:57:18

You are amazing!

0:57:180:57:20

Ah, sweet!

0:57:200:57:21

Amazing!

0:57:210:57:23

John and David H put in a great performance,

0:57:230:57:27

making a profit of £34.60,

0:57:270:57:29

meaning, after auction costs,

0:57:290:57:32

they wind up their road trip with £434.60.

0:57:320:57:35

A valiant effort.

0:57:350:57:38

Whereas Myleene and David B are undoubtedly

0:57:390:57:42

the unrivalled masters of the road trip,

0:57:420:57:44

making a staggering £361.70 profit,

0:57:440:57:48

meaning they wind up their road trip with, wait for it, £761.70!

0:57:480:57:55

So this class-act pair are the clear winners.

0:57:550:57:59

And all the profits generated from the auction will go to Children In Need.

0:57:590:58:04

- Barbarella! - Barbarella!

0:58:040:58:06

You are good!

0:58:060:58:07

-John, thank you very much.

-Thank you very much. I've had a good time and learned something.

0:58:070:58:11

Never to buy aeroplanes!

0:58:110:58:13

-Go on then! Bye!

-Bye!

0:58:130:58:15

-Thank you!

-Bye!

0:58:150:58:18

I've had a great time. Come on. Maybe I'll start a new hobby, buying antiques.

0:58:180:58:22

You and me, the antiques king and queen.

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Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd

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Musical man John Barrowman and musician Myleene Klass, aided by antiques experts David Barby & David Harper, play to their strengths on the hunt for antiques which will turn a profit. Along their merry way they take in Bristol, Chepstow, Newport and Cardiff before winding up at auction in Froncysyllte near the Welsh English Border.