Episode 13 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip


Episode 13

Comedians Miles Jupp and Nina Wadia team up with antiques experts Thomas Plant and Catherine Southon on a trip around Berkshire and Buckinghamshire in two classic cars.


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Some of the nation's favourite celebrities. Why have I got such expensive taste?

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One antiques expert each.

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That would be amazing. 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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Answers on a postcard.

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..and auction for a big profit further down the road?

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You're the expert. Who will spot the good investments?

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Who will listen to advice? Do you like it? Horrible.

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

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Well done, us. 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 multi-talented celebrity road trippers are the comedy coupling of Miles Jupp...

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I'm not really a car person.

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And Nina Wadia. Well, I love cars, so...

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You should drive. You sure? I'll be in charge of the stereo.

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Nina is today driving a gorgeous 1992 Alfa Romeo Spider.

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I'll navigate. I've got no sense of direction.

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Nina's career has taken her from the fast lane of comedy

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in the groundbreaking sketch show Goodness Gracious Me and sitcom All About Me

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to the streets of Walford in a five-year stint with some explosive storylines.

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She played the much put-upon Zainab Masood.

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How competitive are you? I'm competitive.

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Within the field of antiques or...? I know nothing about antiques if I'm perfectly honest.

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If I go for something, I really go for it. Riding shotgun is funny man Miles Jupp,

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a stand-up since he was a student.

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"This machine does not accept Scottish money."

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Everyone in London moans about Scottish people begging.

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They're probably not poor. They just can't break into a pound note.

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He first became famous as Archie the Inventor in kids' show Balamory

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before moving on to political satire The Thick of It and also Rev.

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Do you know anything about antiques? I think I could spot an antique.

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Me, too! His knowledge of antiques is nothing compared to his knowledge of cricket.

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He's written a best-selling book centred around it

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and his specialist knowledge of it helped him win Celebrity Mastermind. Congratulations. Thank you.

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Obviously the high-point of your career so far. Very much so. Until today, obviously.

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We're about to meet antiques experts. That's right, yes. And they'll choose us, I think.

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Oh, really? That's how it's going to work today, Miles.

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In a 1960 Morris Minor, the duo doing the choosing today are the incorrigible Thomas Plant...

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Morning, Bradley!

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..and the insatiable Catherine Southon. Very nice legs, actually.

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Do you like a cyclist? My husband's a cyclist. You do, don't you?

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When he's not busy being Michael McIntyre's body double, Thomas loves a good auction

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and is an expert in jewellery, watches, silver and James Bond. Yes - James Bond.

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We've got everything onside today. This lovely Morris Minor, we've got the sun shining. Mm-hm.

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I've got you. What could possibly go wrong?

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Nothing like tempting fate, girl. Oh, the pressure, the pressure.

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Our Catherine is an expert on scientific and medical instruments and maritime works of art.

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Who does she want controlling her compass today? I think girls in the sports car. You think so?

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So you're with Miles. Yeah. And I'm with Nina.

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Do you think they know about antiques? No, I don't. I think Miles might. Do you think?

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He could be a dark horse. He's quite posh.

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This road is getting narrower. Like Charlie in the Chocolate Factory to that little door!

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We'll go to the land of the Oompa Loompas.

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I can assure you it's not the land of the Oompa Loompas you're heading to.

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With ?400 each to spend, this trip will see our dynamic duos dealing and duelling

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across south-west England.

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From High Wycombe, they'll take the back roads of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Surrey

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and criss-cross the Home Counties before heading to auction over 100 miles away in Gloucester.

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Where are our celebs?

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What do you think they'll look like? Em, Lovejoy, I presume.

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Hello! Working hard?

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Hello. Thomas. Miles. Hello.

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I'd like an ice cream. That's ?3.60. There we are. Thank you very much indeed.

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But you didn't barter. That's what you've got to do.

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There's always another price. You can't barter with an ice cream lady! Why not?!

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Before Thomas negotiates the 99 down to a 79, it's time for our teams to get going.

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Come on. Happy antiquing.

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Goodbye. Lovely to meet you. We're so beating them.

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So the boys might be in for a licking, but first a slight problem - Miles's driving.

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Mine's a bit tight. Make the day run really smoothly.

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I'm warming up. For a car like this.

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The go-getting girls seem to find this driving lark a whole lot easier.

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Oh, perfect! Well done, Nina.

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As the girls tear up the highway, Miles is still struggling. Oh...

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I've done that "Please overtake me" manoeuvre.

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Are we turning left here? Right.

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You can turn right, it's fine. This is the worst news ever.

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After some tears, bad language and terrible driving,

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Miles and Thomas eventually complete the six-mile trip to Marlow. At least the car is in one piece.

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Oh, for...! You've broken it!

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Great Marlow, as it was known until the late 19th century, was given by William the Conqueror

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to his queen Matilda after 1066.

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She only wanted new shoes. The town was passed down through various royal hands over the years

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before becoming a borough and changing its name, so with ?400

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the Jupp/Plant combo meet Zoe Heindes of Buckingham Antiques.

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Hello. Hello, I'm Miles. Hi, Miles. I'm Zoe.

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Hi, I'm Thomas. Hi, Thomas.

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It doesn't take long until something catches Miles's eye.

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A little Staffordshire set. I don't know if me liking cricket

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is going to affect the price they sell at at auction. No.

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No, I don't think that will affect the value, Miles. You are the seller, not the buyer.

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Thomas spots an enamel dressing table set that he thinks might be a goer with a price of ?200.

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This is guilloche enamel, a translucent enamel.

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The silver has been made by a silversmith

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and then engine-turned. Pardon? This design is called engine-turned.

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Engine-turned engraving makes a precise pattern on the base metal which is visible under the enamel.

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The enamel, basically glass beads, has been applied over and then it's fired to give it this design

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and then the mirror's put in. Right. It's got a bevel to the mirror. Another sign of quality.

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But Miles isn't impressed. I don't really like it.

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It is very commercial. Very? You don't have to like it to buy it.

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No, I hear you. It does seem like a lot of hairbrushes.

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This is showy. So this comes at the auction. People will say, "That's a nice set."

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"There's five of them." It's blue. "One for clothes..."

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If you want to buy it, as I never tire of saying to random strangers, you're the expert.

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Yes, he is the expert. So watch and learn, Miles.

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Is there any movement on that price? I can do a little bit for you.

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What do you mean "a little bit"? Down to 180? The 180 is a bit more than I wanted to pay.

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Is there any way you can work some magic for me?

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175? That's a ?5 discount. I was thinking maybe a little bit more than that.

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Is this your haggling stance? Yes, it is!

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Watch - don't interrupt, Miles. I'm picking up tips as well. You are.

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Right. Absolute best price - 170. I know this isn't haggling, but 15% sounds a pretty good discount to me.

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Ssh! That's the opposite of haggling.

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Unfortunately, 170 would be the bottom price.

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I think we should go for it. I'm up for that. Very reasonable.

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I had 140 in mind. I don't think... Anyway, 170.

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Having sabotaged Tom's deal, Miles now needs to hand over the cash to Zoe.

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Cor! Hope they're clean socks. There you are.

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Oh, I have a question. Do you really work at the shop?

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Having confirmed Zoe's credentials and accepted Tom's expertise, Miles is happy to continue.

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Catherine and Nina meanwhile have made a nine-mile journey

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between High Wycombe and their first shop in Burnham. Time for tactics.

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Do we go for, like, one massively huge item?

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Or do we just buy little things?

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We'll probably buy about four or five items... Aww.

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No? No, OK. I say if you're going to go down, go down in a blaze of glory.

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And then, if things don't go right for us, we drive off a cliff in this car.

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Yes, Thelma and Louise. I like the sound of that.

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And here we are. Burnham Village. Yay! This is our first stop.

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In the Middle Ages, beautiful Burnham was the overnight stop-off between London and Bath,

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but in the 20th century it earned some fame as a movie location

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for Carry On films and Robin Hood.

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This is our first shop. Will Nina and Catherine rob the rich to give to the poor?

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Or will it turn into a bit of a carry on? First stop for them and their ?400

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is Burnham Emporium. Never been to an antique shop? Never. Fun!

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In charge of the fun, dealer Judy Ditchburn and Anne Ford, the manageress. Let's go!

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What are we going to buy, Nina? I think we should go that way and look for something.

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Jade! Jade! According to Chinese folklore, laughing Buddha figures can bring good luck.

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You might need it today.

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Oh, he's beautiful. Look. You have to rub their bellies like that.

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And feel the good luck. Absolutely. Before an audition, I used to rub my dad's belly.

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?150. I don't think we can afford that. No! We have ?400!

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You have to look at how well-carved it is. I feel real good luck from him. Do you? I'm not joking.

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I don't think it's terribly well carved. Oh, I do.

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I sense there may be some differing opinions ahead from these two.

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Shall we look around? You're making me nervous saying he's not carved properly.

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That Buddha's crying now. He's clearly devastated.

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Right.

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We need something really strange.

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What about buying a group load of silver? Yeah... You're not interested in that, I can tell.

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Is it in my voice? Yes!

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I thought Nina was going to go with the flow, but she's very fixed on what she wants.

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'She's a lady that likes to say no.'

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She's a hard woman to please. Sorry. But I'm up to a challenge.

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But Judy thinks this little pooch painted by a French artist might get a yes out of Nina.

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It looks amazing. I really don't like these dogs.

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Catherine may not like it, but these sketchy kitsch early 20th century animal prints are rather popular.

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I can obviously do better than I've put on there.

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Down to about 65.

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I think we'd need to go... A lot lower than that.

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What's "a lot" lower? ?20? Oh, no, no. There's no way... She IS a haggler!

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No, I can't do it for 20.

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Could you do it for 40? That would be...

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Please? 45 and then I'm making about a pound on it! Oh...

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Shall I leave you to think about it? Yes, let's leave us to think.

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Catherine and Nina are struggling to get an item until a spot of patriotism takes hold.

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That's very English. I think you'll find that's the British flag.

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Look at that. That's beautiful.

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It's lovely. How much is it?

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Oh...?55.

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How much? 55. We'd want to pay about...20.

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Hm. 55 seems a bit high, so Anne calls the owner to see if they can get it for ?25.

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They're looking at your bunting which is in cabinet number one.

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What would be the best price?

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OK, hold on. She'd do it for 30. That's the best.

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OK, thanks. Bye.

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I like the flags. The bunting. Do you want the pooch and the flags?

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We could get a deal maybe. OK, let's try. Do you want to try?

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They're going to try to get a deal, but with different owners for each item that could prove tricky.

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I will shave a couple more pounds off the pooch. Especially with the uncompromising Anne as go-between.

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Would your lovely friend shave a couple of pounds off hers? No. 30.

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What do you think, Buddha? "Talk to me..." He says you're right.

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Does he? He says we should get these. Thanks, Buddha.

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OK, let's do it. Yes and yes. OK, done.

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So with ?30 paid for the bunting, ?43 for the painting and the Buddha left to meditate,

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Catherine and Nina hit the road, which is what Miles would do if he could master the Morris Minor.

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That's it. You've jumped out of gear. Put it in second. Can you smell burning?

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Don't worry. You're fine. # Baby, we were born to run... #

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After a lot of blood, swearing and tears,

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Miles and Thomas finally make the five-mile trip back to High Wycombe.

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While they're in the area, they want to find out more about the industry that put the town on the map.

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This corner of England is famous for furniture and the craftsmen and artisans of the town

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not only revolutionised the industry but gave the whole Empire something to sit on.

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# Baby, we were born to run! # Educating our boys is Wycombe Museum curator Catherine Grigg.

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She's sure going to have her work cut out. Hello. I'm Thomas. Hello, I'm Catherine. Welcome.

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I'm Miles. I'm a learner driver. Right, come on.

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Loads of local beechwood, good links to London and a surplus of labour

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caused by the mechanisation of the paper mills meant High Wycombe was perfectly placed

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to take advantage of the demands of an expanding empire.

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The town produced all manner of furniture, but it was chairs that it left the world behind in.

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The first mass-produced chair in the world was built right here and named the Windsor chair

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because they were shipped from Windsor to London and beyond in a surprisingly modern way.

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You could take the whole of the back bit off and you'd be left with a stool.

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The top bit would slot in to the seat.

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So it's a bit like your flatpack furniture of today, but 19th century.

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Ones that were shipped around the Empire were shipped flatpack.

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Everyone makes the same length, legs, the same size backs.

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Lots of people were making a Windsor chair.

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How many chairs were made like this? Hundreds of thousands?

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Well, I can tell you that in 1877, when Queen Victoria came to visit,

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they were making 4,700 chairs per day.

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That's an unbelievable amount. A six-day week...

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I can hear the cogs whirring in his head. A six-day week, six times four is 24,000, seven sixes is...

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another 4,200, so 28,200 chairs a week. That is... Stunning. That is a busy old High Wycombe.

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That's right. Over a staggering 28,000 chairs produced in a week.

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Flatpacked and then shipped around the world,

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but who made these chairs? Well, in the early days,

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craftsmen based themselves in the woods to make legs for the chairs using green timber,

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which, when assembled, helped make a sturdier construction.

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The men making the legs were known as bodgers, but it's their colleagues in the workshops

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providing amusement now for Miles and Thomas. A different man made the chair seats.

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He was a bottomer. He shaped the chair seats.

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Another job I dare say you could take on and perform with some panache.

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Do you get kids coming in here? I bet you can't keep a straight face. They giggle. We get classes

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of schoolchildren in every week. That's the bit they always remember.

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Would you be a bottomer or a bodger?

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I...oh... In the woods or in the factory? I'd like to be in the woods. I would, too. Yeah.

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Do you want a go at bodging? I'd love that. Great. Have a go and get the idea. Go on.

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If you can get a rhythm going... Although bodging has come to mean making a bad job of something,

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like Miles is doing here, the bodgers were skilled artisans.

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It's a real skill, isn't it?

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Not only were they skilled craftsmen, they were designers,

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as this rather clever upside down chair demonstrates.

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If you went out in the morning to your garden and you wanted to sit down and relax

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and it had rained overnight or there was bird poo on it,

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you could simply turn the chair the right way round and it works just as well.

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It's exactly the same. A mirror image. A mirror image. This is brilliant. You've got one?

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No, I haven't. Could I sit in it?

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I'm really sorry. We don't let people sit in our chairs. This one's particularly fragile.

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We only know of one other like it in existence. It's got two sides...

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But you might break it. Can I sit in one? I'm sorry. You cannot sit in both sides. OK.

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I think we need to work on the design for this.

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But I've not sat in it. I don't know if it's worth it. But you're now a bodger.

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You could have a go. I could be a bottomer. Come on. I just wanted to sit in it.

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So with Miles and Thomas's plans for a future furniture enterprise yet to be worked out,

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let's say chair-io to High Wycombe.

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Both teams now have purchases under their belts

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and Catherine and Nina are heading 4? miles to Maidenhead.

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As a high-flyer in her own career, Nina's come to Maidenhead Heritage Centre

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to find out about female high flyers of a completely different kind.

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Just some tricky parking to deal with first. I can't believe I did that after all that way!

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In we go...

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Oh.

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Nearly. And again...

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You are top dog! You think parking an Alfa Romeo Spider is tough, Nina?

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Wait until you find out more about the amazing women of the Air Transport Auxiliary and their vital,

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but largely unknown role in helping to win WWII.

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It's all detailed here in the Spitfire exhibition curated by John Webster.

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Hello, ladies. Welcome to Maidenhead.

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The brave women of the Air Transport Auxiliary or ATA took over

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non-military flying duties during the war so that the male pilots were left free to fight the enemy.

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They risked their lives flying planes and personnel between airfields, factories

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and maintenance sites.

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Here we have the founders. Gerard D'Erlanger for the men

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and Pauline Gower for the women.

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At the start of the war, women weren't allowed to fly in the ATA,

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but thanks to this remarkable woman, the ATA took the radical step of letting them join.

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She also fought for equal pay and conditions, making it one of the first equal opportunity employers.

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There was a tremendous amount of opposition

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to allowing females to fly the King's aeroplanes.

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I can imagine. Eventually, the powers that be relaxed their attitude

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and the women went on to fly all manner of operational aircraft.

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These women with wings flew their planes without radios, little in the way of instruments

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and at the mercy of the British weather, using only local landmarks to guide them.

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They were often asked to fly types of planes they'd never flown before with only this little guide book.

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And a lot of them were single-seat aircraft... So you didn't have anyone to help you.

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You couldn't have someone to help. All you had was a little book.

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That's ridiculous! With a little set of notes. There's a lovely remark in this one,

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which says, "The Beaufort will fly on one engine, but needs very firm handling."

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Oh! A bit like the car, really!

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Perhaps the most famous ATA pilot was Amy Johnson.

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Before the war, the glamorous and daring Amy stunned the world with various flying records,

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most notably as the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.

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Here is, in fact, a collection of log books, bound together.

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Of Philippa Bennett.

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And there are references in here

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to flying with Amy Johnson.

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Sadly, Amy was also the first ATA pilot to die during the war

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when she bailed out over the Thames in bad weather, giving her life in the service of her country.

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I'm... I knew nothing about this. This is amazing. So fascinating.

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It just shows how brave you had to be.

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It's hard today for Nina to imagine what her sisters in the sky experienced decades ago,

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but something here might just help.

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Here at Maidenhead we have built a Spitfire simulator.

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Em...

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And we'd love you to try it out. That would be incredible.

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Her instructor is Christopher Hobbs.

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Right. Have you flown before, any sort of plane? Yes, several Spitfires when... No!

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I have never flown before. OK, we'll start from the basics.

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Let's hope Nina can fly a Spitfire better than she can park.

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Will the example of the brave women of the ATA inspire her to reach for the skies?

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Or will she be brought back down to earth with a bump? Chocks away!

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Got it... That's good.

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We should really do a roll. Oh, no! We're going for a roll.

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Watch the horizon. There it goes. Wow! Wow!

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And it stays there gently. Now let's see if Nina can bring this crate in to land.

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I need to get the nose down. Yes.

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Almost there... Wow!

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A bit of a bounce, bit of a bounce. Oh, no, it's terrible!

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Oh, no! No!

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We better get the fire out. I think that deserves a certificate.

0:25:120:25:17

Oh, no! I crashed it! Well done.

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That was a good flight. We'll get the landing right next time. Thank you.

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I will treasure that. Thanks. Well, that was the world of the ATA

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and those magnificent women in their flying machines. Catherine and Nina are done for the day

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and so are our not-so-magnificent men in their driving machine. Planes, chairs and automobiles -

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who knows what tomorrow might bring? Night night.

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Yes, it's a new day and another chance for our antiques experts to do battle.

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Did you do anything yesterday?! A bit of shopping. We bought one thing. One thing?! Pathetic!

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It was quite expensive as well. How much? It was over ?100.

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Ha! What you and Miles actually spent was a rather large ?170 on one item,

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a very fetching blue Art Deco silver and enamel dressing table set,

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which leaves Team Jupp with a fighting fund of ?230 for the day.

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Nina and Catherine spent a somewhat stingy ?73 on some vintage bunting for ?30...

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It's wonderful. I love it. It smells good as well.

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..and a 19th-century painting by Pierre Riensard, costing ?43.

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Magnifique, possiblement. That little dog leaves them with a big kitty of ?327.

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With a day's road tripping behind them, what do our experts think?

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How did you get on with Nina? The one thing I would say about her is

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she really has her mind made up. Showed her something. "No!" Showed her something. "No!"

0:26:520:26:59

She's a woman who knows what she wants. Oh, my, does she!

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Do you find you agree about what to buy? Absolutely not.

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Oh, really? Yeah. What I wanted to do from the beginning was buy one really unusual big piece. Right.

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Has it become heated? It did.

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So there's some tension on the road. Nina is desperate to splash the cash on something she really likes,

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but can our experts keep our celebrities in check?

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Yesterday took both our teams through beautiful Buckinghamshire and Berkshire,

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but today Teams Wadia and Jupp will be travelling through stunning Surrey, starting the day on foot

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in East Molesey.

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East Molesey was once known as the bare knuckle boxing capital of Britain.

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It's a lot more civilised today, but we might yet see a bit of sparring.

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I've been hearing about your purchases. You told him?!

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Not what we bought! I'm upset now.

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I told him we didn't spend a huge amount. We splashed out. We did.

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How many items did you buy? One, with five component parts. I said that's what I wanted to do!

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She's telling me off now! Let's go and buy another better item. We're going into there!

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First I need you to go round, get a selection of menus

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and I can have a proper think... Always thinking about lunch!

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Well, you know...

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Hi, how are you? I'm fine. I'm Thomas. What's your name? Lesley. Nice to meet you, Lesley.

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The lovely Lesley Denny has been a dealer at Hampton Court Antiques for over 16 years

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and the shop is big enough for Tom to indulge one of his odder habits. One thing that I find odd is

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that when he's not on camera, he always wears a pith helmet.

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It's very... It's very hard to catch him.

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I was rather taken by some of the things in this... Were you? Yeah.

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What's this tantalus marked up at? Do you like a tantalus? What's a tantalus? A decanter like that.

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A decanter stand. Three bottles in there - whisky, cognac or...

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Oh, and it's got a handle. So it's perfect for picnics.

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This tantalus was made by the famous Mappin and Webb.

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They were used by the upper classes to keep booze locked away from the staff.

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What can I do for you? This tantalus hasn't got a price tag on it.

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Oh, what a surprise! I'll phone.

0:29:350:29:39

While Lesley calls Steven, the owner, Miles spots something else he'd like to digest.

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No, not his lunch. Something I imagined gets a lot of money

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is special Reader's Digest... No, what's great about these is you get four novels,

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all abridged. People in the Cotswolds do not have time to read full-length books.

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This is absolutely perfect. That could be some people's entire retirement reading.

0:30:010:30:07

Any news down the wires? Yes, I have. Is he on the phone?

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Yes, he's on the phone. The best possible price for cash is 150.

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I was thinking more like two figures. Could you have a word?

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A deal on the tantalus is tantalisingly close. Stephen?

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Hi. How are you?

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Miles's mind has turned to a much more important subject. Lunch.

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I've got another menu to peruse so I can get on with the sensible business.

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So 120's your final offer? OK, OK. I was really thinking 95.

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No, I know. OK.

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All right, I understand. That's very fair.

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I'll have to talk to Miles. OK, bye-bye.

0:30:500:30:54

Miles, do you want to know about the tantalus? Oh, yes. 120. That sounds all right. Buy it?

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Yeah. OK. We'd love to buy this. We'll do the deal.

0:31:000:31:05

With the price agreed, Thomas spots another upper class accoutrement for sale.

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These are great. Aren't they? They're fun.

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A three-room bell indicator box. It's in our price range. ?45.

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Would you do your hard negotiation? I think so. This is an Edwardian beech bell indicator box,

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which you used to summon servants, presumably the ones who weren't stealing your booze.

0:31:240:31:31

Have you experience of selling this? Yes. They're delightful. Who likes these? People in the Cotswolds.

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For the kitchen, it's quite fun. I can get you a good price on that.

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People will put it up as a novelty item. A novelty in the kitchen.

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Kids say, "What is that, Mummy?" "When we were rich once, we had staff

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"and there was a bell," et cetera.

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Thomas has never really got over letting the staff go. Never mind.

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He's got Lesley doing his bidding.

0:32:000:32:03

Tom is interested in your indicator box. The three-room bell indicator box.

0:32:030:32:09

You've got ?45 on it. I said you were very generous and would give them a very good price. You sweet talker!

0:32:090:32:17

He'll take ?10 off. It'll be 35.

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Do you think he would be kind enough to take ?15 off? Would you come down to 30?

0:32:210:32:26

I told you he was a nice man. He'll do 30 for you. Lovely. He's a very nice man. Very, very nice.

0:32:280:32:35

He's a very nice man. Thank you, Tony. Thank you!

0:32:350:32:39

I'm worried you're running away with yourself. I'd like to take 2-3 hours to choose the next item.

0:32:390:32:45

Really? And not to cost more than ?4.

0:32:450:32:48

Just down the road are Catherine and Nina, checking out Sue Haswell

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and her shop, Bridge Road Antiques.

0:32:550:32:58

Nice to meet you.

0:32:580:33:00

We want to spend some money today.

0:33:000:33:02

What is that? Ooh!

0:33:030:33:05

Is it alive? Oh, it's armadillo! A real one?!

0:33:050:33:10

OK!

0:33:100:33:11

Nina is attracted to the more weird and wonderful items. What is wrong with me?!

0:33:110:33:18

While Catherine is interested in things that are a bit more practical.

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Do you like these storage jars? Oh, no. Nice try, Catherine.

0:33:220:33:27

Oh, what about a rocking horse?

0:33:280:33:30

Look at this. ?475.

0:33:300:33:34

Move on! No, I like it. No, move on! Why?

0:33:340:33:38

Because that would sell at auction for about ?60. No! Honestly.

0:33:380:33:44

What if we bargain them right down? Go on. See what you can get it for.

0:33:440:33:48

Nina's been desperate to haggle for something she really likes. Now is her big chance.

0:33:480:33:55

Can I ask you something crazy? Go on. I love that rocking horse.

0:33:550:33:59

Yeah? But it's 400 and something. Mm-hm. Would you consider something crazy?

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It depends how crazy! I mean seriously crazy.

0:34:050:34:09

Like half-price crazy. Like ?200. Probably not.

0:34:090:34:13

Not as far as... How about ?150? Yeah, going lower with your price isn't quite how haggling works.

0:34:130:34:20

I think she wants something that's got a wow factor.

0:34:200:34:24

That probably has the wow factor. Yes, it absolutely does.

0:34:240:34:28

Nina is so determined to see everything, she's got Sue bringing boxes of stuff out for a rummage,

0:34:280:34:34

but eventually they find hidden treasure. Well, most of it.

0:34:340:34:38

When you've got dressing table sets, people want the mirrors.

0:34:380:34:43

Come on, mirror, where are you? There's a mirror there.

0:34:430:34:47

The dressing table set is looking promising, but Nina is dropping not-so-subtle hints.

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You want that horse, don't you? What made you think of that?

0:34:530:34:58

Sue, we need your help. Put all this stuff together and they'd have a whole set of silver things.

0:34:580:35:05

Edwardian Rococo silver sets are still popular, but with all the pieces not matching,

0:35:050:35:11

it's not a stellar item. But it could still sell for its scrap value.

0:35:110:35:17

I think ?60 for all of that. I can't. We'd want it all together.

0:35:170:35:22

A really good price for it. I'm not going to be anywhere near you.

0:35:220:35:27

The girls are trying, but Sue isn't for budging. I'd say 120.

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My whole problem with this is that it doesn't really all match perfectly. No.

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I think we would be very happy to give you ?100 for the lot.

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In a rare show of unity, Catherine and Nina agree ?100 for the dressing table set.

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OK? Yes. Thank you so much.

0:35:490:35:51

Sue, thank you very much indeed. Thank you for being so patient!

0:35:510:35:56

Nina still wants that one big item, though. Will they get it before the end of the day?

0:35:560:36:01

Outside, however, dastardly deeds are afoot.

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Those naughty boys have decided it's time for a spot of joyriding in Nina and Catherine's car.

0:36:050:36:11

How dare they! This is really nice and comfortable.

0:36:110:36:15

Sit in it. I think we'll steal this.

0:36:150:36:18

The next stop for them in their stolen car

0:36:220:36:26

is just three miles along the road in Walton-on-Thames.

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This is a much better car! And it's a chance for Thomas to find out more about Miles,

0:36:300:36:35

whose recent role as a trainee vicar in Rev could have been art imitating life.

0:36:350:36:41

Where did you go to university? Edinburgh. What did you read? A degree in divinity.

0:36:410:36:46

In fact, today a lot of my best friends are people I met on that course.

0:36:460:36:52

Are they all priests? None of them.

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But it's his antiques buying skills Miles would like to be recognised for now.

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I'm going to choose whatever it is we get next. Shall I sit back and have a cup of tea?

0:37:000:37:07

Yeah, or you could nip out and get us coffees.

0:37:070:37:10

Miles has been learning from the master since yesterday and now he's finally in charge.

0:37:100:37:16

Miles studied divinity, he's played a reverend and his dad was a vicar,

0:37:160:37:21

so it's only fitting that their last port of call has an ecclesiastical theme.

0:37:210:37:26

Antique Church Furnishings. I really like church chairs.

0:37:260:37:31

Time is running out for the boys and with only ?80 left, so is money,

0:37:310:37:36

but Miles still won't let the Reader's Digest debacle go.

0:37:360:37:40

What was it? Six books? In the Cotswolds, six books, people would bite your hand off.

0:37:400:37:46

And it's not just six books. Each book contains four books!

0:37:460:37:51

24 novels. Condensed novels. Disappointingly condensed.

0:37:510:37:56

They're not at all. They take out the tedious bits.

0:37:560:37:59

I am not listening to this any longer. Come on.

0:37:590:38:03

Do you think the girls will be angry we've stolen their car? I don't know. Yes, they will, won't they?

0:38:070:38:14

In case you hadn't guessed, this place sells church furnishings.

0:38:140:38:19

To show them round is Lawrence.

0:38:190:38:22

I love religious artefacts. I think they're all fabulous.

0:38:220:38:26

So much devotion and love has gone into them. Oh, look. We know all about these. Windsor chairs.

0:38:260:38:33

We went around the museum. Oh, dear. Will they go all giggly again?

0:38:330:38:38

Oh, gosh. We can actually sit on them. You can.

0:38:380:38:41

How do you feel? Good, aren't they, chairs? This is fabulous.

0:38:440:38:49

If you live in the Cotswolds, you could have one in your kitchen. You could.

0:38:490:38:54

THOMAS LAUGHS

0:38:550:38:57

It's all right, isn't it? That's good.

0:38:570:39:00

FAP. Answers on a postcard. I'll save you the stamp.

0:39:000:39:04

FAP stood for First Aid Post. It was part of the civil defence during WWII,

0:39:040:39:10

offering first aid to civilians after regular bombing raids. So now you know, Miles. Like that?

0:39:100:39:16

This is great, but I want to buy a pew. We should get a pew. Definitely.

0:39:160:39:22

It's now Miles's turn to haggle. Is God on his side or is the devil in the detail?

0:39:220:39:28

Take a pew like this. This is marked at 275.

0:39:280:39:32

A pew like this one here, for instance, they're ?90.

0:39:320:39:36

That's kind of a loss leader. The pew equivalent of cheap cans of beans.

0:39:360:39:42

It's the value range of pews. That's right.

0:39:420:39:45

A pew for every pocket.

0:39:450:39:47

What is the best price?

0:39:470:39:50

Because it's you, I'd knock a fiver off, make it ?85. ?85.

0:39:500:39:56

What if I was to say to you... ?70?

0:39:560:39:59

I'd say that's just a chunk too much.

0:39:590:40:03

What about 75? 80 would be our...

0:40:030:40:07

Oh, my God, it really hurts. ..bottom, bottom price. Bottom, bottom price.

0:40:070:40:13

Can I jut interject? Let's hear what you've got to say.

0:40:130:40:17

Lawrence, ?80. Would you throw in that helmet?

0:40:170:40:21

No, absolutely not. Go on. No, no. We've only got that 80.

0:40:210:40:26

And we need to buy two more items. The boys struggle until Miles has a novel idea - part exchange

0:40:260:40:33

on one of the items Tom's picked. We will give you the tantalus. The tantalus? No...

0:40:330:40:39

A special church tantalus. I like the idea of a tantalus. I've always had a craving for one.

0:40:390:40:45

What about two pews and a helmet for a tantalus and 80 quid?

0:40:450:40:50

What was the other pew? Maybe this... Where are you going with this?

0:40:500:40:55

If we can trade in a tantalus, this is a good thing to do.

0:40:550:41:00

Two pews and the helmet for a tantalus and 80 quid. No! No!

0:41:000:41:05

So...that's two pews, a helmet and a dumbfounded antiques expert for a tantalus and ?80.

0:41:050:41:11

That's either genius or madness. The auction will decide which.

0:41:110:41:16

Well done! What a deal! I've surprised myself.

0:41:160:41:21

Do you know why I've been able to do this? Why? Because I had a proper lunch.

0:41:210:41:27

That's the secret to a happy life.

0:41:270:41:29

In East Molesey, Nina and Catherine have left Bridge Road Antiques

0:41:290:41:34

and travelled 200 yards to lovely Lesley's Hampton Court Emporium.

0:41:340:41:38

Hello, ladies. I'm Nina. I'm Lesley. Hello, Lesley. I'm Catherine. Good to meet you. You, too.

0:41:380:41:45

They now have ?227 left to spend and Nina is determined it's her pick next.

0:41:450:41:52

Come on. Where are you hiding this magnificent thing I am looking for. Where are you hiding?

0:41:520:41:59

I don't know what you think about this very stylish mirror.

0:41:590:42:04

You probably don't like it, but the whole thing is Art Deco.

0:42:040:42:08

A very traditional fan shape. Yeah. You've got the pink glass as well, which is nice.

0:42:080:42:14

OK. The pink glass and... Nina almost seems to like it. There's a chip on the bottom.

0:42:140:42:20

Oh, I didn't notice the chip.

0:42:200:42:23

Is this yours? No, but I can phone them.

0:42:230:42:27

I think that's nice. At ?60 it's very nice, but the problem for Nina is she didn't choose it.

0:42:270:42:34

Is that theirs as well? That mirror?

0:42:340:42:37

That's beautiful. I like that one. I think that's gorgeous. It is nice.

0:42:370:42:42

This eye-catching 1920s mirror, at ?135,

0:42:440:42:48

combines French and Egyptian styles, a combination that goes back to Napoleonic times.

0:42:480:42:55

It has the wow factor? It has.

0:42:570:43:00

With the wow factor found, Lesley gets on the phone to Valerie, the owner.

0:43:000:43:05

She's come down to 80. I do love that.

0:43:050:43:09

That would be amazing. Let's go with it, then. Yeah?

0:43:090:43:14

So with one wow mirror in the bag for ?80, Nina spots another.

0:43:140:43:19

Oh, my gosh! Look, look, look. Another Art Deco mirror.

0:43:190:43:24

Wow. That is nice, too. That is really beautiful.

0:43:240:43:28

It's exactly what you're looking for without the chip.

0:43:280:43:31

It's incredible. We know you love it, but put Catherine down, eh?

0:43:310:43:36

I saw it earlier and thought, "Beautiful". But at ?145, they need to do a deal

0:43:360:43:42

and the owner isn't contactable. Lesley, meanwhile, has hammered out a deal on the chipped one.

0:43:420:43:49

You're very lucky. Why? To have a persuasive duty manager.

0:43:490:43:53

Oooh! We love you, Lesley. ?40. So that makes ?120 for the Egyptian style and the chipped mirrors.

0:43:530:44:00

Looks like that's a deal to end the day and keep everyone happy.

0:44:000:44:05

But there's money left over and I want to spend it all. You're exhausting, Nina.

0:44:050:44:11

I'm exhausting. On this hot, sticky day.

0:44:110:44:15

Antiques dealers, no stamina whatsoever.

0:44:150:44:18

There's ?107 left, but the problem is that the pristine Art Deco mirror has a ticket price of ?145

0:44:180:44:25

and Lesley can only go so low without the owner's permission. I'll risk one...

0:44:250:44:32

twenty-five. And that's risking it.

0:44:320:44:37

That still leaves them ?18 short.

0:44:370:44:40

So you can't have everything.

0:44:400:44:43

It's the unstoppable force of Nina versus the immoveable object of Lesley.

0:44:430:44:48

Catherine's leaving it to Nina to steamroller the deal.

0:44:480:44:53

So we've got 227... No matter how you add it up, Nina, you've still only got ?107 left.

0:44:530:45:00

This is 95.

0:45:000:45:01

If we can save ?20 between the three so they all take a hit...

0:45:010:45:07

But they've already taken a hit. Lesley's gone as far as she can. The sticking point is the mirror.

0:45:070:45:14

Pass me the phone. Could her boss possibly authorise another ?18 off to meet the magic target?

0:45:140:45:20

Now I have come down to 125, but their budget only allows them to pay ?107, isn't it, Nina?

0:45:200:45:28

We love Lesley. I love her.

0:45:290:45:32

I want to be her new child.

0:45:320:45:35

It looks like Lesley might finally have some good news.

0:45:350:45:39

OK, the agreement is OK. That's absolutely fine. YES!

0:45:390:45:44

I love you, Lesley! I love you, too. Thank God we've got a deal!

0:45:440:45:49

And you can go now. It's half past four!

0:45:490:45:53

So, to recap, ?40 for the chipped Art Deco mirror,

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the magic figure of ?107 for the pristine Art Deco one and ?80 for the Egyptian-style mirror.

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Well, after that marathon, both teams have finally finished business for the day

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and have got five lots each. Time for "I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours".

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First to reveal are Miles and Thomas. Ready?

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Very nice. There you are.

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I really love your Deco brushes. That's a really big purchase.

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It was ?170. What?! For that? Well, you get five of them.

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And this is the bell caller. I have one of those in my house, but it's a digital one.

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Let's see what you've got. OK. Come on, girly.

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One, two, three. Woo-hoo!

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I do love a vanity set(!) Look at that! Isn't that extraordinary?

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We found a load of silver and put it all together. How much? ?100.

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?100 for the lot? Very good. Whose is the obsession with mirrors?

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No, it's not MY obsession! You started with the Art Deco one.

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I think you'll find it was both of you. ?25 each for those?

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Oh, shut up, Thomas. ?25 each?

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Is that it? Is that all you spent?

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We spent everything. All of it? Every penny? That's ?400?

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- Really? - Didn't you spend 400? Let's just take a seat.

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Nina and Catherine are puzzled as to how the boys have spent ?400. Are they sitting on other purchases?

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We've also managed to get this little pew. Right. And this little pew.

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I went pew crazy when we got here. We were down to ?80 and I suddenly thought, "I want pews!"

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Miles went pew crazy, but are the girls crazy about their purchases?

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The helmet, for example. I know it's only ?20, but it's exactly the kind of thing I like.

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And the pews - loved.

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Part of me thinks they were a little underwhelmed by the pews. Really?

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They're nice, but I love the enamel set. That was beautiful.

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Really nice. The most beautiful piercing blue. It's lovely.

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Anyway, who's going to win? I think... I think we could win, actually.

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I want to go to the auction. Come on, Nina.

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Come on!

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For auction day, both our teams have to leave Surrey's fields of gold

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and travel over 100 miles north through the Thames Valley and the Cotswolds to Gloucester.

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To auction we go! Are you excited? No. Why not?! Of course I am!

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I'm very excited. And with naughty Nina. Naughty Nina. And I had the lovely Miles.

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Mischievous Miles. And funny.

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My antiques expert,

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I think he will be quite up for this. He'll be quietly confident.

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You think? Yeah. I'm more confident that you're going to win than we are! Really? Yes.

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It's the pews. I love the pews. I hope they do well.

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Ah, here they are.

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Look at that. Morning. How are you?

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Are you up for it, challenge-wise? We're in a church, aren't we?

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Will there be added value? Added value. I think there's a few churchgoers who need the odd pew.

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Yes, most fittingly, Cotswold Auctions are holding today's auction in a church hall.

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The company started life in the 19th century as part of an estate agent's business

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and helped sell off the contents of country houses.

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It became an independent business in 1998 when today's auctioneer, Lindsey Braune, was part of a team

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that bought it. What does she think of our purchases?

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They've bought some interesting pieces. I particularly like that little bulldog print,

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the French one. Probably between the wars.

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Nice decorative print. Looking a bit serious and comical at the same time. Zut alors!

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She thinks it might turn out to be formidable!

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But the first aid hat might leave them battered.

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It's a typical boy's lot. There's a lot of them around. They survive, they're quite solid.

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And we make ?10-?20 on it. Both teams started the trip with ?400.

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In a high-risk strategy, both duos splashed the lot on five lots.

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So with profits going to Children In Need, let's sell some antiques!

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The first item is the 1940s Union Jack bunting. Is it going to fly the flag for Nina and Catherine?

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Wow! ?10. Start me off.

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?10 bid. At 10. 12. 15.

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18. 20.

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22 at the back. 25. 28?

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28. And 30. Stop getting in a tither.

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?30. 35 here. At 35. 40, is it?

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At 35, I'm selling.

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Did we make any money? Not after commission. Oh.

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Not so much Lovejoy as killjoy, but she's right.

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After auction fees, they're unlikely to see any profit.

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I didn't want to buy the bunting! I know.

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This is too exciting for Miles, the Antiques Road Trip.

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Beneath his cool exterior,

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Miles is bracing himself for the first of his pews. Will his deal bring songs of praise

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or a requiem mass? I have interest at 30. 35.

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40. With me at 40. Who's going on? At ?40.

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At 45. 50.

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At 50. With me again at 50.

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Are we all done? Selling at ?50.

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Are we all sure? And selling...

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Oh, dear. The Lord preferred the tantalus.

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What would that tantalus have got?

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Did you just make a loss?

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Yes, we did. Nina...calm down.

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Now it's the print of the French bulldog that Lyndsey liked.

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Let's hope for a magnifique profit.

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Commissions here. Starting at 15. 18.

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At 18 with me. Who's going on at ?18?

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20. Two. At 22. With me again at 22.

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Five anywhere? At 22. All sure?

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Rather handsome chap, I thought.

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Again, not what I wanted to buy!

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Quel dommage! That sold for just over half of what they paid for it.

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They eye-catching Art Deco enamel dressing table set

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was the boys' first purchase, but will it catch the punters' eyes?

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60 then to start. ?60.

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At 60, thank you. Five.

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70. Five. 80. Five.

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90. Five.

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At 100. 110.

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110, look at that!

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At 110. 20 anywhere?

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Are we all done? At 110, then. And selling.

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That's a shocker and the biggest loss of the day so far.

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We've lost... We've hit three figures. Yeah. In terms of losses.

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Do both teams realise the point is to make money?

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Now the girls' dressing table set. Could this lift them back into profit and leave the boys behind?

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50, start me? ?50 to start?

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50 bid. Thank you. 55 here. She's got a commission bid.

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65. 70. At 70. Right in the back. 70.

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75. All done at 75?

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Not quite as much of a hit as Miles and Thomas took, but it's pushed them further into loss.

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I said, "I don't want to buy silver"! Yes, you've said that,

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several times. Can the servants' bell box help Team Jupp call on a much-needed profit?

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Unusual lot. ?20? 10, then. Start me off. ?10?

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Anyone interested? 10 bid. 12.

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Where are you? 15. At 15. Still not much.

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Looking for 18.

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Are we all done? At 15 and selling...

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Cor! That bell box means their losses are alarming!

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Did you make a loss? Another triumphant loss.

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Here's Nina's big ticket item, the Egyptian-style mirror.

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She's so keen, she makes a display of herself.

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20 bid. At ?20. 22.

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25. 28. 30.

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At 30. Bid's in the room at 30.

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At ?30. 32. 35.

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She can't hold it up! It's too heavy.

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At 35. Lovely mirror at 35.

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38. 40 for you? At 38.

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Bid's at 38, on the right.

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38. At 38. Are we all done at 38? And selling.

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What did it go for? ?38. You should have worn the apron.

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Nina seems remarkably upbeat about the fact her Egyptian-style mirror tanked,

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but maybe she's in de-Nile?

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So with nearly double the losses of Nina and Catherine, the guys have to pray for some redemption.

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At 30. 35. 40.

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With me at 40. At 40. Who's going on?

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At ?40. At 45. 50. With me again at 50.

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At 50. Very nice pew at ?50. Who's going on now?

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At 55. 60, is it? No, more, more! A bit more.

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At ?60, then. All sure?

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Perhaps instead of studying divinity Miles should have studied economics.

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The final items for the girls are the Art Deco mirrors.

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This may decide who is the feistiest of them all.

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By my calculations, they need to sell them for over ?240 to make an overall profit.

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Nina's hoping she might help. Where are they? Oh, thank you. Being beautifully held up.

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One with green panels and a pink one. Two nice, decorative Deco mirrors.

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30 for these? ?30? 30 bid.

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Who's going on? 35. 40. 45.

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50. At ?50. Five anywhere, then? And selling in the middle.

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Disaster! But one person's loss is another's bargain.

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Someone just picked up those mirrors for under a quarter of the price.

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Nina, was that a loss? Am I allowed to punch him in the face on this show? Yes!

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The final item is the WWII helmet. This could be the one item today that ends up with a decent profit.

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?10, then. Start me off. ?10.

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Anyone interested? ?10?

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10 here. 12 for you? 12.

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15, is it? At ?12. Don't see them every day.

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15, anywhere? 15 at the back.

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18 for you? At 15. Are you sure? At 15, right in the deep.

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Last chance. At 15.

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The helmet has failed to protect the boys from a loss,

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but in true Dunkirk spirit defeat has brought our teams closer.

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This has been a complete disaster. It certainly has!

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Both teams started today with ?400. Nina and Catherine spent the lot

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and despite making the only profit on an item today, after auction fees

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they racked up a whacking loss of ?219.60.

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This left them with just ?180.40.

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Miles and Thomas failed to make a profit on any item today,

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but perhaps thanks to Miles's connections to higher powers, they only lost ?195.

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That means they finished the winners with the ungodly amount of ?205.

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We had fun. It's been great.

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I think I might join your crew! Thank you.

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It was actually a lot of fun. It was great fun.

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Congratulations! Even though both teams failed miserably,

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it's all smiles at the end of the day. It's been a tough auction,

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but that's the beauty of them. You can grab a bargain or lose a bundle.

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So, see you next time!

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# Baby, we were born to run! #

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Comedians Miles Jupp and Nina Wadia team up with antiques experts Thomas Plant and Catherine Southon on a trip around Berkshire and Buckinghamshire in two classic cars. They have £400 to spend on buying antiques to sell at auction. The team with the most money left over wins and the profits go to Children In Need.


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