Gok Wan and Harriet Thorpe Celebrity Antiques Road Trip


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Gok Wan and Harriet Thorpe

Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Fashion guru Gok Wan and much-loved actress Harriet Thorpe take the antiques world by storm as they shop around Sussex.


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-The nation's favourite celebrities...

-Got some bling here.

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-..paired up with an expert...

-Calm down.

-What?

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-..and a classic car.

-Get your legs going, girls.

-Hello!

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Their mission? To scour Britain for antiques.

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-GLASS SHATTERS

-All breakages must be paid for.

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This is a good find, is it not?

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The aim? To make the biggest profit at auction.

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But it's no easy ride.

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Who will find a hidden gem? Who will take the biggest risks?

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-I've got my antiques head on.

-Will anybody follow expert advice?

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-I think it's horrible!

-There will be worthy winners...

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-This is better than Christmas!

-..and valiant losers.

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Time to put your pedal to the metal. This is Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.

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Yeah!

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MUSIC: Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top

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Today, we're in foggy south-east England

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with a couple of showbiz best pals.

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It's actress Harriet Thorpe and fashion guru Gok Wan.

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Oh, my gosh.

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-That was quite scary.

-Your driving's the scariest thing.

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Hey, listen, you don't have to drive around Selfridges.

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That's what I'm used to, all right?

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# Wheels on fire... #

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Harriet is a much-loved actress of both stage and screen,

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starring in hit shows like The Brittas Empire

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and Absolutely Fabulous.

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-I thought we might run something on the credit crunch.

-The what?

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-LAUGHTER

-The credit crunch.

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-The what?

-The credit crunch!

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-What?

-The recession.

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# Wheels on fire... #

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-So, antiques.

-Yeah, and you shop for a living.

-And I shop for a living.

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Yeah, but you've got a clear advantage.

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-You were alive when most of them were made.

-Cheeky!

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# Cos he's a dedicated follower of fashion... #

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Gok's been a professional shopper and fashion expert for over two decades.

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He's an award-winning TV presenter and national treasure,

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who became an overnight sensation

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when How To Look Good Naked burst onto our screens in 2006.

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You look gorgeous. Our cameraman's shaking right now. Hoorah!

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-So, do you think we're getting somewhere?

-Definitely.

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I like the way you've coordinated your jacket

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with the lining of this car.

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But if we do have a crash, it'll take them ten weeks to find you.

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-I'm just going to look like a head.

-A head.

-A floating head.

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THEY LAUGH

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Lordy! I'm sure they're perfectly safe in the 1980 Corvette Stingray.

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I'm very excited about this

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but this will be the first time in our entire friendship

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that we are competing against one another and not working together.

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-I know, darling.

-I think that we should take the experts on.

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That would be great!

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I think you and I should surprise them

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-and say, "Actually, we're doing this."

-Spin on this. Yeah.

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Well, Gok certainly knows how to shop,

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but I'm not sure how today's two experts are going to feel about THAT!

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Auctioneer Christina Trevanion and dealer David Harper

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are making their way to meet the celebrities

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in this pretty little 1969 Porsche 911...

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in the fog.

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-I can't believe who we've got today.

-Oh, I'm so excited!

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Oh, I say, you've fashionistaed yourself up for Gok Wan.

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-Please give him to me!

-OK. You need him more than I need him.

-Thanks!

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THEY LAUGH

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Ah, I think you two might be in for a little surprise.

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Once paired up, our teams will kick off with £400 in their pocket.

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Starting their journey in Eastbourne,

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they'll shop around south-east England,

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before heading to Southend-on-Sea for the auction.

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-Ooh, look, we have a white Corvette!

-Ooh, very stylish.

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-I like it.

-Sounds healthy.

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-Did someone order a Chinese takeaway?

-Left, left.

-I'm in.

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-Watch yourself.

-Oh, my gosh, come back, come back.

-We're in.

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CHRISTINA LAUGHS

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-Good morning. Are you all right?

-No, I'm not. I need a surgeon!

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-There we go.

-Good morning. Can you get out?

-Hello.

-Good to meet you.

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-Nice to meet you. How are you?

-Very good.

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-Oh, my gosh, Harriet, lovely to meet you.

-Hello.

-So good to meet you.

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-This is amazing. Are you raring to go?

-Yeah.

-We're very excited!

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-Are you guys excited?

-CHRISTINA:

-Very excited.

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I can't wait to spend the next couple of days with you.

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Christina needs all the fashion advise,

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-so we've donated her to you, Gok.

-Awkward, awkward.

-Awkward moment.

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-Bit of a problem there.

-Yep.

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Well, Harriet and I were talking

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as we were driving so casually down the road in that Corvette,

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and we've decided that we think it would be great fun, maybe,

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-if you two joined forces and you went up against us two.

-Oh, yeah!

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-What?

-Instead of us splitting up...

-Come on!

-It's us against you.

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Harriet, I was meant to be with you.

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-I've been looking forward to this for ages.

-Hang on a minute.

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That means I have to work with him.

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We've never worked together. We always work against one another.

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Which is why it would be so brilliant,

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-because we genuinely do believe that we will win this.

-Hands down.

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-Just so you know. We do.

-Trust. Trust.

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You might have auction houses,

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you might know everything about vases, but...

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Christina, come on, baby! Get in that car.

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-Are we going to do it?

-Let's show them how to do it.

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Well, we don't normally make exceptions,

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but this celebrity duo are certainly confident.

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Go!

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Whoo-hoo!

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Our celebs are heading towards their first shop in Hailsham.

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So, do these two really have what it takes to take on our experts?

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-Why are you so confident?

-You know me, I like to shop.

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I've shopped for 21 years as a job, so I'm thinking, "You know what?

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"Pair of shoes...sideboard - what's the difference really?"

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-Sorted.

-Exactly.

-And I love to drive a hard bargain, as you know.

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-You are best.

-Winning team.

-Definitely.

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Yeah, they sound like a force to be reckoned with

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and our duo are getting ahead of the game

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and phoning the auction house to find out what's hot in their saleroom.

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Canny move, that. PHONE RINGS

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Hi, Trevor. It's Aunty Gok and Uncle Harriet. How are you?

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-Hi, Aunty Gok and Uncle Harriet.

-Hi, there.

-We're fine, thank you.

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Wonderful. Thank you so much for taking this call.

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So, what are people looking for currently?

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Are we going down the knick-knack, bric-a-brac, kind of aisle?

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-No, we're not.

-OK.

-Vintage? Are we doing vintage?

-Quirky sells.

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-Right.

-Yeah.

-Masculine now sells.

-I do all right on both counts.

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-Masculine items.

-Yeah.

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Chinese market is faltering a little bit but it is strong.

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-But the Japanese market is dead.

-Great, brilliant.

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-You are adorable, you are fabulous.

-No problem.

-Thank you.

-Love you.

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-Miss you.

-Take care. Bye.

-We miss you.

-Bye, bye, bye.

-We love you.

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-Bye.

-You put the phone down first. Dooo.

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-OK.

-Hi, I'm Gok. Nice to meet you.

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So, Mick, did you get all that?

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Anything on that shopping list fit the bill in here?

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We've got a very unusual item here.

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-It's only just come in, so you've picked the right moment.

-Yeah.

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-It's Bakelite which is very collectible.

-Yes, we know Bakelite.

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-And it's a shaving kit.

-THEY GASP

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-That's heaven.

-It is absolutely lovely.

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-It's the original box?

-The original box.

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-Does it have its original blades?

-Yes.

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-Probably find one or two whiskers in the bottom.

-Ooh, steady.

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-How much is that?

-That should be £75.

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-When you say, "Should be", I like that.

-But...

-For us?

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As you're on a mission, as it were, something quirky,

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-I can do that for 40.

-Sorry? 30?

-I can do that for 40.

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-25?

-I thought you said 30.

-Sorry?

-25?

-No, 40.

-30.

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Do you know how beautiful the colour of your eyes are?

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-We'll do it for 30, yeah.

-Done it, done it.

-30. Wonderful!

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-That's great!

-Thank you.

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Cor, this pair don't mess about. First lot bought for £30.

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And Mick's got something else he thinks might fit their wish list.

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-Ooh, hello.

-It's also just come in.

-Snuffbox?

-Snuffbox, pillbox.

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-So this is Japanese, isn't it?

-Is it?

-This is definitely Japanese.

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But that looks like a Chinese haircut. However...

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It probably would have been blossom if it was Japanese, wouldn't it?

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To confirm the box is Japanese or Chinese,

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Gok's decided to phone a friend.

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-PHONE RINGS

-I burped.

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-Thank you.

-I'm just so windy today.

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-I don't need to know that.

-Pooh, neither do it.

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-Oh, look, Mick's got two more boxes.

-I might be able to tell from those.

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PHONE RINGS

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Oh, no, that's a lotus. It's Chinese. They're carrying a lotus...

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-We should get them.

-..which is very Chinese.

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-These are great, aren't they?

-They're gorgeous.

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But that is Japanese. No, that's Chinese, that top one.

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Let's hope your Japanese friend has a better idea.

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-Hi.

-Hi, baby girl. Listen, I'm with Harriet.

-Hi!

-Hi.

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-Basically, we're on an antiques hunt, right.

-Oh, my goodness.

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And we've got to try and find some Chinese bits and not Japanese.

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Sorry, I know you're Japanese, but apparently,

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-the Japanese market's dead.

-I'm putting the phone down.

-Stop it!

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Stay there, stay there! I'm going to show you these boxes.

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Can you tell us whether they're Chinese or Japanese. Are you ready?

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Ooh, I don't know. Ooh, gosh. They look quite Chinese.

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I think they're Chinese. I tell you why -

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because of their jackets, their shoes.

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They're wearing traditional Chinese shoes and they're carrying a lotus.

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-Have they got like Mr T haircuts?

-They've got Mr T haircuts.

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-It's Chinese, isn't it?

-It's Chinese, yeah.

-I love you so much!

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-We're going to win.

-You were right, Gok. So, time to talk money.

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Ticket price is £140 for the three.

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-I think they'll fly in an auction.

-Do you think?

-I really do.

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-And what's your price, babe?

-I couldn't do them less than 80 quid.

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-Oh, you can.

-75.

-I will do 75.

-Yes! Thank you.

-That's all right.

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-You're dancing and I'm working the panpipes.

-That's not even...

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-Oh, it is!

-Can you do 70? Cos 140, that takes us down to 50% off.

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-You're going to ruin my reputation.

-You're going to get a kiss.

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Ooh, he's ready. Mwah!

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-Are you going to do 70?

-I'll do 70.

-Love you!

-Yeah, thank you very much!

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-And a kiss seals the deal. Well done, everyone.

-You're incredible.

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-Thank you so much.

-Thank you very much.

-Harriet, we're going to win.

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-Yeah! Yes!

-What's not to love about this?

-Exactly, babe.

-Let's go.

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-Winners.

-Can we have chips yet?

-Yeah.

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Well, they're getting on rather well on their own,

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bagging two lots in their first shop.

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Should our experts be worried or is it just a fog to them?

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-This could really work to our advantage.

-Right.

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I don't think they know a huge amount about antiques.

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I hope not, because if they're good and they beat us,

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it means that we're rubbish.

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-Yeah.

-And that's not good.

-Could be interesting.

-Yes.

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Starting to feel the pressure already, eh?

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Perhaps nerves will ease once you get going.

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Let's rock and roll, baby.

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-Christina.

-Yeah?

-You're looking good.

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Ah, are you trying to be Gok?

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Yeah, I'm just building your confidence.

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What a gentleman. Although, I'd concentrate on the task in hand.

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Their first chance to shop is in Eastbourne Antique Centre. Lovely!

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-It does feel quite weird being in a shop with you.

-Does it?

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Cos normally, if we have a shared shop, we kind of split up

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and do our own thing, but we've got to work as a team.

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-We are the dream team, Christina. We are a partnership.

-I hope so.

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-I'm relying on you to win.

-I'm relying on YOU.

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-We're working FOR one another here.

-Exactly.

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That's the spirit, guys. Give yourselves the best chance.

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-Look at this. This is how I feel for you, David.

-Ah, my little angel.

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-It's a love heart. Isn't that sweet?

-Isn't that sweet?

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I see these quite a lot in the saleroom and look at this - £25.

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It's no money for a little spinning chair.

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The only downside, I think, of this is, it's a real antique,

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it's solid oak, it's hand-carved, 1890, 1900,

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but they made them by the bucket-load, didn't they?

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I must have handled, without exaggeration,

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-four million of those chairs.

-Four million?!

-Yes.

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-You're not exaggerating at all.

-I'm not exaggerating.

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CHRISTINA LAUGHS

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-I don't love it.

-With the heart?

-No, I...

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I do love it a bit more with the heart, I must say.

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I think that's rather nice.

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Might be a good gift for somebody, wouldn't it, because of the heart.

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They love it, but can Paul help them out with a good deal?

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Now, this doesn't belong to me. This is one of my stallholders'.

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-OK, can you do a deal on their behalf?

-I could do...

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-I can always do, with him, 20%, so that could be £20.

-Right.

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It needs to be half that for us to make any money. That's what I feel.

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-What do you think, Christina?

-I agree.

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Would you think 20 quid's too much for that?

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Well, in order for us to make a profit, I think David's right.

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We'd love to secure it for the £10 region, if that is at all possible.

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-Isn't she so lovely? "If that is at all possible".

-You have to be nice!

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-I'm nice.

-I'll have to call the dealer and ask him.

-Would you?

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Hold on there, Paul.

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It looks like Christina has found something else.

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-What?

-I don't think they're very rare....

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-THEY LAUGH

-Is that a collection lot?

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Bearing in mind this is a job lot of perfume bottles for £60.

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-Do you know...

-Are these yours, Paul?

-Yes.

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Do you know, I had 280 of them.

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CHRISTINA GASPS

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I think they've all got silver on them.

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-A silver top, a sliver top, a sliver top...

-But it's the rest.

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-The scrappers.

-Could you go and make our phone call

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-and we'll have a quick chat about this?

-I will indeed.

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-That would be splendid.

-Brilliant.

-Thanks, Paul.

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-So, what are you thinking, eh?

-I think it's fantastic.

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Auctions, dealers, they're always looking for big job lots.

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They'll buy this, separate them and sell them for a £10 note each.

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They need to be 20 quid for the lot.

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Here comes Paul.

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What's the lowest the dealer's willing to go on that chair?

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-OK, 20 quid and that's it?

-That's it, yeah. That one cost him £15.

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-Do you think it depends on what we can do with these?

-Yeah.

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As we can't be as flexible on this, can we be flexible on THIS?

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-What's on it?

-It says £60.

-£60 the lot?

-Yeah.

-How about 45 the lot?

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-Paul, can we buy that job lot for 20 quid?

-10.

-Oh, come on.

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-You're getting worse!

-20 quid... I tell you what, because it's you,

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-I'll do it for £25. How about that?

-OK, £40 for everything.

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-But we need 20 stoppers.

-I've got stoppers.

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-Whether they'll all fit in those...

-Doesn't matter.

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-We just need a box of 20. Have we done a deal?

-I've got some stoppers.

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-Go on then.

-Marvellous.

-Awesome.

-You're a gentleman.

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Well, they're doing all they can to beat those celebrities.

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Speaking of whom, Harriet and Gok have made their way

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to Muddles Green in Chiddingly, East Sussex.

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They've come to Farley Farm House,

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the former family home of photographer Lee Miller,

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a woman whose life was as extraordinary as her photos.

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She went from being a supermodel

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to being a combat photographer during World War II

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and here to tell them all about this amazing woman

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is her only child, Antony Penrose.

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So, Antony, how did it all start for Lee?

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It started in New York when Lee was a 19-year-old, in 1927,

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and she stepped in front of a truck.

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She should have been killed in that moment,

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except a guy grabbed her and pulled her to safety.

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And, actually, that was a wonderful stroke of luck,

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because he was Conde Nast, the owner of Vogue magazine.

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Before she knew what had happened,

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she was on the front cover of Vogue and she wasn't yet 20 years old.

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-Oh, my God, that's...

-And that brought her into contact

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with the great photographers of the day, like Edward Steichen,

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and she became a supermodel overnight,

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-coat to coast, right across America.

-Amazing.

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And then she got bored of it

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and she decided she'd rather make a picture than be one,

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so she went to Paris to look for

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the most exciting, avant-garde photographer, Man Ray,

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-and became his apprentice.

-Did she become a sort of muse?

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Oh, definitely, because she went there to be his apprentice

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-and almost instantly, she became his lover and his muse.

-Amazing.

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And he taught her photography and she modelled

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for some of the greatest pictures of his whole career.

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Lee lived a bohemian life in Paris,

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mixing with artists like Picasso and Max Ernst.

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But her relationship with Man Ray was a tempestuous one.

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He taught her photography but then, after three years,

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his possessiveness and his jealousy drove her nuts

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-and he just wanted to control her.

-Yeah.

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And she wasn't going to be controlled by anyone,

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so she hopped on a liner

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and went back to New York and started her own studio.

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Lee's highly successful studio closed in 1934,

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when she married a wealthy Egyptian businessman and moved to Cairo.

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But she was yet to meet the love of her life,

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surrealist artist Roland Penrose.

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Tell us, how did your mother meet your father?

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Well, she went to this amazing fancy dress party,

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where all her surrealist friends were, and there she met my dad.

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He was dressed as a tramp. And he said that, in that moment,

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he felt like he'd been struck by lightning, because it was wham,

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and he was never the same again. It was love at first sight.

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-It does exist!

-It does exist, it really did it for them!

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Although not yet divorced, Lee and Roland were living together

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when World War II broke out

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and it was then that Lee reinvented herself as a photojournalist.

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In 1944, she became a war correspondent,

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-accredited to the US army.

-She was a combat photographer?

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Yes, as soon as she got over to Normandy,

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shortly after the Normandy landings,

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she crossed the line absolutely forbidden to women

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and started photographing the siege of Saint Malo.

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-Wow.

-That's extraordinary.

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It was a tremendous battle and she photographed it for five days,

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while the Germans slugged it out with the US 83rd Division.

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Then here she is, a few days later, during the battle.

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She's got the presence of mind to go into a deserted ballroom

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-and photograph herself in a mirror.

-That's extraordinary.

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There's something of the fashion model in her

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that just wouldn't quit. And there was always this kind of dichotomy.

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She knew, so well, how to be a beautiful woman.

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At the same time,

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she could survive an act perfectly appropriately in a man's world.

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I think this came from when she was very young

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because her father encouraged her to play boys' games

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and do all sorts of crazy stuff and it made her very practical,

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very self-reliant and very able to survive dangerous situations.

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And survive she did.

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During the war, Lee took many stark and hard-hitting photographs.

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On 29th April, 1945, Lee spent a difficult day

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photographing the newly liberated Dachau concentration camp.

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She then accompanied the American GIs

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and Time Life photographer David Scherman to Munich,

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where they discovered Hitler's apartment exactly as he'd left it.

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Here was this perfect opportunity - hot water, soap, towels, flannel.

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-And then they realised they had the scoop of the century.

-Absolutely.

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The thing is, they put this picture here,

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which is actually a very famous Nazi image.

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It's a portrait of Hitler by Heinrich Hoffmann

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that became the, kind of, THE poster

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and, by putting it there, on the edge of the bath,

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that was really like saying, "OK, Hitler, you are finished.

0:20:200:20:23

-"We can do what we like in your house."

-Yeah.

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But the key is actually the boots, because the morning of this day,

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those boots carried Lee Miller around Dachau concentration camp

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and now she's stamping the filth of that place and the heartache

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and the cruelty into Hitler's nice, clean, pristine bathmat.

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She's not sitting there as a guest. She's a victor.

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After the war, Lee married Roland Penrose.

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They moved to this house in East Sussex

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and went on to give birth to their only child, Antony.

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It wasn't until after Lee's death in 1977,

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that Antony actually discovered

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what kind of woman his mother had been in her younger years,

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after stumbling across her amazing career

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she'd hidden away in the attic.

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My late wife went upstairs, looking for pictures of me as a baby,

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and she came down, actually,

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with the manuscript of the siege of Saint Malo. Not images, words.

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And I couldn't believe that my mum, who I had known in my lifetime

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as somebody who had been so deeply affected

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by post-traumatic stress disorder

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that she'd been, practically, a useless drunk,

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I couldn't believe that she had written this material.

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Then we found the images and we could do nothing else

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but put it all together and it's taken many, many years

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to assemble it into the Lee Miller archive, which is now what it is.

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-It's the most profound, moving, amazing story.

-Well, thank you.

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You see, we discovered a collection of photography.

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I discovered a mum that I hadn't known,

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-and that's something that still feels good to this day.

-Amazing.

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With her hidden work finally revealed,

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Lee Miller will forever be remembered

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as the stunning supermodel who went on to document

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some of the most profound moments of the 20th century.

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Back on the road, though,

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Christina and David are making their way to Lewes.

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I think, if Gok were here, he'd be telling me...

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-..that maybe my jeans are a bit short.

-Do you think so?

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Actually, for my self-confidence,

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-maybe it's a good idea that he's NOT here.

-And do you know what?

0:22:380:22:41

You've never beaten me on the Celebrity Road Trips.

0:22:410:22:43

-No, I haven't, have I?

-Now's your chance to win.

0:22:430:22:46

CHRISTINA LAUGHS

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Our experts have arrived at Emporium Antiques Centre.

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-Would you please get in?

-Look at that.

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With £360 burning a hole in their pockets, what will they find in here?

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-Right, Christina.

-Yeah.

-Let me show you something.

-Mmm-hmm.

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I am in love with Michele.

0:23:140:23:18

-Oh. You poor woman!

-CHRISTINA LAUGHS

0:23:180:23:22

-Don't say, "Poor woman."

-The customer is always right.

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THEY LAUGH

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Yeah, to a certain extent. I don't think I'd wish that on anyone.

0:23:270:23:31

-That's pretty cool, isn't it?

-Thank you.

-It looks like majolica.

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That is a big chunk of majolica, full of colour, design...

0:23:340:23:39

That's nice. You've got the George Jones mark on there.

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-George Jones & Sons.

-Oh, nice.

0:23:420:23:45

This is late 1890s, circa 1900,

0:23:450:23:47

but you've got the Art Nouveau thing going on, haven't you?

0:23:470:23:50

To be perfectly honest, this has seen better days -

0:23:500:23:53

-much like yourself.

-DAVID LAUGHS

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-It's the size.

-But you see,

0:23:550:23:57

-some things get better with age.

-Really?

0:23:570:23:59

-Others don't.

-Are you telling me that you're a fine vintage, darling?

0:23:590:24:02

CHRISTINA LAUGHS

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Michelle, this is what I've got to put up with.

0:24:050:24:07

-I love that you're so delusional.

-It's very difficult.

0:24:070:24:10

It's very difficult indeed.

0:24:100:24:12

-What's the price on it?

-23 quid.

0:24:120:24:14

Really?

0:24:140:24:16

Michelle, trade on that to Christina and myself, how much would that be?

0:24:160:24:21

-The very best would be 15.

-To be honest, I absolutely love it.

0:24:210:24:25

If we don't pay £15 for that, I think we're bonkers.

0:24:250:24:28

-All right, I'm happy with that.

-Michele, put that on our account.

0:24:280:24:31

-Thank you very much.

-You're an angel.

-Great.

-Brilliant.

0:24:310:24:34

Right, can you find something interesting?

0:24:340:24:36

-I found all the last things!

-You just gas on all the time.

0:24:360:24:40

Now, now, you two. You're on the same team, remember.

0:24:410:24:44

Ah, the shop has a backyard.

0:24:440:24:46

-Those are nice, aren't they?

-I like them!

0:24:480:24:50

-Look at all those creepy-crawlies.

-Oh, my gosh.

0:24:500:24:52

-Shall I bring the other one out?

-Look at all those woodlice!

0:24:520:24:55

-That adds a bit of age to them, doesn't it?

-I love woodlice.

0:24:550:24:59

-They just look so prehistoric.

-Right, so a pair of those.

-Yeah.

0:24:590:25:02

-What are they?

-They're hernia-inducing, aren't they?

0:25:020:25:05

Late 19th century? Got to be, haven't they?

0:25:050:25:07

Victorian, cast-iron, really heavy, really good.

0:25:070:25:10

-Look how crisp that is as well.

-Yeah, good detail.

0:25:100:25:13

In reproductions, you just never get anything like that crispness.

0:25:130:25:16

Nice gadrooned border. Good decoration.

0:25:160:25:19

-Egg and dart, actually, my darling.

-It's also called gadrooned.

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-No, egg and dart.

-Egg and dart gadrooning.

0:25:220:25:25

-No, gadrooning is very different.

-Oh, is it?

0:25:250:25:27

-You're sure you couldn't call that gadrooning?

-Trust me.

0:25:270:25:30

I'm a gadrooning specialist, darling.

0:25:300:25:32

-Listen, I'm going to gadroon you.

-Hey, David, listen to her.

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It is egg and dart.

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Ticket price is £195 for the pair.

0:25:380:25:41

Can Michele, ma belle, do them a deal?

0:25:410:25:43

-What's your absolute def on them, darling?

-120 is the...

0:25:430:25:47

-I think 120's got to be good, hasn't it?

-I think so.

0:25:470:25:51

We're at 120 for those and 15 for the pot.

0:25:510:25:54

Could we say 130 for the two?

0:25:540:25:58

-130 for the pot and the urns?

-Er, OK.

0:25:580:26:01

-All right then.

-Would that be all right?

-As it's the end of the day.

0:26:010:26:04

-Thank you, Michele. I'm sorry about Christina.

-That's OK.

0:26:040:26:07

-Don't worry, I won't come back, I promise!

-Lovely to see you!

0:26:070:26:11

So, that deal means that they've spent £15 on the pot

0:26:110:26:16

and £115 on the cast-iron urns -

0:26:160:26:19

a marvellous end to a busy day of shopping.

0:26:190:26:21

So, nighty-night, chaps.

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The next morning, our celebrities are back on the road

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and preparing for the shopping day ahead with no fog - hopefully.

0:26:280:26:33

So, what are we going to do then? Cos those two are going to win.

0:26:330:26:36

-No, they're not.

-They are.

-No, they are not going to win.

0:26:360:26:39

-We are going win.

-Mrs Vase and Mr Pots.

-I know, I know.

0:26:390:26:43

-I think the only thing we can do is find out what they've bought.

-How?

0:26:430:26:46

-Why don't we steal their car?

-Yes!

-We'll steal their car.

0:26:460:26:50

-I'll offer her a makeover...

-Yeah.

-And then you should faint.

-Faint?

0:26:500:26:56

Yeah, pretend you're ill, I'll take you outside for fresh air.

0:26:560:26:58

-I'm an actress. I can do that.

-You need some fresh air,

0:26:580:27:01

take you outside, we'll get in the car, we'll drive off

0:27:010:27:03

and then we'll go through the boot

0:27:030:27:05

-and find out what they've bought.

-Absolutely.

0:27:050:27:07

Hey, will they stoop at nothing to win?

0:27:070:27:09

They're doing quite well already actually, because yesterday,

0:27:110:27:14

they picked up two lots - the Bakelite gentleman's kit

0:27:140:27:17

and the three oriental trinket boxes,

0:27:170:27:19

leaving a massive £300 available to spend.

0:27:190:27:22

Christina and David are ahead on the shopping front

0:27:240:27:26

with four lots bought - a selection of glass scent bottles,

0:27:260:27:30

the wooden spinning chair,

0:27:300:27:32

the majolica planter pot and the pair of garden urns.

0:27:320:27:35

They have £230 to play with.

0:27:350:27:38

Our celebrities and experts are starting today in Bexhill-on-Sea.

0:27:400:27:45

Oh, yes.

0:27:450:27:47

-CHRISTINA:

-Morning!

-GOK:

-Morning!

0:27:470:27:50

-That looks so horribly tempting.

-How are you?

0:27:500:27:53

-CHRISTINA:

-Oh, look at that.

-Oh, my God!

-GOK:

-I didn't move my leg.

0:27:530:27:58

-Good morning.

-Good morning.

-How are you?

-Morning.

0:27:580:28:00

-Good to see you.

-Good to see you too.

0:28:000:28:03

-CHRISTINA:

-Snog!

-GOK:

-Hello, you're both so colourful!

0:28:030:28:06

Hello. Ooh, I say.

0:28:060:28:07

-CHRISTINA:

-Is that good or bad?

-GOK:

-Can I see?

0:28:070:28:10

-CHRISTINA:

-Oh, really?

-GOK:

-Can I see?

0:28:100:28:12

-The kimono is a triumph. Let me see. Turn around.

-Beautiful.

0:28:120:28:15

Oh, it's great, honestly. And those jeans - great for the rear.

0:28:150:28:18

-CHRISTINA:

-Great FROM the rear?

-For the rear.

0:28:180:28:20

-GOK:

-FOR your rear.

-It enhances.

-Wonderful.

0:28:200:28:23

Right, enough of the fashion critique.

0:28:230:28:26

Let's shop and less hand-holding. You're on opposite teams, you two.

0:28:260:28:31

With a bit of catching-up to do,

0:28:310:28:32

what can our celebrities find in Eras Of Style?

0:28:320:28:36

-Right, so what are we looking for?

-What about those little funnies?

0:28:370:28:42

There's something quite nice about that. I like the colours in it.

0:28:450:28:49

They look rather extraordinary. What the hell are they?

0:28:490:28:52

I love these! So, these are traditional trunks,

0:28:520:28:55

-turn of the century.

-Let's do it.

0:28:550:28:56

Property of District Ky Son in Vietnam.

0:28:560:29:01

-Asian.

-Asian - let's do it!

-OK, let's go.

0:29:010:29:03

-No, don't lift it, darling. Your back.

-Look, 195. No, it's fine.

0:29:030:29:07

No, it's not. Ooh, out of the way.

0:29:070:29:09

-Oh, my God.

-Yeah, I said.

0:29:120:29:14

It's wooden. I thought it was made of hay!

0:29:140:29:16

-No!

-Hay?!

-Oh, my God.

-Do you think we should do both, though?

0:29:160:29:20

I think one. Who would buy two of these?

0:29:200:29:23

They're so extraordinarily big.

0:29:230:29:26

All right, let's open it up to make sure it's in good nick.

0:29:260:29:29

-THEY GASP

-Oh, hello, paperwork.

-What the hell?

0:29:290:29:32

-Oh, amazing.

-"Rue de Joux..."

0:29:330:29:37

-So, it's French. Mon Dieu!

-"Le pomme de deux cent vingt..."

0:29:370:29:42

-So that's money.

-Yeah.

0:29:420:29:44

-Shall I give this a go with Andy?

-Give it a go.

0:29:440:29:47

-I'm your backup.

-OK, right. Andy!

-Andy!

0:29:470:29:50

Gok's keen eye has struck again with this 19th-century travel trunk,

0:29:510:29:56

complete with an interesting collection of documents.

0:29:560:29:59

Can they get it for less than the £195 ticket price? Stand by, Andy.

0:30:010:30:05

-I think we probably should start around the 100 mark.

-Oh!

-We have to.

0:30:050:30:10

-Come on.

-100 is a beautiful number.

-That is cut in half. I can't.

0:30:100:30:13

-Pretty much, pretty much. You can do it.

-At 195, it's not.

0:30:130:30:16

You can do anything in this world. Come on. High five.

0:30:160:30:19

-I love your hair. Have you been growing that for a while?

-No.

0:30:190:30:21

Cos it's beautiful. Do you know, salt and pepper...

0:30:210:30:24

-Oh, George Clooney!

-Absolutely!

0:30:240:30:27

-This is...

-George Clooney, in Venice, at the wedding!

0:30:270:30:30

-No-one would ever know!

-One. Say one.

-130.

-130.

0:30:300:30:34

-What about 120 and we're done?

-Go on then.

-Thank you.

0:30:340:30:37

-Phew.

-Phew. Love it! Thank you. We'll have it wrapped.

-Thank you.

0:30:370:30:41

With a bow, if that's all right.

0:30:410:30:43

Well, now, who said compliments don't get you anywhere?

0:30:430:30:46

First deal of the day done.

0:30:460:30:49

What will they unearth next? These are a bit more modern.

0:30:500:30:54

If I was doing someone's interiors, I would easily put those on the side

0:30:540:30:58

with a couple of brandy glasses and fill them up.

0:30:580:31:00

-Prepare yourself, Andy.

-OK, so here we go. We've got two decanters.

0:31:000:31:04

-Ticket price, £33 each.

-Yeah.

0:31:040:31:06

So, we're going to appeal to your beautiful side and think...

0:31:060:31:11

Every side. Every side is beautiful.

0:31:110:31:13

-What can we do? Cos you are incredible.

-Oh, dear. Um...

0:31:130:31:17

-For the pair.

-50 quid. 50 quid for the pair.

0:31:170:31:21

35 to 40? I know that's painful.

0:31:240:31:27

-£40.

-Yes.

-That gives you a chance then.

-Thank you. Both.

0:31:280:31:34

-Andy, you're the kindest man in the world.

-Group hug.

-We love you.

0:31:340:31:39

-Thanks, baby.

-Thank you, darling.

0:31:390:31:41

-I've never sweated so much in my life!

-Bye.

0:31:410:31:44

Our celebrities have been getting some generous deals from Andy.

0:31:450:31:49

But what of their rivals?

0:31:490:31:51

-Christina, how do you feel about art deco pieces?

-Hmm?

0:31:510:31:55

-Art deco - do you like it?

-Oh, I love a bit of deco.

-Good.

0:31:550:31:57

Check that out for a desktop art deco piece of kit.

0:31:570:32:02

That is a good-looking piece, isn't it?

0:32:020:32:04

Let's have a look. So, this is some sort of weather...

0:32:060:32:10

-It's a barometer, isn't it?

-Yeah, so we've got a little gauge there.

0:32:100:32:13

-That's a clever bit of kit.

-And what's that?

0:32:130:32:15

Oh, a perpetual calendar. That's good.

0:32:150:32:17

So we've got Fahrenheit symbol there.

0:32:170:32:20

I think the thing we've got to look for here is,

0:32:200:32:22

-it original or is it a copy?

-And is it complete?

0:32:220:32:25

And I think we're absolutely sure that is original, isn't it?

0:32:250:32:29

-That's circa 1930.

-Yeah, I like it.

-It's in good order.

0:32:290:32:33

-Nice angular shape.

-I like it but how much is it?

-I don't know.

0:32:330:32:37

Let's find out. You keep admiring, keep counting,

0:32:370:32:39

and I'll go and find out.

0:32:390:32:41

At the beck and call of both teams, Andy's up again.

0:32:410:32:45

I think the best, really, is 40 quid,

0:32:450:32:47

-and that's just to give you a chance.

-Andy, look me in the eyes.

0:32:470:32:51

Andy, I'm warning you, do not look in those...

0:32:510:32:54

-Andy, don't look in those eyes! Andy, look in her eyes.

-£30.

0:32:540:32:58

-I've just been looking in Gok's eyes.

-And we're a happy, happy girl.

0:32:580:33:02

-She's done it. He's looked into the eyes. That's it. 35.

-£30.

0:33:020:33:05

-Andy, look into the eyes.

-£30. Look at me, go on.

-I dare you! Seriously.

0:33:050:33:11

-How can you refuse?

-You're an angel. Thank you.

0:33:110:33:14

Andy's certainly being kept on his toes today.

0:33:140:33:17

Meanwhile, it looks like Gok's got his fashionista hat on again.

0:33:170:33:22

-Oh, my... They are gorgeous!

-Woo!

-Oh! Oh, look at that!

0:33:220:33:29

I mean, what a hat! I'm thinking that's probably '30s, I think.

0:33:300:33:35

Maybe, actually, a bit earlier than that. Maybe late '20s, '30s.

0:33:350:33:39

Oh, God, Harriet, you have found... I think we should do this.

0:33:390:33:42

-I tell you why.

-Go on.

-Because it's theatre...

-Yes.

0:33:420:33:46

..for you and it's, obviously fashion.

0:33:460:33:48

-But this one, for me.

-Yeah, 100%.

0:33:480:33:50

-Shall we get Andy? Shall we find out?

-Andy!

0:33:500:33:54

-Ah, you've got hats.

-Andy, what do you think?

0:33:540:33:57

-They're fabulous, aren't they?

-What are the prices of them?

0:33:570:34:00

They're 55 each.

0:34:000:34:01

OK, let me just model this for you for a moment.

0:34:020:34:05

A little lower pour moi? Oui?

0:34:050:34:08

ANDY LAUGHS

0:34:080:34:10

-For you, Harriet...

-Oui?

-I'm putty in your hand.

-Thank you.

-110.

0:34:100:34:16

-I think we'll take them for 110. I feel that way.

-Yeah.

0:34:160:34:19

-Thank you very much.

-Thank you.

-You've been incredible.

0:34:190:34:23

We love that. We should give you some money now.

0:34:230:34:26

Now, this is a present from me to you.

0:34:260:34:28

-Harriet, can we have the money, please?

-Of course.

-Oh!

0:34:280:34:31

Both halves.

0:34:330:34:34

I was expecting 50s there, Harriet.

0:34:370:34:39

THEY LAUGH

0:34:390:34:43

Ooh, saucy! I think Gok's eye for fashion

0:34:430:34:45

may have unearthed a real gem with these 1930s pheasant feather hats.

0:34:450:34:51

Try saying THAT quickly!

0:34:510:34:53

-Wait! Wait!

-Hang on, what are they up to?

0:34:530:34:57

Are they actually nicking the experts' car? That's terrible!

0:35:000:35:04

-That was all right, wasn't it?

-It was good. Well done, you.

-Brilliant.

0:35:060:35:10

-Where's the Porsche?

-Yeah, where's our...?

0:35:100:35:13

With their car AWOL, Christina and David have hopped into the Corvette

0:35:130:35:18

and are making their way to Hastings.

0:35:180:35:20

Look at this. We've got a castle.

0:35:240:35:26

That's fab, isn't it?

0:35:260:35:29

They've come to Hastings Museum to learn about Lady Annie Brassey,

0:35:290:35:33

one of the most celebrated Victorian travel writers,

0:35:330:35:36

who toured the world collecting both stories and artefacts as she went.

0:35:360:35:41

The Brassey family were multimillionaires

0:35:420:35:44

and, like many upper-class people at the time,

0:35:440:35:46

they were bitten by the travel bug.

0:35:460:35:48

Their overseas adventures are captured

0:35:500:35:52

in Annie's extraordinary collection.

0:35:520:35:54

To show them round is education officer Catherine Harvey.

0:35:540:35:58

She had the most amazing eye, the most amazing interest.

0:35:580:36:01

She was interested in people and how they lived,

0:36:010:36:03

so there are lots of everyday items

0:36:030:36:06

and she collected ethnographic material, fine art,

0:36:060:36:10

oriental art, textiles.

0:36:100:36:12

She even collected animals, plants, and they all travelled with her,

0:36:120:36:18

as she went around collecting on their steam yacht.

0:36:180:36:21

Annie was keen to share her experiences

0:36:220:36:24

with people who couldn't afford to do the same.

0:36:240:36:28

She exhibited her collections, charging the public for entry

0:36:280:36:31

and donating all the money to charity.

0:36:310:36:33

I think what's unusual about Annie, is they had a young family

0:36:350:36:38

-and they all went with them.

-They took the children?

-So, they had...

0:36:380:36:41

One of their children, their second daughter, Constance,

0:36:410:36:45

-died from scarlet fever aged four.

-On one of the tours?

0:36:450:36:49

No, before that, but the boat that they did their big journeys on,

0:36:490:36:53

is called the Sunbeam and it's named after her.

0:36:530:36:55

Her nickname was Sunbeam

0:36:550:36:57

and the figurehead is a likeness of Constance on the front of the boat.

0:36:570:37:01

-Oh, my gosh.

-So she still went with them.

-She did, in a way, didn't she?

0:37:010:37:05

-Yeah.

-And so, they had one son and three other daughters

0:37:050:37:08

and their adventures and their day-to-day activities

0:37:080:37:12

are all recorded in the books that Annie wrote.

0:37:120:37:15

-She wrote about her journeys, did she?

-She did.

0:37:150:37:17

It started by her writing letters home to her father

0:37:170:37:21

and they were passed around a widening circle

0:37:210:37:24

of friends and family, I suppose,

0:37:240:37:26

and were soon published by Longmans.

0:37:260:37:29

She wrote seven books in all

0:37:290:37:32

of different voyages that they went on,

0:37:320:37:34

but the one that really made her name was A Voyage In The Sunbeam,

0:37:340:37:39

the one that described that round-the-world trip in 1876.

0:37:390:37:42

It was fantastically popular.

0:37:420:37:45

It was a best-seller and it went into multiple reprints,

0:37:450:37:49

was translated into numerous languages

0:37:490:37:52

and there's a lovely quote in one of her later books

0:37:520:37:55

about how it felt to be travelling

0:37:550:37:57

in these really unknown parts of the world

0:37:570:37:59

and to find that she was known. People knew all about her

0:37:590:38:02

and her family because they'd read her books.

0:38:020:38:04

During a trip to Australia, in 1887, Annie died of malarial fever.

0:38:040:38:10

She was buried at sea, aged just 47 years old.

0:38:100:38:15

Her husband, Thomas, finished the book

0:38:150:38:17

Annie had been writing at the time, calling it The Last Voyage.

0:38:170:38:21

Although long gone, Annie left the world a beautiful legacy

0:38:210:38:25

in her wonderful journals and amazing collections.

0:38:250:38:29

And what of our celebrity car thieves?

0:38:310:38:34

-On the open road towards Sedlescombe.

-Gok, can I ask you something?

0:38:340:38:39

-Anything.

-Do you like this car better?

-No.

0:38:390:38:44

I can't believe we stole this car and we had a much better Courgette.

0:38:440:38:49

-Can I make a suggestion?

-Go on.

-We steal the other one right back.

0:38:490:38:52

I think we have to. We want the roof off and do you know what?

0:38:520:38:55

-None of their stuff's IN the car!

-Exactly!

0:38:550:38:57

We only stole it so we could see what they'd bought

0:38:570:39:00

-and none of it's in here!

-Tough luck, chaps!

0:39:000:39:02

Come on.

0:39:050:39:06

Having been bold shoppers on this trip,

0:39:060:39:09

our celebrity team have just £30 left to spend.

0:39:090:39:12

Will Bridge Garage Antiques and Collectables Centre

0:39:120:39:15

and dealer Paul have something on their wish list?

0:39:150:39:18

We're looking for something British and silver, if possible.

0:39:180:39:21

-And something which is beautiful ornate, decorative.

-Eye-catching.

0:39:210:39:26

-Eye-catching. Something that's going to give us the wow factor.

-To win.

0:39:260:39:29

-Yeah, to win.

-To win.

-Not asking for much then, are you?!

0:39:290:39:32

-Paul?

-What's that?

-That's a very nice little vesta box, but it's £68.

0:39:350:39:41

-How much have you got?

-30.

-We've got 30. We've got no more.

-30?

-Yeah.

0:39:410:39:44

-Um...

-And a vesta box, just so I know,

0:39:440:39:48

it was a box that you put matches in?

0:39:480:39:50

-You see the striker on the bottom?

-Absolutely.

0:39:500:39:53

-And was it sailors that had them?

-Oh, it was everybody.

0:39:530:39:57

They had it on their chain.

0:39:570:39:58

Cos everyone smoked, back in those days, didn't they?

0:39:580:40:01

-And they all had them.

-Incredible.

0:40:010:40:04

And just the idea that that was a gentleman's accessory, for me,

0:40:040:40:08

-it feels so beautifully historic.

-That's amazing.

-It's gorgeous.

0:40:080:40:12

-Do you think that would be good?

-I think it would be good.

0:40:120:40:15

So, Paul, when it gets to auction,

0:40:150:40:17

I'm assuming that that E and there's an S around it,

0:40:170:40:20

-are the initials of someone.

-Yeah.

0:40:200:40:21

Would that put somebody off buying a product

0:40:210:40:24

because it was so personal to someone?

0:40:240:40:26

I don't think so, because it's so old.

0:40:260:40:28

-Right.

-I think that's...

-And it's a quality piece.

-Absolutely.

0:40:280:40:31

-It's very nice.

-It's beautiful.

-Yeah.

-It's a nice thing.

0:40:310:40:35

But will the owner do a deal for 30?

0:40:350:40:38

-So, where are we then, Paul?

-Well, I can't get hold of the guy concerned,

0:40:410:40:46

but I have made an executive decision

0:40:460:40:49

-and I'm going to charge you £30.

-Yeah!

-Yes!

0:40:490:40:52

-Thank you!

-Thank you so much!

-Give me your hands.

-Thank you.

0:40:520:40:55

Thank you so much. You adorable man! Money, you're going to have to pay.

0:40:550:40:58

-It's a pleasure.

-There we go.

0:40:580:41:00

Now, would you like this wrapped or how would you like it?

0:41:000:41:03

-I'll do it like this, babe. Thank you.

-Thank you so much,.

0:41:030:41:06

See you later. Bye. Love you.

0:41:060:41:08

And just like that, Harriet and Gok have spent every single penny.

0:41:080:41:11

But have our novices bought well?

0:41:110:41:13

Time for the experts to get an eyeful.

0:41:130:41:16

-Who wants to go first?

-Harriet Thorpe, show us your wares.

0:41:160:41:19

-GOK:

-I think you should reveal. Reveal, Harriet.

0:41:190:41:22

-No, no...

-Sorry, sorry! My mistake!

-Here is our stuff.

0:41:220:41:26

-Whoa.

-Ta-da!

-Look at those!

0:41:280:41:30

-CHRISTINA:

-I love the hats! I LOVE the hats!

0:41:300:41:33

We knew you'd go theatrical, we knew it.

0:41:330:41:35

We had to because they're so beautiful and creative -

0:41:350:41:39

-like our good selves.

-Yeah, exactly.

0:41:390:41:42

-And I love, my gosh, the carrier.

-Yeah.

-Whatever it is - is it straw?

0:41:420:41:47

-We have to open it.

-We have to open it.

0:41:470:41:49

Because, inside...

0:41:510:41:53

-It's got original paperwork in there.

-CHRISTINA:

-Oh, wow!

0:41:540:41:56

-GOK:

-Which is travel... So, it's basically dated.

0:41:560:41:59

It was obviously done by somebody who travelled.

0:41:590:42:01

-CHRISTINA:

-So, what date is that? 19...

0:42:010:42:04

-GOK:

-It is 1921, this one.

-CHRISTINA:

-Oh, wow.

0:42:040:42:07

-GOK:

-This is a letter. So, the reason we liked this is,

0:42:070:42:10

it's not only a fabulous piece, it looks great,

0:42:100:42:13

it would look great in anyone's home now,

0:42:130:42:16

so it's a great aesthetic piece.

0:42:160:42:18

Also, it comes with so much more history than wood ever would do,

0:42:180:42:21

because it's got a human thought, a human story to it,

0:42:210:42:23

-and I think that is actually quite desirable.

-I think it's fascinating.

0:42:230:42:27

You actually have bought with passion, haven't you?

0:42:270:42:29

You bought the things that you really love.

0:42:290:42:31

And that's part of the enjoyment, with this business.

0:42:310:42:34

-Have you spent everything?

-GOK:

-Every single penny.

-£400?

0:42:340:42:38

-GOK:

-If you're going to shop, you've got to shop!

-Oh, my gosh!

0:42:380:42:41

-I'm really, really interested. You've spent every pound?

-Yeah.

0:42:410:42:45

-Everything.

-Good for you! Now for the experts' lots.

0:42:450:42:50

-GOK:

-Oh, they're beautiful. Look at those.

-Oh, no.

0:42:500:42:52

-Oh!

-Look at that!

-Uh-oh.

-I'm shopping now.

-Yeah.

0:42:520:42:56

-Lovely urns.

-Oh, I say!

-Right.

-That's amazing.

0:42:560:42:59

Did you nick them from the garden out here

0:42:590:43:01

cos there's loads of them out there? Have you nicked them?

0:43:010:43:04

-Did you see the two patches on the lawn?

-That's where WE were sitting!

0:43:040:43:08

LAUGHTER

0:43:080:43:12

I have to say, I love the urns. They're incredible.

0:43:120:43:15

I would use them in any fashion shoot that I was doing

0:43:150:43:18

and I would use them in my own home as well.

0:43:180:43:20

I think they're beautiful and I love the proportions, I love the size.

0:43:200:43:24

-Do you like the big pot?

-I love her. She's got a chip though.

0:43:240:43:27

-It's got several chips.

-Really?

0:43:270:43:30

-I do like it. Is it a potty?

-No.

-Oh.

-So, she's chipped...

0:43:300:43:33

-CHRISTINA:

-It might turn into a potty.

-GOK:

-What is it for?

0:43:330:43:37

-What's it for?

-It's a planter. It's a jardiniere.

0:43:370:43:39

But it's by somebody called George Jones.

0:43:390:43:41

-GOK:

-So it's got a name on it?

-Oh, yeah.

0:43:410:43:43

George Jones was a very famous maker of majolica.

0:43:430:43:46

-GOK:

-Dior.

-Yeah, definitely Dior.

-LAUGHTER

0:43:460:43:49

-Chanel or Dior.

-Definitely.

-Chanel, Dior...

0:43:490:43:52

Weren't these the last hats that Coco Chanel ever made?

0:43:520:43:55

-Ever made or wore.

-They're the hats that made her have a bobbed haircut.

0:43:550:43:58

-Yeah, that's right.

-We hoped they were going to buy a load of tat

0:43:580:44:01

-but they haven't, have they?

-No, very impressed.

-Disappointing.

0:44:010:44:05

-I feel really proud of that, don't you? Honestly?

-Just a little bit.

0:44:050:44:09

-No, good job.

-Well done. We'll see you at the auction.

0:44:090:44:11

-GOK:

-See you there.

-Good luck.

-Good luck.

0:44:110:44:14

So, out of earshot, what did they REALLY think?

0:44:150:44:18

-You look a bit deep in thought, Mrs.

-I AM deep in thought.

0:44:180:44:22

I love that they bought everything with absolute passion.

0:44:220:44:26

-Mmm.

-They love every one of the things they've bought,

0:44:260:44:28

-but I'm really worried about those hats.

-Mmm.

0:44:280:44:32

-£50 or £500 - you can't value the hats.

-They are beautiful.

0:44:320:44:36

Even though I like a couple of their bits,

0:44:360:44:39

-a barometer on your desk - who's going to use that?

-No-one.

0:44:390:44:42

-20 broken vases?

-Travesty.

0:44:420:44:44

I really thought that Gok was going to hate our majolica

0:44:440:44:47

and he just loved it.

0:44:470:44:49

-Apparently, we are bang on trend.

-Yeah, hello!

-Who knew?

0:44:490:44:53

THEY LAUGH

0:44:530:44:56

-You know what else is happening?

-Go on.

-We're taking back that Corvette.

0:44:560:44:59

-It's ours.

-Come on.

0:44:590:45:01

From starting in Eastbourne,

0:45:030:45:05

our two teams have shopped around south-east England

0:45:050:45:07

and have now motored their way to Southend-on-Sea for the big finale.

0:45:070:45:12

-Southend, babes.

-I love this place.

0:45:130:45:16

And I love this place even more now we're back in THIS car

0:45:160:45:19

-and not that rickety thing.

-That was hideous. Why did they want that?

0:45:190:45:23

-Well... You know, suits their buys.

-Yes.

0:45:230:45:27

-I think we've got a good fighting chance.

-I hope so.

0:45:270:45:30

I do like them, but I think we could probably give them a hand

0:45:300:45:34

-the next time they're out buying some antiques.

-Yeah.

0:45:340:45:37

-Do you think we're going to win?

-I hope so.

0:45:370:45:40

-Well, we have to.

-Time will soon tell.

0:45:400:45:44

Here they are. Wahey! They look cool.

0:45:470:45:50

GOK AND HARRIET CHEER

0:45:500:45:53

-Hello.

-Oh, we got the clothes right, Gok.

0:45:530:45:55

-We got the clothes right. We got it!

-I'll open the door over this side.

0:45:550:45:58

Our teams are about to go head-to-head at Chalkwell Auctions

0:46:000:46:04

and the man with the gavel is Trevor Cornforth.

0:46:040:46:07

GAVEL BANGS

0:46:070:46:09

My favourite item today is definitely the hats.

0:46:090:46:11

They're absolutely superb.

0:46:110:46:13

They're some of the best hats I've seen in the last five years

0:46:130:46:17

and if they don't do well, I'd be extremely surprised.

0:46:170:46:20

There are two strugglers, as far as I'm concerned,

0:46:200:46:23

and both are down to condition -

0:46:230:46:25

that's the box of perfume bottles and the planter.

0:46:250:46:28

They're both damaged and in the current market,

0:46:280:46:31

people simply do not want to buy damaged goods.

0:46:310:46:34

They don't want to buy an awful lot at all,

0:46:340:46:36

but if it's damaged, there's no point.

0:46:360:46:38

That'll worry our experts.

0:46:380:46:40

They spent a total of £200 on five auction lots.

0:46:410:46:45

Our celebrities' clever buys could stand them in good stead here.

0:46:470:46:51

They shopped boldly, spending the full £400 on six lots.

0:46:510:46:56

Right, it's the moment of truth.

0:46:560:46:58

Our experts' reputation all rides on this auction

0:46:580:47:02

which has buyers online and in the room.

0:47:020:47:04

-Have you been to an auction before?

-GOK:

-No, I'm very excited.

0:47:040:47:10

First up, it's our experts' biggest spend - the cast-iron garden urns.

0:47:100:47:16

Start me at £50, get them going. Any interest at £50 on the garden urns?

0:47:160:47:20

-50 I'm bid here.

-You've got one, you've got one.

0:47:200:47:24

-We need a long way to go yet.

-60 on the net. 70, sir?

0:47:240:47:28

-No, against you then at 60 on the net.

-Come on!

0:47:280:47:30

-60?

-We're at £60 at the moment. Surely more than that.

0:47:300:47:33

Any interest beyond £60? This is a pair you're buying. At £60.

0:47:330:47:38

-Nobody with a garden? 70 with the gentleman.

-Someone's got a garden.

0:47:380:47:42

-You got another one, same guy.

-Any advance on 70?

0:47:420:47:45

I need 80 on the internet. We're at £70 at the moment.

0:47:450:47:48

-Oh, Christina...

-All done at £70.

0:47:480:47:50

-GAVEL BANGS

-Ouch!

0:47:500:47:53

-That's a big hit.

-Is it?

-Yeah.

0:47:530:47:55

Fear not! There's plenty more to come.

0:47:550:47:59

We should be used to it.

0:48:000:48:02

Even though we are your competition, I do feel really sorry for you.

0:48:020:48:05

-Truthfully?

-Don't you feel bad for them?

-I'm so sad!

-Isn't that awful?

0:48:050:48:10

-Can you feel the sincerity?

-High five.

0:48:100:48:12

Yeah, that's how bad we feel right now.

0:48:120:48:14

-Oh, sorry.

-No flies on me, baby.

-LAUGHTER

0:48:140:48:17

Oh, dear.

0:48:170:48:19

Let's see how the experts' spinning chair fares.

0:48:210:48:25

I love this. I've found my new hobby.

0:48:250:48:29

-CHRISTINA:

-Really?

-GOK:

-I love this!

-£20 to get it going.

0:48:290:48:31

Any interest at £20? 20 I'm bid.

0:48:310:48:34

-It's on the net at the moment at £20.

-Oh, good.

-25 anywhere?

0:48:340:48:36

I've got £20 at the moment. Where's 25 on this one? 25 in the room.

0:48:360:48:40

Gentleman's bid there at £25. I need 30 on it.

0:48:400:48:43

At £25 in the room and I need 30 on this one.

0:48:430:48:46

-Go on!

-All done at 25?

-No, no, no.

0:48:460:48:49

-One time at 25...

-Go on! Who hasn't got a spinning chair?

0:48:490:48:52

-GAVEL BANGS

-Put your hands up. No!

-Oh.

-Oh, no!

0:48:520:48:55

Hurrah, a profit. That's more like it.

0:48:550:48:59

It's amazing, actually,

0:48:590:49:01

because all that love that went into finding the pieces,

0:49:010:49:04

-spending the money on them, you want them to do well.

-Of course you do.

0:49:040:49:08

There's a certain amount of ownership

0:49:080:49:09

I've got over those products.

0:49:090:49:11

-You, the most competitive person in the room...

-How can you say that?

0:49:110:49:14

-I didn't know that.

-CHRISTINA:

-Are you competitive? Really?

0:49:140:49:17

-GOK:

-She's so bad. So bad.

0:49:170:49:20

-It's great.

-Pot?

-Love you.

0:49:200:49:23

Oh...

0:49:230:49:24

THEY LAUGH

0:49:250:49:28

Right, settle down.

0:49:300:49:32

It's time for Harriet and Gok's first lot - the silver vesta case.

0:49:320:49:37

Let's get the bidding going, shall we, at £20.

0:49:370:49:39

Any interest at £20 on the little silver vesta?

0:49:390:49:42

I've got £20 bid at the back of the room. Any advance on £20? 25.

0:49:420:49:45

-DAVID:

-Oh, they're going.

-Wonderful!

-Loving you!

-Love you!

0:49:450:49:49

-That colour looks great on you!

-£30 in the room at the moment.

0:49:490:49:52

-Any advance on £30?

-Come on.

-It's a room bid at the moment at £30.

0:49:520:49:56

-Are we all done at 30?

-Fabulous.

-Come on!

-All done at 30, no?

0:49:560:50:00

-Final time.

-GAVEL BANGS

0:50:000:50:02

-Thank you very much!

-Thank you!

-We love you! Merry Christmas!

0:50:020:50:05

Happy Chinese New Year!

0:50:050:50:08

Gok's certainly thankful.

0:50:080:50:10

This is actually harder than getting women naked in a shopping centre.

0:50:100:50:13

I'm exhausted.

0:50:130:50:15

I say! Will their glass decanters prove more popular?

0:50:150:50:20

Start me at £10. Get them going. I've got 10. 15.

0:50:200:50:22

20. 25.

0:50:220:50:25

30. 35.

0:50:250:50:27

40?

0:50:270:50:28

35 in the middle of the room.

0:50:280:50:31

-DAVID:

-35. Oh, you need a bit more.

0:50:310:50:34

-At 35, all done?

-They're my pair, come on!

-Final time at 35.

0:50:340:50:37

-GAVEL BANGS

-I've squeezed as far as I can.

0:50:370:50:39

-Oh!

-We lost a fiver.

-It's not bad.

0:50:390:50:42

-Lost a fiver.

-Lost a fiver but, hey, we're still in the game.

0:50:420:50:45

Someone has bagged a bargain with that pair of decanters.

0:50:450:50:49

Up next is Christina and David's majolica planter pot.

0:50:510:50:56

Can this damaged jardiniere pull in a profit?

0:50:560:50:59

Start me at £20 on it.

0:50:590:51:01

£20 to start. £20 I'm bid.

0:51:010:51:03

-25. 30. 35.

-I love the fact she was so shocked.

0:51:030:51:06

-I've got 30 bid here.

-HARRIET:

-What did you pay for it?

0:51:060:51:10

35. 40? 35 in the room then.

0:51:100:51:12

It's on my left at £35. Are we done at £35?

0:51:120:51:16

-Final time at 35.

-GAVEL BANGS

0:51:160:51:19

-Oh!

-Well done.

-CHRISTINA:

-A gentleman of excellent taste.

0:51:190:51:22

Fantastic profit there for our experts.

0:51:220:51:25

Harriet, Gok, you're playing catch-up now

0:51:270:51:30

with your Bakelite gentleman's kit.

0:51:300:51:33

20 to start anywhere? Good piece of Bakelite.

0:51:330:51:36

It's in very good condition. 20 I'm bid in the room. We're at £20.

0:51:360:51:39

-Can you bid, Gok?

-DAVID:

-No, no, no.

0:51:390:51:42

At 25 here. Are you 30, sir?

0:51:420:51:44

No. At 25 again to you on the front row. All done at 25.

0:51:440:51:49

-GAVEL BANGS

-1671.

0:51:490:51:51

-Bad luck.

-Original blades and everything.

-Thank you very much.

0:51:510:51:54

The Southend crowd are getting some good deals today.

0:51:540:51:58

How are you feeling about this auction experience?

0:51:590:52:02

-GOK:

-It's the best day of my life!

-CHRISTINA:

-Really?

0:52:020:52:04

Will you still feel the same

0:52:040:52:06

if Christina and David's selection of scent bottles do well?

0:52:060:52:10

Start you at £20, see where we go to. 20 to start.

0:52:100:52:13

-20 I'm bid, here on my right.

-HARRIET:

-He's bidding.

0:52:130:52:16

-Come on!

-At 20. 25.

0:52:160:52:19

30 in the room. I've got 30 in the room. I need 35.

0:52:190:52:23

Are we all done at £30? Surely not at £30.

0:52:230:52:26

-It's in the room at 30.

-Oh!

0:52:260:52:29

-Oh!

-All done at 30? He's sure he's going to get them, isn't he? At £30.

0:52:290:52:33

-GAVEL BANGS

-It's a £10 profit.

0:52:330:52:36

-That's all right.

-Indeed it is.

0:52:360:52:38

That profit pushes our experts further into the lead.

0:52:380:52:41

Here come the hats - a very clever buy

0:52:430:52:45

and the auctioneer's favourite lot. Can they help close the gap?

0:52:450:52:49

Let's start these at £50.

0:52:490:52:51

£50 to start, surely, on the three hats.

0:52:510:52:53

-I have a bid of 50.

-Love you!

-Any advance on £50? 60.

-Love you!

0:52:560:53:02

-Thank you!

-Congratulations, almost!

-Whoo!

0:53:020:53:04

-She hasn't bought them yet.

-LAUGHTER

0:53:040:53:07

£70 to the gentleman? At £60 with the lady at the moment.

0:53:070:53:11

£70 to the gentleman with the wonderful smile.

0:53:110:53:13

-At £60 at the moment. Any advance on 60?

-Yeah!

-70.

-Thank you, sir.

0:53:130:53:18

-Thank you, you gorgeous man!

-80, madam?

0:53:180:53:21

-80.

-Yes!

-We love you!

-You are amazing. You get a kiss.

0:53:210:53:24

-CHRISTINA:

-Oh, good lord!

-Well, it's been nice knowing you.

0:53:240:53:27

-Amazing! Kisses for free.

-Oh, dear. Here we go. £80 for the lady.

0:53:270:53:31

80, sir? Harriet will kiss you.

0:53:310:53:34

-Any advance on £80?

-Don't make THAT face!

0:53:340:53:37

LAUGHTER

0:53:370:53:39

£80. Are we all finished at £80?

0:53:390:53:41

I hope not because they're worth far more than that.

0:53:410:53:43

-I can see your fingers twitching.

-Are we all done at £80?

0:53:430:53:46

For the final time. I can't go any longer,

0:53:460:53:48

-I shall fall off the rostrum. £80.

-GAVEL BANGS

0:53:480:53:51

-APPLAUSE

-Thank you!

0:53:510:53:54

Thank you very much. You look beautiful.

0:53:540:53:57

I think they're lovely.

0:53:570:54:00

That lucky lady got herself a fabulous deal there.

0:54:000:54:04

Hopefully, Harriet and Gok's 19th-century travel trunk

0:54:050:54:08

will do a bit better.

0:54:080:54:10

Start me at £50 and see where we end up. £50 to start.

0:54:100:54:13

-Any interest at £50?

-Yes!

-I've got a bid of 50 in the room.

0:54:130:54:17

60, sir. 70 in the room? 70 in the room?

0:54:170:54:20

At 70 in the room. Looking for 80 on the net.

0:54:200:54:23

This is exceptionally cheap at £70.

0:54:230:54:26

Back in on the internet. We squeezed them at 80.

0:54:260:54:30

Are you out, sir? I've got £90, seated in the room now.

0:54:300:54:33

Internet, are you out? I've got £90 bid.

0:54:330:54:36

-Are we finished?

-GAVEL BANGS

0:54:360:54:38

-Yours, sir.

-Yeah!

-Whoo!

0:54:380:54:40

Well done, sir! Whoo-hoo!

0:54:400:54:43

Great to see that loss hasn't dampened Harriet and Gok's spirits.

0:54:430:54:48

Time for Christina and David's final lot.

0:54:490:54:52

Can they push further into the lead with their art deco barometer?

0:54:520:54:56

Start me at £20 on it? 20 bid on the front row. Gentleman here at £20.

0:54:560:55:01

At 20. 25. 30.

0:55:010:55:04

At £30 in the room. At £30 in the room.

0:55:040:55:07

35 surely? Are we all done at £30?

0:55:070:55:10

-No, 35 against you. Are you out?

-Oh, go on!

0:55:100:55:13

-It's lovely.

-One more.

-Are you out?

0:55:130:55:15

I've got 35 on the internet at the moment.

0:55:150:55:18

Are we all finished at £35 on this one?

0:55:180:55:20

-GAVEL BANGS

-Oh!

-Well done.

0:55:200:55:23

-You got a fiver on it.

-THEY LAUGH

0:55:230:55:27

That will actually result in a small loss after auction costs, I'm afraid.

0:55:270:55:31

Following the auction house advice on what to buy,

0:55:330:55:37

let's hope Harriet and Gok's oriental trinket boxes prove popular.

0:55:370:55:41

-It's our last chance.

-It is.

-Start me at £20 for the three of them.

0:55:410:55:46

-£20 straightaway.

-We've got 20 here. Go on.

0:55:460:55:49

That's three boxes you're buying for £20. 25 on the net.

0:55:490:55:52

-30 in the room. I've got 30 in the room.

-That's only £10 apiece.

0:55:520:55:55

-We've got to get to 100 and we're there.

-£30 at the moment.

0:55:550:55:58

Any advance on £30? In the room at £30.

0:55:580:56:01

Can I squeeze you any further?

0:56:010:56:03

-35 at the back of the room.

-Loving you!

-Yeah!

0:56:030:56:06

At 35 at the back of the room. Looking for 40.

0:56:060:56:09

-All done at 35. Are you done?

-They are stunning, let me tell you!

0:56:090:56:14

-GAVEL BANGS

-Stunning!

-Oh!

-OK, 35.

0:56:140:56:17

-35, thank you.

-Well, it's more good news for our experts.

0:56:170:56:22

-That's it.

-That's it. Are you feeling a bit better now?

0:56:230:56:26

-I'm shattered. Do we get therapy after this?

-Seriously.

0:56:260:56:29

Seriously, we need to be talked down.

0:56:290:56:31

-I'm going to have to carry you out.

-GOK:

-I'm exhausted!

0:56:310:56:33

I need two weeks in the Himalayas to get over today.

0:56:330:56:36

-CHRISTINA:

-Come on, let's go and do some sums.

0:56:360:56:39

So, who won today's battle -

0:56:390:56:41

our celebrity antique novices or our well-versed experts?

0:56:410:56:45

Harriet and Gok started with £400.

0:56:450:56:49

After paying auction costs, sadly, they made a loss today of £158.10.

0:56:490:56:56

So, they end the trip with £241.90.

0:56:560:57:01

Christina and David also kicked off with £400 and also made a loss -

0:57:030:57:08

albeit a lot smaller - of £40.10 after auction costs.

0:57:080:57:12

Which means, they're crowned today's winners - thankfully -

0:57:120:57:17

and end with £359.90.

0:57:170:57:20

-We all know... We think we've all lost a bit of money.

-Yeah.

0:57:200:57:24

-So, it's all down to scale of losses.

-OK.

0:57:240:57:27

-Not starting well, is it?

-No.

-Christina Trevanion,

0:57:270:57:29

-you and I lost about £40.

-OK. Ouch!

0:57:290:57:35

Gok and Harriet... you lost about £160.

0:57:350:57:39

-Oh, no!

-Get in the car!

0:57:390:57:42

-We're going!

-CHRISTINA:

-Does that mean we won?

0:57:420:57:44

We're going! Nothing to us!

0:57:440:57:46

-I can't believe it. I can't believe it. Because we've won?

-No! No!

0:57:460:57:51

-Don't even look at them! You mean nothing!

-What's all this about?

0:57:510:57:55

You and your vases and your broken perfume bottles!

0:57:550:57:59

-Thanks for the experience!

-Nice seeing you.

0:57:590:58:01

-Nothing.

-Excuse I.

-Nothing.

0:58:010:58:04

-CHRISTINA:

-Bye. Don't crash.

-Keep in touch!

0:58:040:58:06

-You know what?

-Don't care.

0:58:060:58:07

We may have lost, but let me tell you this, babe -

0:58:070:58:10

-we are taking the car!

-Absolutely!

0:58:100:58:13

What a pair of jokers.

0:58:130:58:16

-Look at that hat.

-Great hat!

0:58:190:58:22

-I love that hat.

-Yeah.

-Safe travels.

0:58:220:58:25

Ooh, can we have the car back, please?

0:58:250:58:28

Fashion guru Gok Wan and much-loved actress Harriet Thorpe take the antiques world by storm in this episode of Antiques Road Trip. These confident celebrities give experts Christina Trevanion and David Harper a run for their money as they shop around Sussex and head for a nail-biting auction in Southend-on-Sea.