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Hello and welcome to For What It's Worth,
where a cash prize waits for the smartest quizzers
and the sharpest antique shoppers.
We have three pairs of contestants, they are ready to play,
and in each team is a quizzer,
who is responsible for answering general knowledge questions
so that their partner, the picker,
can choose an antique item to add to their collection.
The aim of the game is to amass the most valuable collection.
So first up, we have Bill and Edward,
who are friends from Lancashire. Welcome, Bill and Edward.
Bill, you are the antiques picker for your team.
So how did you and Edward meet?
Well, I had a restaurant, he tipped up and wanted to wash pots.
-It was a mistake, mind you.
-He couldn't do it?
Well, he used to break a lot of them.
Well, that's a good way of not having to wash up so many.
And, Edward, you have got the job of, of course, answering
the questions for your team. Are you confident in your general knowledge?
Generally speaking, yes,
because my only knowledge of antiques
comes from watching Lovejoy,
and generally speaking I am right on everything,
unless I'm talking to my wife, in which case she is always right.
OK, and next up we have Rachel and Simon,
who are friends from Newcastle.
Rachel, you're going to be picking the antiques for your team.
Where did your interest in antiques come from?
My great uncle Les was a manager in a pottery factory,
and so I would go round to his house for family occasions
and they would be all around. And I would want to touch them,
and my little sausage fingers were slapped away really quickly.
And it just kind of stemmed from there, really.
Well, Simon, you're going to be answering the quiz questions
for your team, so do you guys make a good partnership?
Yeah, we bicker a lot.
I guess there's only one to find out if we'll make a good team,
and that's...see if Rachel makes good decisions.
-And you answer the questions.
And finally we have Smita and Shrikant,
husband and wife from Birmingham.
Welcome both of you.
Now, Smita, you are picking the antiques for your team.
Is there anything that you especially enjoy collecting?
Yes, I do, I have got a collection of saris and Indian jewelleries.
Unfortunately, there's not a lot of occasions in the UK to wear them,
so I have a subdued collection of 100.
If given a choice, I would love to have many more, and obviously
the house space is also quite restricted to have more than 100.
Beautiful. The one you are wearing now, tell me about it.
Shrikant always likes the blue colour, but I prefer green.
So when I had bought this sari, he was not with me, so I got to choose.
Absolutely beautiful. Lovely. Thank you.
And Shrikant, you will be answering all the questions
on behalf of your team, of course.
And being married to an antiques fan,
you must get some pretty good birthday presents and things.
Yes - I think we'd just got married,
and she bought me from what can only be described
as a Mumbai flea market, if that is, a little box
which she didn't particularly think was very valuable.
It was lovely. So when she gave it to me, I started examining it.
It actually opens up, and it's the way that the British
used to give cigars in India, or cigarettes.
As you lift the box up, the cigar or the cigarette comes rolling out.
It is a little magic box. And she bought it for about 1,000 rupees.
Three or four pounds.
Three or four pounds. Incredible.
So you can forgive her for the green sari.
I can forgive her the green sari.
I can also forgive her the fact that I have no wardrobe space
because she has 100 saris.
Don't even go there.
So here are today's lots for your consideration.
There are 16 different antiques and collectables.
We have a banknote, cigarette holder,
teapot and plate,
a stole or flounce, a clock,
a painting, a paperweight,
a jigsaw, a goddess,
a map, a boar,
a figurine, a plaque,
red slippers, a vase, and a box.
They are all very different, these lots, with very different values.
One is worthless, it's worth only about £10 or less.
And the rest increase in value up to our top lot,
which is worth a whopping £2,500.
That is the lot to spot, because, at the end of the show,
the winning pair will walk away
with the cash equivalent of one of these items.
Now earlier, our teams inspected the lots,
but could they separate the relics from the rubbish?
Oh, look at this, Bill.
I think that's just a load of junk, isn't it? That's a fiver, that.
-It looks hand-blown.
-Probably by Poundland.
This would be beautiful on a mantelpiece.
-Nice, isn't it?
-It is modern.
-CLOCK CHIMES, THEY LAUGH
I don't think this is worth anything.
-Might be worth a bit.
What is it supposed to be?
-No, it's not, it's one of those boxes Tommy Cooper had.
-Here you are, Bill, where's the red box?
-So this looks Victorian to me.
Look at it, it is beautiful. Almost looks like William Morris.
It looks new to me, doesn't look very used.
It is sort of mass-produced, really, to be honest.
This looks like a Lladro.
-Definitely wouldn't have it in my house.
-No, that is nothing, that.
When you go into Chinese supermarkets,
they have things like this.
Coloured birds. This will be valuable.
This is just a bit of terracotta,
-It's kind of weatherworn.
-It wouldn't go anywhere nicely, even in a garden.
-This is beautiful.
-My auntie would go mad for that.
-It is one of the ones we go for...
Silver on the bottom, it says "argent".
-OK, I want to earmark this one, Simon.
-What, to take home?
-Where did they come from?
-Christchurch Road, Bournemouth.
What do we think, in terms of value? I think these are very collectable.
-Goddess of what?
-Has the head come off as well?
It looks like it has been stuck on with chewing gum.
That would have been quite a lot of money in 1932.
-Do we want to earmark this one?
I think it's worth quite a bit.
I would pay good money to buy that.
I think the condition is so bad, Simon, so it is not that desirable.
This is copied from, I think it is
called The Porchetta or something, in Florence.
Why would you have a bowl in your hands?
Is it made of silk?
I wonder whether this came out of the Second World War.
So I think the painting, I think the shoes, Bill.
-We'll take cigarette holder, painting.
The vase, definitely, I think that's got some value. And the statuette.
-I want to go for the map.
-Are you sure about the map?
Well, I don't know.
And, of course, joining us is our resident antiques expert,
-the lovely Charles Hanson.
-Hello, Fern, hello, all.
How has the valuation been arrived at?
Because you could just pluck any figure out of the air.
All the values for each lot, Fern, have been agreed by me, OK? I know.
Thank you very much.
But also an independent valuer
has verified those figures as well, based on the hammer price.
So that essentially means a mid-auction estimate.
And you both agree on it?
-Well, as well as those little treasures,
we have our mystery lot,
hidden under the shroud of mystery,
and poised to be uncovered at the end of the show to tempt our winners.
But for now, it's time for Round 1.
Now, I'm going to ask you ten general knowledge questions, quizzers.
And if you buzz in with a correct answer,
your picker will get to add a lot to your collection. But beware,
if you buzz in incorrectly, you will be frozen out from the next question.
Quizzers, your job is to give your picker the chance to bag
the top lots first. All understood? Excellent.
Fingers on buzzers, question number one.
Which fruit is usually found in an Eton mess?
-BUZZER Yes, Simon.
Correct. Rachel, what would you like to pick?
I'd like the cigarette holder, please.
In 1968, which famous civil rights activist was assassinated in...
-It was Martin Luther King.
-That is correct.
Assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, the answer is Martin Luther King Jr.
-Smita, your choice.
-I want to collect the vase, please.
It is going to your collection.
Which famous rock and blues guitarist
is also known as Slowhand?
I think that's BB King.
I'm sorry, you are wrong. It is Eric Clapton.
You are frozen out of the next question, Shrikant.
Question number four.
What is the most south-westerly point of mainland Britain?
-No. It is Land's End.
You're frozen out, but Shrikant and Smita,
you are back in. Question five.
Who played Ripley in the 1979 film Alien?
BUZZER Yes, Shrikant.
-That was Sigourney Weaver.
-It was Sigourney Weaver, well done. Smita.
-I think I want to go for the jigsaw.
It's going towards your collection.
Simon and Rachel, you are back in the game. Question six.
Of the eight major planets in our solar system, which is
furthest from the sun?
-It is correct, well done.
-Oh, I thought I had got it wrong.
-Rachel, your pick.
I'm going to have to go for the stole
to go with my cigarette holder.
-The stole is coming to your collection.
And you'll be sitting, looking gorgeous on a chaise longue
-with your cigarette holder.
-Fabulous. Question seven.
Simon Templar was the lead... BUZZER
-I believe it was a series called The Saint.
The full question was, Simon Templar was the lead character of which
television series that first aired in 1962?
It was The Saint. Smita, your choice.
-The clock, please.
-The clock. It is zooming its way to your collection.
Question eight. In which bay is Alcatraz prison?
-Do you know what, I was...
-San Francisco, yeah?
Bill, your chance to choose from the grid.
I'll have the painting, please.
Congratulations, you are off the mark. Good. Question nine.
On an archery target, what colour is the bull's-eye?
BUZZER Yes, Shrikant.
I believe it's...red.
I'm afraid it's not, you are frozen out of the next question. It is gold.
The Old Man And The Sea was written by which American novelist?
-Is it Ernest Hemingway?
-It is Ernest Hemingway, well done.
-Rachel, what do you want?
-I would like the banknote, please.
It is in your collection.
At the end of Round 1, let's see how you've all done.
Bill and Edward, you have the painting.
Simon and Rachel, you have the cigarette holder,
the stole and the banknote.
And Shrikant and Smita,
you have managed to collect the vase, the jigsaw
and the clock.
Our teams have started to build their collections,
but before they have the chance to add to them,
Charles is going to give each pair a fact about a lot of their choice.
Now, these snippets of information should give you all vital
clues about what it's worth, so choose wisely.
It could be something that you have got in your own collection,
it could be something that your opponents have in their collection,
or it could be something that's still up on the grid.
Bill, let's start with you. Which lot would you like to hear about?
-I'd like to hear about the plaque.
It is a mid-19th century terracotta plaque, moulded with the heads
of three Italian figures, depicted as these chubby sort of boys.
-Little cherubs, aren't they?
-They are. Yes, they are.
At some stage during its life, it's been restored.
-Did that give you any clues at all, Bill?
Simon and Rachel, your choice next.
Rachel, what would you like to hear more about?
-I'd like to learn about the vase, thank you.
-Smita's vase. Charles?
This is a first period Worcester porcelain vase.
It's sort of neo-rococo, fanciful fashions,
takes it back to the day of Mad King George III, around 1760.
The way you can tell if it's real or not is the body is a soapstone.
So when you shine a light through the base of it,
it's got this greenish tinge.
And that's a true sign of its factory origin.
But how important today is it in the antiques world?
Rachel, you understand your pots,
so depending on what you think of that, are you happy with the answer?
I am, it's actually turned everything that I thought
-on its head.
You're not going to tell us what that was, obviously.
No, cards to chest, thank you.
Shrikant and Smita?
-I want to find out about that map, please.
I almost wonder if this could be an escape to victory.
This is a military issue map of Europe, printed on silk.
You might say, why would a map be on silk?
Well, it could be easily secreted about your person,
and accessed if you ever find yourself requiring escape routes
from behind enemy lines.
And soldiers and spies, Fern,
they were often equipped with these during World War II.
Of course, will it command huge sums in terms of value?
Smita, you've picked an interesting lot there,
why did you decide on that one?
I was very intrigued at why the map was on silk.
Because most maps were usually on paper, that's why I wanted to know.
OK. Now that they are all
a little bit more knowledgeable on today's lots,
let's give them the chance
to add some more of them to their collections.
Bear in mind that at the end of this round, teams,
it is the team with the least valuable collection
that will be eliminated.
Three more lots are now available to each pair and this time,
pickers, you target a lot,
and quizzers, you then try and secure it by answering a question correctly.
But in this round, the lots come with their own question categories.
So, for instance, if you were to ask for the figurine,
I would have to ask you a question on either soap operas or Shakespeare.
All right, let's start with Edward and Bill.
You are up first, so Bill...
-What is your lot?
-Well, I... Oooh.
-All right. Edward.
You can pick to answer a question on sporting venues or the Beatles.
I've got to go sporting venues,
because I know nothing about the Beatles.
OK. What sport is famously played at Roland Garros in Paris?
I don't know. I'm going to take a punt at tennis.
You are right.
-I knew it, I knew it!
-It was all a bluff!
-Well done, Edward.
-Well done, Bill. It was a bluff.
-Bill, you've got your red slippers, they are coming to you.
You did well. Right, Simon and Rachel. What would you like to pick?
It's going to be the map, Fern, thank you.
OK, so Simon, Shakespeare or Beatles?
-Um... I think I'm going to go for the Beatles, please.
In which 1968 Beatles film do the Blue Meanies appear?
I think it is Help.
-Oh, Rachel knew it!
-Is it Yellow Submarine?
-It was Yellow Submarine.
-Oh, sorry, Rachel!
Yellow Submarine is the answer. The map stays on the grid.
Smita, it's your choice.
Shakespeare and the Beatles, both are my husband's favourite
-so obvious choice would be the map.
-OK, here we go.
Beatles or Shakespeare, which one do you want, Shrikant?
-I'll take Shakespeare.
Who utters the soliloquy which begins, "To be or not to be"?
That is Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark.
Ohhh! Very, very good. The map is yours.
The teams are building their collections.
-Right, Bill, are you ready? What would you like to take?
Edward, are you good on Shakespeare or inventors?
Well, we had an easy Shakespeare question
so I'll go for inventors and hope it's something easier.
Here we go.
Which US founding father
is famous for the invention of the lightning rod?
I don't know.
What's that guy called? Emmett Brown.
It was Benjamin Franklin.
The boar stays on the board. Rachel, what would you like there?
I'm going to take a punt and that's going to be the goddess, Simon.
-I apologise in advance!
Well, Simon, what would you prefer questions on,
Shakespeare or celebrity gossip?
Let's see how much I've learnt from my wife,
-I'll go for celebrity gossip.
-OK, here we go.
In 2011, comedian Russell Brand divorced which US pop star?
That is Katy Perry.
It is and the goddess is yours.
-Smita, what would you like to play for next?
-I might go for the boar.
Shakespeare or inventors, Shrikant?
It's got to be Shakespeare again, please, Fern.
OK. Which Shakespeare play inspired Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate
and the 1999 film, 10 Things I Hate About You?
-That was The Taming Of The Shrew.
-Yes, it is The Taming Of The Shrew.
And the boar is going towards your collection.
Bill and Edward, you now have the painting and the slippers.
Simon and Rachel, you have managed to add the goddess
to your collection of the cigarette holder, the stole and the banknote.
And Shrikant and Smita, to the vase, the jigsaw and the clock,
you have added the map and the boar.
I wonder if the top lot has left the grid
and is sitting in one of your collections?
Or whether the worthless one is sitting amongst you
like a cuckoo in the nest?
Now, remember, at the end of this round,
the pair with the least valuable collection will be leaving us.
So, have you missed out on that one item
that you treasure above all else?
If so, here's your chance to grab it.
There is one last lot available to each team and this time,
you can either go for what's left on the grid
or you can steal an antique that's in a rival team's collection.
Pickers, be warned, if you choose to steal from another team,
their quizzer will get to decide your quizzer's category. Right, Bill.
Do you want to target a lot from the grid
or have you got your eye on something in another collection?
Let's go for the plaque.
So, you have to answer questions on sporting venues
or celebrity gossip, please, Edward.
-Celebrity gossip, please.
Which celebrity was presented with the Transgender Champion Award
at the 2015 Glamour Awards ceremony?
-Ohhh, what was his name?
-I'm saying nothing. I'm the sphinx.
In the absence of knowing his name, I'll have to say RuPaul.
Good answer, but it isn't. It's Caitlyn Jenner.
-Sorry, Bill, I let you down there, mate.
-Simon and Rachel.
Rachel, would you like to take from the grid or nick from someone else?
I'm going to take from the grid. The teapot and plate.
Dinosaurs and inventors. Which would you like a question on, Simon?
I love Jurassic Park but that means nothing.
-So I'm going to go for inventors, please.
-Here is your question.
Brought into production by Henry Ford in 1908,
what name was given to the first mass-produced automobile?
-It's the Model T car.
-It is the Model T car.
The teapot and plate are yours.
OK! Shrikant and Smita. Smita, what do you want to do?
Nick from someone else or take from the grid?
I think I'll take from the grid.
I might go for the paperweight.
Capital cities or inventors, Shrikant?
Let's go capital cities, Fern, I'll try that.
What is the capital city of Austria?
That would be Vienna.
It is Vienna. The paperweight is yours.
There it is in your collection. Well done, teams.
That's the end of Round Two and for one team,
it will be the end of the road.
And the team with the least valuable collection will be eliminated,
taking their lots out of the game as well.
Bill and Edward, you still have the painting and the slippers.
Simon and Rachel, the cigarette holder, the stole,
the banknote, the goddess and finally, the teapot and plate.
And Shrikant and Smita, along with the vase, jigsaw, the clock,
the map and the boar, you now also have the paperweight.
So, Charles, you'd been busy calculating, keeping tabs.
Who is leaving us first?
With a total collection value of £350,
the pair leaving us first is...
-..Edward and Bill.
-He was the picker, I blame the picker.
Well, I'm so sorry that that is the case,
but shall we have a look at what you have got and what they're worth?
Because that's all we want to know, isn't it?
-So what do you want to start with, Charles?
-We'll start with the shoes.
-Would you wear them?
-They're gorgeous, aren't they?
They are striking, they're 130 years old.
Rachel, you hope they may fit you. They really are your style.
Their value was £100.
The next object in your collection was
that really delightful picture of a great Lancashire pedigree.
By an artist who is still rising up the chain in value.
And its value, £250.
No mean sum, but not quite a show stopper.
-But you picked things that you liked, didn't you?
-Yes, of course.
Yes, and that's the important thing. And we have loved having you here.
Thank you both very much indeed.
It is time to bring the hammer down on your appearance here.
-Thank you for being with us.
-Thanks for having us.
-Edward and Bill.
I think that the worthless lot is the paperweight,
and when Smita asked for it, I was nearly laughing my head off
and fell out of my chair because I thought,
this is our chance, we're back in play. We'll soon find out, anyway.
The unclaimed lots in the grid are now also leaving the game,
so let's quickly find out from Charles what they were worth
and if the top lot is still in the game. Charles?
I mean, to some people, this red earthenware plaque,
it's what we call terracotta,
it looks quite spurious, quite speculative.
It is Victorian, it is 1860, 1870.
But it isn't overly rare.
-It's worth £350.
-It is indeed, yeah.
-So still worth something but it's not the top lot.
What else are you going to tell us?
Now I'm going to go to this very nice
what we would call a Royal Dux group.
Rachel, you thought it looked like Lladro,
which of course, has that great Spanish hit, but this is Austrian.
I quite like it, it's slightly undervalued at the moment.
-I wouldn't pay it.
-No. I never thought it.
So that's the figurine.
And then, to many of you, it's a bit mundane, doesn't look a lot
but then you've got to think, provenance, pedigree.
What could be its story?
It's quite invisible to you but this is a dice box from around 1860.
Importantly, it was a dice box
used at a Christmas party held by Queen Alexandria...
-..for the then Prince of Wales, Edward VII. Wow!
-Smita, you noted here, why would you put a box in a box?
-And of course, it's a kind of magic.
-It's a kind of magic.
Saying that, it's a wow factor, Fern.
Value, hold tight,
-But it is not the top lot.
So we know that the top lot and the most worthless lot are in play,
and are somewhere abiding in your collection.
Before we go any further, Charles is going to give you all another fact
about a lot of your choice.
Picker Rachel, what lot do you really need to know more about?
I'd actually like to know about the clock, please.
The clock, which is right there in the centre of Smita's collection.
Rachel, this is a German Ting Tang bracket clock,
made by renowned maker Winterhalder & Hofmeier.
They did go out of business as a direct result
of the aftermath of the Wall Street crash in 1929.
This is exquisite German engineering of a very high quality.
-Rachel, does that help you?
-It does, yeah.
I feel a bit ticked off with myself.
Oh! THEY LAUGH
Very good. Smita, what would you like to know more about?
About the cigarette holder, please.
It's a French enamelled ladies silver cigarette holder,
in its original box and it's hallmarked.
With that combination of silver and champleve enamel,
it's a timeless one. Very much in that tradition of Faberge.
This isn't Faberge, and of course, it is smoking memorabilia.
Touch of glamour, however, is always popular, isn't it, Fern?
-Always popular. Does that help, Smita?
-It does, yes.
-A little bit?
-Absolutely. I did want it but Rachel got it first.
OK. Well, it might start changing hands, you never know.
Those are all the facts available to you
so it's now time for our final round.
I'm going to give the quizzers a category
and then they take turns to say answers in that category.
For example, if I say, American Cities.
We start it with you, Simon, you would say New York, and you,
Shrikant, you might say Chicago, and then Seattle, and then, so on.
So if you fail to give an answer or if you repeat an answer,
or you give a wrong answer, you lose that category
and the opponents' picker will be able to steal a lot
from your collection.
Remember, it's the total value of your collections that matter
at the end of this round,
and one high-priced lot could be more valuable
than your opponent's entire collection.
There are three categories.
The pair with the most valuable collection at this point go first,
so Charles, who is that?
Fern, I can reveal...
the team who currently have the most valuable collection are...
-..Shrikant and Smita.
Shrikant and Smita, is that because you have got more lots,
one more, you've got six lots in your collection,
whereas Simon and Rachel have only five,
or have you got the top lot? We don't know.
Quizzer Shrikant, you're going to start us off
and the first category is...
Now, this is according to the Society of London Theatre.
-Are you ready?
Shrikant, I'm going to ask you first, give me an answer.
I'm going to start with West Side Story.
West Side Story is not on the list of the top 20 longest running
West End plays and musicals.
Les Mis, The Mousetrap, Phantom Of The Opera, Blood Brothers,
Starlight Express, Mamma Mia!, but not blooming West Side Story.
-Would you have been all right with that one, Simon?
-What did you have?
-Les Mis was my first but I was going to...
Cats was a safe bet.
Cats is on the list.
Shrikant, I'm so sorry, you're going to lose one of your lots. Rachel?
-What would you like to pinch?
It's going to have to be the clock. Ding-dong!
The clock is on its way.
Now, it's down to Simon to start for the next category. Which is...
-Simon, are you feeling happy?
-I hate sports, but, yes.
Good luck, both of you. Simon, give me an answer.
The king of ice cool, Bjorn Borg.
I'm not sure if he's very good on grass, but Rafael Nadal?
The American tennis player Lindsay Davenport.
Um... Lleyton Hewitt?
Um, Boris Becker.
Correct. Ooh, Simon, did you have him lined up next?
-Yeah, he was my next one.
-Come on, think.
Um, I'll go for Martina Hingis.
My favourite, grace on court, Chris Evert-Lloyd.
I'm going to go, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
but that was a damn good rally.
So, Smita, you can steal from Rachel and Simon.
-I want my clock back, please!
-Yes, I thought you might.
That clock is zooming over.
Right, one last category. Which is...
We are referring to the standard classic UK version of the game,
launched in 1949.
OK, Shrikant, you go first, please give me a word.
I think it's Miss Scarlet.
Trying to remember the name of the cook.
We have already had the rope from Simon.
And because you've repeated, it means that Rachel can steal from you.
Any clues that you might have there, Rachel,
what you might be stealing from Shrikant and Smita?
I'm very sorry, Smita, but it has to be that clock. It's got to be mine.
OK. The clock is on its way over to you.
Oh, Shrikant, you were struggling over the cook's name,
it was Mrs White.
Mrs White. You could have also had the dagger, the kitchen,
-the conservatory, the ballroom, the hallway. Candlestick.
-They were all there. Is it a long time since you played Cluedo?
-Long, long time ago.
-I played it too much as a child.
Simon and Rachel, congratulations, you stole the clock.
Your collections are now fixed
and will determine which team is victorious.
It's time to find out who are today's winners, Charles?
I can reveal the team with the most valuable collection,
and the winners of today's show, are...
-..Shrikant and Smita.
You see, that was very... Watching your faces was so interesting.
I have a feeling that Simon and Rachel felt that
they were going to get there.
-Has that taken you by surprise?
-Yes, it has.
I can't believe, looking at that collection,
how you have not won it. Guys, you played really well.
Simon and Rachel, commiserations.
You played so beautifully,
but you didn't create a valuable enough collection.
Simon and Rachel, it was a really good collection.
Your haul totalled over £4,000.
-4,035. So it was a really good go.
And of course, we began with that teapot, the Eric Ravilious design.
Great designer, and that was worth £200.
Then we moved on to...really quite eastern, exotic, attractive,
model of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
Rachel, you thought you were that goddess
when you looked at her, I think.
And I can understand why.
You thought the head had been stuck on with chewing gum.
I mean, come on! This is restoration of yesteryear, not quite of today.
But it was still worth £300.
And our next lot? The stole.
Simon, I was a bit concerned you didn't know what a stole was.
-Not a clue.
-I would have called it a scarf.
A scarf, that's a real man.
I love this stole because you just wonder,
if it could talk, what could it tell us, Fern?
Well, I'll tell you exactly what it told me. It was worth £700.
The next item was this banknote,
and clearly it's a £50 note in your pocket.
They began to print these as early as 1725,
when a note back then for £50
was worth about £30,000. So it wasn't bad.
Shrikant, you thought it was valuable, quite right.
It's worth £2,000.
-Told you, yeah.
-Wow! But it's still not the top lot.
-Not the top one, Fern.
And then, of course, this really, really super object.
And in fact, Rachel, you said it was quite all reet, I think?
-Oh, all reet.
-What does that mean?
It's Geordie for, "That's gorgeous, darling."
You never stop learning, Fern, wherever you are.
But only worth £35.
-I know. Surprise, surprise.
And finally, the lot that spun from one to another to another to another.
It was a ding-dong for you, Rachel.
In fact, it is late 19th-century, really stylish, so gracious, Rachel.
You were right to go for it, Simon.
-£800 is market value.
Well, we have to say commiserations to Simon and Rachel.
You did so well, but unfortunately, it is time to bring the hammer down,
but thank you for playing For What It's Worth.
I think the top lot was probably the vase.
I thought it was the dud at first
but after listening to Charles's explanation,
I probably should have gone for that one in the end.
Well done, Shrikant and Smita.
Absolutely brilliant, you did build the most valuable collection
and you are today's winners.
Now, all that remains is for you to claim your prize.
All we want you to do is pick one lot from your collection
and we will give you its value in cash.
And now we know that not only do you have the top lot
in your collection, but you also have the worthless one.
So be very careful as you pick.
It's a very, very tough decision, Fern.
-I think, shall we exclude the paperweight?
-Yeah, and the boar.
-And the boar.
-It's amongst the vase, the jigsaw and the map.
I love that jigsaw. I'd probably buy that, but I don't want to...
-I'm torn between the map and the vase.
-What do you think, Smita?
I'm not sure, I'm pulled towards the map.
He said that that could be kept discreetly on a British soldier,
-I'm not sure whether...
And that is absolutely beautiful.
Even if it's worth nothing, I'd have that on my mantelpiece.
Are you still hovering over that map?
I am, I'm torn between the map and the vase.
OK, against all of the odds, Fern,
we're going to go for the vase. That's it. Decision made.
The vase, decision made. OK. Well done.
-Wow, what a decision.
-It's pushing up your blood pressure here.
Now before we tell you what it's actually worth, Charles,
please can you tell us the value of the lots they have rejected?
Of course. You were quite quick to reject this boar.
I quite like it but in fact, this is a later, unmarked example,
copying the great baroque sculptor Pietro Tacca of 1634.
The real McCoy, worth a fortune.
This, however, is worth £60.
-So, well done.
The jigsaw, what a puzzle you had with this.
It's a very old jigsaw, 1930.
Importantly, has a great railwayana interest
and depicts that great London scene of Piccadilly Circus.
Quite rare, complete, in particularly good condition.
But many, many were made.
Shrikant, you earlier mentioned, you'd pay good money for this.
I think it's got, for me, more of an aesthetic value.
I'm a fan of the old Great Western Railway trains.
I would never sell it
and I would buy it for whatever price it was, purely for pleasure.
You missed out on it. But it was worthless.
-That's under £10?
-£10. Good heavens.
I'd buy that for £10. I will buy it, I will buy it!
The paperweight is next.
Paperweights really came into vogue,
they really became high society from 1843
with these great French factories or glasshouses making them.
The biggest name in paperweights is Baccarat.
Collectors really rate St Louis as well. This one is St Louis.
OK. Look at it one more time.
I'm going to say, going, going, gone
-That was the top lot!
-Yes, it was.
-The paperweight. Wow.
-It looks very ordinary.
It does, but it was very special.
£2,500, so you've lost the top lot, you've lost the worthless lot.
What have we got in the middle? There's got to be something.
World War II, silk, importantly in mighty fine condition.
Didn't see so much action. However, it was a valuable map at £650.
OK, Shrikant and Smita, come and join us and your chosen lot.
OK, so after quite a deliberation, you did choose the vase.
But before we tell you its value,
we are going to tempt you with today's mystery lot.
And here it is.
-There you go.
"Britons rejoice, cheer up and sing,
"and drink in health, long live the King."
Which king are we talking about?
Long live the King George III. This was his return to wellbeing.
Good health, the King is better,
and let's toast him in this wee creamware mug. OK?
It dates to around 1790,
it's going back to that time of the French Revolution,
it's that period, they were made in fairly limited numbers.
The market for King George III memorabilia, collectables,
is a very strong market.
What you'll love about this is that lovely intertwined handle.
-That lattice type of...
-I noticed that.
Beautifully made, and don't forget, that's brittle
and it's survived over 230 years.
A Yorkshire creamware body,
which was actually invented as a material by Josiah Wedgwood.
Oh, dear, I can hear Shrikant's mind going there.
So, all that is left, all that's left for you to decide,
is whether to stick with your vase
or dump it in favour of today's tiny,
but very interesting, mystery lot.
I wonder what that's worth?
What would you like to do?
What is it saying to you, Shrikant?
This is so tough, Fern, because both are valuable.
-My head is telling me that, and my heart is telling me that.
-What about you, Smita?
-I'm blank at the moment, I'm really blank.
You know, sometimes in life, you...
-you just have to go with your gut instinct.
-Yes, you do.
That's really pulling me now, Smita, honestly.
Especially George III, madness of King George. Limited edition.
-Shall we go with our heads, just for a change?
-I'll leave it to you.
I'll get you one of those vases from somewhere.
-OK, he said it, it's happening, that's a contract!
-Let's go with it.
I'm really, there's just something pulling me towards that.
Right, you're going to go with this little mug,
this little George III mug.
Charles, first of all, take them out of their misery,
tell them what the vase is worth.
It's full of rococo joy, it is in great condition.
It's that early Worcester body, 1770, don't forget.
You've just turned away a vase and cover
which at auction would make £1,000.
-That's more valuable. That is more valuable.
Right, you are going to go with this little mug,
this little George III mug.
That means you have won its worth in cold, hard cash.
Charles, give us the good news, please, what is it worth?
It is rough and ready, but it's a survivor.
It's worth at auction...
I'm sorry, guys.
You know what, you've played that game with head and heart
and you were wonderful at it. And it was so lovely to meet you both.
-And hey, guess what? You get £120.
-Shrikant, it's been lovely to meet you.
-Lovely to meet you.
-Smita, thank you so much.
Charles, thank you very much for lending us your expertise.
Join us next time, please, to see three more teams
pit their wits to win the cash on For What It's Worth.
But from all of us, goodbye.
Oh, I'm so sorry!
You win some, you lose some. It's part and parcel of the game, so...
Be happy with whatever you've got.