Antiques quiz show hosted by Fern Britton. Antiques expert David Harper assists Fern as the three teams compete for the prize.
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Hello and welcome to For What It's Worth,
the show that requires a sharp brain and a discerning eye.
Three pairs of contestants are ready to play.
Each team has a quizzer
who has to answer a general knowledge question correctly
so that their partner, the picker,
has a chance to choose an antique or collectable and build a collection.
The aim of the game is to amass the most valuable collection.
Joining me today is the king of collectables,
he is the ace of antiques, David Harper.
So, tell us what we've got today.
Right, OK, look at the board, guys, we have a jacket...
and a locket.
Now, one of these items is our top lot,
which is worth a whopping £2,500.
That is, of course, the lot to spot because at the end of the show,
the winning pair will walk away with the cash equivalent
of one of their items. But beware, because the lots decrease in value,
right down to our worthless lot, which is worth a tenner or less
and that, of course, is the lot to avoid.
So who's playing today?
Team one, who are you?
My name's Jackie and this is my mum, Jenny.
Hello, Fern. I'm hoping that Jackie, as my picker, will spot the top lot.
Well, good luck. Lovely to have you here.
Team two, who are you?
My name is Stephen, and this is my good friend Elaine.
And today I'm the picker because Stephen normally has butterfingers.
Oh, you mean he dropped something valuable?
Well, good luck. We won't let you handle anything.
-Be warned, David, about that.
-Team three, who are you?
I'm Paula and this is my husband Ray.
We enjoy car-boot fairs and antique fairs.
Well, welcome, everybody.
Earlier, our teams got to inspect the lots, watched over by David,
but could they separate the worthy from the worthless?
Wow, look at this lot, eh?
Silver, do you think?
-Well, that's the question, isn't it?
Can't see anything at all there.
I'm just turning it over because I've seen other people doing that.
I don't think it's got the right ting to it. It feels...
You've tinged a few tureens in your time, then, have you?
Is that a Moorcroft, do you think?
That's Scottish, I think.
Oh, well done.
It's got a lovely crack right the way down the side of it.
-That will affect its value.
Now, you're a furniture person.
I love furniture and this is really nice.
Look at that.
They run nice and smoothly.
Now, is anybody going to check
whether these handles are original or not?
I don't like the handles.
Do you recognise that?
I remember Wagon Train, we used to watch that.
Doesn't look like it's been opened - it doesn't have the bendy bits
-on the box. Don't open it!
-I'm not going to open it.
Women's Transport Service.
ATS, so, yeah, Second World War.
-Does that belong to someone really important?
-Ring any bells?
-It looks old.
-Are we assuming it's a first edition?
If it is, it's worth something.
You're very good, you two.
-Yes, there is a hallmark.
-That what that is?
So that would suggest that the metal was gold.
Well done - always look for hallmarks.
They're not Chippendale, are they?
Certainly not Chippendale.
Quite intricate, isn't it?
-They could be a lot newer than you think they are.
Is it a fire guard?
-Oh, yes! Oh, wow!
-What have you done to it?
-I don't know!
-Have you actually broken it?
-No, it'll go back in.
I just don't know how.
We'll come back to that.
Is that Japanese or Chinese?
I don't know. I don't speak either.
-They look Oriental.
-Yeah, they do, don't they?
They're like mirrors of each other.
-It's like a mirror image.
I would imagine that's silver, looking at that.
It is quite plain, though, isn't it?
Plain's not a bad thing.
-It is a nice piece.
-It is nice, that, isn't it?
Nasty crack there.
It's got very small dots,
which would suggest transfer-printed.
Well spotted, Mrs.
-Top, the book.
I mean, I think it's the locket.
-Bottom, the platters.
-I think so.
Top lot vases, bottom lot bowl.
-And we'll not talk about the screen.
-We'll not talk about the screen.
David, what did you make of their knowledge
-when they looked at everything?
-It was fascinating.
Three, you are going to discover, distinctly different teams.
This is going to be fascinating.
And tell us how you reached the value of all the lots.
Well, the values are reached by myself and an independent valuer
and we agree what something might sell for
in auction on the hammer but not including the auction costs.
Perfect. Just to add an extra twist, we have our mystery lot.
Now, this could be worth thousands or it could be worth nothing at all.
That's for our winners to decide a little bit later.
But for now, teams, it's time for round one.
I'm going to ask you eight general-knowledge questions.
Pickers, before each one,
I'll ask you to select which lot you would like to play for.
And, quizzers, if you buzz in with the correct answer,
it will get added to your collection.
But beware, because if you buzz in incorrectly,
you will be frozen out for the next question.
OK? So, pickers, would you please make your first pick?
And let's see what you've chosen.
Jenny and Jackie, you want the book.
Stephen and Elaine, you want the vases.
Ray and Paula, you want the locket.
OK, quizzers, fingers on buzzers, question number one.
Which legendary bird sets fire to itself every...?
Which legendary bird sets fire to itself every 500 years,
then rises from the ashes? The answer is the phoenix.
Correct, the book is yours.
Pickers, pick a lot.
Jenny and Jackie want the chairs.
Stephen and Elaine want the studs,
Ray and Paula want the locket.
History was the 14th top-ten single by which British boyband?
-Oh, incorrect. It's One Direction.
You're frozen out of this question.
Pickers, make a pick.
Jenny and Jackie want the game,
Ray and Paul are still going for the locket.
Which Japanese alcoholic drink is made from fermented...?
-The full question - which Japanese alcoholic drink
is made from fermented rice and traditionally served warm?
Sake it is, the locket is yours.
-And Stephen and Elaine, you're back in the game.
Pickers, make a pick.
Jenny and Jackie want the jacket,
Stephen and Elaine the studs,
Ray and Paula want the plates.
In which 1985 romantic drama
does Meryl Streep star as Danish writer Karen Blixen?
-I'll take a wild stab at The French Lieutenant's Woman.
Oh...Out Of Africa is the actual answer.
Ray and Paula, you're frozen out of the next question.
Pickers make a pick.
Jenny and Jackie want the studs, Stephen and Elaine want the tureen.
During the 2015 general election,
David Cameron was re-elected to which UK consti...?
-The Tory Party.
-You anticipated it too quickly.
-The question is, during the 2015 general election,
David Cameron was re-elected to which UK constituency?
It was Witney.
You are now frozen out of the next question.
Pickers, make a pick.
Stephen and Elaine want those studs.
Ray and Paula really want the plates.
Here is the question. On his US chat show,
which British comedian has a regular segment called Carpool...?
-On his US chat show,
which British comedian has a regular segment called Carpool Karaoke?
-It is James Corden, the studs are yours.
Jenny and Jackie, you're back in the game.
Pickers, make a pick.
Jenny and Jackie want those chairs, Stephen and Elaine want the tureen,
Ray and Paula still want the plates.
Which word links the style of art associated with Andy Warhol
and music of universal appeal?
-It is pop. The plates are yours, well done.
Pickers, make a pick.
Well, everybody wants the chairs.
But who's going to get them?
This is the final question in this round, so fingers on buzzers.
The furry robotic toys Furbies were first released in which decade?
-Correct, since the 1990s, the chairs are yours.
And let's have a look at the end of round one.
Jenny and Jackie have the book,
Stephen and Elaine have the studs and the chairs,
Ray and Paula have the locket and the plates.
So our teams have started to build their collections,
but have they chosen wisely?
Because before they have the chance to add more of them,
David is going to give each pair a fact about a lot of their choice.
Team one, let's find out a bit more about you.
Jenny, what do you do?
I'm retired. I used to be a teacher and I loved my job very much
but I REALLY love being retired.
Well, welcome, Jenny.
It's lovely to have you here. You've brought your daughter Jackie.
Jackie, did she boss you into this?
She definitely did.
She applied and then told me she'd done it!
And I don't say no to a schoolteacher mother.
No, difficult to say no, I can imagine. Yes.
So what would the pair of you like to know more about from David?
I'm very interested in that jacket.
We think there might be some interesting history in that jacket.
OK, this is a lovely-looking uniform jacket.
It originates from World War II
and was probably worn by an extremely interesting woman.
She was a member of the ATS and she also belonged to
the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, or F-A-N-Y.
A small selection took on a far more dynamic role in World War II
when they became agents of espionage.
Could the woman who owned this uniform
have been a spy who helped turn around the war?
Now, we don't know for sure,
but this is an extremely well-preserved jacket.
But what do you think it's worth?
My mother was in the ATS,
and her jacket is still at home in perfect condition.
-Is it really?
-Anyway, team two, welcome, Stephen and Elaine.
-Stephen, what do you do?
-I currently work as a support worker with people
who have learning disabilities and autism, things like that.
Wonderful. And you have a load of special interests.
Yes. I do amateur dramatics a lot,
as you can tell just by looking at me.
And I did used to play rugby
but then I just got too lazy for it.
-Now I just watch it on telly.
it's very nice to meet you and you've come with your friend Elaine.
How did you two meet?
We met in the pub. I find that's quite a good place to meet people.
And then about six years later I took the pub over,
-it became my pub, the pub that we met in.
So what would you like to know more about?
OK, I'd really like to know a bit more about the book.
The book. Well, this is a copy
of the controversial and ground-breaking essay
The Subjection Of Women.
Written in 1869 by influential philosopher John Stuart Mill,
it set out an argument for equality of the sexes.
So clearly important literary works like this are collectable,
and what you want to get your hands on, of course, is a first edition.
This one's in its original mustard-cloth cover,
which is stained. It has been ring-backed with its original spine
and there is some visible marks on the corners there.
But what is it worth?
Something for you to think about, Stephen and Elaine.
Now, let's meet Ray and Paula.
Lovely to have you here. Ray, what have you done in your life?
Quite a few things, actually.
I work for a roofing merchant.
Previous to that, I worked for EMI for about 16-odd years.
-The record company?
-Yes, I used to actually print the compact discs.
What was the first one, can you remember?
-Dark Side Of The Moon.
-Wow. And sitting next to you is Paula - welcome, Paula.
What do you collect?
Obviously I love my jewellery.
You've got rings on every finger.
-And silver you like?
Was there a silver village that you saw in your local shop?
Oh, it was beautiful, yes.
And there was a set of 13 model cottages
and it was beautiful and I kept looking at it and looking at it
and then one day it had gone.
-I went home and I cried, I said, "Somebody's bought my village."
He had only bought it for me, unbeknownst to me,
and put it away for Christmas.
-So sweet, aren't you?
How lovely. Well, welcome both of you.
Now, what would you like to know more about from David?
The studs quite interest me.
-Here we have 18-carat gold gentlemen's dress studs
dating from circa 1910.
They remain in their original box, which, as we all know,
increases the value of anything immensely.
They are practically flawless.
Six gloriously golden spotlights from a bed of navy-blue velvet.
Thank you very much indeed.
I hope that helps, teams.
But it is time now to play round two.
In this round, the pickers will select a lot to play for
and the quizzers will again try and secure it by answering correctly.
But this time around, the lots come with their own question categories,
and here they are.
So, for instance, if you did want to go for that ATS jacket,
your quizzer has the choice of answering a question between animals
or fruit and veg. Quite easy, really, isn't it?
Now, at the end of this round,
the team with the least valuable collection will be eliminated,
so choose wisely.
Jenny and Jackie, you're up first.
Jackie, what's your lot?
I think I'll go for the jacket, please.
The jacket. Animals or fruit and veg, Jenny?
Beagle and boxer are both breeds of which domesticated animal?
-Absolutely right, dog it is.
The jacket is yours.
And there it is in your collection.
Elaine, what's your lot?
I'm going to go for the tureen, please.
The tureen. Landmarks or fruit and veg, Stephen?
Fruit and veg, please.
Fruit and veg.
Which red vegetable is traditionally used as the primary ingredient
of the soup borscht?
-Correct, beetroot it is.
The tureen is yours.
And, Paula, what would you like?
I would like the vases, please.
The vases. Formula One or Motown, Ray?
-I'll try Motown.
-Which Motown singer had hits in the UK
with Sir Duke and My Cherie Amour?
-Correct, Stevie Wonder.
The vases are yours.
That was an extremely good pass for round two.
So, shall we do it again?
Have you missed out on that one item that you really wanted?
Because if so, here's your chance to get your hands on it.
From now on, you can either go for what is left on the grid
or you can try to steal a lot.
But, pickers, be warned, if you choose to steal from another team,
they will get to choose which category your quizzer must face.
OK, team one, Jackie.
-Do you want to pick or steal?
-I think I'll pick the screen, please.
Pick the screen.
Landmarks or historical figures, Jenny?
On The Origin Of The Species was published by
which renowned scientist in 1859?
-Darwin, Charles Darwin, correct.
The screen is yours.
Elaine, pick or steal?
I think I'm going to steal the book, please.
Ooh. Right, Jenny and Jackie, you now have to pick a category
that you think Stephen is going to have difficulty with.
Stephen, in which decade was the first
World Championship Formula One race held?
Oh, incorrect, it's the '50s.
Jenny and Jackie, you keep the book.
Paula, are you picking or stealing?
I would like to steal the studs, please.
Steal the studs.
Stephen and Elaine, that's in your collection,
so which category would you like to give Ray?
Landmarks. Ray, here's your question.
Commissioned by Ivan the Terrible,
in which city is Saint Basil's Cathedral?
I'll have a guess at Moscow.
-Correct, it is Moscow.
-The studs are yours.
-That's my boy.
-OK, they've been stolen from Stephen and Elaine.
Team one, pick or steal?
I'd like to steal the locket, please.
Oh, steal the locket from Ray and Paula.
-Ray and Paula, what question
-do you want Jenny to have problems with?
Yes. Formula One.
Formula One? Oh, dear, she doesn't look happy.
Here we go, Jenny.
The Albert Park Formula One race circuit is in which country?
-Oh, bad luck - Australia.
-Well done, Ray and Paula, the locket is still yours.
Yes. Elaine, pick or steal?
I think I'd like my studs back, please.
-What woman wouldn't want her studs back?
OK, Ray and Paula, what are you going to give Stephen?
-Yeah, historical figures.
The notorious expression, "Let them eat cake,"
is popularly attributed to which French queen?
-Marie Antoinette is correct.
-Well done, the studs are coming back to you.
Ray and Paula, pick or steal?
Can we steal the studs, please?
Oh, yes, how strange.
-You definitely can't.
Stephen and Elaine, pick a category for Ray.
-We'll go with historical figures as well.
Which Communist revolutionary
was the longest serving non-royal national leader of the 20th century?
-That's it, it's correct!
The studs are yours!
And that was the last pick or steal of this round.
So let's see how the collections are looking.
Jenny and Jackie have the book, the screen and the jacket.
Stephen and Elaine have the chairs and the tureen.
Ray and Paula have the locket, the vases, the studs and the plates.
OK, for one team, this is the end of the road,
and the team with the least valuable collection will now be eliminated.
So, David, who is leaving us now?
Teams, I can reveal that the pair leaving us first today is...
It's so tough, it's Jenny and Jackie.
-I'm sorry, you two.
Jenny and Jackie, before we say goodbye to you,
you would like to know the value of your collection, I'm sure.
So, David, you have the answers.
OK, now, the first object we're going to talk about here
is the screen.
Somebody - I'm not going to mention any names - actually broke it.
-Oh, it was me.
-It was Elaine!
-Having told us Stephen was the butterfingers!
What we have here is a Victorian fire screen.
Decorated fire screens took pride of place in the hearth
to lessen the heat in winter and cover the fireplace in summer.
Now, this particular fire screen is made of rich mahogany.
It has wool, floral work,
tapestry to the outer screen which then opens up
to reveal three more screens. With its rich detail,
excellent craftsmanship and overall uniqueness, it comes in at...
-Now, next up is the book and I think, Jenny and Jackie,
you both touched on the fact that - is it indeed a first edition?
That is vital. We know it is a first edition.
It's a fascinating topic.
You two did like it, you bagged it, it's worth £250.
And then, finally, from World War II,
this is a lovely uniform jacket.
Fern, this has a connection to you, doesn't it,
with your mum having one of these jackets at home?
Tell her from me that jacket should go straight online.
I'll sell it for her, because it's worth £500.
Very well chosen.
So a total collection, a whopping and a really respectable £870.
Well, Jenny and Jackie,
thank you very much for playing For What It's Worth.
And also the unclaimed items in the grid
are now leaving the game as well.
So let's quickly find out from David
what they're worth and if the top lot is still in the game.
-Right, well, here we go.
We're going to start with this boxed toy.
Now, Paula, you were the only person in the room who remembered this.
This, Paula, is a 1950s shooting game
based on the 1950s American Western drama Wagon Train.
And it was enormously popular in its day.
One episode of Wagon Train made history in the UK
by becoming the most watched TV programme of the decade.
Unbelievable - you've just thrown away 20 quid.
Hey! We were right.
Very well done. The next one,
there's only one team that can pronounce the name of this bowl.
Elaine, it's over to you.
And where does it come from?
-Wemyss in Fife.
It is a Scottish bowl.
A favourite of collectors, and pieces of this bright, cheerful,
handmade Scottish ceramic have sold for a pretty penny in auction.
Damage to Wemyss pieces doesn't really decrease their value
and, as you might have noticed, our piece here has a hairline fracture.
In fact, that's why I think nobody actually was chasing it.
So its value is...
So another good one to throw away.
We now move onto the chest of drawers,
dating back to around the late 18th century.
If furniture is Georgian or later,
you'll often find it is made out of mahogany,
and this piece is no exception.
You can see from the front of the drawers they are curved,
giving rise to the name bow-fronted,
and it's a really interesting and difficult feature to get,
I've got to tell you. Nobody spotted that the drawers are original,
nobody spotted that flame mahogany is absolutely wonderful,
the slide is rare.
These things are drop-dead gorgeous and I really would give
more than my back teeth for them.
I'll tell you how much money I would pay for these...
-You've given away the top lot.
Sitting there so quietly.
Nobody mentioned them.
But, hang on, has the bottom lot not gone?
-It's still there.
-So someone has got the bottom lot.
Teams, you now have one last chance to pick our expert's brains.
So which lot do you need to know more about?
-I think we'd like to know a bit more about the chairs, please.
Tall-backed, ornate, cane chair designs hark back to one era -
the Carolean style of the late 17th-century Restoration.
But, Elaine, do these chairs look 400 years old?
I don't think so.
No, they don't, because they are not.
These were produced in the early 20th century,
perhaps in homage, really,
to the Carolean style. But don't let the date fool you.
These chairs have been reproduced throughout history
and this style of seat is in demand regardless of when it was crafted.
So, are they tempting you, Elaine?
That is the question. What do you think they're worth?
You have a little think about that.
Ray and Paula, what would you like to know more about?
Yes, can we try the plates, please?
You were really keen for these plates, and you have them.
So here we have a pair, two imposing meat plates.
Dating from the late 19th century,
they are blue and white transfer-printed earthenware.
You noticed that there are some cracks in them
and the glaze is cracked also.
However, retro kitchenware has become increasingly popular
and these could easily find a good home in many households.
It's now time for our final round and at the end of it,
we'll have our winners.
In this round, I'll show you a category and 12 possible answers.
Nine are correct, three are not.
As it is the final round, both quizzers and pickers will play.
Pick a wrong answer and your opponents will be able
to steal a lot from your collection.
We will play three questions in total.
The pair with the most valuable collection can choose to go
first or second, so David, who is that?
The team who currently has the most valuable collection is...
It's Stephen and Elaine, well done.
Oh, Stephen and Elaine.
OK, the first question is...
You're looking for the names of any of the 88 modern constellations
visible in our night sky.
Would you like to play first or second?
I think we'll play first, please.
First, OK. Here are the answers.
Stephen, give me an answer.
Yes, it's correct, it's Latin for "the archer", of course.
Ray, give me an answer.
Yes, correct, Latin for Scorpion.
Yeah, that's correct, Latin for virgin.
Correct, it's in the shape of an M or a W,
depending on where you are that night.
Stephen, give me an answer.
Correct, named after the winged horse.
Yes, Latin for wolf.
Oh, it's actually a Roman emperor.
Oh, bad luck.
Right. Let's have a look where the other wrong ones were.
Reepicheep - he's that little mouse in the Narnia Chronicles.
And Largo is a musical instruction meaning slow.
Well, Ray and Paula, this gets interesting.
This is where you steal something from Stephen and Elaine.
What would you like? The chairs or the tureen?
-The tureen, it's yours.
That hurts, doesn't it, Stephen and Elaine?
Right, and the next question is for Ray and Paula and here it is.
You need to find the names of authors who have won
the Man Booker Prize, or the Booker-McConnell Prize,
as it was formerly known.
Ray and Paula, first or second on this one?
-We'll go first.
Go first. Let's have a look at the answers.
Ray, give me a right answer.
Did he win the Booker Prize?
Yes, he did. 1981 for Midnight's Children.
Well done. Stephen.
Yes. First person to win it twice
with Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies. Paula.
Correct. 1986, The Old Devils.
Correct, she won in 2000 with Blind Assassin.
Correct. 1989, The Remains Of The Day.
Correct. Life Of Pi, 2002.
Correct. 1971, In A Free State.
Oh, it's getting a bit woof, isn't it?
Elaine, we have two right and three wrong now.
I don't really like those odds.
I'll go with Ian McEwan.
Correct. Amsterdam, 1998.
One right answer left, Ray.
Where are you going?
I'll try Conan Doyle.
Arthur Conan Doyle.
The writer of Sherlock Holmes, but he never won the Booker Prize.
Let's have a look at the other wrong answers.
Who didn't win?
Ah, Jane Austen and JRR Tolkien.
But William Golding did.
Well, Stephen and Elaine.
-What would you like to steal from Ray and Paula?
I think, given that we lost the tureen and we had
the most valuable collection,
it would make sense to take the tureen back.
Tureen, please. Yes.
It on its way.
-Well done. Stephen and Elaine, this is your question,
the final question in this round, and it is...
So you're looking for any of the things Maria lists as her
favourite things in the song from the 1965 film The Sound Of Music.
Would you like to go first or second?
-We'll go first again on this one.
First it is. OK, here are the answers.
Stephen, give me an answer.
Brown paper packages.
Brown paper packages.
Of course. Especially when they are tied up with strings.
Of course. Ray.
Whiskers on kittens.
Whiskers on kittens.
Oh, yes, that's a good one.
-Bright copper kettles.
Bright copper kettles.
Yes, correct. Paula?
Warm woollen mittens.
Warm woollen mittens.
Yes, that's correct.
Crisp apple strudels.
Crisp apple strudels.
That's correct. Well done.
Schnitzel with noodles.
Schnitzel with noodles.
Oh, there are raindrops on roses but no rose petals.
The other incorrect ones are...
White fluffy poodles and bonnets with laces.
This could be the pick of the game.
Ray and Paula, what are you going to steal, the tureen or the chairs?
I think we'll have that tureen, then.
You'll have the tureen.
Get that tureen into your collection and there it is.
That is it, your collections are now complete and will determine
which team is victorious.
So, David, who are today's winners?
What a scrap, but Fern,
I can reveal that the team with the most valuable collection
and therefore winners of today's show are...
-It's Ray and Paula.
-That tureen that did it.
Stephen and Elaine, you've been left with the chairs.
I know you want to find out how much they are worth, don't you?
-They are delicious.
Gorgeous condition, great style, super quality and well chosen.
They should be worth more, but I think in today's market
they are worth £800.
So well done.
Stephen and Elaine, thank you for playing For What It's Worth.
Thank you very much.
Well done, Ray and Paula.
You are today's winners. You played the game perfectly.
All that remains now is for you to decide which of these items
you want to take through to the final.
And remember - the bottom lot is there.
Well, personally... I mean, I like the studs but I think,
because that tureen made so much difference to theirs...
-I think the tureen.
Yeah, we'll go with the tureen, then, please.
Final answer, you're picking the tureen.
Well, before we tell you what your tureen is worth,
David will tell you what you haven't won.
Ray and Paula, I can't believe it, you were desperate for this locket.
So have you made a mistake?
Guys, here we have a Victorian sterling silver
locket and collar
dating from circa 1880.
The solidity and shapes of the collar are representative of
industrial development during the Victorian era
and the stripped-back design of the locket is exemplary.
You've just chucked away £200.
Right, moving on,
this is a pair of Japanese standing vases
dating from the early 19th century, Paula.
These vases embody the eastern principal of chi.
Chi literally translates as "breath" or "air"
and is a major characteristic in many Oriental cultures.
They were likely meant to be placed at the entrance of the dining room,
presumably in the hope of encouraging a peaceful family meal.
Good luck with that one!
But how many chis will they generate?
I shall tell you.
-Quite a lump of money.
-I liked those.
-Now, then, there was such a battle over these studs.
We know that they are 18-carat gold, they are in their original box,
they've got everything going for them.
The market adores these things.
They are small and they are high value.
The value today, a whopping £600.
Right, we have two lots remaining -
your tureen and the plates.
One of these lots, quite obviously, is the worthless lot.
These meat plates, they are genuine antiques, they are 19th century,
there are no markings on the back,
so it dates them to pre-1891 or there about.
They are lovely decorative things, which makes them worth,
in today's market, in a decent auction...
So, Ray and Paula, you have won the value of the tureen,
but can we tempt you to swap it for the mystery lot,
which could be worth even more?
Well, here is your lot, Ray and Paula.
As things stand, you have won its worth in cash.
Now, you may be confident that you've chosen something
that is worth a great deal of money.
But before we tell you its value,
David is going to tempt you with today's mystery lot.
My gosh, OK, only I know what is beneath this cloth
and I've got to tell you, guys,
it sends shivers up the back my spine.
We have a little bit of magic.
It's an original script from the very first film in the famous
Harry Potter series, Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone.
This is the title that was used in some countries, although in the UK
we know it simply as Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone.
Accompanied with that all-important certificate of authenticity,
this script has been signed by members of the cast and crew,
including director Chris Columbus and actors Rupert Grint,
Emma Watson, and the boy wizard himself, Daniel Radcliffe.
Now, keep in mind the chair JK Rowling used when writing the novel
on which this film is based recently sold in auction
for a whopping £278,000.
It does give you an idea of how Harry Potter memorabilia
can cast a spell over the collectables market.
Is it bewitching to you?
What do you think it is worth?
Oh, that is a good question.
I mean, I know these things go for a real lot of money.
I like that.
I mean, it's a massive movie,
a massive movie franchise as well, so...
I like this as well, though.
It's very tempting, isn't it?
It is very tempting.
What do you think? Will we go for that?
-I think that could be the top.
So, final answer is go with the mystery lot,
the Harry Potter script.
OK. First of all,
tell us what they've thrown away with this tureen.
What we're looking at here is an old Sheffield plate-silver soup tureen.
It is a piece of Regency tableware dating from between 1810 and 1820.
It isn't solid silver.
Being Sheffield plate,
which is pretty rare and particularly rare in that condition,
I've got to tell you,
because Sheffield plate, when polished,
does something that we refer to as bleeds -
copper comes through.
There is no copper there.
This thing is immaculate.
You rated it, and rightly so,
because the value of that silver-plated object...
Oh, can we change our minds?
Your eye was in and you chose a good piece there,
so let's hope that your eye is still in when we look at this script.
Right, completely poles apart.
A real antique full of quality and desirability in the antique market,
something altogether different.
It's just paper, it's just signatures,
but it taps into exactly what you were talking about,
that big movie.
The film itself was Oscar and Bafta-nominated and made over
a quarter of a billion dollars.
So the value, the amount of money you have won...
Still, I'm happy with that.
-Oh, bless your heart.
Well done, though. Seriously, well done.
So today, Ray and Paula, you are going home with £550.
David, thank you so much for lending us all your expertise, as ever,
and thank you, of course, for watching.
We look forward to seeing you again soon when more teams will be trying
to spot the lot to win the lot on For What It's Worth.
I'll see you next time. Goodbye for now.
Really well done. Very well done.
David Harper assists Fern Britton, giving his expert insight into the wonderful world of antiques and collectibles as the three pairs of contestants answer general knowledge questions, hoping for the chance to add antiques to their collections and win the game.