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'Tim Wonnacott, this is BBC Daytime.
'Your mission is to assemble a crack team of contestants and experts
'and present this episode of Bargain Hunt.
'Should you accept this mission, your time will begin now.'
Oh, I'd better get cracking then, hadn't I?
Let's go Bargain Hunting!
Hello! Welcome to the International Art and Antiques Fair
here at Ardingly in West Sussex.
We've got a fair full of stalls.
We've got stalls full of antiques.
And we've got two teams happy to take on the Bargain Hunt challenge.
To complete their missions, they'll need expert back-up.
For the reds, special agent Catherine Southon.
For the blues, special agent Anita Manning.
Each team is to secure three items.
Both will have a £300 budget at their disposal.
The mission must be completed in one hour.
Is it the start of a Cold War within the red team?
Donna thinks husband Andy is hijacking the operation.
My God, this is the fastest he's moved all day!
Cos he's getting his own way!
-Are you happy?
-No. I'm not. But there you go.
Blue team Tony and Leanne are mixing romance with duty
and spy an opportunity to go undercover.
He's a blues man!
Who does he think he is - me?
At the auction, will it be a case of "He who dares wins"?
Let's rendezvous with our teams.
Welcome to Bargain Hunt. Lovely to see you. Now,
-Donna, how long have you been married?
-For nine years,
-but we've been together for about 14.
-Who's counting, though?
-Me, every day!
-Where did you meet?
-We met at work.
-Matthew, you're still working together?
-We formed our own company three years ago.
We still work together, but I work in the office and Donna works at home.
-Really. So there is a split in roles here.
-Yes. We're partners in the business
but we have more to talk about if we work separately during the day!
-You have a particular reason for wanting to get Matthew on Bargain Hunt?
As will become clear, my husband's an expert on pretty much everything!
-So it'll be interesting for him to share his expertise(!)
Not least of all because it's a family story
about the fact he had a cream jug, in the shape of a cow,
known to us as "the vomiting cow"
which Matthew insisted to everybody was a family heirloom.
-Until his mother revealed it was a free gift from the Milk Marketing Board!
-I thought it was lovely. It was lovely anyway.
-So he's a bit of a blag artist?
-No, no. Yes!
-Just a bit.
-Just a bit. Ooh, look at that.
If looks could kill!
We very much look forward to your performance today on Bargain Hunt.
Now for the blues. Tony, how did you two meet?
It all started with a sagging archway!
I beg your pardon?
-She had a sagging archway in her lounge.
-Fine. A structural problem.
Yes, structural, definitely.
The job took some time to complete, I believe?
Yes, I had to make many site visits!
Lots of site visits.
You've got quite an unusual surname?
Yes, it's Santo, which is Hungarian.
-Do you know what it means?
-Not a clue, no.
Our researcher say on the web it says it's a ploughman, tiller, in Hungarian.
-It's a name that was given to farmers.
-Are you from an agricultural background?
-Not at all!
This is going very well, isn't it?
What exactly do you collect?
I collect Salvador Dali-emulated ornaments
but I also collect tattoos.
How many of those have you got?
I've got about nine or ten.
Yeah. It's growing.
From where to where?
From my feet, all the way up to my shoulders. And arms.
What is it about tattoos?
I love the artwork.
I don't particularly enjoy the pain!
-Even so, it's quite addictive.
-How do you think you'll get on today?
-We'll be fine, though she's a bit bossy.
We'll choose one item each and let Anita choose the other.
OK. You've got your strategy, brilliant.
Now, however, is the money moment.
Here is £300.
-Ready for this, Donna?
Ready and raring to go!
You know the rules. Your experts await.
Off you go and very, very good luck.
Tattoos? Yes, please!
Have you got any ideas about what you want to buy?
Probably some silver, maybe some jewellery.
-Maybe some boxes, or something.
Buy low, sell high. Probably more profit to be made on low-cost items.
-Let's get to it.
-It's all there!
Let's have fun.
-Come on, let's start here.
-Let's do it.
-All I can say is this time goes so quickly.
Is it for a short person?
-It's a choir master's...eh, stick.
-Oh, is it?
A baton thing.
-It's quite nice.
-I really like it.
-This is ebony.
And these are silver, and we have three sections here
-of highly embossed silver.
-What year are we talking?
I think there is a year on it. 1900.
-What we've got is a nice item, over 100 years old.
It's in good condition.
It's hallmarked silver.
-Would you sell that for 100?
-110 and it's yours.
-You look like a lovely man.
-I know, I am!
This is what you call a two-pronged attack!
It's lovely. Now, this is their first buy.
-This is their first buy.
-We can't blow our budget.
For 110. You didn't hear me the first time!
-Let's go for it.
-I think we should.
-You think so?
-We should make our first purchase.
-From this lovely gentleman.
It was lovely of you. Thank you.
What do we know about it?
"Birmingham, 1909. Silver christening mug with gilded interior."
-Gorgeous. Terribly county.
It's nice because there's nothing on it to say - there's no name on it, which is nice.
That would be exactly the sort of thing that my ma would put in her silver cupboard.
There's also a market for it with people buying things as gifts.
It's an obvious gift, a christening mug,
-from a godparent so there's a market for it.
It's, I think, very pricey.
-Well, obviously! I daresay this charming lady will help us out with that.
Would you mind?
My very best would be 90. So probably...
I can see that at auction, honestly, with an estimate of 60 to £80.
What do you think, Donna?
I really like it. I'm not sure we're going to make anything on it at auction.
-I really like it.
-He's terribly excited. He's getting all jittery!
It's charming. Somebody with money in their pocket, desperate for a christening present.
I love the decoration round the handle.
OK. Yes, we will.
-Are you sure?
-Right. First item in the bag. Well done.
I think Matthew's a man who likes to get his own way, don't you?
-What's over there?
-Do you want to look at the silver?
Right, Anita, what's next for your lot?
See anything you like in the case?
How much is your silver pencil?
That's £40, that one.
This is a Victorian silver pencil.
-A propelling pencil.
You turn that and the lead comes out.
Oh, look, we've got an inscription.
To Mr A.Brown, from members of the Burns' Club!
These are quite popular collectables.
-I like that, actually.
-Do you like it?
-What's that in the end? Is it glass?
-I thought it was a citrine,
but I'm not quite sure. It's a coloured glass. It's quite pretty.
It's interesting. I take pencils on my job.
-He's a structural engineer.
-You're a structural engineer?
-Ever used one like this?
-Not like that!
-Tell me what you think.
Yes. Probably a lot heavier than ones we use now.
-Does it have a nice feel to it?
-It does, actually. It rests well.
-Best on that is 30 quid.
-Could you go to 20?
I can't, no. That's half price. It was 40, honestly, yesterday. 40 and 50.
That's why we've asked 30 today.
-Yeah. 25? It's not...
-That's all right. Go on.
-What do you think, guys?
-I think that's...
-Go for it.
-Thank you, sir.
30 minutes in and the blues have two buys.
We had a wee bit of a slow start,
took them a wee bit to get focused,
but we've got two items, two pieces of silver, nice.
They have quite a good eye. I'm happy with them.
-Do you think it's hideous?
On the red team, however, Catherine's getting worried.
I'm very concerned about the time. We have about half an hour.
-We are really struggling now.
-We need to run.
Right. Let's run.
We've had over half an hour and it's actually a bit tricky.
I thought it would go more smoothly this morning.
Matthew's all over the place, wants to look at everything.
But Donna's a bit more... She knows what she wants, something a bit special.
I think we're going to struggle to try and find it.
But we'll try!
Poor old Catherine!
I think you need something to lift your spirits, old girl.
And I've found just the right thing.
Gosh, how life has changed over the last 100 years.
Cos if you went to the races around 1896,
and you were smart,
you might well have travelled with one of these.
It's a flagon.
A flagon particularly for whiskey
cos it says whiskey on the front,
which would indicate that you'd have more than one of these
in your picnic set.
In fact, you might have three or four.
One, perhaps, saying gin or brandy.
Gosh, what an alcoholic lot they were!
What I love is the mixture of components.
Here we've got a high quality solid silver top.
It's hallmarked Birmingham 1896.
Even the very top of the cork or bung
has got a terminal in the form of a lucky horseshoe.
Great if you're horse racing.
And what's so clever about this jug
is that it's actually moulded as if it were a piece of basket.
Look at this interweaved basket work running round the outside.
And this bunched handle.
Clever, isn't it? Even cleverer
when you consider that it was originally fitted into a travelling basket.
What would a quality object like this cost you in a fair today?
Well, the price down the road is £75.
I think I'll have a dram to celebrate!
Now, from one little Scotch to another!
Right, guys, we've spent £135 which is not too bad.
-We've got 35 minutes left, so we're doing well there.
You are absolutely wonderful!
-I think we should have a walk down that way.
-Let's have a look.
-Not as easy as it looks, is it?
-No, it really isn't.
He's a blues man!
This is really difficult!
-Yeah, why not?
You know about medals, don't you?
Yes, I do. Yes.
1939-45 Star. France and Germany Star,
Africa Star, Italy Star.
That would normally go with the War and Defence Medals.
-We're wasting time, aren't we?
-That's a fiver.
That's 15 quid. That's a tenner.
And that's about £7.50.
Well, if we can get them all for a fiver, then...
-Bunch of stars?
-15 and I'll pay you in cash.
-Go on, then.
I'm going to take it all back, what I said.
-In an auction...
-You didn't even ask us!
-Welcome to my world!
-You said if I get them for a fiver.
Yes, a fiver! I was joking. £15 and we're done and dusted!
-It's not going to be... It's going to be a generalist sale.
That's fun. The reason that I plumped for these is they're just...
-I don't know how you put up with him!
-..justify my actions!
-The quickest purchase in Bargain Hunt history!
-You're bullying me.
-Are we worrying you?
-No, you're bullying me.
-You're supposed to be the medal expert.
-But you're worried.
-I'm worried that you don't love them.
-Did you expect us to get excited?
-I thought you might.
-Shall we go over this way?
So Matthew's got his own way again.
Will the ladies even get a look in?
-I can see us running out of time.
-We're running out of time.
-We have to move on. Have you found something?
Matthew, you're walking around like we've got all the time in the world.
The thing is, if you don't look at things, you can't see them. I was trying to...
Has it got the end piece? Very nice. How much is on that?
-At auction it's 30 to 50.
-Got a cover, though.
It's got the... That's quite nice. A red Morocco leather outer case.
Probably late 19th century.
-It's not signed.
-I don't think it's signed.
Nice condition. Really nice that it's got its outer case.
-How much is the little telescope?
-I thought it had £60 on it.
-What's your very, very best price on that?
-It is 50. I'm sorry. That's all I can do.
-I don't think we'll be able to...
-What's the best price?
-If we could get it for 40, we'd be in with a chance.
Well... I bought one of these for more than that.
I bought one recently without the case.
Not in as nice condition as this
-Better condition. Got the case.
-The case is very important.
-How many pieces are we allowed to buy?
-Have you not read the rules of this programme?
-We've already got two pieces.
-For our final piece I'd rather find something with more...
-A bit more oomph.
Can you let that telescope go?
-You know this lovely telescope?
-Of which I'm extremely fond.
-Isn't it lovely?
-I've got the sea in my blood.
-I know what's coming.
-What do you think?
-Oh, I thought I had, um... The best I can do is 50.
I'm sorry, but that is £15 off.
No, I'm not saying you're not being generous cos I think you're very generous.
Actually, I have marked it down. I had 80 on it.
My only difficulty is I need you to be more generous!
-I'm afraid I can't, though.
-No, I know.
-Can you see through it?
-You can. It's beautiful.
It's beautiful. It's beautifully made. It makes me feel happy.
£50 isn't too bad for all that!
I believe you. It's them I've got to convince!
Give me a couple of minutes.
Meanwhile, the blues have found
a letter holder.
-What do you think of that?
-It's different, isn't it?
-What age do you think it is?
-It's, um, 19th century.
It's quite a sweet thing.
With a black lacquered finish here.
-It seems in quite good condition.
-It's in good condition.
Has it got mother-of-pearl in it?
This is like mother-of-pearl, it won't actually be mother-of-pearl.
But it's that sort of finish.
And this is a transferred print here. It's not hand painted.
But it's quite a nice object.
-I quite like that, actually.
-Tell me what you think.
-It's quite a cute picture, isn't it?
-You've got a wee girl, haven't you?
Yeah. What sort of price do you think we should try and get it for?
It's a little book that you would keep your letters in.
-Shall I see what I can do?
-See what you can do.
-I've got 75 on it, have I?
-You've got 70 on it.
Oh. 70. Sorry.
-What's your best on it?
We were hoping more towards sort of 40.
Um, 50. I'll do 50.
How about 45?
How about 50!
It's our last item. Go on, 45.
We need to leave a couple of pounds for Anita to get us something.
Oh, go on, then. Seeing as it's Anita!
-What do you think?
-Yeah. Let's go for it.
-What do you think?
-Yes, well done.
-It's a very pretty thing.
-I think we should.
-It's a wee bit unusual, a wee bit different.
-It'll go with the pencil!
-Yes, well done.
-Good bit of bartering!
Perfume atomiser? £25.
-They're always 20 to £30.
-I can't see a thing through it!
-Do you want your telescope?
-It is a telescope!
-Do you want to get your telescope?
-No, no, no. I like this.
-That or the telescope? One minute.
-It's up to my wife. Darling.
-We'll go for the telescope.
-The £50 telescope?
-Are you sure?
-Are you sure?
-20 seconds left to buy a telescope!
-Oh, my word!
-We'll take it.
-We've got to run. Thank you very much.
Oh, my God, this is the fastest he's moved all day!
Yes, cos he's getting his own way!
-That lady there.
-Can you do 45?
I've got one minute. If you let me have it for 45, I'll pay cash.
-Five seconds left!
I've really got to stick at 50. Sorry.
-50. Go for it.
-OK, you've got your 50. Thank you very much.
-Are you happy?
-No, I'm not. But there you go.
-Are you not?
-You've had your way on three items.
That's completely not true!
Donna's not a happy shopper! But the time's up.
Now our teams must hand over their left-over lolly
and their experts will hunt them down a bonus bargain buy.
First, let's remind ourselves what the red team have bought.
Matthew bought the christening cup for 85.
Matthew found the medals for £15.
And guess who bought the telescope for 50?
-So, Matthew, Donna, that was fun, wasn't it?
It was fun for Matthew, actually,
-not much fun for you girls, right?
There are two women folk here, Matthew,
who are somewhat what they call "P.O" with you!
-Do you know what P.O stands for?
Think about it. Seriously, you did get your way, though, didn't you?
The third one was a choice my wife had to make between an atomiser and a telescope.
She chose the telescope. The fact I liked it is neither here nor there.
-It was your piece. You selected it.
-Who found it?
-See what I mean? This has been a happy experience so far.
Let me make this quite clear. You spent £150 there, right? That means
£150 of left-over lolly, please.
-Thank you, Donna.
-There you go.
Very good. £150. That is quite a lot of cash, isn't it?
It's a big wodge, isn't it?
So you're going to get blown up the fairground now, Catherine,
and put your spinnaker up, love!
As you heard, Matthew was awful in that whole experience,
-so I'm going to buy something for the ladies.
There will be a balancing of power in all this. Good luck, Catherine.
Meanwhile, let's check out what the blues have bought.
Tony and Leanne grabbed the conductor's baton for £110.
They were drawn to the propelling pencil for £25.
And they finished with a Victorian correspondence folder for 45.
So, you two lovebirds...
So calm and collected!
And loving with one another, holding hands and everything. Was it fun?
-What's your favourite piece?
-Probably the pencil.
-The conductor's baton is my favourite.
-Right. Will it bring the biggest profit?
-I think the pencil will.
-I totally agree.
-How much did you spend all round?
-We spent 180.
You spent 180 so I would like £120 of left-over lolly, please.
Thank you. Look, nicely prepared.
Straight across. Anita, £120 is worth trotting off with, isn't it?
It's a good amount of money. There's so much stuff out there.
I don't know what I'm going to settle on.
No, quite! The mind boggles, Anita! Very good luck.
Anyway, for the rest of us, we're going to mosey on off to Chiswick.
This is Chiswick House in west London,
one of the finest Palladian houses in the country.
The house was built 300 years ago
by Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington.
Richard Boyle was typical of his aristocratic class,
being a visitor to Italy on his Grand Tour.
There he befriended William Kent
and they became sincere friends
and in fact were nearly inseparable for the next 29 years.
Burlington had the money and the interest,
Kent had an incredible vision and ability as a designer.
A lot of this is symbolised for us today at Chiswick
in this pair of tables.
The marble tops were acquired by Burlington in Rome,
and have been inlaid in a delicious array of multi-coloured stones.
Now, this is called "pietra dura", translating literally as "hard stones".
Just look at the number of pieces and the quality of the inlay
and the colours of the specimen stones themselves.
All contained by a Greek key fret patterned outer border
which has been inlaid with this lovely yellow marble, called Siena.
The table tops were shipped back to Britain
and then Burlington had a problem.
What did you support them on?
William Kent came up with the solution
in an entirely original and wonderful way.
Because what he's done here
is to incorporate some classical elements.
We've got these out-set figures
of rather busty ladies called Nereids
that form the outer corners.
In the middle we've got a mask of Neptune
with his watery flowing beard
cascading over the back of a cherub.
The bottom stretcher is adorned with a kind of double Venus shell.
So there's lots of classical symbolism here.
The whole thing comes together as a pier table.
These pier tables were specifically made
to go on the blank of wall on piers,
the space between doorways and windows
and therefore fit here most perfectly.
By a curious quirk of fate,
when the house was let at the end of the 19th century,
they were acquired by the Marquis of Bute who took them to Scotland
to his house Mount Stuart, where they remained
until the Bute family decided to sell them in the mid-1990s.
When they came on the market, by some miracle,
English Heritage were able to buy them
and have replaced them in exactly the spot where they were intended.
And what did they cost?
A cool £830,000-odd,
which together with the buyer's premium would have amounted to a million.
Wow! The big question is today, of course,
which of our teams at the auction want to be a millionaire?
40, now. 45.
At the back there.
Wisborough Green is our destination today.
Bellmans sale room with the chief down here, Jonathan Pratt.
-Thanks for having us.
Matthew and Donna, the reds, have gone with this christening cup.
Well... You know.
-A one-armed christening cup!
-Why? I suppose it looks like a trophy.
-I wouldn't have thought that's what it originally was, though.
-But it's the shape.
It might help it. You never can tell with odd-ball things.
-It's certainly an odd-ball shape.
-Nice quality. Edwardian.
That's my problem with it. You can't do anything about a rub mark.
-No. But it's not inscribed.
-That's a good thing.
-I'm positive, you see. It's good cop, bad cop going on!
-Be positive with your estimate!
-40 to £60.
-Not good enough! £85.
-Let's you down at the last fence.
-Build you up!
-Builds you up and straight down!
There we go. 40 to 60. Paid 85.
I agree they'll be lucky to get 85. We'll see.
Next, these campaign medals.
Only bits and pieces. It's not a whole trio or set or anything.
I'm not sure what you'd do with them apart from bung them in the dressing-up box.
They're not associated with a hero or anyone, just a period of time.
So, how much do you think for the four?
-A fiver each?
-A fiver each. 20 to £30.
They paid 15. They paid the right price.
Lastly is the little pocket telescope.
I suppose if you're a small general or in charge of a tiny ship,
it would suit the part, really!
It's in nice condition. That's one thing, it's in nice condition.
-It's got its original cylinder box.
-Which is rather good, isn't it?
-All together and ready to go.
40 to £60, I've put on it.
£50, they paid. They always do well, don't they? If they're in good nick.
Overall, I think they should be just about all right.
They might need their bonus buy. Let's have a look.
Matthew and Donna, you gave £150 to Catherine for your bonus buy.
What did she spend it on?
-There we are.
-My granny had some of those.
-Did she now?
-In a little velvet bag.
-Did she now?
I did buy you a pair of opera glasses. I wanted to get you something very special
-because we were a bit left out, going round the fair.
It was all Matthew. It was very much male-dominated.
-Don't worry, I didn't pay £150 for them.
-How much did you pay?
-I paid only a mere £28.
They have this lovely telescopic handle, which I'll pull.
There we are.
-I think quite a nice colour mother-of-pearl.
-That is pretty.
-They don't really excite you. I can tell.
-I think they're lovely!
-How saleable do you think they are?
-They are saleable.
I would like to see them at auction at 30 to £40.
-Anyway, you pick it after the sale of your first three items.
For viewers at home, let's see what the auction thinks about Catherine's opera glasses.
Well, continuing the optic theme,
which is what you'd expect from Catherine cos she's a wizard on all these instruments,
-we come up with these really, really nice opera glasses.
-Do you think?
-It's nice to have this sort of little arm to help carry them.
-You often don't.
That's a nice touch.
A mother-of-pearl veneer on it. Very nice. I have seen better,
but they tend to make a lot of money, with gilt and with enamel on and all that.
And a fancy box. The lovely leather case makes a difference.
-How much, then?
-I'd put 20 to £30.
-Is that all?
She paid £28, so you're spot on with your estimate, actually.
I'm probably getting over-excited, which is fair enough.
If you can't get over-excited, it's a bad do!
Anyway, she's in the frame, which is great.
Thank you very much. Now, that's it for the reds.
And now the blues. First, something completely different.
We start off now with a conductor's baton. Do you rate that?
-Frankly, as much as I really like it...
Do you know, once, there was a point in time
where I quite liked the idea of being a conductor myself.
-Did you practise?
-I had a knitting needle with a cork! But
the argument is, who's going to want it?
-So I've gone with a more realistic estimate of 50 to £70.
-50 to 70.
-They paid 110.
A silver propelling pencil.
That's quite a nice example.
Yeah, absolutely. It's a thing where you open it up and expect to see SM, Sampson Mordan,
the people that made all those novelties we see.
But they started off making pencils.
-It's not by them.
Thanks for that.
-But if it were, that's exactly how they'd produce it. And they did them in gold.
-20 to £30.
-They paid £25. So that's spot on. I don't think they'll be too up or down on that. Fine.
And lastly, the papier-mache correspondence folder -
which has to have an image of one of the gloomiest-looking children I ever did see!
-That child's not happy!
-A bit of mother-of-pearl and gilding.
-Very much in that sort of vein. Very nice. I suppose...
-How much, then?
-I'd put 25 to £35.
-£45 paid. And they'll have the choice of the bonus buy. Let's have a look at it.
Leanne and Tony.
-You spent £180.
-You gave Anita Manning £120.
She's been out. She's bought big, probably blown the lot!
I'll hold it. Anita, reveal your purchase, darling.
-Isn't that the sweetest thing you ever did see in all your life?
Tell us about it, Anita.
It's a delightful little oak child's settle.
It's very simple, it's very straightforward,
but I think we have a little quality there and a lot of charm.
-What do you think?
-I think it's brilliant.
-I like it.
How old is it?
I'd say maybe from the 1930s, maybe '40s.
How much did you pay for it?
-I paid £45.
-That's not bad.
What do you think it might make?
It could go up to £60.
Well done, Anita. Yet another success.
All you have to do is make a profit if you decide to take it.
For viewers at home, let's see what the auctioneer thinks about it.
I suppose miniature furniture, you'd describe it as?
-Well, it's small!
What would you do? Stick your dolly on it?
I suppose so. It's got that sort of potential, hasn't it?
The old-fashioned traditional nursery.
And stick some toys inside.
Children would love it. They'll sit on it and put their stuff in it
-and it'll be opened up 100 times a day!
-What will it bring in the sale?
-I think between 40 and £60.
Great. Anita paid £45. Very, very good stuff.
Anyway, good luck, Johnnie. Thank you very much.
Now, you two lovebirds, how confident are you feeling?
I think supremely is not putting it too strongly.
-Supremely confident we're going to have a good time.
What about the prediction of an upside? Reckon you'll be in profit at the end of the day?
-I think we won't lose a king's ransom!
-That's entirely fair.
Well, £150 is the ransom you potentially might lose.
Whether that's a king's or queen's remains to be seen.
First up is your christening cup.
A silver christening cup,
plain pedestal form.
Start me at £40 for this? £40 for the christening cup?
At 20. £20. I'll take two.
£20. Two, anyone? 22.
-30? 35, madam?
-We're up to 40 now. 45.
Shaking your head? £45. 50.
You're all shaking your heads! £50. Do I see five?
£50 on the right. At £50.
I'll take £50. I'll sell it for £50.
All done at 50? It's going. I'm selling. Last chance.
£50. Gentleman on my right.
-It was beautiful.
-You got a bargain.
-Could have been worse.
Four World War I campaign medals.
I've got £20 bid with me. At £20. I'll take two now.
-At £20. 22. 25.
28. 30. I've got 32.
-You know your medals.
Five, anywhere? I'll sell for £32. Commission bid against you all.
At £32, it's going. £32.
Plus 17. Biking it. Look out.
-Here's the telescope.
-Three-quarter refracting telescope
with Morocco leather case.
Start me at £40 for this. £40.
£40, someone? £20, then?
-Starting at 20.
Let's go up. £2 somewhere? 22.
Shaking your head. 35.
Same again. £35.
40, now? He's walked off. £35. 40 anywhere?
-I'll take 38 if you like.
£35. Gentleman seated back row there. At £35.
Any more, then? £35 and selling.
Minus £15 on that.
You had 18 before.
-Those two lots I'd have liked myself.
You are £33 down. What are you going to do about the mother-of-pearl opera glasses?
We have nothing to lose so we might as well have a go.
Minus 33 could be a winning score.
No, but Catherine's been so good to us.
I don't know about that - we've just made a loss!
-We want to have a go.
-It could be a bad call, but it would be churlish to refuse.
-Yes, it would be churlish.
-He said churlish.
We're going with the opera glasses for £28. Here they come.
A pair of plated and mother-of-pearl opera glasses.
Nice example, these. I've got £20 to start me. At £20. I'll take two.
Who'll bid me two? £20. Two, anyone?
£20. At £20. Don't do that to me - it's all gone quiet!
Someone bid. 22. 25.
Still with me at £25. Any more, then?
-I'm feeling a bad feeling.
At £25 and selling. All done. 25.
-It's only £3. Don't worry about it.
-It's minus three.
-They should have made profit.
36 overall. Minus 36 overall.
Frankly, that could be a winning score.
-Glad you found that so funny! No, it could be.
-It could, yes.
-Don't tell the blues a thing.
-Perish the thought!
-Now, Leanne and Tony.
-Do you know how the reds got on?
Right. First up is the conductor's baton. Here we go.
We have a silver-mounted and ebonised conductor's baton.
And I have interest. Start me at £80. I'm bid at £80.
Who'll bid me five? At £80. Five, anyone?
At £80. Do I hear five? At £80.
At £80. 85. 90. 95.
95. 100. £100 against you.
At £100 going, all done.
-That's minus £10.
-I'm pleased with that.
It's better than being 45, isn't it?
Anyway, here it comes. Here comes the propelling pencil.
Victorian silver propelling pencil.
I've got bids at £20. Straight in at 20. I'll take two.
-Two, anyone? It's £20.
22. 25. 28.
I have 30. 32, sir. Takes it away at 32. Do I see five?
32 on the left here. At 32.
Five, anyone? £32.
I'll sell at £32. Yours, sir. Going. £32.
Profit overall you're minus three.
But now, your fault, sweet pea.
Victorian papier-mache desk folder.
With a print of a healthy-looking young girl.
With mother-of-pearl corners.
Start me at £30.
Start me at 20?
£20 bid at the front here. £20. Two, anywhere? £20 here.
I'll take two. 25.
28 and 30.
£30 front row at 30. Two, anywhere?
-I'll take two.
It's £30 here. I'll take five.
No? £30 at the front then. At £30. Selling, all done.
£30. That's minus 15.
So overall you are minus 18.
£18 down the drain.
What do you want to do about the seat?
Box settle seat. Your bonus buy from her indoors?
-I think we'll do that.
-We'll go for it, yeah.
-Going to do that?
-May as well.
-You can't afford it, really.
The way Anita Manning plays these things!
-We're going to do it.
-Hope it's a blazing success!
A light oak miniature box settle.
Early 20th century. Nicely crafted, that one.
And I've got bids at £20. It's bid with me at £20.
22. 25. 28 and 30.
32. 35. 38 standing at the back.
We want a wee bit more.
At £38. At £38. 40, anywhere?
£45 it is. At £45.
-I'll sell it. Last chance, £45.
Overall, you are minus 18.
-But that could be a winning score.
Very easily be a winning score.
I'm not giving anything away until we meet in just two ticks!
-All grinning away.
-Been chatting to one another, have we?
Not about the extent of the disastrous losses that both teams have made?
I must have walked into the wrong room!
Sorry - have you been misleading each other?
I'm afraid it's a loss for both teams.
We don't have losers any more on Bargain Hunt. We simply have runners-up.
And the team with by far the major losses
-It's not a major loss at all,
it's only minus £36, which in the scale of this programme is nothing!
-Have you had a nice time, Donna?
-A lovely time, thank you.
We loved having you on the programme. You've been super contestants.
Thanks for joining us.
And all the kissing goes on!
But the victors, by a chalk, by only losing £18,
only losing £18, are Leanne and Tony. Well done for that.
You got a nice profit, Anita, on your propelling pencil. Good.
Apart from that, not a lot to write home about!
-But you had a good time?
We've loved your hair-do, I have to say!
It's been dazzling. Thank you very much for joining us!
Join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes? Yes!
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There is marital strife on the blue team in this edition of the antiques challenge, with one wife ready to bash the husband who is getting everything his own way; even expert Catherine Southon is ready to join the lynch mob. On the red team, romance is in the air and everyone is holding hands. Will Tim Wonnacott be presiding over a marriage or a divorce by the end of the show?