Philip Serrell and his red team find themselves up against Catherine Southon and two farmers' daughters. And Tim visits Bantock House Museum to see some gorgeous enamels.
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Today, on Bargain Hunt, we're scrapping the experts,
we're giving the teams a credit-crunching £20 to spend,
and they'll be wearing purple and yellow.
Ha-ha! Gotcha! Don't worry, it's business as usual.
So let's go bargain hunting.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
We've got a red team and a blue team
just gagging to get hold of £300
to spend here at the Oswestry antiques fair.
Let's have a quick butchers at what's coming up.
'These girls are in touch with their feminine side.'
-Look at that!
-I don't like that, my love.
-I like anything kinda...
'These girls are out of touch with decision making.'
-Maybe have a little think.
-Keep going and think about it.
Or shall we just...? Can we find the stall?
-You're so indecisive, ladies!
'How will it all end? Let's meet the teams.'
For the reds today, we've got friends Jo and Kirstin.
And for the blues, sisters Ann and Megan.
-Welcome to Bargain Hunt.
-How lovely to see you.
-How did you two chickens meet?
-We work with each other.
We work with adults with learning difficulties so we met through that.
-We've been best friends ever since.
-That can be a really testing job.
But you must see some pretty tough things.
-Stressful. Very stressful.
-So, Jo, what do you collect?
Betty Boop. Love Betty Boop.
-Betty Boop. Anything.
Tell us about Betty Boop.
Me nan's always called me Betty Boop. She still calls it me.
-Because she thinks you're pink and fluffy?
-I think so. Yeah.
Anyway, good luck, girls. Now the sisters.
-Are you quaking in your boots having heard that?
Oh, you are? That's good.
So, we've got a couple of farmer's daughters.
-We have. Yes.
-You grew up on the farm?
-We're two of six children.
-Megan, you delve into history.
-Yes. I like doing the family tree.
-How are you getting on?
-Pretty good. I've done my husband's family.
-Discovered anything bad about them?
-No, but with our own family.
-Your family's dodgy?
Somebody, quite a few years ago, was sent to Australia.
Most were sent for seven years but he was sent for 14.
He did double time in Australia? What did he do to get sent to Australia for 14 years?
-I think he stole some sheep or something.
Gosh. Anyway, now the money moment, right?
£300 apiece. There's your £300, darling.
You know the rules. Your experts await and off you go and very, very, very good luck.
Well, I don't know. This programme's looking up, you know.
On hand to help our teams today...
'They've got a job to help our teams buy three bargains in one hour with £300.
'The team that makes the most cash at auction wins.'
Got a plan, girls?
-Not really. We'll just see what catches our eye.
-We're going to go three lots of 50.
-You've got it all worked out!
You have 150, or thereabouts. We have 150, or thereabouts.
-I quite like silver.
-Why didn't you say that two minutes ago?
-Now she's told us she likes silver.
-I don't like silver.
This is going to go wonderfully(!)
'So, the shop is under way and Phil is getting the measure of his team.'
-That's girlie. I like that.
-That's cos you're a girl.
-I like that.
-This little case with the girlie things in.
-Look at that!
-Don't like that, my love.
-Cos it's girlie.
-I like anything kinda...
'Will Phil be forced to embrace his feminine side today?
'Look out, boy!'
-MAN: Frederick Rhead.
-So that's the father?
-Charlotte Rhead's father. It's beautiful quality.
MAN: It's typical Art Nouveau when you look at the floral designs.
That's what Frederick Rhead is going for.
The colours might be a bit...
-Not very exciting. I think it's a beautiful shape.
-I do, too.
-What is your very, very best?
-Very, very best?
We'd like to win this competition! I'd like to make a profit!
My very, very best. I'd do that at 75. That's £50 off.
-Do you really like it?
-I like the colour, actually.
-Will you do 60?
I can't. 75 is the lowest I can go. That's a £50 reduction.
-Maybe have another think.
-We'll go with what you say.
'Yeah. Best to have a think and reassess.
-Can you do 65 on it?
-I can't. Honestly. 75.
-I think 75 is too high.
-I'll do 70, and that is it.
We'll keep going and think about it.
Well, thank you very much. So, £70?
< £70. Yes.
'Now, what's that dish?
'No. Not Phil.'
-Let me have a look.
-Shall we put it back?
-If you want a Pinky and Perky plate.
-How old is is it?
It can't be any older than 1960s, can it?
How much is it?
How much is the plate? I want £6 for it.
Why don't you put a job lot together?
-I picked them up before.
-How much is that?
I'm thinking if you had a nursery rhyme thing. How much is that?
-I like that one.
That's another Beswick. 15 on that.
That's 40 quid.
So if these girls offered you £20 the lot?
-I'll do 25 for them.
I didn't say a word and bang!
I didn't see your lips move.
-You don't need me.
Right. 23, then.
-23, yeah. You've got it.
'The reds score their first item.
'Unlike the blues, who are looking decidedly indecisive.'
-We've got to buy something, Ann.
I'm worried that we've had quite a lot of time. Should we go back?
-I'll go back and see if I can haggle a bit more.
-I'm a farmer's daughter.
-Go for it.
-We're taught to haggle.
-Just the vase, yeah?
-Are you happy with that?
-Yeah. I like it. I like it.
'No pressure, Ann, but we are watching.'
We've had a think about the Frederick Rhead. 70 is the best?
I'm not in business to take a loss.
65? I can't, honestly.
70. I can't go any less. OK. Well, 70.
You'll take that? Right.
'She's bagged the first item in their 20th minute.'
I feel better now we've got an item.
-How did you get on?
-Oh, £70. I'm sorry.
-Did you do it?
-I got it, yeah. £70.
-I feel a bit better, relaxed now we've got one item.
-Do you? OK.
-Don't relax too much.
-Cos we've still got two items.
'Now, Phil, have you gone girlie yet?'
-I was looking at those chimney pots.
-Ricky would love them, my fella.
It's a pity they're painted white. Normally they're a brick colour.
-People use them now.
-To put plants in.
He won't drop below £90 for those.
I think it's enough because they are in-your-face white.
It's a pity he's repainted them.
The view that I have is, if you went to a garden centre
and wanted to buy two planters for your garden,
-they'll cost more than £45 apiece.
-Perhaps bear those in mind.
-Yeah. I'd have those in my garden.
'Really? They're about as girlie as...a couple of chimney pots!'
There's a tray inside for your "crease-ables".
If you saw that at auction, how much would you pay for it?
I don't know. £10 or £20.
Really? Right, OK.
-You would, wouldn't you?
-They're asking 45.
-Yes. Too much.
Yeah, OK. It's too much. I think if you could get it for 20.
'That's a no to the trunk, then.'
-That's a pair of chairs! Have you seen those?
Are they desperate?
-Oh, I like those!
-Those aren't girlie. They're awful!
I think that would sell, actually.
-It would be great as a balustrade if you're doing up a house, instead of a handrail.
-I've got the general idea.
'But have you, though, Phil? They want girlie things!
'Not a load of old rope!'
-What did you think about the trunk?
-I liked it. Quirky.
-We need to get it for about £20.
-Shall I ask?
-Why don't you both go?
Two's better than one. Go on. Give it some!
'Guess what Phil's spotted.'
-Shall we look at these chimney pots?
-I like them.
-Depends what the price is.
-These will be a lot less than t'others.
< 50 for the two.
Ooh. At auction, I think they're gonna be £30 to £50.
-Would 30 be any good?
- 32? - Go on, then.
-Do you like them?
-I like them better than the other ones we've seen.
The other ones, because of the way their top was formed,
you can fill them up with soil
and they'd be better designed for planting.
With these, the only thing you can get is that ferny stuff.
That could come cascading out of there.
But I think this gentleman's done you a really good deal.
Snatch his hand off, girls. Get 'em bought.
We'll have those, please.
'So, the red team have their second item, the rather butch chimney pots bought in under half an hour.'
30 is the... 30.
Do you think we can make 45 on that at auction?
-Might squeeze a little bit.
-I like it.
-Do you want to get it?
I think so. I won't be able to carry it.
-We'll put you in it so we'll carry it.
-You will not!
-What do you think?
-Yeah. Go for it.
Or should we leave...? Can we find this stall?
-You're so indecisive, ladies!
'So, what's it going to be then, ladies?'
-You could put it there with your linens in.
I'm just going to sit here, take the weight off my feet.
I'm quite happy with that trunk.
They are very indecisive, this pair! They can't agree on anything!
"Shall we?" "Shall we not?" "Shall we have a little look?" I need to relax.
She's filling our trunk for us.
Right, you've completely emptied it.
Fantastic. A bargain!
Thank you very much.
-And there's your £30.
'Not only have they got the trunk,
'they've got it filled up with goodies.
'These lassies know a thing or two about bargaining.'
-You're going to be so proud of us.
-We've bought the luggage trunk.
-We got it for £30. She's filled it with...
The whole top layer.
-She's filled it with bits and pieces?
-Yes. What do you think?
-Well, you are farmer's daughters!
-He taught us well.
'He did, indeed, and they have their second lot for just £30.'
How much is that fruit knife?
25. Do you want to make up another job lot of silver?
-No. I want something that really catches your eye.
-That even if we paid...
-Let's see what we can find.
Thank you ever so much.
'Now they're both running out of time. Only ten minutes left.'
-I collect perfume bottles.
-That's Wedgwood. What would you pay?
-£10 or £15.
-What did she say?
-I think somebody would buy that at auction for £5, honestly.
But it's Wedgwood. I know it's modern as well.
-It's just got the Wedgwood...
You're covering someone who collects perfume bottles and Wedgwood glass.
-You're not thrilled by it.
-Well, no. It's modern, so...
Let's go and find something else in the last ten minutes.
'Methinks they're off to have a look and maybe come back!
'Definite theme here.'
-How much, my love?
-I've got 49. I'll do it for 44.
-I think it's quite sweet.
-Is it collectable?
-Yeah. It is.
Do you think it might have been ground down a bit across there?
-Do you see what I mean?
-It doesn't look quite uniform.
It doesn't mean it's not a nice thing.
-That one was 40, was it?
Bear that in mind.
'The girls aren't quite sold on that.
'These girls are beginning to panic.'
We need to quicken the pace a bit.
Time's running out. Move on?
Come on, ladies.
-Are we running out of stalls?
-It looks like we are a bit.
I'm conscious that this is a bloke thing.
'But they want a girl thing!'
-No. Doesn't do it, does it?
Right, this is the deal. Time is running out.
-If you want to make a profit or not much of a loss, go for that little jug.
-Get her down a bit more.
-You spend little money and that's what you do.
This gentleman's got some lovely things on his stall,
but lovely things cost lovely prices.
You are a salesman, you!
-< You said you wanted a girl thing.
Can we have a little look? >
-Oh, that is gorgeous. >
-< Hallmarked, Birmingham 1923.
-Can you give them a girlie price?
Split it at £50.
Or the jug?
I think you'll have more chance of a profit with the jug.
But I honestly think that the way your eyes lit up, you should buy it.
-It is quite expensive, though.
-It is. Good things are.
I think at auction that's worth around 40 quid.
-That's what I really think.
-< I'll do 48.
Can I ask you, truthfully, what do you think they'll get at auction?
40 to 50?
No. We need to get the jug.
-I think the jug.
-I think we should stick with that.
But £48 is a lot of money. There's not much leeway in it.
Right, we're going over here for a very serious talking-to.
I would really much prefer you to lose a tenner on something you like
than lose a tenner on something, you know.
-You both loved that.
-Yeah. If we can get it for £40.
If we just have another little word.
You have to make a profit, but if you can flutter your eyelids.
-It's a girlie object, so.
-I'll go and get that fan.
Come on. Let's go.
'While the reds go off to negotiate, the blues are true to form -
'rethinking the perfume bottle.'
Do you want to get it?
Looks like we're going to have to!
-We'll go one more stall.
-One more then go back.
We really do like it. Is there any chance we could have it for £40?
Oh, no. No, no, no.
That's the only way we can. 45?
Please? Please? Please? Please?
'The red team have sealed the deal.
'Their final item bought for £45, and just in time.
'Are the blues going to make it? It would be a Bargain Hunt first if they don't.'
We ought to go back for the Wedgwood.
-Time's running out, isn't it?
-Let's go see if we can haggle.
-Do we think?
-Go for it.
I'll just, er...wait here, then.
'You take it easy, Catherine, while your team leg it back.
-'Hope it's not a biter.'
We're in here.
Excuse me? What's the very best price?
12. Ten? 12.
I've got ten burning in my pocket. I've got ten seconds. >
Go on, then! Oh, thank you.
'That was a close call if ever I saw one!'
Time to stop the shop, I'm afraid. Did they spend their money wisely?
Did they consult with their expert?
Did they leave enough money for the leftover lolly?
Whilst I go and find the reds, let's remind ourselves what they bought.
'The negotiation for the trio of plates was child's play.
'The two chimney pots were £32. Smoking!
'And every cloud has a silver purse lining.
'They pocketed their dream item for 45 smackers.'
So, so, so, so, so, so bubbly, this team.
-You had a good old fizz-up, didn't you?
-Isn't he a lovely man?
-Yeah. He's great.
He loves saying no, I can tell you! What's your favourite bit, Kirst?
Um... I think it's the...little silver handbag.
-That's your favourite?
-Is that your favourite, too?
-Which is going to make the biggest profit, Jo-Jo?
-I think the plates.
-I think the plates.
I'll never look at Pinky and Perky the same.
-How much did you spend?
-Is that all?
-Who's got the 200 smackers, then?
-I've got it.
Very good. £200.
-That is a lot, isn't it?
For me, it's a fortune. A month's wages.
What are you doing with it?
-I don't know!
Oh! He doesn't know!
He knows perfectly well. I've seen that look before.
Why don't we remind ourselves what the blues bought, eh?
'Does the Frederick Rhead vase spell disaster for the blues?
'Will the stuffed trunk turn out to be a treasure chest?
'And, for £10, does the Wedgwood perfume bottle smell a bit iffy?'
How's the prize negotiator, then?
-We've done a grand, job, I think.
-I think so.
Two farmer's daughters coming up to negotiate would be pretty scary.
-We did haggle as best we could, Tim.
-We were trained well.
-How much did you spend?
-Do you know, what, Tim? We only spent £110.
-Cor, that's miserable.
-We thought we'd go 150, but 110.
Wouldn't our husbands love it if we spent less than what we thought?
Yes! "The groceries only cost half as much this week!"
Good, isn't it? Does that ever happen? No!
-I'd like, then, £190 of leftover lolly.
-All rolled up. £190.
Which goes straight to Catherine. What are you going to do with it?
I'll be more decisive than these two because they've been hard work.
-So much to see, so little time.
-I don't mean it.
Good luck, Catherine. Good luck, girls.
Meanwhile, we're off somewhere completely different. It's spiffing.
Today, I'm at Bantock House museum on the outskirts of Wolverhampton,
home to a treasure trove of objects donated by local families
over the last 200 years.
Wolverhampton boomed in the industrial revolution.
When the steel industry came to town,
buckles and nails were the main trade.
But that's not all.
The epicentre of the industrial revolution in 18th-century England
happened about ten miles outside Wolverhampton.
It soon became famed for its manufacturing processes,
and also for the luxury items made in this area.
I've selected from the museum collection, a group of enamels.
What a great group of enamels! So, what is enamel?
In its simplest form, it's melted glass, or sand, fused onto metal.
If we look at this little novelty,
from above, it looks like a tricorn hat.
If I turn it over, it illustrates
the bare nature of the copper underneath the enamel.
If I open up this lid, it reveals a receptacle
and inside the lid is a mirror, which tells us what it was for.
Because this is a little patch box.
If you've got a poor complexion, you could take a little felt patch
and, with the assistance of the mirror, literally glue it
over the offending spot.
This is a rare form of patch box.
If you were rich, you'd cart about
your personal supply of perfume in a scent bottle like this,
which is a perfect rococo asymmetric form.
Apart from a lovely enamel spray of flowers,
what I like are the side panels.
Within each of those colours is a trellis of white enamel,
rather like a noughts and crosses.
Just the acme of luxury.
A lot of people in the 18th century suffered with bad teeth
and therefore had bad breath.
To cover up their bad breath, they liked to suck little mint comforts
kept in novelty boxes like this, called a bomboniere.
This is a real delight.
The bottom compartment is hinged, into which you'd put your sweeties.
One of the most popular vices in the 18th century was snuff.
A woman would want to store her snuff supply
in a decorative and pretty snuffbox like this,
which is rather like a basket.
Or this little fellow, which is very rare, in the form of a shoe.
Open the hinged lid.
The lady took a generous pinch, spread it on the back of her hand
and had a jolly good snort.
The big question is, are our teams at the auction going to be unduly sniffy?
It's always a treat to come to Knutsford, to Marshall's Saleroom,
-where we're joined by Nick Hall, our auctioneer.
Lovely to see you. Busy saleroom, which is always good.
For the reds, their first item are these three baby plates.
-How do you rate these, Nick?
-There is a market for this juvenalia.
They're not great or rare patterns. I suppose, a tenner each.
-£30 for the lot.
-They paid £23.
-Yeah. That's OK.
-Good. I don't know what you're going to say about this.
We've got a double-decker of chimney pots covered in soot and grime.
-Nice and authentic.
Good Victorian ones do very well. There is a market for those.
-These are later, a bit plainer.
-Straight off the council house!
-They don't do it for me, but you're very optimistic, Nick.
-You're running with this. How much?
-£50 or so a pair.
£32 paid. Lastly is the silver purse.
-It's a sweet little thing.
-It's seriously dinky.
-Very nice. It's hallmarked. It's in good condition.
-We've gone 30 to 50.
I have a funny feeling that the chimney pots will let them down,
in which case they're gonna need their bonus buy.
Now, Jo and Kirst, you only spent 100 notes, you meanies.
You gave Phil 200. So, Phil?
I spent £70.
-That look says it all.
-It's not very pretty.
-The idea, girls, is to make a profit.
-What is it?
It's called a lazy Susan. It's mahogany.
It sat on a dining table. You'd put food, whatever.
You span it round and it saved you getting up. It's 19th century.
I paid £70 and I think it's worth around 100.
-I like that.
-It seems OK.
-Do you want to grab it, Jo?
-Watch it doesn't come apart.
-I think it's a good thing.
I would be bitterly disappointed if it didn't make you £30.
If you have a real good day, it might make £50 to £80 profit.
-Do you go to a Chinese restaurant?
-I was just thinking that. They have something similar.
-Are the Chinese clever or not?
Anyway, you don't pick now, girls, you pick after the sale of your first three items.
For the viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Phil's lazy Susan, whoever she is.
-That's nice and shiny, isn't it? In good state.
-It's a good thing.
I like this. It's a nice quality bit of turning.
And so functional to put your marmalade, salts and mustard
-in the middle of a circular table, self-service.
-Yeah. It's quite nice.
-Bit of fun for dinner parties.
-They always call them lazy Susan.
A generic term that caught on in history.
-Anyway, you like it?
-Yes. It's a nice thing.
-I think 80-120.
-That cunning monkey Serrell found it for 70.
-He's done well.
-That's it for the reds, now for the blues.
-Frederick Rhead jug.
-Yeah. Good designer.
Should normally sell well.
The only problem is, and you've got to look very close and hard,
there is extensive restoration round the rim.
It's been very well done, but that'll put collectors off.
-It's a good design, good pattern.
-Knocks the value, though.
-Oh, hugely so. Yeah.
-What's it worth, then?
-In that condition, we've gone 40 to 80.
-I think they'll be lucky if they get their do-re-mi back.
Next is a hideous collection in an old trunk. It's clapped out.
-It's had its day.
Apparently, this lot was thrown in to sweeten the deal.
A sweetener or they couldn't make it to the bin? I don't know.
There's nothing rare or collectable.
-How much for the group?
-The trunk may be worth £30, or something.
They paid 30, actually, and got all that stuff with it.
-The last item is this grey glass perfume bottle.
Wedgwood. I fancy the great Josiah Wedgwood would turn in his grave
if he saw the company name attached to that miserable specimen.
-He'd need some smelling salts to...
-Revive the old boy!
-It's not great.
It's modern. It's functional, I guess.
-They only paid a £10 note.
-We've doubled that as an estimate.
-We put £20 on it.
-Are YOU all right?
The sun hasn't got at you?
-We like to be optimistic.
-I like to be optimistic.
That's why I think they'll need their bonus buy. Let's have a look.
Ann and Megan, £190 of leftover lolly you gave to Catherine. What did you spend it on?
-I was going to go for something feminine.
I'm afraid I went for something masculine, a snuffbox.
It's a nice hinged lid and embossed on the lid is a hunting scene,
which I thought was good for this sort of area.
The best thing about it is that I didn't blow all the money.
-I spent £20 on it.
-Do you like it?
-Very much. Any marks?
-A maker's name.
-A nice maker's name. Good quality. £20.
-Well done, Catherine.
-We should double our money. I think.
-We like the sound of that.
-Hold on to that thought.
For the audience at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Catherine's little box.
Just about big enough for a pinch or two.
All you need to revive you after a hard day's selling!
Decorative thing. I don't think it's got a lot of age.
It's a smart quirky object of collectability.
Pewter can look like silver when it's polished highly.
Pewter buyers don't like it over-polished.
-They like that dark patina to it.
-Yes. What's your estimate, Nick?
We've gone for a snuff-induced £30 to £50.
-You're not on anything yourself?
-Not yet, but the day is young.
£20 paid. I think Catherine might be lucky if she makes a profit.
-But on the other hand, the team may not take it.
We'll find out in a moment. Thanks, Nick.
-You're not nervy about anything?
-Quite right. Happy everybody?
First, the Rhead vase. Here it comes.
is the Frederick Rhead ewer.
Nice early one. Good pattern.
£40 for it? 35...?
-..30? 25...? >
-This is not good.
-..Someone start me at £20.
Thank you. 25 online. Are you bidding, sir? 30 in the doorway.
35. 35. Bid's online at £35.
Any advance? 40. All online at the moment. 45...
..At £45. 50, still going strong...
-It's a beautiful pattern.
..Last call at £50. I'm selling if you're finished.
Blast it. Minus £20. Never mind. Don't cry. It's only the first lot.
Stiff upper lip. Here comes the trunk.
Lot 150, the turn-of-the-last-century
leather-bound canvas trunk with contents.
What can I say? £30?
-25? £20? There's a lot of trunk for £20!
£20? A tenner...?
Oh, for God's sake! This is painful.
..Thank you. £10. The bid's online. We'll get it to you somehow.
Online at £10.
Selling at £10 only.
-The first lot's minus 20. The second lot's minus 20.
Minus 40. Here comes your perfume bottle.
is the 20th-century Wedgwood tinted glass perfume bottle and stopper.
£20? Tenner? Nice Wedgwood one. Signed.
Thank you, sir. Any advance on ten? 15. 20.
-We've got some work to do.
..One more, madam? Might have your fragrance in it.
All done at 30? I'm selling.
You've made 20. In fairness, you have made plus 20.
Overall, you are, though, minus 20.
-This snuffbox, are you going to run with it?
-We have to.
Decision made. We're going with the bonus buy. Here it comes. Cost £20.
The English pewter snuffbox by W & Co of Sharrow.
A nice hunter and hound embossed...
-..£30 for it? 25? £20?
-Nice little snuffbox...
-Oh, come on!
-..Thank you, sir. 20, I'm offered...
-More than that.
..Five seated. 30. Five, madam? 35.
40. Still in, madam? Five, seated...
-We want a bit more. More! Come on.
-..All done? >
50 bid online. Five, madam?
Bid's online at 50. All done? I'm selling now.
-£50. You have made £30 on that.
-Well done, Catherine.
-Overall, you have plus ten!
-Oh, a tenner!
Listen, plus ten! To make a plus at all!
The important thing is, don't say a word to the reds.
-We'll reveal all in a moment.
-Well, girls, ready for this?
-Any particular item that you're nervous about?
You found that jointly, Jo. Do you feel cool about it?
-Not now, no.
-No. You paid £45 for it.
The auctioneer's estimate is 30 to 50. Should be all right.
-Shouldn't it, Phil?
-We live in hope.
-It's a sweet little thing! Come on!
-It's beautiful. We love it.
-I wouldn't worry about that.
The first lot are your plates.
Three nice juvenalia plates. Nicely decorated.
For the three, where are we going to start? £30? 25?
At 20? 15...?
-Not going well this?
-< ..20 bid online.
- Bid's online at £20. Any advance? - Come on!
£20 it is.
That's a crying shame. Minus three. Here's your chimney pots.
The pair of early 20th-century black painted terracotta chimney pots.
- Make decorative garden features... - They will.
..£50 for them? Two in the lot for £50.
-Surely at £30...?
-Not going well, this.
..25? £20. We're going the wrong way. Needs to be going up.
Thank you, sir. 20 offered. On my left at £20.
-At 20 only...
-These really are for nothing.
..If you're all done now.
That's minus 12. That means minus 15 overall.
Oh, dear. Bad luck.
The George V imported sterling silver ladies' mesh purse.
A nice vintage one in silver.
£30 for this? 25? £20?
-< Nice lump of silver for £20...
-Dear, oh, dear.
..Thank you. 20 online. Five anywhere? 25...
Yes. Come on.
..30. Five, madam?
Not going to squeeze one more? 30 online. If you're sure I'm selling.
That is minus £15. Minus three, minus 12, minus 15.
-Equals minus 30.
-A distressing pattern.
-Will lazy Susan save the day? Are you going with that?
I don't blame you. I think lazy Susan's fab.
Nice revolving turn top.
Bit of commission interest. I rather like this. 80 for it? £80?
I'm in here, then, at 70. With me. 70 holding. Five. 80, I have bid.
85. 90. £90 bid's with me.
Going 100? 100 offered. 110, I can take. 120, sir? Thank you.
-The book's now out...
-Go on! Tell them to go on.
..130 new bidder on the phone. Still in, sir? A nice lot this. 140.
Back in the room at £140. All out? All done?
145? I bet 150 will do it...
-..Thank you. 150 now.
Gent in the room standing at 150.
Are you out on the phone? 160 still going.
-165 if it helps you, sir...
..Last bid? All done at 160? I'm selling.
Sorry. Not with me.
£160. That's 30 on that.
That I make plus 90. Minus the 30.
Is plus 60.
How clever is that geezer?
-Well done, girls. Well done.
-Don't say I don't line it up for you.
-You bowl 'em. I'll hit 'em.
I don't know when we've had such an exciting programme. It's super.
Both teams taking home profits, both teams having their bacon saved
by the expertise of their experts by bonus buys making decent profits.
Well done, all round.
Sadly, the runners-up today are the blues.
-But I'm nevertheless going to give you a £10 note.
-£10 to go home with.
The reds are going home with folding money.
They were £30 down the drain and then Philip Serrell came forward with his lazy Susan
and made them £90 of profit, which means they finish with 60.
Which is just phenomenal. Congratulations, Phil.
I fancy that these girls are really, really grateful to you for that.
Little bit of personal business to share with you.
We got a special day happening today and that is, Jo...?
-It's your birthday. By an amazing coincidence...
-It's my birthday.
-It's your birthday, too, Ann.
So we're going to present you with a slice of birthday cake.
But there is another peculiar sharing process happening today.
-When is your birthday, my darling?
-When is your birthday, darling?
What a coincidence of filming Bargain Hunt on the same day as two having a birthday,
and their oppos having the same birthday later!
-I think that's phenomenal.
Join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes?
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
Philip Serrell and his red team of girls find themselves up against Catherine Southon and two farmers' daughters. And Tim Wonnacott makes a mid-episode escape to Bantock House Museum to see some gorgeous enamels.