In a Children in Need special, Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman teams up with champion dancer Ola Jordan to take on eco warriors Dick Strawbridge and his son James.
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Today's show is a Children In Need celebrity special.
Len Goodman and Ola Jordan, from Strictly Come Dancing are on a charm offensive.
Thank you for being so kind.
And eco-warriors Dick and James Strawbridge are on the run.
Go on, Dick!
So long as she hasn't sold it.
I can see him down there.
Can the stars work their magic at auction?
-We need another one.
-Let's go bargain hunting.
Our four famous faces are in Sussex at the Ardingly antiques and collector's fair.
-Really smashing to see you.
Len, we know that you're Strictly Come Dancing's finest judge.
How did you become a judge on the show?
Well, I was a judge of ballroom dancing competitions prior to Strictly ever starting up.
They invited loads of different people to go and have an interview
and I went along to the BBC, quite late before the show started, actually
and I was the one they picked.
You want to see clever turns, you want to see good hips, lots of rhythm.
You captured the sort of flavour of the dance, so well done.
It's a great show though, isn't it?
I'm glad I did it.
How did you get into dancing in the first place.
I was a keen footballer, hurt my foot playing football.
And one of my mates used to go ballroom dancing.
Of course, they took the mickey out of him.
He said, Len, this place is full of girls.
I was 21 years old and the one thing you're looking for is
girls at 21, so off I hobbled.
I had a winklepicker on my left foot, my dad's carpet slipper
on my right foot and off I went.
-And never looked back.
-Never looked back.
You're a big fan of Bargain Hunt and we're really chuffed to have you on the show, mate.
How did that come about?
I started really waiting for the news to come on.
I started about ten to one.
I enjoyed it then. Then it got to twenty to one.
Now quarter past twelve, I'm there. I've become an expert in all things antique.
Oh, yes a bit of Tunbridge ware. Certainly.
It's lovely to have hands across Europe here.
-We're really thrilled to have you on the show.
So, what was he like as a judge then on the show?
He's all right.
All right. I love that, he's all right.
-Now, you partnered Chris Hollins right.
Chris and Ola!
So, what's it like to win and what's it like that winning moment?
I couldn't describe the feeling. Fantastic.
Antiques, what do you know about antiques?
Well, not much. I'm hoping that Len will show me everything about antiques.
-Len is an antique himself.
-You be careful.
Yeah. He'll be judging some other competition another day.
-You know that.
-That's it for this year.
You two reckon you're the ideal partnership?
-We're going to have heckish good fun.
Now, over to the eco-warriors. How are you, guys?
Tell us about your eco farm in Cornwall.
We're comfortable. We have a really good lifestyle.
We don't like wastage and using things, extra energy, et cetera.
We reduce what we're using.
I traded my gorgeous little sports car for a much more sensible agricultural vehicle
that runs on bio-diesel made from chip fat.
But the big thing is, we're not miserable about it.
Our lifestyle is great. We eat well, we live well.
It's a very nice way to live.
Antiques are green. We know that.
-And you go to car boot fairs?
-Always have gone done.
We know that Len's a great expert because he actually watches it.
Have you watched this programme?
-Yes, we have.
I always have sympathy for people who buy something that doesn't make any money.
James is here to look after me.
James, you're recently married, yes?
Yeah. Spent the honeymoon travelling around Cornwall.
What do you do, tour around in a van?
We've actually got a 1956 Ferguson tractor and a Gypsy caravan and just
sort of held up a lot of traffic.
-A little fire every night.
Boil up a bit of grub and all that.
Solar panel on the back for the lights, of course.
Love it. This is the money moment, the moment you've all been
waiting for. £300 a piece.
You know the rules, your experts await and off you go and very, very, very good luck.
What a cracker of a show we're going to have today!
How excited are you?
On a scale of one to ten - it's more than a seven.
Does Mark Stacey have the moves to get the Reds a winning score?
Low-cost, never say cheap. Low-cost.
It can afford us a huge profit.
You've got the idea, Len.
So, chaps, the day has come. Are you ready?
Ready to spend some money.
And Catherine Sutherland will be helping to recycle the readys for the Blues.
So, where are we going to go? What are we going to do?
I think inside first and then enjoy the rest of the sunshine, maybe.
These boys love the great outdoors!
Do you want to look at this one.
My granny collects mugs like that.
Those are quite nice, aren't they?
Butter knives. All mother-of-pearl.
-I like that a lot.
-Look at that name! Asprey.
Is that something?
-What do you mean?
-I've never heard of it.
You must have. You must know Asprey of Bond Street.
We live in Cornwall, right. We have a water wheel. And wind turbine.
I'm surprised you're interested in a butter knife.
-We make our own butter as well.
-It's quite easy to make.
Gorgeous, aren't they? Very smart.
Good wedding present, maybe.
I think you're right about the wedding present.
What's the deal on the butter knives.
I had them for £95.
Sorry about your heart attack!
Best price is £75.
I think it's...quite cool.
If you were buying it new, it would cost...
-That's a good...
Are people in Canterbury...
You're very excited. Calm down!
-I love the little penny red there, don't you?
It comes from Tunbridge and we're going to be in Canterbury.
That's why I thought, maybe...
-For a stamp!
What's your opinion? We haven't checked.
We're looking to make profit.
-Let's go for them, shall we?
-Follow my personality.
You were too excited! We're going to go.
There's no flies on these eco-boys.
£75. One in the bag.
Virginia, I don't want to ask you.
I tell you what I did, Virginia,
all my life I've been rejected by women. I have.
It's the truth.
Everything I've tried to do, I've been castigated and put down,
so I'm loath to ask you something, because I know again
the answer's going to be in the negative.
Is there any chance of this beautiful box and I realise it's beautiful,
of you letting us have that for £70? For Children In Need.
He's a lovely man. You can't say no to him.
-Let's split it.
-I was waiting for that.
-What do you say?
-Go on, £75.
Well done, Len.
It's only well done if we're going to make a few bob out of it.
-You're so kind.
-So sweet. Thank you.
So they matched the Blues with a £75 first buy.
-I think we need something more manly now.
-Let's have a shimmy around here.
-Nothing jumps out, Catherine.
-What about this?
It's a bit effeminate, but isn't it lovely? Do you like that?
-You can think about that.
Yeah, thought about that. Moving on.
-It's almost like fate.
It has two things going for it.
A, originally Ola is from Poland,
B, we are the Reds and this has got a red stripe.
Is it low cost?
£75. No, it's not, is the answer.
We couldn't afford it. Thank you very much.
-I just need that for the farm.
-Just need it.
Oh dear, can I swap teams?
No, you've got us.
Shall we just jump into one of these stalls
and see what we can....
Feeling athletic, eh?
They were lads, weren't they?
When I look at that, that could be Tim Wonnacott in his team.
Hang on a minute. How did that get there.
Is that a good price?
I think, to be honest, you might find one in a nice store.
-I don't think that will...
We've had one-third of our time already, which isn't too bad.
£20 box. Quite cheap.
Come on! Give James a chance, guys.
-Picnic set, is the thing for you.
-£28, compared to the other which was £25.
I don't think you'd get more for that in an auction.
-I feel really horrible James, because everything you're picking up, I'm saying no.
-It's all right.
-No. I was thinking maybe, shall we head outside again?
Who's got the funny trousers with the water? Cheers.
There's a massive pile of garden tools back there.
-I like tools.
-There're far too eco over there?
How's it going?
Very, very, very good. We've bought some fantastic items.
How many items?
Well, we've bought one. We've got one in abeyance, which we're just
looking now to see if we can find anything else that would make an
even larger profit.
We've got one in the bag and we're looking.
-That's exactly the same scenario.
-Spent all the money?
No, we've been very frugal. Been good.
-We're going to make loads of money.
-Good luck. Happy hunting.
-We're going to go on. Yeah.
-Do you think they've got anything.
Being frugal's not good. We haven't got long left. No.
I think, I don't know, they might have bought, they looked very
casual, didn't they.
They might have bought everything, instead of running. I'm panicking.
I think Len and Ola have rattled the Blues.
Go and get that and then....
-You're the one in heels.
-I can run, come on, beat you guys.
30 minutes to go. Don't panic yet.
It looks like there's some silver sorts coming up on this side, guys.
-Do you like it?
-Yes. I can understand,
it's the sort of thing that I can see girls liking,
but not really me.
They rushed back to the manly belt buckle.
What you do here is put your little belt ends in here.
Yeah and fix this.
It's pretty, yeah. They're pretty.
Pretty actually. Everything's pretty.
They're Sheffield, 1950s, 1960s silver.
They're hallmarked and in a little box. What can you do on this?
-For you £30.
-£30. £30. That's nice.
-Thank you so much. Thank you very much.
-We are the Blue team.
You've got to have it.
Suits you, Sir!
Do you have to buy a manly item now?
Snapping up the buckle means the Blue team can relax a bit.
Only one to go. Now are the Reds feeling the pressure?
Alan, Len. We're trying to make a profit.
The best price.
No, no, let me say, Alan, best price and then drop a bit.
Best price and then drop.
Give me £60 I've give you a tenner to put in the fund for Children In Need.
This is technical now. Hold on.
I think Len needs a few minutes to think it through.
Do you know what that is? Wig stand.
Mahogany wig stand.
I've forgot mine today.
Do you like that? I do.
We are talking profit. We are talking profit.
They are quite rare.
Quite unusual to find it in nice condition like that.
She can do a deal for £90 on that.
But you're not....
Well, remember this is all about profits, not whether it's a nice thing.
I don't mind buying an ugly thing if people pay money for it.
Can you speak to Ola.
-Ola really wants to speak to you.
Alan, you've got to look at the eyelashes.
Never look people in the eyes.
Alan, could we knock just a fiver off?
No. He's dug his heels in and I understand that.
-The clock's ticking.
We've been here for 20 minutes. I'm here to hurry you up.
I'm not doing any job very well here. I think I'm going to shove off.
Speak to you later. All right.
Walk around, come back, if you can't find anything else, hold them.
You can have them for £50. OK.
See you in a minute Alan.
I think they've exhausted poor old Alan.
Maybe go down that strip and just look at because there was some good stuff.
It's quite expensive.
Then we buy something that will hold
its value because its worth what it's expensive for rather than looking at tat.
Finally, listening to James, ey! Have the Red team moved on?
It's a pretty vase. Very pretty.
You know what's also very pretty about it?
It's marked Tiffany and Co. People love a logo.
I would not normally buy antiques, but I could have this.
It's all to do with the price.
So which stallholder will get the Len treatment?
Oh, no. Here we go again, Alan.
How much is this? Don't hurt my feelings please.
Keep the numbers low.
£225. £225. You've let us drool, you've let us look.
You've let us gloat and then you've come at us like a stab in the stomach and said £225.
It's impossible Alan!
Beautiful and beautiful.
Where are we going, chaps?
I'm going to go above everyone.
I'm going to say something now that's going to shock and possibly horrify.
I'll tell you what it is. £200. The spoons and the two things,
you're going to help Children In Need. God is watching. You'll be blessed.
I'm afraid I'm going to have to say, "Yes."
We should have said £180 then. Come back to us.
£200 is the best price. We don't want them beating us.
You don't want eco-warriors winning, do you!
I'll go with your gut feeling of what looks nice.
Al, £50. £145 for the Tiffany vase. I think we've got a deal have we?
-I think so.
-I think Alan undercharged us.
-I think we should give him a bit extra.
-I don't think we should. I quite agree.
Len, leave it.
That's it Ola, take charge and it's all over.
That's a relief for poor Alan, but time is running out for those eco boys.
Anything else you can think of that we've bought?
I think we should get the wig stand. Where is it? That's it, off you pop.
There's only so much running you can do in a day!
James will have bought it by now.
-As long as she hasn't sold it, we'll be all right.
-I can see him down there.
Oh, he's there.
-They've still got it.
-That's probably a bad sign, actually.
-That's good. Well...!
-We want it, don't we?
What's the very, very, very best?
-Oh, let's take it.
-We've got no time.
-Done, thank you.
Thank you very much.
I'm exhausted, I don't know about you!
Hats off, you've done it!
Go and have a cuppa while we remind ourselves what the Red Team bought.
The stallholder didn't stand a chance when Len haggled for the box.
-Len also took the lead on the silver stall.
-I'm going to go above everyone.
And with a bit of help from Mark and Ola, paid £50 for the spoons.
And 145 for the Tiffany vase.
What did you spend, what was your total?
270. That's very good, I love it when they spend up.
So that's £30 of leftover lolly.
Which is your favourite item, darling?
It's got to be
-the Tiffany vase.
-That's your favourite.
-Yeah. Something which I would
-have at home.
-Which piece is going to bring the biggest profit?
Well, I think the Tiffany vase.
Who's got the smackers then?
-Ola's got the money.
-There you go.
-You don't like parting with that, do you? Not one little bit.
-Anyway, 30 notes, Mark.
-Thank you, Tim.
-What are you going to spend that on?
I have no idea, Tim, but I think I've got to get something which will appeal to both of them.
-That's going to be difficult.
-We hope so!
I love all this laughing and joking about with you lot because frankly,
you only did that by the skin of your teeth, you know?
-It was pretty close.
-It was close!
-We bought something within about three minutes.
Now, what is your favourite piece?
I think it's the mother of pearl butter knives.
Which piece is going to bring the biggest profit, do you think?
I think because they're in a box, the butter knives as well.
You spent £175, right?
-Yes, we did.
-I'd like £125 of leftover lolly, please.
How much of a struggle was it keeping these guys in order?
Well, you just saw. They were really hard work.
There was a lot of running around, actually.
What are you going to do with your £125, Catherine?
-I'm going to buy them something manly.
We didn't do very well in the manly stakes.
-We did pretty today, didn't we?
OK, goodness only knows what Catherine's going to come up with.
Anyway, very good luck. Now, we're heading off to Greenwich,
and we're going to go to Ranger's House,
which is an extremely special place, as you're about to find out.
It would make a fab celebrity pad but it's a museum,
home to the treasures collected by one man, diamond dealer Julius Wernher.
In 1998, Luton Hoo House and part of the contents
were sold to pay off debts.
But the Wernher Foundation wanted to protect
the core 700-item Julius Wernher collection,
and they offered it to English Heritage on a long-term loan,
125-year alone, actually.
The deal was done and all the treasures came here to Ranger's House, for us to enjoy today.
But I reckon it's the largest of those treasures that is the most spectacular.
And it's this - Bergonzoli's enormous sculpture, known as the Loves Of Angels.
The statue was completed in 1864,
and Wernher had it at the bottom of the stairs at Luton Hoo.
What I think is so extraordinary about these things is that once upon a time, a crude, hewn lump
of Carrara marble was delivered to the studio
and the sculptor just got out his chisel and made a start.
The sculpture tells the story of the descent of an angel from heaven,
who's been tempted by the carnal beauty of a mortal creature.
And this is the moment, just as they're about to kiss.
Just look at the distance between their two lips, her upheld arms,
the way in which he's gripping her underneath her armpit,
his legs entwined around her back,
this swirl of the cloth of her dress morphs into the base,
with a crisply-carved frond of foliage and flowers.
All quite extraordinary and all in solid stone.
The only bolt-on bits are the angel's wings.
Apart from that, this is one single lump.
So what this sculptor has done is very carefully and mathematically
calculated exactly what the weights are of this top section.
So, if you look at it from the side, you can see that an immense amount
of weight is where these two attached bodies are clinging to one another, but yet somehow,
through the swirling drapery and entwined limbs,
the weight is transferred to the lump at the back.
And if you look carefully, you can see where these weight and stress-bearing points are.
Behind the angel's leg is a section carved with flowers and foliage.
That effectively supports his calf.
His back leg swirls behind her cloth
and the front leg counterbalances that at the front.
But the attachment is where his upper thigh touches her bottom.
If you look on this side, you get a gap between his tummy
fantastic abs, by the way, and her back.
And it's partly filled by a tightly-drawn frond of her hair,
which runs over his upper thigh.
Divine bodies, exquisitely entwined.
It can only remind us of one programme, and that's Strictly Come Dancing,
and our teams waiting for it over at the auction.
Before the sale gets under way here at Canterbury Auction Galleries,
let's see what Mark's bought for Len and Ola.
You recall, you gave Mark and Stacey £30 of your leftover lolly.
A substantial amount and I'm sure he's pulled out all the stops and come up with something fantastic.
Well, it's hiding away underneath his rag there, so just pull it off them, Mark.
Well, you've seen this before.
-Oh, my God, that's brilliant!
I thought, poor Ola, she had to put up with us two all day,
and I paid £30 only for it.
I just thought, we've got to give the Polish contingent a chance.
-It's a Polish medal.
And you were tempted, weren't you?
Do you know, as you revealed that, my buttocks clenched,
because I thought, "Oh, no, this is not going to be what we want".
-But you've come up trumps!
-Oh, thank you, Len.
And when I saw you in a blue shirt, I thought, "He's against us".
But no, look, Ola, are you pleased?
-I'm very pleased.
-The Polish medal.
-Perfect. I thought it was worth a try.
I think you should have a chance of making 60, 70 at auction.
-Do you really?
-I hope so.
-It's quite romantic, isn't it, Ola?
Yeah, it's perfect.
-Well, I think you've done jolly well, and we're both very pleased with you.
-Yeah, very pleased.
We'll let you know later if we're really, really pleased, but at the moment, we're definitely pleased.
-Wonderful. Thank you very much.
-Anyway, hold tight, because right now, let's let the audience
at home find out what the auctioneer thinks about Ola's medal, or should I say, Mark's medal.
Or was it Len's...?
Now, Michael, I think you're a real hero, so I'd like to present
you with this, for taking on board our Children in Need auction today.
Marvellous. Wear it with pride!
Seriously, have you been able to find out anything about it?
Yeah, it's the Order of the Polonia Restituta.
This is the Commander's Cross, given to the worthy men of Poland,
-men of letters, doctors and so on and so forth.
-A bit like an OBE?
On the back, 1918, which is when Poland was restored, in 1918, and from 1921 they started issuing these.
-It was suspended in the Soviet era.
But it's in nice condition and it's from a good quality retailer.
What would such a thing be worth?
-Well, despite all of that, our value is £30-£40.
-Is that all?
It's perhaps a limited market, despite being nice quality.
-OK, well, Mark paid 30.
I have a funny feeling they will be going with this.
I think Ola will just be so swept away with it.
Now, the first item is the Tunbridge Ware wee box.
Mm-hmm. It's not the most exciting example.
There has been a bit of repair to the top.
There's a tiny bit of damage to the back corner but basically all the inlay is there.
-And inside, it's got the original paper lining.
Exactly, thereabouts, yes.
-How much is it going to bring in the auction?
-Our estimate is £40-£60.
-Is that all? £75, they paid.
Next up is the set of spoons. Do you rate them?
They're not bad. Quite nice quality.
-Quite Arts and Crafts design and nice to have the box with it, which is in good condition.
-Our estimate is £50-£70.
Thanks to our Len driving them down to the ground.
The last item, which he and Ola bought jointly, is the flower vase.
-Is that desirable?
It's quite a nice thing. It's Tiffany's, famous American brand.
It doesn't bear an English hallmark, so in our catalogue we can't describe it as being silver...
-..under the hallmark act.
But it is silver, American, nice quality, cast with this detail here.
-Our estimate is 120-160.
That's not too bad, they paid £145.
-It seems to me, it will depend on the Tiffany vase as to whether
they're in profit or not and whether they really need the bonus buy.
Anyway, that's it for the Reds.
-And now we move on to the Blues.
-They all went very strongly with these Asprey mother of pearl butter knives...
..which I have to say I think are pretty fantastic. What do you think?
Well, I suppose they are fantastic.
A good quality retailer and they're quite nice quality,
but who's going to use them? What's the point of them?
I see your point. Practically, there's not a lot of use to it, but on the other hand, if you really
want to show off, you'll not find, I don't think, a set of sticks like that lying around anywhere else.
-And I think they're really quite grand.
-Anyway, I can't buy them, you're going to have to sell them. What's your estimate?
-Is that all?
-I'm afraid so.
-£75, they paid.
They're all going to be very cut up about this, I tell you.
Now, the buckle, with the turquoise.
-That's just a bit of paste, isn't it?
-It is a bit of paste.
It really hasn't got any intrinsic value whatsoever.
There is a good market for costume dress jewellery
-but we tend to have to sell it in a large quantity to make it worthwhile.
So, individually, it would be a struggle to sell, I'm afraid.
-Well, they paid £30.
-Right, our estimate is £10-£20.
-You might be struggling for a fiver?
-I would have thought so, yes.
That's bad luck.
-And then the last item. Wig stands are not the most popular accessory, are they?
-No, they're not, no.
-It's not going to be the easiest thing for us to sell again.
Our estimate is £30-£40.
Is that all? £70 they paid for that.
-My prediction is that these Asprey mother-of-pearl butter knives are going to do extremely well.
-Put any money on it?
-Well, yeah, all right.
-I'll bet you a five pound note they bring more than £100. How's that?
Otherwise he gives me a five pound note if it makes more than £100. OK?
That's a deal. Splendito.
Either way, they might need their bonus buy, so let's go and have a look at it.
Now, Dick and James, this is your big moment.
-You spent £175, you gave the girl £125. What did she spend it on?
-There we are. It is a box.
-Pretty nice, isn't it, I think, erm... It is a box!
-It's a box!
-I thought there was something in it!
-What did you want in it?!
Dick, you are so good at spotting these things!
I bought you a little Edwardian cabinet.
-If you open it up, it's got a little shelf as well.
It's quite nicely made and it's got a little bit of inlay in the top.
-And also one matching on the door.
You don't like it, do you?
Erm, I don't think I'd pay very much for it,
-so I'm quite curious...
-I'm with James, Catherine.
Oh, be blunt, come on! I only paid £35 for it, so that's OK.
That's not too bad.
-How much do you think it's worth?
-It should make £50, we're not going to make big money on it
but we should make a little profit.
People using this will get a much better buy buying this than something new.
-All the embodied energy has been in it for years
and it'll last for another hundred years. It was cheap as well.
-You're liking it a bit more now we're selling it to you!
-It was cheap, that cheap was good.
I can feel the moustache twitching from here. On that happy note, let's find out what
the auctioneer things about Catherine's little cabinet... box... unit.
Michael Roberts, this is your cabinet.
-Thank you very much indeed.
-I thought you'd be pleased with that.
Well, it is perhaps the most boring cabinet I've ever seen.
We have got a bit of inlay here, to be fair, and on the door.
It has a shelf inside, so we can put things in it.
But apart from that, I don't really see that we're going to sell it for a great deal of money.
-What's your estimate?
-Well, Catherine paid £35.
Mark you, the Strawbridges may not go with it, they may not take the bonus buy.
I mean, they're pretty cute, they're not eco-warriors for nothing. Anyway, good luck today.
-How are you feeling?
Well, I always think it's never too soon to panic.
Anyway, first up is the Tunbridge Ware box, and here it comes. Come on.
The Tunbridge Ware box, we're selling this on behalf of Children In Need.
Lot 288, so please bid generous.
£30? On commission, £30.
£40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100?
Who's 120 now?
For Children in Need, if you want to bid and bid generously.
If not, 110, and selling, then... Lovely jubbly!
That's the business! Plus £35. £35 up...
OK, 289, we have the set of six George V silver teaspoons.
Who's starting me with £30? 40?
50, 60, 70, 80.
At 90, 100...?
Any more? I'm going to sell at 90, 90 and selling.
Plus £40. That's very nice.
Lot 290, the American vase by Tiffany and Co.
Who's going to start me at £80?
£80 I'm bid.
90? At the back, 90. 100 standing.
110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200.
Yes! Yes! At the back there? No.
At 200, standing. Who's 210?
Any more? At £200, and selling.
That's another £55. That's fantastic.
Canterbury, thank you!
I'll give you a seven!
-We were hoping you'd say that.
That is quite extraordinary.
You have made £130.
You are £130 up, that's fantastic.
-That's brilliant, isn't it?
-Now, what are you going to do about the bonus buy?
-You going to go with it?
-I think so.
I mean, you're on a roll.
We're on a roll. We trust Mark.
-I think we should.
-He's a lovely man.
We'll go with it, shall we? 30 quid. We're going with the bonus buy, so cross everything.
294 is the Polish medal, the Order of Polonia Restituta,
the Commander's Cross.
Again, we're selling this for Children In Need.
Who's going to start me at £20?
30 at the back.
40, sir. 50, 60, 70...
At the back, no? 60, seated, looking for 70.
Any more, online, 70?
Thinking about it.
60 and selling, then, all done at 60...
Doubled your money.
Thank you very much, everyone.
-We're very, very pleased.
Very good. £160.
£160. That's superb.
I mean, you've done magnificently.
My breath is taken away, I tell you.
Legends, you are. Now, listen, don't say a word to the Blues, all right?
Just resist saying anything to those Strawbridges.
Don't even look gloomy, just couchon.
What did you say?
How are you, boys, all right? Feeling strong and positive and vibrant and full of wind farm?
See what I mean? Great sense of humour.
Now, I've got a bit of a side bet going on, with regard to your first item.
If they make less than £100, I have to pay £5 to Charlie.
If they make more than £100, I'm going to get the auctioneer
to pay a £5 note to himself, which is quite something.
First lot up, your mother of pearl knives, and here they come.
We'll start at £50 on commission, and looking for 60...
Come on. Asprey, these are!
£60? Looking for 70. No?
At £60, absolute bargain.
£70 now. It's for Children In Need, 70, anyone?
-Crack on, and more...!
Looking for 90. At 80, and selling.
Anyway, let's not worry.
Plus £5, that's a profit. Here we go.
It's the belt buckle, lot 311.
Who's going to start me at £10? 20?
40? No? Looking for 40.
-Come on, very pretty!
-Anyone at all?
If not, £30 I'm going to sell.
Wiped its face. £30, no profit, no loss.
Lot 312 is the Victorian mahogany wig stand.
Also good for hats or moustaches...
And who's going to start me at £20?
-£20 I'm bid. Fine head of hair, sir, £20.
-Long way to go.
Who's 30 now?
Keep going, keep going!
70, 80, 90, 100.
-Lovely men, look at that!
Anybody else? If not, £100.
Great donation, 100 and selling.
Well done, thank you very much.
That is a proper bid, that is.
£100, thank you very much.
That is plus 30.
Overall then, you are plus 35, yes?
£35 profit, that's a proper thing.
Well done. What are you going to do about the cabinet?
You've got £35 of profit.
Was there a valuation on it?
Can I tell them? I'll tell you. £20-£30.
We're not going to lose on it.
-You're not going to lose on it.
-And we'll just have to make it...
-We'll stay in profit.
-What are you going to do? Quickly!
-We'll risk it.
-You're going to go for it?
-OK. The Strawbridges have decided.
-Yes. Catherine says.
Oh, no, I didn't say, I didn't say! Ah! Pressure!
Job's done, yes? We're going with the bonus buy and here it comes.
Lot 316, the Edwardian inlaid oak cupboard.
£20, starting on commission.
Looking for 30...
It's for Children In Need, this one.
-At £30, who's 40 now?
-Well done, sir, thank you.
-Bless your heart.
Looking for 80?
Good donation, 70, can we up it to 80? Any more?
If not, 70. I'm going to sell at £70.
Thank you very much.
Very kind. Anyway, that is £35 profit.
You've doubled your money, well done, Catherine.
That means, 35 and 35, you've got £70 straight profit.
Plus my £5 from my lost wager -
and I haven't taken my wallet out for several years!
Well, what a day we have had today!
Children In Need, eat your heart out, eh?
Well, it should be no secret that today, both teams have made substantial profits.
And the team that is marginally behind, I'm afraid to say, is the Blues. I mean, you did...
What a shame!
-You did so nicely, guys, and will go off with a profit of £70.
-Actually, you're going to re-donate the profit to Children In Need.
-But we have to thank you for so kindly donating your time today, lads.
-It's a pleasure.
-It's great to have you Strawbridges on the show.
Thank you very much, Catherine, for your efforts.
-I hope you've enjoyed it.
-Great fun, thank you.
-It's been fantastic.
But the victors today, £160...
-Is that pretty or is it pretty?
-That is £160 very well earned.
And there's an additional bonus item because anybody who makes
a profit on all three of their pieces sold on Bargain Hunt
-gets something called the Bargain Hunt pins.
Look at that.
So please do take one each and you can wear this with pride...
-Oh, I will.
-..around the golf course.
There is one additional feature here, which is the £5 note that
I lost when I had a wager with the auctioneer,
which is going to go and be added to the Blue team's total.
Anyway, we have had the most superb show. I hope you've enjoyed it, it's been great having you.
Join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes?
Now, you two, how about a bit of a victory dance, hey?
Just imagine your own music and give us a twirl. Here we go, look...
-That's my next partner for Strictly!
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Tim Wonnacott hosts a Bargain Hunt Children in Need special. Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman teams up with champion dancer Ola Jordan to take on eco warriors Dick Strawbridge and his son James. Experts Mark Stacey and Catherine Southon are determined to uncover the bargains amongst hundreds of stalls in Ardingly, Sussex, with every pound of profit going to Children in Need.