Hungerford 14 Bargain Hunt


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Hungerford 14

The antiques challenge comes from the market town of Hungerford in Berkshire, where Tim Wonnacott introduces two colourful couples in red and blue.


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Cor! We've got teams ready to go. We've got experts ready to go.

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We've got crew ready to go. Are YOU ready to go bargain hunting?

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Today, we're in the market town of Hungerford in Berkshire.

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I wonder how our teams will get on.

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'Oh, great hair!

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'Philip Serrell feels the pressure.'

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-Hope I've got my tablets with me.

-LAUGHTER

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'David Barby tries to pressurise the bidders.'

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50 now. Five? >

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-Yes!

-Go on!

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Gosh! It's going to be eventful, isn't it?

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Let's meet those teams again.

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Hello, everyone. Great to see you.

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Tracy and Tina, you're partners. Tina, how did you meet?

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We met on a first aid course through the company we work for.

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There were four of us meant to be going on the course.

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One of the people, her mother fell over and broke her leg badly.

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Then one of them said they can't come because they were getting married, so it just left us two.

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Gosh. Well, it's obviously been a healthy experience for your hair.

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-The hair's always been a little bit pink.

-Has it?

-The bit at the front.

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-You'd like to be in the pink team.

-We asked to be in a pink team.

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-We won't change the rules for you.

-Well, we did try.

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-Tracy, you had your civil partnership four years ago.

-Yeah.

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-And you changed your surnames.

-We certainly did.

-To what?

-To Pink.

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To Pink! Is that your surname?

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We decided we didn't want to use our names, cos we'd been married before.

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We went through all the meaningful surnames then we decided

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that we both like pink, surprisingly,

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-so we'd choose the surname Pink - Tina, Tracy...

-Pink!

-Yeah.

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Tina's middle name was Ann.

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I used to be a tap dancer. If I took on her middle name, our initials would be TAP TAP.

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Yes.

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Tracy and Tina Tap-Tap Pink.

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What fun!

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-Do you tap?

-No. Not recently. But I could always be tempted!

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Put your foot out.

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Put your left foot in.

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-Need music.

-Need music as well?

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-I can't do this without music.

-MUSIC

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If you're very clever, you could change the legs.

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This is not a dance programme! We're here for bargain hunting!

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We're going to have a great show.

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-Now, are you quaking in your boots, Izzy and Jason?

-Slightly.

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-Slightly!

-Not because of what they just said, but meeting you, Tim.

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Oh, yes! I'm very friendly, really! Jason, how did you two meet?

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We met as friends back in 2006.

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And stayed friends, and I asked to marry Izzy... When was it?

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-2008, and we married in 2009.

-You've got to get it right or you're gonna be in dead trouble!

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-She was daft enough to say yes.

-What do you do?

-I'm a farmer.

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We've got a 1,500-acre arable farm near Farnham in Surrey.

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-There's no rest on the farm, Iz?

-True.

-What do you have to do?

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One particular time I was pregnant with my son, Rupert.

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I was nine months and he wasn't coming.

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This one Sunday, Jason sent his harvest students home,

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thinking the weather was going to be bad, and it turned out to be good.

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I jumped on the tractor and was doing corn cart for Jason while he was driving the combine.

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-That's pretty cool.

-Great use of family labour.

-And cheap, too.

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-Very cheap.

-I actually charged him!

-Did you?

-Yeah.

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-What tactics are you going to get up to today?

-We'll have an item each and decide on a third one together.

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-One each.

-Yeah.

-Then a speculative third one.

-Argue on the last one.

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I'd win. We'd argue on the last one and I'd get my way.

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I think we're going to have a few sparks. Now, the money moment.

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£300 apiece. Here's your £300.

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You know the rules. Your experts await and off you go, and very, very, very good luck.

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Gosh! What a rich tapestry we've got today. What?

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Off you go. Round to the left.

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Oh, my gosh!

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-Just have a look at the objects that are here.

-OK.

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Particularly small items of jewellery, silver boxes.

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-Do you want something silvery?

-Something pretty and silvery.

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-That's over our budget.

-Yeah.

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-All I'm looking at is price.

-That's plain and boring. It's a nice shape.

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It's not pretty.

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# There may be trouble ahead... #

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# ..But while there's moonlight and music and love and romance

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# Let's face the music and dance. #

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These are probably made by amateurs

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from some guide in a book published in the 1920s.

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But I think they are fun.

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What I'd like to do is put these onto the table, ask the best price

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-then come back to them.

-Yeah.

-OK.

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-Yes!

-What?

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-Aren't they nice?

-They're absolutely horrible.

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They are horrible!

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-You honestly like those?

-I think they're beautiful.

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I think we've got massive problems here, absolutely massive problems.

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Those girls have got a strong mind and know what they're looking for.

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It's just that we haven't found it.

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They're lovely company but, boy! I don't know where to go!

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'I'm seeing a lot of browsing but not a lot of buying.'

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That's £60, that photograph frame.

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'Ah! A tobacco jar! What do you think, Phil?'

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It looks as boring as hell.

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-But it's nice.

-I tell you what I do like, Dunhill.

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-How do you know that it's Dunhill?

-Lift the lid up. It's underneath.

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My only concern is, with the trend with tobacco,

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-it's getting to be a bit of a...

-It's a no-no.

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But people collect that stuff.

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You've got a £5 pot and a £100 name.

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How much is it priced up at?

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£68, we need to ask the chap

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what's the very best deal on it.

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In my eyes, if you could buy that for £30 to £40.

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What might be the trick is if we buy two bits off this stall.

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-And get it down a bit more?

-Yeah.

-Cos I think that would be low.

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Do you like that? Do you know what it is?

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-Wash stand.

-A wash stand. Would you mind taking those things off?

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Now that piece of wood on the top.

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You'll see underneath...

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-A-ha!

-Good.

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That piece of furniture, ten to 15 years ago,

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was worth the thick end of £300. It's now...?

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-115.

-If you can get the two for under £100,

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I would think you're in business.

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'Will they clean up with the wash stand and tobacco jar?'

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-The knife rests.

-I think those are quite nice.

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-They're 45.

-He might come down to 35, which would be a good buy.

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Those are quite interesting, but I'd only buy

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either the bookstands OR those.

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-Book stands.

-I prefer the book stands.

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-'Good decision making, team.'

-Any other silver objects?

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Right, this is priced up at £68.

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What's the very best you can do on it?

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OK, normally, these people do about 10%.

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I have actually contacted them

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and they are thinking of £35.

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£35.

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If the girls decided to buy the two for, say, £110, would that do it?

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-My maths isn't very good.

-I suspect it would, but I'll ring back.

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I'll get that extra drop of blood!

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-Could you hang on to them for 45 minutes?

-Yes.

-Great.

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'Options still open. Come on. You've got to buy something.'

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Those are...£42, those knife rests.

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-Those are mother of pearl and silver plate.

-I like mother of pearl.

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-Those are 42, and the granite ones 45.

-That's probably more attractive?

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-Mother of pearl.

-I think the shape is quite good.

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I like the ball effect.

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Shall we give those a go, see what the chap says?

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OK. So I'll get him to open it up.

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-These ones here?

-Yes. Thanks.

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What do you think? £38.

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-I really like them. They're heavy.

-Bite the bullet and go for it.

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They are plate.

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-Well-used.

-They are well-used, as you say.

-Take a punt?

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What would you do, David?

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-Well, I think they're OK.

-What's the best? 38?

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What I'm looking for, about 35.

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Do you think she might take 35?

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I can guarantee she'll only take 38, I'm afraid.

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Let me have a go for you.

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-That sounds good.

-And can we have a quick look in this cabinet...?

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-I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours.

-Deal.

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-What's yours?

-Poole.

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Pigeon-racing clock. Look at the look on their faces!

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-It goes cuckoo or something?

-This is like a duel!

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I'm going to referee.

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-What drew you to that, then?

-This is semi-precious stone.

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Is it? Right. OK.

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It's agate. Isn't that beautiful?

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You put your matches in there and have them on the table.

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-A matchbox holder! That's stunning! Look at the colour.

-Isn't it lovely?

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-Oh, Jason.

-Yes?

-I love it.

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-That one could be your buy, then.

-I'm choosing all of them, dear.

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I like the combination of the white metal and semi-precious stone.

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Let's see what we can get.

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-And for these and...

-Yes.

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-We might be able to do some special deal.

-Is it working?

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-Two items from one shop.

-Yes.

-Discount.

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You have a lovely smile. Thank you. Is it working?

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I shall try my very best. Thank you.

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'Dirty beast. He's gone to check the prices. How are the pinks getting on?'

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-That one down there, please.

-Hellfire!

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-Isn't it beautiful?

-No.

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The smile worked on one of them. Which one?

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The knife rests.

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She'll come down from 38 to 35. That's what we wanted, wasn't it?

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Which is where you wanted to be. Yeah.

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Unfortunately, the agate matchbox, the very best is only 40 from 47.

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-What do you want to do, then?

-We put it behind the counter.

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-We're going for these or for that?

-Definitely those.

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-The little weights.

-Right. OK.

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Buy those now, and we'll put the agate on hold.

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-In the dying minutes we can come for the agate.

-Thank you.

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'And now for something I prepared earlier.'

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Imagine you woke up with £50 to invest.

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What would you invest it in, in antiques, around all these shops?

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Well,

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you could do worse than, perhaps,

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spend your £50 on this little pussy cat.

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Sweet, isn't it?

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Standing astride a simulated cushion, it's made of creamware.

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It's got a peculiarly characteristic

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stripey green and yellow glaze.

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This glaze is typical of the Staffordshire potter Thomas Whieldon.

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Thomas Whieldon was potting between about 1719 and about 1798.

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In other words, his dates span the entire 18th century,

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and he was the man who employed the great Josiah Spode,

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and later went into business also with Josiah Wedgwood.

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The characteristic of Whieldon's pottery to keep your eye open for

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is this drizzled glaze.

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It's created by sprinkling manganese in the kiln,

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then putting lead glaze on top.

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Strange stripes.

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This streaky, mottled glaze that he created was known at the time

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as tortoiseshell ware.

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I've seen tortoiseshell cats and I've seen marmalade cats.

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None of them have the colour scheme of this little fellow. How much?

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As I say, £50 is your investment today.

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What might it make in an 18th-century

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pottery specialist sale?

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Well, shall we say £150 to £250?

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Miaow!

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'Perhaps the grass will be greener

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'for the blue team on the other side of the street - watch out!'

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Do you like that Imari pot up there? That double gourd vase?

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-Not a lover of it.

-Not pretty.

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-Got it.

-I'm getting the hang of this, aren't I?

-Yeah!

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The fact that it's horseshoes, it's very hunting and shooting.

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-Shall we go for those two things we first saw? And now panic.

-That's all right(!) Just panic.

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'Come on, you lot!'

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My stomach's churning.

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Where are we going?

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He's a good chap, he is.

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I've gone down to 95 on that, Philip.

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< Which is as low as low as low as low.

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There's a pair of bonbon dishes.

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< I've got 125 a pair on that, Birmingham 1895.

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-Personally...

-They're nicer.

-I prefer those to that.

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-Do you like those?

-I do, and I like these two.

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-They're much more money, my love.

-Yes, I know.

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-They've almost got a Sheraton look.

-What have they got on them?

-125.

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TINA: Could you do those for £80?

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I will look again before I... Cash.

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Aren't you running out of time? Running out of time?

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-Ssh!

-Be off with you.

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-I love those.

-They're lovely.

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Barby, go away! Play in the road somewhere!

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It has to be 90. Meet in the middle at 85? No. Not today.

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Go on! All right. £85.

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-You superstar!

-Give him a kiss!

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-85.

-Fine. Done.

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The only thing I did see,

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these Islamic seals at £43.

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-We've also got a hunting flask, Jason.

-Oh, yeah.

-For 145.

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Which I think is quite nice. Bow-shaped for the pocket.

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-Is that worth considering?

-Yes.

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Over the horseshoe thing, yeah.

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-It's marked, is it?

-It is.

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-There's the hallmark.

-Is it heavy?

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That's quite nice. It's got the original cork in.

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-What do you think?

-It's very nice.

-It's got to be your decision.

-OK.

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-It's been used. One or two dents, which I think is nice.

-Yeah.

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145. We need the best price on that.

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-Yeah.

-See what that is, then it's to be the horseshoes or that.

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We haven't got any more time. Pressure, pressure, pressure.

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'You feeling the pressure, Phil?'

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-That's it.

-What are we doing now?

-Buy the corner wash stand.

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-Are you happy with that?

-Yeah. I think that's nice.

-The Dunhill.

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And that. Three items. We're done!

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You can go to the pub.

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-LAUGHING:

-Oh, bless you!

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'Phew! Reds sorted. Right, Barby.

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'Crunch time.'

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£100.

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-Shall we go for it?

-Yeah.

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-Yes.

-Jason.

-Yes. Yes. Yes.

-Can we have...?

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-What do you do to get him enthusiastic.

-I can't say that!

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Yes. OK.

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-Do you like it?

-Yeah.

-I love it.

-Let's get that.

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-Yeah.

-Jason, OK?

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-Yes. OK.

-We'd better run across.

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-I think you've had a good innings.

-IZZY SIGHS

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-You've worn me out.

-So we're finished?

-We nearly have.

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-£85.

-Yes.

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-£35.

-Yes.

-Wash stand's £75. £110 the two.

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-We're having both those.

-Yes.

-Thank you. I'm off.

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GIGGLING

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We're going straight across there. Come on.

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-Secure the deal.

-Here it is.

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So, what did we say? 30?

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We'd like to have said 30, but your smile didn't quite work.

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35. 40. OK. That's cool.

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-We're happy with 40, yeah?

-We have no choice.

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-We have 30 seconds to go.

-Yes, please.

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I'm sorry we couldn't quite make you smile.

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-Thank you very much.

-Thank you.

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Cheap impersonation!

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Time's up. Play it again, Sam!

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'What do we have in the red team shopping trolley?

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'Tracy and Tina bought the mahogany tobacco jar.

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'There's more mahogany in the wash stand.

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'The pair of silver sweet dishes cost a tasty £85. Tres bonbon.'

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-Listen, Trace.

-Yeah.

-Which is your favourite piece?

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-I think it is the wash stand.

-The wash stand.

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-It wasn't my first choice.

-But you've warmed to it?

-Yes.

-Lovely.

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-That's nice. What about you, Teen?

-I like the Dunhill tobacco box.

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-Is that going to bring the biggest profit?

-Absolutely.

-Without a doubt.

-Without a doubt.

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You spent all-round £205, wasn't it?

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-195.

-£195. So who's got £105?

-I have, in my pocket.

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About your person? I'll take that off you, Tracy.

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£105. Now, Serrell, I suggest a small gin and tonic or cup of tea before you spend it.

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-I'll find a very long piece of rope!

-LAUGHTER

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He has a way with words, Mr Serrell.

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Why don't we check out what the blue team bought, eh?

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'Jason and Izzy forked out 35 smackers

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'for a pair of abalone and silver-plated knife rests.

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'And in solid silver, £100 secured the George V hip flask.

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'Finally, this matchbox holder was bought for 40.'

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Hello, hello.

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-Are you finished?

-Yes.

-Just.

-30 seconds to go, Tim.

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-Pretty nail-biting stuff.

-Yeah.

-Are you pleased about that, darling?

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-It's been really good.

-You have got what you want?

-Um...

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-I'd say two out of the three items.

-It got quite rushed. You've got so many items.

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-That's the trouble with this hour rule. Anyway, you've got three items?

-Yeah.

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-Which is your favourite piece?

-The matchbox holder.

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-What about you, Jase?

-What I think will make some money is the knife rests.

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-Do you agree? Is that going to make the most money?

-Yeah. We got some money off that.

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-I need £125, please. Who's got that?

-I've got that.

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You don't want to give it up. Ha ha ha.

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-There we go, David. £125.

-Thank you very much.

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-That's enough to find a decent item.

-I shall do my very best. Country related objects.

-OK.

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You never know what David's going to turn up with. Take care, you kids.

0:22:070:22:12

We're heading somewhere incredibly interesting.

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Remember that marvellous movie,

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The Remains Of The Day, with Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson?

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Do you remember Darlington Hall? This it it.

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It was filmed here at Dyrham Park on the outskirts of Bath.

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The house was owned by civil servant William Blathwayt

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who lived here in the 17th century.

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He was a keen art collector.

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Blathwayt spent a lot of his working life in Holland.

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It's not surprising that a lot of the pictures in this house have a Dutch origin.

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What IS surprising is that he would have gone for a painting like this.

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Because it's actually Spanish.

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It was painted by Bartolome Murillo

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in about 1660, 1665.

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Here we've got a ragamuffin,

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a street urchin,

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who is mocking an old lady who's eating her polenta supper.

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It's unusual because his young fresh face is looking directly at you.

0:23:310:23:36

You're looking into his face.

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He is gesturing, mocking the old lady,

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who is frightened.

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You can see that twist in her body,

0:23:440:23:47

her expression, her toothless mouth turned towards him.

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As if she's trying to protect her supper.

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Not a very jolly subject.

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She's in the gutter.

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She's a down-and-out elderly person.

0:23:590:24:03

Just look at her filthy dirty grimy big toe sticking out of her boot.

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Life has not been kind to this old girl.

0:24:100:24:14

But is there another message lurking within this picture?

0:24:140:24:19

Is the artist actually saying,

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"Look, boy! It's all very well you mocking that old girl.

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"But sooner or later, you'll be old.

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"You could be a down-and-out, and this is not much fun."

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Interesting.

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Not half as interesting as this, though. Look!

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In this corner, we've got another Murillo picture,

0:24:400:24:44

another street urchin mocking an old dink having her polenta supper.

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What's going on here?

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The truth of the matter is, this is a later copy.

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Because William Blathwayt's grandson, who was also William,

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in 1765 had an auction here at Dyrham Park.

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He'd got hard up and he sold the original Murillo, curiously,

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to his younger brother, and it left this house.

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They must have missed their Murillo because they had this copy

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painted in the 18th century.

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It hung here perfectly happily

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until 1956, when the National Land Fund acquired the original Murillo

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and presented it to the National Trust, so it returned home.

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So Dyrham Park has two Murillos.

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Well, one real one and one 18th-century copy.

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The big question today is who is going to be the real one

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and who is going to be the copy over at the auction?

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We've taken a hike across a couple of counties

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and we've come to Washington, West Sussex,

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to be with Rupert Toovey

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at Rupert Toovey's Auctioneers.

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How lovely to see you, Tim.

0:26:130:26:16

Tracy and Tina went with this Dunhill tobacco pot,

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-which probably came off a shop counter.

-Very much so.

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Beautifully made, isn't it? Really something from a former age.

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-It's difficult to know how it can be relevant today.

-Yes.

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It would cost, I should think, in pipe tobacco, £1,500 to fill it up.

0:26:330:26:38

Yes. Rather a marvellous thought!

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Fewer people are smoking pipes. It's redundant from that point of view.

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-Will it make £35?

-I think it should. I hope it'll make £40 or £50.

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That's confident! Thank you very much, Rupert.

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Next is the corner wash stand.

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Now, this is a bit of a yesterday's antique, isn't it?

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It is. So few of our houses seem to have decent corners any more.

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The whole business of setting it up with a wash basin and jug,

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although it's nice to buy that ceramic, doesn't happen so much.

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Furniture, it's that unusual thing.

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-Not only must it be beautiful, it must be useful.

-Otherwise people don't want it in their house.

-Right.

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What do you think you might struggle along at?

0:27:270:27:30

£50 to £70, really, Tim.

0:27:300:27:32

-£75 paid.

-Oh, well. Half a chance.

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And their last item,

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supremely traditional bonbon dishes.

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Sweet, aren't they? With those pierced bands, late Victorian.

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Silver has a much stronger following since it's become so expensive.

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-How much?

-£70 to £100.

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-Good man! £85 they paid.

-That's not bad.

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We've got a prediction of a possibility of a couple of profits

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so they may not need their Bonus Buy but let's have a look anyway.

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-Girls, you spent £195.

-Yes.

-You gave him £105. What did the old codge spend it on?

0:28:050:28:12

-Are you ready for this?

-Yes.

0:28:120:28:15

A bit of old rope.

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-Are you sure?

-Keep going.

0:28:180:28:21

And your plan is?

0:28:210:28:24

-When it all goes wrong...

-We'll tie you up.

-Hello!

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What I thought was, seriously, if you're restoring a house

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-and you want a rope balustrade for a spiral staircase...

-Right.

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I just think this would cost you way over £100

0:28:380:28:42

if you went to a designer to buy this.

0:28:420:28:46

You've got these things to go into the wall. I think the rope's a cool thing.

0:28:460:28:52

-How much...?

-The look on your faces.

-Where has it come from? Off a boat?

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-I think...

-Off a staircase.

-It's come off a staircase.

0:28:570:29:01

-How much did you pay for it?

-Is this that certifiable moment?

-Yes.

-£35.

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THEY CHUCKLE

0:29:070:29:10

-Just...

-Don't put it round his neck! All right, then.

0:29:100:29:13

I think, if he models it.

0:29:130:29:16

You don't make your decision now about the old piece of rope. You make it later on.

0:29:160:29:23

For the viewers, let's see what the auctioneer thinks about the old piece of rope.

0:29:230:29:28

-Right, Rupert, how long's a piece of rope?

-That IS a bit of rope, too!

0:29:280:29:33

It's come off the QE2!

0:29:330:29:35

-It's a sort of mooring rope.

-It's taste rather than substance!

0:29:350:29:40

Well, I'd say an acquired taste. How much would it cost to acquire it?

0:29:400:29:45

-I think you might pay £10 or £20.

-Philip Serrell loves it. £35 paid.

0:29:450:29:50

He may get lucky, if somebody wants it on the day, but you could keep that for ten years.

0:29:500:29:57

If you want to store it for ten years. It's a difficult one.

0:29:570:30:01

Maybe the team won't go with it. Anyway, that's it for the reds.

0:30:010:30:07

Now, for the blues, Jason and Izzy.

0:30:070:30:10

The abalone knife rests.

0:30:100:30:12

They're rather jolly. They look like they're about to march off!

0:30:120:30:16

Hope they don't march off with their knife on top.

0:30:160:30:20

I don't know whether knife rests is a popular collectable.

0:30:200:30:24

I don't think it is really.

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-We don't carve at the table.

-No.

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-How much?

-20 or 30 quid.

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£35 they paid, which is going to be plenty enough.

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I think you're absolutely right.

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£20 to £30. In silver, different matter.

0:30:380:30:42

-What about this silver hip flask?

-It's nicely made.

0:30:420:30:46

Not very generous. You couldn't share it with your friends!

0:30:460:30:50

-It's clean and ready to go.

-Nice engine turn decoration.

-How much?

0:30:500:30:55

-£50 to £80.

-Not so nice. £100 they paid.

0:30:550:31:00

That's two potential duffers.

0:31:000:31:03

What about this onyx and plated

0:31:030:31:06

framed match case?

0:31:060:31:08

-Is it worth a £5 note?

-I hope so.

0:31:080:31:11

Even that's being hopeful.

0:31:110:31:13

-They paid 40.

-Well!

0:31:130:31:17

We'll see.

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-It's a difficult thing as an individual item.

-We don't use them.

0:31:180:31:23

It's not immensely collectable and it's quite expensive.

0:31:230:31:27

-We have to put an estimate. What do you want me to say?

-Shall we say 20 to 30 and keep our fingers crossed?

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Cross everything! They're going to need their Bonus Buy.

0:31:340:31:37

Let's go and look at it.

0:31:370:31:39

-Iz and Jase.

-Yeah.

-You spent £175. You gave the man £125.

0:31:390:31:44

-What did you spend it all on?

-Something quirky always seems to sell well.

0:31:440:31:50

So I bought this little object.

0:31:500:31:53

-Do you know what it is?

-It's a flower holder.

-A what holder?

0:31:530:31:58

-A flower holder.

-Give him ten marks!

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This man is not just on a tractor. He knows about stuff.

0:32:010:32:05

-A posy.

-Or a little corsage, but what's so good at the side here,

0:32:050:32:11

you have a little pin, which you take out.

0:32:110:32:15

You put the arrangement in there.

0:32:150:32:17

You secure it with a pin.

0:32:170:32:19

Put it back like that.

0:32:190:32:22

And then you just hold it on your finger.

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-It suits you, David.

-Do you think so?

-You should be wearing a posy.

0:32:270:32:31

A doner kebab, maybe! Not a posy holder!

0:32:310:32:35

Seriously, it's extraordinary that a young Victorian gal

0:32:350:32:40

would step out with that dangling from her finger.

0:32:400:32:43

-What I would do. You know we've got the hip flask?

-Yes.

0:32:430:32:48

I'd wear it on my hunting jacket. A bit dangerous but quite pretty.

0:32:480:32:52

How much did you pay for it?

0:32:520:32:54

-I paid 85.

-Well done, David. That's a hit with your team.

0:32:540:32:58

You don't decide now. You pick after the sale of your first three items.

0:32:580:33:03

But let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about David's posy holder!

0:33:030:33:08

There we go, Rupert.

0:33:080:33:10

Something to enlighten our day.

0:33:100:33:14

-A posy holder!

-Yup.

-First spring posy!

0:33:140:33:18

-Well, that's very nice.

-It's a late 19th-century one.

0:33:180:33:21

Nice little leaf motif, but how much did they pay?

0:33:210:33:26

Well... I don't like to tell you this,

0:33:260:33:29

but David Barby is supposed to find this as a Bonus Buy, he paid £85.

0:33:290:33:34

-Crumbs.

-Crumbs. That's what I'd say.

0:33:340:33:37

-Posy! That's what I'd say!

-30 to 40, I think, Tim.

-Half his money back.

0:33:370:33:42

-We have to hope the teams don't go with it.

-Poor David.

-Poor David!

0:33:420:33:48

-How are you feeling? Nervy?

-Yes.

-Why?

-Worried.

0:33:590:34:03

-Hopefully, make a good profit.

-You're normally so brave.

-I know!

0:34:030:34:08

-What's happening?

-I don't know!

0:34:080:34:10

-Are you up for it?

-Yes.

-Plenty of deep breaths. Roll your shoulders.

0:34:100:34:15

Here it comes. Your first item.

0:34:150:34:17

The Dunhill tobacco box.

0:34:170:34:19

What shall we say for this lot? £50.

0:34:190:34:23

Shall we say 40, then, please?

0:34:230:34:25

< 30 anywhere? Oh, yes!

0:34:250:34:28

Somebody say yes.

0:34:280:34:30

At 20 anywhere? 20 I have. At £20 and we're off.

0:34:300:34:34

22 can I see?

0:34:340:34:36

At £20, it's the maiden bid. At £20.

0:34:360:34:40

Any advance on 20? And two. Hooray! And four, can I see? 26, sir?

0:34:400:34:45

26 I have. And 28?

0:34:450:34:48

Ooh, no. 26 it is, with the team. 26 there. Thank you.

0:34:480:34:53

Are we all done at £26? 26.

0:34:530:34:58

-That is bad luck.

-Uh-oh!

-Didn't quite work out.

0:34:580:35:02

Minus nine. Here comes your wash stand.

0:35:020:35:04

It's a handsome thing. We're opening the bidding with conflicting bids.

0:35:040:35:10

At £45. 48?

0:35:100:35:12

48 can I see? 48. And 50. And five.

0:35:120:35:16

Yes!

0:35:160:35:17

55 I have here now. 60? 55, madam, with you. Thank you.

0:35:170:35:22

At £55. Is there any advance on 55?

0:35:220:35:26

At £55. All done at 55...?

0:35:260:35:29

-And that's minus £20.

-It's going well, this, now.

0:35:290:35:35

-Maybe the rope.

-The bonbon dishes.

-It might work.

0:35:350:35:38

We've conflicting bids here at £40.

0:35:380:35:41

At £40. 42. 45. 48. 50.

0:35:410:35:44

And five. 60. And five. 65 in the room with you, sir.

0:35:440:35:48

Thank you. 65. And 70. Five. 80.

0:35:480:35:51

Five. 90. No. 90? Thank you...

0:35:510:35:55

That's a rare beast of a profit!

0:35:550:35:58

..110? £100 with you, sir.

0:35:580:36:01

£100. 110 in a fresh place. Thank you. 120?

0:36:010:36:05

-Go on!

-Please! Come on for the pinks!

0:36:080:36:12

I think they're egging you on, sir. 120 I have.

0:36:120:36:16

And 130? 130 I'm bid.

0:36:160:36:18

And 140?

0:36:180:36:19

130 I have. Thank you, madam. Is there any advance on £130?

0:36:190:36:24

It's fair warning at 130...

0:36:240:36:27

That's marvellous. That is plus £45.

0:36:270:36:31

£29. That's one shy of 30.

0:36:310:36:33

You are plus £16 at this moment in time.

0:36:330:36:37

Now, what are you going to do about the rope?

0:36:370:36:40

-I'd say no. WHISPERS:

-Stick.

0:36:400:36:43

-Stay where you are, girls.

-Being honest?

-Stay where you are.

0:36:430:36:47

-Stick.

-What's happening?

-We're not.

0:36:470:36:50

-It's called collusion. I've turned.

-We're not going.

0:36:500:36:54

-You're not going with this rope?

-No.

-We're not going with this rope.

0:36:540:36:58

We're going to sell it anyway.

0:36:580:37:01

357 is a length of rope with attached brass handrail fittings.

0:37:010:37:06

You never know when you might need one.

0:37:060:37:10

We have conflicting bids and we're opening at £42. Can I see 44?

0:37:100:37:15

44 can I see?

0:37:150:37:17

44. 46. 48.

0:37:170:37:19

46 here. At £46. Can I see the 48?

0:37:190:37:22

At £46, and it's fair warning.

0:37:220:37:25

At £46... 46!

0:37:250:37:28

Plus 11, but they're not your pounds.

0:37:280:37:31

See ya then, Tim!

0:37:310:37:33

There we go. You ring-fenced your plus 16.

0:37:330:37:37

Might be a winning score. Don't say a word to the blues.

0:37:370:37:41

-How are you feeling? OK?

-Yeah.

-Mildly confident.

0:37:460:37:50

-What did you say?

-Mildly confident!

0:37:500:37:53

Did he say "mildly confident"? What are you confident about, mate?

0:37:530:37:57

-I think, the...knife stands.

-You think they'll do well?

-Mm.

0:37:570:38:02

First up, your knife rests.

0:38:020:38:05

What shall we say for these? £20? Ten, then, please?

0:38:050:38:10

Five?

0:38:100:38:12

£5 I'm bid. £5 here. £5.

0:38:120:38:15

And seven. And ten. 12. 14.

0:38:150:38:18

16? Ooh, no.

0:38:180:38:20

14 it is, in the centre. At £14?

0:38:200:38:23

At £14. Is there any advance on £14?

0:38:230:38:27

At 14...

0:38:270:38:29

£14. I'm afraid that is minus £21.

0:38:290:38:32

Minus 21 is not a good start. Anyway...

0:38:320:38:36

IZZY LAUGHS

0:38:360:38:38

George V silver hip flask of curved rectangular form.

0:38:380:38:42

Opening this lot at £40. Can I see 42?

0:38:420:38:46

44. 46. 48. And 50.

0:38:460:38:48

Five. And 60. 60 in the room.

0:38:480:38:51

At £60. And five. 70. Five.

0:38:510:38:54

80. 75 I have with you, sir, seated. At £75.

0:38:540:38:58

80 can I see? 80 I have. And five.

0:38:580:39:01

No at 85. 80. Behind at £80.

0:39:010:39:04

Is there any advance on £80? At £80. It's fair warning at 80.

0:39:040:39:09

£80.

0:39:090:39:12

Minus 20 on that. You're minus 41 at the moment.

0:39:120:39:15

Now, the matchbox sleeve.

0:39:150:39:17

£10 I'm bid. 12 can I see? At £10.

0:39:170:39:21

12 can I see? At £10 for the matchbox sleeve. Darling thing. 12.

0:39:210:39:26

14? 12 it is with you, sir.

0:39:260:39:29

At £12. Is there any advance on 12? £12. Is there any more?

0:39:290:39:33

At £12. Fair warning. £12.

0:39:330:39:36

Minus £28. 40, 50, 60... £69 down.

0:39:360:39:41

-What are you going to do about the posy holder?

-Yes.

-On your head.

-Fine.

-OK.

0:39:410:39:47

-Is that what's going to happen?

-I'm saying no. You're saying yes.

0:39:470:39:51

-That's a split decision?

-We'll go yes.

0:39:510:39:54

You're going with the Bonus Buy.

0:39:540:39:57

Darling little thing. What shall we say? £30? 20.

0:39:570:40:02

20 anywhere?

0:40:020:40:04

Ten. Ten I'm bid. At £10. Can I see the 12?

0:40:040:40:07

At £10. 12 can I see? At £10. And 12. 14. 16.

0:40:070:40:12

18. 20. Two.

0:40:120:40:14

-You were right.

-24. 26. 28. And 30.

0:40:140:40:17

40. And two. 44?

0:40:170:40:20

Oh. 42 I have, then. At £42. At £42.

0:40:200:40:25

Is there any advance on £42...?

0:40:250:40:27

One more?

0:40:270:40:29

And 44 it is. 46. 48?

0:40:290:40:31

£46 I have in the doorway. At £46. Is there any advance? At £46...

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Indecision's a terrible thing. And 48 with you, sir.

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50, now. And five?

0:40:450:40:48

-Yes.

-Go on!

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£50 I have, through the doorway.

0:40:500:40:52

All done at £50? And it really is fair warning.

0:40:520:40:55

At £50...

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Minus £35, I'm afraid. That's 14... That's minus 104. OK?

0:40:590:41:05

-Minus 104. That could be a winning score so don't say a word to the reds.

-Too embarrassed.

0:41:050:41:13

-What fun we've had. You been chatting?

-No.

-No.

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Because the teams are, of course, absolutely poles apart today.

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We have the most wonderful, enormous loss from the blues.

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-Minus £104.

-Oh, blues! Well done!

0:41:350:41:39

-DAVID:

-Was it as much as that?

-A massive loss of £104.

0:41:390:41:44

-Which is incredibly bad luck.

-You've got to do it properly.

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That's quite right.

0:41:480:41:50

I don't know what really went wrong, because the quality of objects was good.

0:41:500:41:56

It's the section of the sale, where they were positioned.

0:41:560:42:00

It's not a criticism of your buying skills.

0:42:000:42:04

It's just bad luck. Consistent bad luck from top to bottom.

0:42:040:42:08

-We've loved having you on the show.

-Thank you for having us.

-We had a lovely day in Hungerford.

-Yeah.

0:42:080:42:15

Thank you, David, for your contribution(!)

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Anyway, enough is enough, and turn to the winners today!

0:42:180:42:22

-Who are actually taking home £16.

-APPLAUSE

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-There you go.

-Thank you.

-£16.

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-It's largely down to the bonbon dishes.

-Yes.

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The bonbon dishes gave you profit.

0:42:330:42:35

You decided not to go with the piece of rope, which was a huge mistake.

0:42:350:42:41

-If you had, you'd be going home with £27. You should have trusted Phil Serrell.

-I'm sorry.

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-I'm sorry, Phil, but anyway, very good fun was had by all.

-Absolutely.

0:42:470:42:52

Join us soon for some more bargain hunting. Yes?

0:42:520:42:56

Yes!

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The antiques challenge comes from the market town of Hungerford in Berkshire, where Tim Wonnacott introduces two colourful couples in red and blue. Phillip Serrell is the expert in the pink for the red team, while David Barby is the expert for the farming couple in blue. Tim Wonnacott heads to Dyrham Park, a cinematic landscape just outside Bath.