The teams compete to find the best bargains at an antiques fair at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool. It is a laid-back round of shopping - until time starts running out.
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Today's show is from Aintree in Liverpool.
But unlike the Grand National,
Bargain Hunt is a two-horse race where nobody loses.
So let's go Bargain Hunting!
It's a real gallop to spend £300 on bargains.
Let's hope they don't fall at the first fence!
Who'll be the first past the post?
Will our teams be Gold Cup winners
or just old nags?
Really! Who writes this stuff?
Today's teams seem to be in fine fettle.
This is one of the easiest shops I've had for a very long time.
We're rattling our way through.
So we've got an easy ride, now.
We have loads of time.
But which team will end up in the winner's enclosure?
So for the reds we have husband and wife Darren and Andrea. Good morning.
-Nice to see you. How did you two meet?
We first met each other in a bakery school.
We were there for three years.
From there, we won a scholarship to work in Switzerland.
We didn't get on very well at bakery school!
-Why didn't you get on?
-She couldn't see the attraction in me!
She kept missing it!
Off you went to Switzerland to do your thingamajig.
We used to have to take the pastry onto the Orient Express.
-You worked on the Orient Express?
-We only took on the pastries.
-And then we got off!
But the highlight was at 4.00am pushing the noisy bakery trolley
down the platform, and all the bedroom lights would come on.
You'd get on and exchange a few pastries with the barman for free drinks. Have a cocktail.
Then we'd go back down the platform and all the lights would go on again! I liked that!
You're a couple of sadists, when it comes to that.
-Darren, you're a great art collector.
-Tell us about that.
We've been collecting art since we've been married, over 20 years.
Your collection changes and evolves.
Our home looks like the Royal Academy summer show!
-Is it mainly paintings you go for?
We started with watercolours and we've evolved into oil on canvasses,
looking for the up-and-coming artist.
What's your strategy for victory today?
We just hope to buy some things that people want to buy at the auction, hopefully at a good price.
Itching to get going. Raring to go.
Oh, dear, oh, dear. What is going to happen today?
Are you scared, you blues?
-No, we're excited.
-Mother and daughter, Caroline and Joyce.
-Nice to see you.
Caroline, music is both a passion and a professional gambit for you. Tell us about that.
I recently released an album which I recorded myself.
And working with young people, teaching them to play instruments who don't normally have access.
I must say, I do love your get-up!
-You've got fantastic trousers.
-I'm a bit of a hippy!
Do you model yourself, your music, on anybody in particular?
Marianne Faithfull reincarnated?
No, but it's all '70s songwriters. Carole King, people like this.
Joyce, you're retired now but you're a former glamour model.
What?! One day, one day!
-A one-day glamour model?
-It wasn't a glamour model.
It was somebody who was doing a photography competition.
My friend's husband was in the club and he asked me to sit for him.
Which I did. I thought, "That's OK".
But when I got there, there were about 20 men and I had to sit on a stage and pose!
-With my clothes on.
-Not with your kit off?
-It was just for a facial...
-Not one of those artistic ones?
-You're both convinced you're going to make enormous profits.
Why are you so confident that you'll do so brilliantly?
If you're positive and confident, it usually works out.
If you think, "I don't know what'll happen..." So that's our strategy.
I think we've got two incredibly positive teams today.
Sparks may fly!
£300 apiece. You know the rules.
Your experts await. Off you go and very, very good luck.
Gosh! Whatever's going to happen next?
Under starter's orders with the blues is Henry Meadows.
Morning, ladies. Glad you're here. What are your names?
-Looking forward to today?
-Shall we go bargain hunting?
-Yes. Let's go!
And chomping at the bit for the reds is Jonathan Pratt.
-Right, here we are. Aintree. Ready to go?
Let's get inside. Come on.
And they're off!
What are you going for today?
-I'd like to look at that.
Something to make lots of money.
Let's go this way!
Shout if you see anything that catches your eye.
How about the decanter?
Wow, straight in there, Henry!
-It's a striking looking piece.
-Not only glass collectors but private individuals as well.
It's got a nice contemporary look about it.
-Shall we have a closer look?
-Careful, it's a very heavy stopper.
-What about the condition?
-I can't see any.
It's etched with Blenko, which is the name of the company,
and Philip Myers on the bottom.
-Is it signed on the base?
-Can you do a better price?
-I can't go much below. This is a trade price. £45,
-and that is a bargain.
-I personally think it's got a nice look about it.
£45. It's not a big risk and it could well make a profit.
-I like that.
-Shall we buy it?
-Shall we do the deal, then?
-Let's go for it.
Thank you very much. Thank you.
That's great. So that's one down. Let's carry on.
Cor, that was fast!
But hang on a minute. The reds are right behind you.
-Look at that one!
-Which one are you pointing to?
-At the back?
-Bill Tidy, is it?
-Bill Tidy. A good Liverpudlian.
What can you tell me about the picture?
Nothing except it was a cartoon that was published in the papers as part of his regular work.
Presumably he did this as a one-off for some friends
as it's personally dedicated by him.
He's personally dedicated it to someone. Might that hold it back?
Obviously it would be better if it wasn't.
It's the same as a silver salver, if it's engraved, it detracts from it.
But it's a really good image. It's him, isn't it?
If you know Bill Tidy and how he draws, this is it.
He's a good name, a good local celebrity.
-Would you put this on the wall at home?
-I probably wouldn't.
Just because of other things that we've got.
But if I had a blank room, I'd put that in and build things around it.
And change your names to Joy and Peter!
Yeah! This really makes you smile, that's the important thing.
I love the sentiment at the bottom. Dare we ask how much it is?
It's £100 I've got on the base.
Interestingly on the back is his first attempt at it.
That's his first rough draft of it.
-Could we ask... Is that your very best, is it?
-What do you think?
-As a first buy, I think that's nice. What do you think, Andrea?
-I like it, yeah. I do.
-I think I'd like to go with that.
-OK, that's a deal, then. Number one done.
-Thank you very much indeed.
Well, I never did!
Both teams have splashed some cash in the first five minutes! Good work.
What have we got here? We've got, um...
-Coffee bean spoons.
-Do you know what EPNS stands for?
Electroplated nickel silver. So they're basically silver plate.
1930s, that sort of period.
What's known as coffee bean spoons because of the distinctive terminals.
We've got the original case, which is nice.
They have a nice look, and I think there's a market for that at auction.
-How much are they?
If we talk nicely to the stallholder and talk him down to £10,
we'd stand a good chance of making a profit.
Will you take £10 for them?
-Yeah, I could do that for ten.
-Good man. Thank you.
-Thank you. That's very good.
We've done well, there.
So let's do the deal, then.
Can't say fairer than a tenner, Caroline!
That's two down for the blues already.
They haven't spent much, though.
-That's a big jug.
-I like this one.
-That's Italian majolica.
-The big jug.
-It's 45. Probably late 19th-century, I'd have thought.
-Can we have a look at it?
-Sure. Help yourself.
-I quite like that.
-It makes a statement, doesn't it?
Late 19th-century. Very typical. A pottery with a coloured glaze
over the top. Faience, as we call it.
It's in the manner of the Italian style or something. What's on the bottom?
-Nothing on the bottom?
-Nothing at all.
-What would your very best be?
-I'll do 40 on it.
-Is that your very best?
-That's the absolute definite, yeah.
What do you have in this way at home?
-I know Darren's filled the house with pictures!
-We've got some pots, but nothing this size.
The nice thing with this is you can use it.
-It's quite a statement piece.
-What would you use it for?
-The corner of the room.
-Flowers, or twigs or something.
-Peacock feathers or pampas!
The other thing, I don't know who it's by. He doesn't know.
Someone might recognise it, go to the internet, and they might say that's so and so.
Before you know it, you've got £100 out of it.
-Yeah, I think it's...
-And it's not expensive. You're not going to lose...
If you lost ten or £15, it would be disappointing.
-We'll go for that.
-I agree with you.
I'm happy. I like the fact that you just find things,
talk about it, like it and then say, "We'll go for it."
I could just go and have a coffee, actually!
-We'll all go for a coffee!
-You're doing well and I approve.
OK. Let's go for it.
Both teams are at full speed.
A bit smash and grab, though, buying the first things they see.
This is one of the easiest shops I've had for a very long time!
We're rattling our way through.
We've got an easy ride now.
You have loads of time.
You're finding what you like - well, you are!
-Negotiate hard and get them down. That's the key.
-It's my turn next.
-It's your turn next.
Come on, let's have a look. Head over here.
I need to put blinkers on this man!
Well, just look at these things.
I fancy they've got a bit of a story to tell.
What we've got is a pair of bird feather pictures.
Now, just think about the skill package involved
in making one of these.
You've got an arrangement of feathers here
which has come from a live bird
and been arranged probably by a taxidermist.
It is, ornithologically-speaking,
as good a representation as you're going to find.
This one represents a quail.
Now, I know it's a quail because it says "quail" underneath!
And I know this is a meadow lark
cos it says "meadow lark" underneath.
But do either of these birds come from Great Britain?
Where do they come from?
Indigenously from North America.
So probably both of these bird pictures
were produced in the United States
and I would date them to around, I don't know, 1870, 1880.
They're a bit tatty, particularly with regard to the frames.
But if they could tell their story,
how they came across from North America,
how they happened to be sitting here just north of Liverpool today,
well, it would be fascinating to know.
Well, 500 to 800 dollars?
And what would they cost you here?
Now, there's a flutter for you!
So, two items each. But they're looking a bit too chilled for my liking.
Don't they realise there's a time limit on this malarkey?
That's a charming clock there.
-It's a Jaeger movement, a nice quality movement.
And your very best for cash?
What have you found there?
It's a pewter bowl.
A pewter bowl. Let's see. ..Ooh! I got an electric shock from it!
-It's an electric bowl!
-It's the pewter.
Yikes! Maybe the price is just as shocking!
For a pewter dish.
I think, personally, that's worth 60 to £80. That sort of price.
Let's leave it. We've got plenty of time.
Plenty of time? Far too laid-back! This place is vast
and there's so much to see!
-You'd get a few cornflakes in there!
I'm not sure how commercial that would be.
Shall we go on to the next stall?
-What are they for?
-Ice cream or prawn cocktails.
-Do you like the old mincer?
-I was looking at it. Caroline told me off!
No, all right.
Your husband has found something else!
Are you sure we can only buy three?
With the amount of time we've got, we could buy a dozen things.
Don't give them ideas, Jonathan!
May I ask how much this is?
Is that the very best, 15?
I like that. "Is that your very best?"
We've bought two things in about 13 minutes,
so can you hold it for us for about 20 minutes?
-Thank you. You're very kind.
You're making this game look too easy, reds.
There is absolutely no pressure whatsoever.
I don't need the pressure to make you do anything because you'll do it anyway! Let's go.
I think you're right. Let's hide his glasses!
Just be careful, Jonathan.
Keep the pressure on.
Now, how far behind are those blues?
-How are you feeling, Joyce?
-I'm getting panicky.
We got the first two so quickly. Now we can't find anything.
A confident start. What have we seen so far that's caught your eye?
I like the glass decanter we've bought.
-That's really... I'd like something more...
-We've bought that. We need a third item.
-Have you seen anything?
-Not really anything that's grabbed me.
-We'd better get our skates on.
-Yeah. Let's find something.
We started in that corner. You could wander down here.
-Have a look.
I can't see anything grabbing me at the moment.
-Caroline, have you spotted something?
That's quite fun.
I've seen a little bit of the... They've got the pair in the vase.
I love it!
I can tell what he likes cos he looks immediately at something else!
-He completely ignored me!
-Did I? I'm sorry.
-You carry on!
-So you want to buy a higher value piece, do you?
-If we can.
Let's push the boat out.
-What about that piece of glass?
-No, I don't like that.
-You don't like it?
-Well, I do and I don't.
-The colours are a bit...
-Ask him who it's by.
Do you know who this one's by?
It's French. I bought it in Normandy
and the dealer's French, lives in Dunkirk and it's from a factory south of Dunkirk.
-He said it's about 1930's, '40s.
What would your very best be?
-What have I got on it?
-I'll do you 40.
You didn't like this, did you?
It's grown on me. I know he's very controlling.
What's going on here, Jonathan? Take control yourself, man!
-That mirror's nice, isn't it?
-Is the mirror old?
-Is it a modern piece, or...
-I'd say probably post Second World War.
Probably late '40s, early '50s, something like that.
-It's nice, though.
-It's got a bevelled edge, which is nice.
-The peach glass is always quite Art Deco.
-It's very nice.
Is the stall-holder about?
-I'm quite interested in this.
-I think it's pressed glass.
-Yes, moulded glass.
Does he care what we think?
What can you tell us about the mirror here?
-That's earlier than I initially thought.
No, it's come out of somebody's house that we knew.
-That's how we know. It was given as a wedding present.
-which is really nice.
-What sort of money is it?
Might need a moment of reflection here, girls!
Let's stop picking things up now.
There's about ten minutes to go.
-Shall we just step over here and take five?
Don't forget your back-up plan, reds!
Time's ticking away. Only a few minutes left.
-Rather than shop now, which we've kind of done...
-I say we go with the bowl.
-You like the bowl?
-That's the decision, yeah.
-That's your final answer?
-See if we can ask him to go a bit cheaper.
Walk over there and see what you can do.
-That mirror's nice!
Oh, Darren, I thought you'd made a decision!
Do you like that? He's found something he really likes now!
Hang on a minute - am I seeing double here?
We've got to make a profit. Can you go down a little bit?
Um... What do they say?
-How about 195?
-Personally I think we may well struggle at auction.
But it's nice. It might stand a chance.
-What do you think?
-I think it's lovely. I like it.
-I'd spend... I'd buy it.
-Well, there you go.
-I think it's something that's desirable to a lot of people.
Do you want to do a deal?
-It's very unusual.
-A bit lower maybe?
Well, I'll do it for 190 for you.
That'll give you a bit of an edge. I hope you do well with it.
-Is that OK?
-Thank you very much.
Shock horror! The blues are done.
Any chance of a final decision here, reds?
-It's a new piece of glass.
It's stylish, it's good for the mantel.
My decision on this one would be, to be honest with you...
-No, I'd go for that.
Why do you say that?
Because I'd like the bowl to be Murano or something like that,
and this is a strong design.
A strong design makes people part with money.
-That's good enough for me.
-You stopped and said, "I like that."
-If only it had a bit more pizzazz.
What's your very best on this one?
-What have I got on it? 42. 35, then.
-Would you do it for 30?
-I can't do it for that. 35 is the best, sorry.
I can't, sorry.
Quickly! Make your minds up!
-I think we'll go for that. Do you?
-Shake the man's hand quickly.
Thank you very much indeed.
Thank you very much.
Well done. There we go. Let's get outta here!
And they've crossed the finish line!
Will it be a steward's inquiry? Will it be a photo finish?
Let's remind ourselves what the red team bought.
First for the reds was a drawing by local lad Bill Tidy for £70.
Let's hope it draws crowds at the auction!
At £40, the continental jug was a very quick second find.
But was it too hasty?
And right at the last minute, Darren struck again
with the Art Deco mirror for £35.
-How much did you spend?
I'd like £155 of leftover lolly.
Quite enough to buy half the fair. Got any ideas?
-He's confused me too much. I don't know. I can top all that.
He always says he has no ideas then comes up with something wizard.
-Had a good day?
-Really enjoyed it.
The best bit is to come in the auction.
Very good luck.
Meanwhile, why don't we check out what the blue team bought, eh?
The blues' first buy was a glass decanter by Joel Philip Myers.
Quickly followed by a set of coffee bean spoons bought for a tenner.
And finally, a 1930s moulded mirror caught their attention for a whopping £190!
-How much did you spend all round?
245. Can I have £55 of leftover lolly?
From Mum. Well done.
55 smackers. That's enough to go and make a dent!
Thanks very much. I appreciate that. I know what I'm going to buy.
-Tease us with a hint.
-It's a surprise.
A surprise. You're so good, Henry.
Very good luck, girls. Meanwhile, we're heading off not very far.
A couple of miles down the road into the middle of Liverpool to the Walker Art Gallery.
Liverpool has no less than seven absolutely fabulous top-drawer museums
each of which has its own story to tell.
This one owes its existence to a rather clever brewer
who wanted to add respectability to his trade
by lending his name to the arts.
Within 20 years of its opening,
the Walker Art Gallery had become one of the most important outside London.
The Liverpudlian industrialists just loved endowing their local gallery.
They were, in fact, showing their credentials in terms of taste.
And there's no more tasteful painting, I fancy,
than this to show in your gallery.
Frederic Lord Leighton, no less, was commissioned to paint this specifically for this gallery
by an industrialist called Kurtz.
Kurtz wanted the very, very best of art to come here
to the gallery - and by golly, he got it.
Elijah in the Wilderness,
where he had been chased by that beastly Jezebel.
This is the moment when God has sent down an angel with refreshments.
Here's a thoroughly gorgeous image.
These delicious bright colours.
And we've got the dear nymph Echo.
Unfortunately for her,
she fell in love with this ghastly youth, Narcissus.
Narcissus refused to have her
and as a result, he was punished by the gods
who made him fall in love with the reflection of himself
and every time he tries to touch this beautiful thing he's fallen in love with,
of course his hand goes into the water and the image disappears.
'Tis a tragedy!
But it was not a tragedy for the trustees of this gallery.
Every year they had an exhibition, a selling exhibition,
and the works that they sold generated income
and that income they reinvested in works of art
to further enhance the collection.
Which is exactly what they did here
with this picture.
And by gosh, did they do a good job!
An additional route for works of art to the Walker Art Gallery,
of course, was by bequest.
You decide in your will that you're going to endow the local gallery with your favourite picture
and hence, here at the Walker,
they happen to be lucky enough to have John Brett's Stonebreaker.
Here we have an iconic 1850s picture
that represents all the very best of the pre-Raphaelite movement.
Bequeathed by Mrs Jane Barrow in 1918.
Thank goodness she did it.
Otherwise it could be, who knows, anywhere.
The big question is, of course, how are our teams going to be getting on today over in the auction.
Are you ready, Bargain Hunters?
This is my favourite bit!
We've come about an hour-and-a-half south of Liverpool and Aintree by car
to the heart of Cheshire, in Nantwich.
We're in Peter Wilson's excellent sale room to be with our hero and leader today, Robert Stones.
-You're too kind, Tim!
-The red team, Darren and Andrea,
have gone with this cartoon.
Do you know this artist, Bill Tidy?
He was actually a Cheshire man, so there's a local connection there.
Essentially, he was an amazing chap.
He had an MBE, he was a cartoon strip writer,
he did stuff for Private Eye.
He was a broadcaster, radio and TV.
A very, very talented man.
That is quite a big piece of work by him, but I'm sure a lot of people would be delighted to have
-this man's work hanging on their wall.
-What's it worth?
-80 to 120.
-They paid 70, so that's a smart move, isn't it?
Next item, which I think is absolutely divine,
is this faience, or majolica, or tin glaze, call it what you like.
-This tin glaze jug.
I do like the decoration on it. I don't think it's that old, though.
-I don't know how you feel, but to me...
-That's it. It's not something that's 19th-century or earlier.
-20 to 40.
-Is that all?
-£40 they paid.
-They might be all right.
What about this Art Deco spelter menu frame?
These things are quite popular. I have to say I took the precaution
of taking it apart, just to check whether these are spelter or bronze.
They are, sadly, spelter. That cheapens it a bit, but it's decorative.
Nice bit of marble it stands on. I think 50 to 100.
-So what they might lose on the big jug, they'll make up on the Deco stand.
-Let's hope so.
If it all turns awry, we can go with the bonus buy. Here it comes.
Darren and Andrea.
You spent 145. You gave the man £155. What did he buy? Jonathan?
-That's a nice box!
A little gold, diamond and sapphire
and a little seed pearl, possibly a cultured pearl,
stick pin in the form of a golf club.
Lovely. That's lovely.
-Is it the original box?
-The box is dated on the top, 8 Dec, '38,
the right date for it. It fits beautifully.
-I'd say the original box.
-How much? I paid £60.
-You said, "Ooh, that's a bargain."
There you go. Have a look.
What do you think that will fetch, then?
I like to think it's worth £100 on a good day.
-Is there a hallmark?
-Nothing on it.
-Lovely box. I really like it. A pin in a box.
OK, we'll just have the box, then.
We'll split the lot!
-You're keen on that?
-I like it.
-Hold that thought.
For viewers at home, let's see what the auctioneer thinks of Jonathan's stick pin.
There you go, Robert.
-What about that for a bit of...
It's not hallmarked gold, but I'm absolutely confident it is.
-A charming thing in a little box. What could be nicer?
-What's the estimate?
-60 to 100.
-£60 he paid.
The team have to decide to go with it.
If they go with it, I'm sure they'll make a substantial profit.
Brilliant. Anyway, that's it for the reds. Now for the blues.
You've got this stylish decanter
that's said to be by Joel Philip Myers.
Yes. Scandinavian glass designer.
I know some people might find this hard to believe,
but I really rate this Scandinavian glass. It's very collectable.
Made in the '70s. He was a real hero
in glass terms for making and designing.
-I think that's a really good thing.
-What's it worth, then, Robert?
-We put 20 to £30 on it.
-After all that build-up?
-How much did they pay for it?
I hope they get out of trouble with it. It's good.
Next, I'm not so sure about these. Silver-plated bean end coffee spoons.
These are everywhere. If I had a pound for every box of these that I'd seen,
-it would be a lot of money!
-What have you put on them?
-Ten to £15.
-£5 is what they paid so they'll be happy with that.
Moving on, their last item is the Art Deco mirror.
Yes. 1930s, maybe, something like that.
Frameless mirrors don't make a lot of money.
But that bit of amber glass at the top, the bevelled edge,
that bit of engraving, the nice splashing wave effect on it, will help its cause.
-I don't think it's such a bad thing, really.
-Oh, good. What's your most optimistic estimate?
-We've said about 20 to £40 on that.
-20 to 40.
-Is that what you said?
-Is that good enough?
-No! £190 they paid!
-That's what I mean!
£190. Have we got the right mirror?
Yes, it's the right mirror. I can tell you it's the right mirror!
-190. Is that a fact?
-I'm not happy!
I'm not happy at 20 to £40. There is no question about them needing their bonus buy.
Let's have a look at it.
-Cor, this is exciting, isn't it?
You gave Henry £55. Henry, what did you spend it on?
What do you think to this?
Very nice, yes.
It's an Arts & Crafts copper dish. Dates to about 1900.
It's got hammered decoration, called planishing.
What do you think I paid for it?
-Ooh, I don't know.
I paid 15 quid.
Have a look. See what you think.
Yeah, it's nice, isn't it?
It's the sort of thing collectors are after. Unfortunately it's not signed.
But it's a lovely decoration and a good interesting piece.
It's really rustic, isn't it?
-It's got a good quality.
-Nice charm to it.
-Does it sing to you, Caroline?
-It does. It's singing to me, yeah.
Anyway, hold on to that thought
while we find out from the auctioneer, for viewers at home,
what he thinks about Henry's dish.
A nice little bit of Arts & Crafts for you.
It is, essentially, hand-made. We can tell it's hand-made
by all that chasing and hammering that's going on.
That is something really going in its favour.
-So how much?
-We said 20 to 40 on that.
-Perfect. Our Henry went for that at £15.
-Yes. Good stuff.
-If the team decide to go with it.
-I hope so.
-That will be their challenge. Thank you.
-Darren, Andrea. How are you feeling?
-You're not that confident, then?
-I don't know. I'm just worried!
Your first item coming up is the Tidy sketch. Here it comes.
What may we say for it? Super thing. £70 bid straightaway.
The bid's here at £70.
At 75. Your bid at 75. Bid's there at 75.
80 do I hear? 75 there. 80 in a fresh place. 85 now?
85? 85. 85.
90 now? 85 there. At 85.
90 do I hear?
85. Bid's there at £85. It will be sold.
Plus 15. Now the faience jug.
This continental faience pottery jug.
£20 to start it off, please, at 20.
20 anywhere? 20 bid straightaway. 25.
30 now? Yes, 30 bid. 35. 40 now?
40 bid. 45? At 40. The bid's there at 40. Five anywhere else?
-Let's get a profit out of it!
-At £40. It will be sold.
45 on the internet. 50 I have. 55.
55 now do I hear?
At 55, surely?
-At 55. 55.
At 55. The bid's there. No? 50...
-60 now? 60. 65?
65. I cannot wait much longer.
£60. I'm pleased at that. £60. That's plus 20.
Now, we want this mirror stand to do well.
£100. I've got several bids on this. £100 to start it.
£100 I'm bid. At £100. And ten is there now?
£100 I'm bid straightaway. At £100. Ten now do I hear?
At 100 only. At £100. And ten anywhere?
Several competing bids on this. That's why I'm starting at 100.
At £100 only, then.
Are we all done at 100 only? It will be sold then at 100.
-Look at that!
Plus £65! Darren, you should give up baking!
-Try taking up antiques.
-Don't tell the boss!
That is very, very handy, isn't it?
-Three profits. That's special.
-Let's go for the gavel.
-The golden gavel. There's a thought.
-You have to wait your turn.
-Does it exist?
It does. Five, ten. That's ten.
Seven, nine, ten.
Does that make £100 profit?
It is. It's a round ton!
-I'm going to cry.
-That's quite something.
-Go on, cry. Cry for the television!
-Does it make good TV?
Seriously, that's pretty good. Plus 100.
-What about the stick pin? Quickly!
-We'll have a go.
-Go for it.
-Go for it.
-You're going for it. It's a risky thing.
-It's £60. Are you going with it?
-Going with it.
-Here it comes.
-A stick pin. We really like this.
Where are the golfing people? £60 bid straightaway. 65. 70?
-Is that a profit?
-At £70 anywhere?
At 70 bid. At 70. Five anywhere now?
At £70. This is value.
At £70 only. Five anywhere?
75. Well done.
75. 80. 85.
95, yes? At £90. At 90. Five anywhere?
At £90. It will be sold at 90.
-Get in there!
I think everybody deserves a kiss!
I'm not kissing you!
Well done. Very good.
Very good service. Fantastic.
Listen, don't say a word to the blues.
-Mum's the word.
Off to the 19th hole!
I'll just run through your items.
Your Joel Philip Myers decanter, everybody loves that.
He's only put 20 to £30 on it. £40 is what you paid.
I think you should make a small profit. It's delightful.
-The plated coffee bean spoons he's put 10 to £15 on.
-That's about right.
But the big dark hole that's opening up is the Deco mirror. £190 paid for that.
-He's put 20 to 40 on it.
-Oh, my goodness!
-Only 20 to 40. That is a painful prospect.
-Oh, my God. How embarrassing!
Anyway. Here it comes, the decanter. Let's get going.
The wonderful decanter by Philip Myers. What may we say?
I've got £40 bid for it straightaway.
The bid's here at £40. 45 is there now?
Bid here at £40. 45 is there now? 45 do I hear?
At £40 only. It's going to be sold. Are you happy? At £40 only.
£40. I thought it would have done better. At £40. Last chance.
At £40. Being sold at £40.
You're only £5 off. £40 is OK.
Better than his estimate. £40 is minus five.
Here comes the beans.
Who'll give me £5 for these? Five anywhere? Five bid.
At £5. Five. Eight. Ten.
-12. At £12 your bid.
15 anywhere else? At 12, the bid's there. £12.
-You're in profit.
-You know your coffee spoons!
-£15. It's going to be sold. £15. All done.
£15. That's plus £5. You have no profit, no losses.
You're absolutely square until we come to the mirror!
A 1930s circular mirror. Several bids on this.
I start the bidding at £40. 40 I'm bid. 45 is it now?
£40 I'm bid. At 40 and five?
At £40 I'm bid. At 40. Five anywhere?
At £40 only. The bid's with me at £40. 45 anywhere?
At £40 only. And five quickly?
-At £40 it's going to be sold.
-There's going to be bad feeling!
At £40. 45 anywhere?
At £40 only, then. At 40.
I thought it was only broken mirrors that brought bad luck!
-Going with the bonus buy, yes?
-We are, definitely.
Let's hope that it's by Pearson and is a hidden treasure
that makes £150 profit. Here it is.
Copper plaque. Hand-made.
Arts & Crafts design. What may we say for it?
How much is there for it? Ten to start it off. At £10 only and ten?
Yes, £10 bid straightaway. 12 is it now?
At ten. 12. 15. 18. 20. It's a nice thing.
-22 bid there. 22. 25 anywhere?
-It's still cheap.
22 bid there. 25, fresh bidder. 28.
32? At 30.
Bid's there. Your bid. £30 and will be sold.
At £30, then. All quiet at £30. Being sold at 30.
Yes! Well done, Henry. You've doubled your money.
Plus £15 on that which takes you to minus 135. That's not too bad(!)
-Don't say anything to the reds.
-Don't spoil their day!
Well, well, well. What fun we've had today. Been chatting?
when each of the experts make a profit on their bonus buys.
But there is a world of difference between 'em score-wise.
The victors today are the reds with plus £130.
How can one team make £130-worth of profit,
and the other team make £135 of losses? Anyway, there we are.
If the mirror only hadn't bombed, you would have stood a good chance.
But it let you down.
-I'm really sorry about that. Let's not dwell on it.
-The answer is, don't go for Art Deco mirrors.
-I hope you had a nice time.
-Did you enjoy it?
Loved having you on the show. But now I'm going to hand out £130. Look at this!
-Good, isn't it?
I can't remember the last time a team made a profit on each item and the bonus buy!
As a result, you get one of these vaunted golden gavels.
-Except we haven't got any more golden gavels. So we give out pins to go on your bosoms.
-Andrea, there's one for your bosom.
-Thank you very much.
-There's one for your bosom, and JP, there's one for your bosom.
That's good going. You can walk up your high street and wear that with pride!
-And explain to everybody that you made a profit on all your lots on Bargain Hunt.
-How about that?
It's a topping day and I congratulate you.
Join us soon for some more bargain hunting. Yes?
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
The teams compete to find the best bargains at an antiques fair at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool. It is a laid-back round of shopping for experts Jonathan Pratt and Henry Meadows - until time starts running out. When the shopping is done, Tim Wonnacott visits a local attraction, the Walker Art Gallery, then the teams learn their fates at the auction.