Liverpool 20 Bargain Hunt


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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.

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But unlike the Grand National,

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Bargain Hunt is a two-horse race where nobody loses.

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So let's go Bargain Hunting!

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It's a real gallop to spend £300 on bargains.

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Let's hope they don't fall at the first fence!

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Who'll be the first past the post?

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Will our teams be Gold Cup winners

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or just old nags?

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Really! Who writes this stuff?

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Today's teams seem to be in fine fettle.

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This is one of the easiest shops I've had for a very long time.

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We're rattling our way through.

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So we've got an easy ride, now.

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We have loads of time.

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But which team will end up in the winner's enclosure?

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85, now?

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Go on!

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So for the reds we have husband and wife Darren and Andrea. Good morning.

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-Good morning.

-Morning.

-Nice to see you. How did you two meet?

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We first met each other in a bakery school.

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We were there for three years.

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From there, we won a scholarship to work in Switzerland.

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We didn't get on very well at bakery school!

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-Why didn't you get on?

-She couldn't see the attraction in me!

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She kept missing it!

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Off you went to Switzerland to do your thingamajig.

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We used to have to take the pastry onto the Orient Express.

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-You worked on the Orient Express?

-We only took on the pastries.

-And then we got off!

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But the highlight was at 4.00am pushing the noisy bakery trolley

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down the platform, and all the bedroom lights would come on.

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You'd get on and exchange a few pastries with the barman for free drinks. Have a cocktail.

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Then we'd go back down the platform and all the lights would go on again! I liked that!

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You're a couple of sadists, when it comes to that.

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-Darren, you're a great art collector.

-Yes.

-Tell us about that.

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We've been collecting art since we've been married, over 20 years.

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Your collection changes and evolves.

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Our home looks like the Royal Academy summer show!

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-Is it mainly paintings you go for?

-Pictures, yes.

-Art, art.

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We started with watercolours and we've evolved into oil on canvasses,

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looking for the up-and-coming artist.

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What's your strategy for victory today?

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We just hope to buy some things that people want to buy at the auction, hopefully at a good price.

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Itching to get going. Raring to go.

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Oh, dear, oh, dear. What is going to happen today?

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Are you scared, you blues?

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-No, we're excited.

-Mother and daughter, Caroline and Joyce.

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-Welcome.

-Hi, Tim.

-Hi.

-Nice to see you.

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Caroline, music is both a passion and a professional gambit for you. Tell us about that.

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I recently released an album which I recorded myself.

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And working with young people, teaching them to play instruments who don't normally have access.

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I must say, I do love your get-up!

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-You've got fantastic trousers.

-I'm a bit of a hippy!

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Do you model yourself, your music, on anybody in particular?

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Marianne Faithfull reincarnated?

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No, but it's all '70s songwriters. Carole King, people like this.

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Anybody, really.

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Joyce, you're retired now but you're a former glamour model.

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What?! One day, one day!

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-A one-day glamour model?

-It wasn't a glamour model.

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It was somebody who was doing a photography competition.

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My friend's husband was in the club and he asked me to sit for him.

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Which I did. I thought, "That's OK".

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But when I got there, there were about 20 men and I had to sit on a stage and pose!

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-With my clothes on.

-Not with your kit off?

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-It was just for a facial...

-Not one of those artistic ones?

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No!

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-You're both convinced you're going to make enormous profits.

-We are!

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Why are you so confident that you'll do so brilliantly?

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If you're positive and confident, it usually works out.

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If you think, "I don't know what'll happen..." So that's our strategy.

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I think we've got two incredibly positive teams today.

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Sparks may fly!

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£300 apiece. You know the rules.

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Your experts await. Off you go and very, very good luck.

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Gosh! Whatever's going to happen next?

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Under starter's orders with the blues is Henry Meadows.

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Morning, ladies. Glad you're here. What are your names?

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-I'm Caroline.

-Caroline.

-Joyce.

-Joyce.

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-Looking forward to today?

-I am.

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-Shall we go bargain hunting?

-Yes. Let's go!

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And chomping at the bit for the reds is Jonathan Pratt.

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-Hello!

-Hiya!

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-Right, here we are. Aintree. Ready to go?

-Yeah, definitely.

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Let's get inside. Come on.

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And they're off!

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What are you going for today?

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-Pictures?

-I'd like to look at that.

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Something to make lots of money.

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Let's go this way!

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Shout if you see anything that catches your eye.

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How about the decanter?

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Wow, straight in there, Henry!

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-It's a striking looking piece.

-Lovely.

-Not only glass collectors but private individuals as well.

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It's got a nice contemporary look about it.

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-Shall we have a closer look?

-Yes.

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Careful.

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-VENDOR:

-Careful, it's a very heavy stopper.

-Original stopper.

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-What about the condition?

-No damage.

-No damage.

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-VENDOR:

-I can't see any.

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It's etched with Blenko, which is the name of the company,

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and Philip Myers on the bottom.

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-Is it signed on the base?

-Yes.

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-Can you do a better price?

-I can't go much below. This is a trade price. £45,

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-and that is a bargain.

-I personally think it's got a nice look about it.

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£45. It's not a big risk and it could well make a profit.

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-I like that.

-Shall we buy it?

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-Yes.

-Shall we do the deal, then?

-Yes.

-Let's go for it.

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Thank you very much. Thank you.

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That's great. So that's one down. Let's carry on.

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Cor, that was fast!

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But hang on a minute. The reds are right behind you.

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-Look at that one!

-Which one are you pointing to?

-This one.

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-At the back?

-Hmm.

-Yes.

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-Bill Tidy, is it?

-Bill Tidy. A good Liverpudlian.

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What can you tell me about the picture?

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Nothing except it was a cartoon that was published in the papers as part of his regular work.

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Presumably he did this as a one-off for some friends

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as it's personally dedicated by him.

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He's personally dedicated it to someone. Might that hold it back?

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Obviously it would be better if it wasn't.

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It's the same as a silver salver, if it's engraved, it detracts from it.

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But it's a really good image. It's him, isn't it?

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If you know Bill Tidy and how he draws, this is it.

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He's a good name, a good local celebrity.

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-Would you put this on the wall at home?

-I probably wouldn't.

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Just because of other things that we've got.

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But if I had a blank room, I'd put that in and build things around it.

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And change your names to Joy and Peter!

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Yeah! This really makes you smile, that's the important thing.

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I love the sentiment at the bottom. Dare we ask how much it is?

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It's £100 I've got on the base.

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Interestingly on the back is his first attempt at it.

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That's his first rough draft of it.

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-Could we ask... Is that your very best, is it?

-70.

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-What do you think?

-As a first buy, I think that's nice. What do you think, Andrea?

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-I like it, yeah. I do.

-I think I'd like to go with that.

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-OK, that's a deal, then. Number one done.

-Thank you very much indeed.

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Well, I never did!

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Both teams have splashed some cash in the first five minutes! Good work.

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What have we got here? We've got, um...

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-Coffee bean spoons.

-Do you know what EPNS stands for?

-No.

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Electroplated nickel silver. So they're basically silver plate.

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1930s, that sort of period.

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What's known as coffee bean spoons because of the distinctive terminals.

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We've got the original case, which is nice.

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They have a nice look, and I think there's a market for that at auction.

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-How much are they?

-£15.

-£15.

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If we talk nicely to the stallholder and talk him down to £10,

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we'd stand a good chance of making a profit.

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Will you take £10 for them?

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-Yeah, I could do that for ten.

-Yes?

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-Good man. Thank you.

-Thank you. That's very good.

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We've done well, there.

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So let's do the deal, then.

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Can't say fairer than a tenner, Caroline!

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That's two down for the blues already.

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They haven't spent much, though.

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-That's a big jug.

-I like this one.

-That's Italian majolica.

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-The big jug.

-It's 45. Probably late 19th-century, I'd have thought.

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-£45.

-Can we have a look at it?

-Sure. Help yourself.

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-I quite like that.

-It makes a statement, doesn't it?

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Late 19th-century. Very typical. A pottery with a coloured glaze

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over the top. Faience, as we call it.

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European.

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It's in the manner of the Italian style or something. What's on the bottom?

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-Nothing.

-Nothing on the bottom?

-Nothing at all.

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-What would your very best be?

-I'll do 40 on it.

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-Is that your very best?

-That's the absolute definite, yeah.

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What do you have in this way at home?

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-I know Darren's filled the house with pictures!

-We've got some pots, but nothing this size.

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The nice thing with this is you can use it.

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-It's quite a statement piece.

-What would you use it for?

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-The corner of the room.

-Flowers, or twigs or something.

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-Peacock feathers or pampas!

-Interior design.

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The other thing, I don't know who it's by. He doesn't know.

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Someone might recognise it, go to the internet, and they might say that's so and so.

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Before you know it, you've got £100 out of it.

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-Yeah, I think it's...

-And it's not expensive. You're not going to lose...

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If you lost ten or £15, it would be disappointing.

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-We'll go for that.

-I agree with you.

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I'm happy. I like the fact that you just find things,

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talk about it, like it and then say, "We'll go for it."

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I could just go and have a coffee, actually!

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-We'll all go for a coffee!

-You're doing well and I approve.

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OK. Let's go for it.

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Both teams are at full speed.

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A bit smash and grab, though, buying the first things they see.

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This is one of the easiest shops I've had for a very long time!

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We're rattling our way through.

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We've got an easy ride now.

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You have loads of time.

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You're finding what you like - well, you are!

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-Negotiate hard and get them down. That's the key.

-Oh, yes.

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-It's my turn next.

-It's your turn next.

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Come on, let's have a look. Head over here.

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I need to put blinkers on this man!

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Well, just look at these things.

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I fancy they've got a bit of a story to tell.

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What we've got is a pair of bird feather pictures.

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Now, just think about the skill package involved

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in making one of these.

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You've got an arrangement of feathers here

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which has come from a live bird

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and been arranged probably by a taxidermist.

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It is, ornithologically-speaking,

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as good a representation as you're going to find.

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This one represents a quail.

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Now, I know it's a quail because it says "quail" underneath!

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And I know this is a meadow lark

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cos it says "meadow lark" underneath.

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But do either of these birds come from Great Britain?

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Answer? "No."

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Where do they come from?

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Indigenously from North America.

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So probably both of these bird pictures

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were produced in the United States

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and I would date them to around, I don't know, 1870, 1880.

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They're a bit tatty, particularly with regard to the frames.

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But if they could tell their story,

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how they came across from North America,

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how they happened to be sitting here just north of Liverpool today,

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well, it would be fascinating to know.

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How much?

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Well, 500 to 800 dollars?

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And what would they cost you here?

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£120.

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Now, there's a flutter for you!

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So, two items each. But they're looking a bit too chilled for my liking.

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Don't they realise there's a time limit on this malarkey?

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That's a charming clock there.

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-VENDOR:

-It's a Jaeger movement, a nice quality movement.

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-350.

-350.

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And your very best for cash?

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What have you found there?

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It's a pewter bowl.

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A pewter bowl. Let's see. ..Ooh! I got an electric shock from it!

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-It's an electric bowl!

-It's the pewter.

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Yikes! Maybe the price is just as shocking!

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£120.

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For a pewter dish.

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I think, personally, that's worth 60 to £80. That sort of price.

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Let's leave it. We've got plenty of time.

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Carry on?

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Plenty of time? Far too laid-back! This place is vast

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and there's so much to see!

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-You'd get a few cornflakes in there!

-You would!

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I'm not sure how commercial that would be.

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Shall we go on to the next stall?

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-What are they for?

-Ice cream or prawn cocktails.

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-Do you like the old mincer?

-I was looking at it. Caroline told me off!

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No, all right.

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Your husband has found something else!

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Are you sure we can only buy three?

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With the amount of time we've got, we could buy a dozen things.

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Don't give them ideas, Jonathan!

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May I ask how much this is?

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15.

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1-5?

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Is that the very best, 15?

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I like that. "Is that your very best?"

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We've bought two things in about 13 minutes,

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so can you hold it for us for about 20 minutes?

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-Yeah?

-Thank you.

-Thank you. You're very kind.

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You're making this game look too easy, reds.

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There is absolutely no pressure whatsoever.

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I don't need the pressure to make you do anything because you'll do it anyway! Let's go.

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I think you're right. Let's hide his glasses!

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Just be careful, Jonathan.

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Keep the pressure on.

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Now, how far behind are those blues?

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-How are you feeling, Joyce?

-I'm getting panicky.

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We got the first two so quickly. Now we can't find anything.

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A confident start. What have we seen so far that's caught your eye?

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I like the glass decanter we've bought.

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-That's really... I'd like something more...

-We've bought that. We need a third item.

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-Have you seen anything?

-Not really anything that's grabbed me.

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-We'd better get our skates on.

-Yeah. Let's find something.

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We started in that corner. You could wander down here.

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-Yes.

-Have a look.

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I can't see anything grabbing me at the moment.

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-No.

-Caroline, have you spotted something?

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No!

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That's quite fun.

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I've seen a little bit of the... They've got the pair in the vase.

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I love it!

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I can tell what he likes cos he looks immediately at something else!

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-Yeah.

-He completely ignored me!

-Did I? I'm sorry.

-You carry on!

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-So you want to buy a higher value piece, do you?

-Yes.

-If we can.

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Let's push the boat out.

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-What about that piece of glass?

-No, I don't like that.

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-You don't like it?

-Well, I do and I don't.

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-The colours are a bit...

-Ask him who it's by.

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Do you know who this one's by?

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It's French. I bought it in Normandy

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and the dealer's French, lives in Dunkirk and it's from a factory south of Dunkirk.

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-He said it's about 1930's, '40s.

-Right.

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What would your very best be?

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-What have I got on it?

-45.

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-I'll do you 40.

-40.

-Straight 40.

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You didn't like this, did you?

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It's grown on me. I know he's very controlling.

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That's interesting.

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What's going on here, Jonathan? Take control yourself, man!

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-That mirror's nice, isn't it?

-Is the mirror old?

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-Is it a modern piece, or...

-I'd say probably post Second World War.

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Probably late '40s, early '50s, something like that.

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-It's nice, though.

-It's got a bevelled edge, which is nice.

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-The peach glass is always quite Art Deco.

-It's very nice.

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Is the stall-holder about?

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-I'm quite interested in this.

-What's this?

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-I think it's pressed glass.

-Yes, moulded glass.

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Does he care what we think?

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What can you tell us about the mirror here?

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-It's 1928.

-That's earlier than I initially thought.

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No, it's come out of somebody's house that we knew.

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-Right.

-That's how we know. It was given as a wedding present.

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-which is really nice.

-What sort of money is it?

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-220.

-220.

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Might need a moment of reflection here, girls!

0:18:560:19:00

Let's stop picking things up now.

0:19:000:19:02

There's about ten minutes to go.

0:19:020:19:04

-Shall we just step over here and take five?

-OK, yeah.

0:19:040:19:08

Don't forget your back-up plan, reds!

0:19:080:19:11

Time's ticking away. Only a few minutes left.

0:19:110:19:14

-Rather than shop now, which we've kind of done...

-Yeah.

0:19:140:19:18

-A decision.

-I say we go with the bowl.

-You like the bowl?

-I do.

0:19:200:19:23

-Yeah. Yeah.

-Yeah?

-That's the decision, yeah.

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-That's your final answer?

-See if we can ask him to go a bit cheaper.

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Walk over there and see what you can do.

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-Great!

-That mirror's nice!

0:19:340:19:36

Oh, Darren, I thought you'd made a decision!

0:19:360:19:41

Do you like that? He's found something he really likes now!

0:19:410:19:44

Hang on a minute - am I seeing double here?

0:19:490:19:51

We've got to make a profit. Can you go down a little bit?

0:19:530:19:56

200?

0:19:560:19:58

Um... What do they say?

0:20:000:20:03

Lower?

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Lower?

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190?

0:20:060:20:08

-How about 195?

-Personally I think we may well struggle at auction.

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But it's nice. It might stand a chance.

0:20:130:20:16

-What do you think?

-I think it's lovely. I like it.

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-I'd spend... I'd buy it.

-Well, there you go.

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-I think it's something that's desirable to a lot of people.

-Sure.

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Do you want to do a deal?

0:20:270:20:29

-It's very unusual.

-A bit lower maybe?

0:20:290:20:32

Well, I'll do it for 190 for you.

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That'll give you a bit of an edge. I hope you do well with it.

0:20:360:20:39

-Is that OK?

-Thank you very much.

0:20:390:20:41

Thank you.

0:20:410:20:43

Shock horror! The blues are done.

0:20:430:20:46

Any chance of a final decision here, reds?

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-It's a new piece of glass.

-Yeah.

0:20:480:20:51

It's stylish, it's good for the mantel.

0:20:510:20:55

My decision on this one would be, to be honest with you...

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-The bowl.

-No, I'd go for that.

-Would you?

-Yeah.

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Why do you say that?

0:21:010:21:03

Because I'd like the bowl to be Murano or something like that,

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and this is a strong design.

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A strong design makes people part with money.

0:21:100:21:13

-That's good enough for me.

-You stopped and said, "I like that."

0:21:130:21:16

-We did.

-If only it had a bit more pizzazz.

0:21:160:21:20

What's your very best on this one?

0:21:200:21:23

-What have I got on it? 42. 35, then.

-Would you do it for 30?

0:21:230:21:28

-I can't do it for that. 35 is the best, sorry.

-32?

0:21:280:21:31

I can't, sorry.

0:21:310:21:33

Quickly! Make your minds up!

0:21:330:21:35

-I think we'll go for that. Do you?

-Yeah.

0:21:350:21:38

-Agreed.

-Definitely.

0:21:380:21:41

-Shake the man's hand quickly.

-35.

0:21:410:21:43

Thank you very much indeed.

0:21:430:21:46

Thank you very much.

0:21:460:21:47

Well done. There we go. Let's get outta here!

0:21:470:21:50

-Well done.

-Lunch!

0:21:500:21:53

And they've crossed the finish line!

0:21:540:21:57

Will it be a steward's inquiry? Will it be a photo finish?

0:21:570:22:01

Let's remind ourselves what the red team bought.

0:22:010:22:05

First for the reds was a drawing by local lad Bill Tidy for £70.

0:22:050:22:10

Let's hope it draws crowds at the auction!

0:22:100:22:13

At £40, the continental jug was a very quick second find.

0:22:130:22:17

But was it too hasty?

0:22:170:22:19

And right at the last minute, Darren struck again

0:22:190:22:23

with the Art Deco mirror for £35.

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-How much did you spend?

-£145.

0:22:270:22:30

I'd like £155 of leftover lolly.

0:22:300:22:33

Quite enough to buy half the fair. Got any ideas?

0:22:330:22:36

No!

0:22:360:22:38

-Come on!

-He's confused me too much. I don't know. I can top all that.

0:22:380:22:43

He always says he has no ideas then comes up with something wizard.

0:22:430:22:47

-Had a good day?

-Fantastic.

-So far.

-Really enjoyed it.

0:22:470:22:50

The best bit is to come in the auction.

0:22:500:22:52

Very good luck.

0:22:520:22:53

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

0:22:530:22:57

The blues' first buy was a glass decanter by Joel Philip Myers.

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Quickly followed by a set of coffee bean spoons bought for a tenner.

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And finally, a 1930s moulded mirror caught their attention for a whopping £190!

0:23:130:23:20

-How much did you spend all round?

-245.

0:23:210:23:24

245. Can I have £55 of leftover lolly?

0:23:240:23:27

From Mum. Well done.

0:23:270:23:29

55 smackers. That's enough to go and make a dent!

0:23:290:23:33

Thanks very much. I appreciate that. I know what I'm going to buy.

0:23:330:23:36

-Tease us with a hint.

-No.

-Ceramics?

-It's a surprise.

0:23:360:23:40

A surprise. You're so good, Henry.

0:23:400:23:42

Very good luck, girls. Meanwhile, we're heading off not very far.

0:23:420:23:47

A couple of miles down the road into the middle of Liverpool to the Walker Art Gallery.

0:23:470:23:52

Ooh, ah!

0:23:520:23:53

Liverpool has no less than seven absolutely fabulous top-drawer museums

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each of which has its own story to tell.

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This one owes its existence to a rather clever brewer

0:24:120:24:17

who wanted to add respectability to his trade

0:24:170:24:19

by lending his name to the arts.

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Within 20 years of its opening,

0:24:230:24:25

the Walker Art Gallery had become one of the most important outside London.

0:24:250:24:30

The Liverpudlian industrialists just loved endowing their local gallery.

0:24:300:24:38

They were, in fact, showing their credentials in terms of taste.

0:24:380:24:43

And there's no more tasteful painting, I fancy,

0:24:430:24:48

than this to show in your gallery.

0:24:480:24:51

Frederic Lord Leighton, no less, was commissioned to paint this specifically for this gallery

0:24:510:24:58

by an industrialist called Kurtz.

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Kurtz wanted the very, very best of art to come here

0:25:010:25:07

to the gallery - and by golly, he got it.

0:25:070:25:10

Elijah in the Wilderness,

0:25:100:25:13

where he had been chased by that beastly Jezebel.

0:25:130:25:17

This is the moment when God has sent down an angel with refreshments.

0:25:170:25:23

Here's a thoroughly gorgeous image.

0:25:250:25:28

These delicious bright colours.

0:25:280:25:32

And we've got the dear nymph Echo.

0:25:320:25:35

Unfortunately for her,

0:25:350:25:37

she fell in love with this ghastly youth, Narcissus.

0:25:370:25:41

Narcissus refused to have her

0:25:410:25:44

and as a result, he was punished by the gods

0:25:440:25:48

who made him fall in love with the reflection of himself

0:25:480:25:52

and every time he tries to touch this beautiful thing he's fallen in love with,

0:25:520:25:57

of course his hand goes into the water and the image disappears.

0:25:570:26:02

'Tis a tragedy!

0:26:020:26:05

But it was not a tragedy for the trustees of this gallery.

0:26:050:26:09

Every year they had an exhibition, a selling exhibition,

0:26:090:26:13

and the works that they sold generated income

0:26:130:26:17

and that income they reinvested in works of art

0:26:170:26:21

to further enhance the collection.

0:26:210:26:23

Which is exactly what they did here

0:26:230:26:25

with this picture.

0:26:250:26:27

And by gosh, did they do a good job!

0:26:270:26:30

An additional route for works of art to the Walker Art Gallery,

0:26:320:26:35

of course, was by bequest.

0:26:350:26:38

You decide in your will that you're going to endow the local gallery with your favourite picture

0:26:380:26:44

and hence, here at the Walker,

0:26:440:26:47

they happen to be lucky enough to have John Brett's Stonebreaker.

0:26:470:26:51

Here we have an iconic 1850s picture

0:26:510:26:56

that represents all the very best of the pre-Raphaelite movement.

0:26:560:27:02

Bequeathed by Mrs Jane Barrow in 1918.

0:27:020:27:08

Thank goodness she did it.

0:27:080:27:10

Otherwise it could be, who knows, anywhere.

0:27:100:27:14

The big question is, of course, how are our teams going to be getting on today over in the auction.

0:27:140:27:20

Are you ready, Bargain Hunters?

0:27:220:27:24

This is my favourite bit!

0:27:240:27:26

We've come about an hour-and-a-half south of Liverpool and Aintree by car

0:27:290:27:34

to the heart of Cheshire, in Nantwich.

0:27:340:27:36

We're in Peter Wilson's excellent sale room to be with our hero and leader today, Robert Stones.

0:27:360:27:43

-You're too kind, Tim!

-The red team, Darren and Andrea,

0:27:430:27:46

have gone with this cartoon.

0:27:460:27:48

Do you know this artist, Bill Tidy?

0:27:480:27:52

He was actually a Cheshire man, so there's a local connection there.

0:27:520:27:57

Essentially, he was an amazing chap.

0:27:570:28:00

He had an MBE, he was a cartoon strip writer,

0:28:000:28:04

he did stuff for Private Eye.

0:28:040:28:06

He was a broadcaster, radio and TV.

0:28:060:28:10

A very, very talented man.

0:28:100:28:12

That is quite a big piece of work by him, but I'm sure a lot of people would be delighted to have

0:28:120:28:18

-this man's work hanging on their wall.

-What's it worth?

0:28:180:28:21

-80 to 120.

-They paid 70, so that's a smart move, isn't it?

-Good.

0:28:210:28:25

Next item, which I think is absolutely divine,

0:28:250:28:29

is this faience, or majolica, or tin glaze, call it what you like.

0:28:290:28:35

-This tin glaze jug.

-Yes.

0:28:350:28:38

I do like the decoration on it. I don't think it's that old, though.

0:28:380:28:42

-I don't know how you feel, but to me...

-'30s?

0:28:420:28:45

-Yeah.

-1930s?

-That's it. It's not something that's 19th-century or earlier.

-How much?

0:28:450:28:52

-20 to 40.

-Is that all?

0:28:520:28:53

-£40 they paid.

-They might be all right.

0:28:530:28:57

What about this Art Deco spelter menu frame?

0:28:570:29:01

These things are quite popular. I have to say I took the precaution

0:29:010:29:06

of taking it apart, just to check whether these are spelter or bronze.

0:29:060:29:11

They are, sadly, spelter. That cheapens it a bit, but it's decorative.

0:29:110:29:17

Nice bit of marble it stands on. I think 50 to 100.

0:29:170:29:20

-£35 paid.

-Well done.

0:29:200:29:22

-So what they might lose on the big jug, they'll make up on the Deco stand.

-Let's hope so.

0:29:220:29:28

If it all turns awry, we can go with the bonus buy. Here it comes.

0:29:280:29:33

Darren and Andrea.

0:29:340:29:36

You spent 145. You gave the man £155. What did he buy? Jonathan?

0:29:360:29:41

-Wow.

-That's a nice box!

0:29:440:29:46

A little gold, diamond and sapphire

0:29:480:29:52

and a little seed pearl, possibly a cultured pearl,

0:29:520:29:55

stick pin in the form of a golf club.

0:29:550:29:58

Lovely. That's lovely.

0:29:580:30:01

-Is it the original box?

-The box is dated on the top, 8 Dec, '38,

0:30:010:30:06

the right date for it. It fits beautifully.

0:30:060:30:09

-I'd say the original box.

-How much?

-How much? I paid £60.

0:30:090:30:14

-Right.

-You said, "Ooh, that's a bargain."

0:30:140:30:18

There you go. Have a look.

0:30:180:30:21

What do you think that will fetch, then?

0:30:210:30:24

I like to think it's worth £100 on a good day.

0:30:240:30:26

-Is there a hallmark?

-Nothing on it.

-Lovely box. I really like it. A pin in a box.

0:30:260:30:31

OK, we'll just have the box, then.

0:30:310:30:33

We'll split the lot!

0:30:330:30:34

Smashing.

0:30:350:30:36

-You're keen on that?

-I like it.

-Hold that thought.

0:30:360:30:40

For viewers at home, let's see what the auctioneer thinks of Jonathan's stick pin.

0:30:400:30:44

There you go, Robert.

0:30:440:30:46

-What about that for a bit of...

-It's delightful.

0:30:460:30:49

It's not hallmarked gold, but I'm absolutely confident it is.

0:30:490:30:54

-A charming thing in a little box. What could be nicer?

-Clever Jonathan.

0:30:540:31:00

-What's the estimate?

-60 to 100.

0:31:000:31:02

-£60 he paid.

-Good buy.

0:31:020:31:05

The team have to decide to go with it.

0:31:050:31:07

If they go with it, I'm sure they'll make a substantial profit.

0:31:070:31:11

Brilliant. Anyway, that's it for the reds. Now for the blues.

0:31:110:31:16

You've got this stylish decanter

0:31:160:31:19

that's said to be by Joel Philip Myers.

0:31:190:31:22

Yes. Scandinavian glass designer.

0:31:220:31:25

I know some people might find this hard to believe,

0:31:250:31:30

but I really rate this Scandinavian glass. It's very collectable.

0:31:300:31:33

Made in the '70s. He was a real hero

0:31:330:31:37

in glass terms for making and designing.

0:31:370:31:40

-I think that's a really good thing.

-What's it worth, then, Robert?

0:31:400:31:44

-We put 20 to £30 on it.

-After all that build-up?

0:31:440:31:47

-How much did they pay for it?

-£45.

-Did they?

0:31:470:31:50

I hope they get out of trouble with it. It's good.

0:31:500:31:52

Next, I'm not so sure about these. Silver-plated bean end coffee spoons.

0:31:520:31:58

These are everywhere. If I had a pound for every box of these that I'd seen,

0:31:580:32:04

-it would be a lot of money!

-What have you put on them?

0:32:040:32:07

-Ten to £15.

-£5 is what they paid so they'll be happy with that.

0:32:070:32:12

Moving on, their last item is the Art Deco mirror.

0:32:120:32:15

Yes. 1930s, maybe, something like that.

0:32:150:32:19

Frameless mirrors don't make a lot of money.

0:32:190:32:21

But that bit of amber glass at the top, the bevelled edge,

0:32:210:32:25

that bit of engraving, the nice splashing wave effect on it, will help its cause.

0:32:250:32:32

-I don't think it's such a bad thing, really.

-Oh, good. What's your most optimistic estimate?

0:32:320:32:38

-We've said about 20 to £40 on that.

-How much?!

0:32:380:32:40

-20 to 40.

-Is that what you said?

-Yes.

0:32:400:32:45

-Is that good enough?

-No! £190 they paid!

0:32:450:32:48

-What?!

-That's what I mean!

0:32:480:32:51

£190. Have we got the right mirror?

0:32:530:32:55

Yes, it's the right mirror. I can tell you it's the right mirror!

0:32:550:32:59

-190. Is that a fact?

-Yeah!

0:32:590:33:01

-£190.

-I'm not happy!

0:33:010:33:03

I'm not happy at 20 to £40. There is no question about them needing their bonus buy.

0:33:030:33:08

Let's have a look at it.

0:33:080:33:10

-Cor, this is exciting, isn't it?

-Yes.

0:33:110:33:15

You gave Henry £55. Henry, what did you spend it on?

0:33:150:33:17

What do you think to this?

0:33:170:33:20

Very nice, yes.

0:33:200:33:21

It's an Arts & Crafts copper dish. Dates to about 1900.

0:33:210:33:25

It's got hammered decoration, called planishing.

0:33:250:33:28

What do you think I paid for it?

0:33:280:33:30

-Ooh, I don't know.

-£30?

0:33:300:33:33

I paid 15 quid.

0:33:330:33:35

-Wow.

-That's good.

0:33:350:33:37

Have a look. See what you think.

0:33:370:33:39

Yeah, it's nice, isn't it?

0:33:390:33:41

It's the sort of thing collectors are after. Unfortunately it's not signed.

0:33:410:33:47

But it's a lovely decoration and a good interesting piece.

0:33:470:33:51

It's really rustic, isn't it?

0:33:510:33:53

-It's got a good quality.

-Nice charm to it.

0:33:530:33:56

-Does it sing to you, Caroline?

-It does. It's singing to me, yeah.

0:33:560:34:00

Anyway, hold on to that thought

0:34:000:34:03

while we find out from the auctioneer, for viewers at home,

0:34:030:34:07

what he thinks about Henry's dish.

0:34:070:34:10

A nice little bit of Arts & Crafts for you.

0:34:110:34:14

It is, essentially, hand-made. We can tell it's hand-made

0:34:140:34:18

by all that chasing and hammering that's going on.

0:34:180:34:22

That is something really going in its favour.

0:34:220:34:25

-So how much?

-We said 20 to 40 on that.

0:34:250:34:27

-Perfect. Our Henry went for that at £15.

-Yes. Good stuff.

0:34:270:34:33

-If the team decide to go with it.

-I hope so.

-That will be their challenge. Thank you.

0:34:330:34:38

Thanks, Tim.

0:34:380:34:40

-Darren, Andrea. How are you feeling?

-Excited.

-Are you?

-And nervous.

0:34:440:34:49

-You're not that confident, then?

-I don't know. I'm just worried!

0:34:490:34:53

Your first item coming up is the Tidy sketch. Here it comes.

0:34:530:34:58

What may we say for it? Super thing. £70 bid straightaway.

0:34:580:35:01

The bid's here at £70.

0:35:010:35:03

75 anywhere?

0:35:030:35:05

At 75. Your bid at 75. Bid's there at 75.

0:35:050:35:08

80 do I hear? 75 there. 80 in a fresh place. 85 now?

0:35:080:35:11

85? 85. 85.

0:35:110:35:13

90 now? 85 there. At 85.

0:35:130:35:15

90 do I hear?

0:35:150:35:17

85. Bid's there at £85. It will be sold.

0:35:170:35:19

At 85.

0:35:190:35:20

Plus 15. Now the faience jug.

0:35:200:35:23

Lot 177.

0:35:230:35:25

This continental faience pottery jug.

0:35:250:35:29

£20 to start it off, please, at 20.

0:35:290:35:31

20 anywhere? 20 bid straightaway. 25.

0:35:310:35:34

30 now? Yes, 30 bid. 35. 40 now?

0:35:340:35:37

40 bid. 45? At 40. The bid's there at 40. Five anywhere else?

0:35:370:35:41

-Let's get a profit out of it!

-At £40. It will be sold.

0:35:410:35:44

45 on the internet. 50 I have. 55.

0:35:440:35:47

55 now do I hear?

0:35:470:35:49

At 55, surely?

0:35:490:35:51

-At 55. 55.

-Go on!

0:35:510:35:53

55.

0:35:530:35:55

55.

0:35:550:35:56

At 55. The bid's there. No? 50...

0:35:560:35:59

55! 55.

0:35:590:36:02

-60 now? 60. 65?

-Yes.

0:36:020:36:04

65, yes?

0:36:040:36:05

65. I cannot wait much longer.

0:36:050:36:09

At £60.

0:36:090:36:10

Sold.

0:36:100:36:11

£60. I'm pleased at that. £60. That's plus 20.

0:36:110:36:15

Now, we want this mirror stand to do well.

0:36:150:36:18

£100. I've got several bids on this. £100 to start it.

0:36:180:36:21

£100 I'm bid. At £100. And ten is there now?

0:36:210:36:24

£100 I'm bid straightaway. At £100. Ten now do I hear?

0:36:240:36:28

At 100 only. At £100. And ten anywhere?

0:36:280:36:30

Several competing bids on this. That's why I'm starting at 100.

0:36:300:36:34

At £100 only, then.

0:36:340:36:36

Are we all done at 100 only? It will be sold then at 100.

0:36:360:36:39

-All quiet.

-Look at that!

0:36:390:36:41

Plus £65! Darren, you should give up baking!

0:36:410:36:45

-Try taking up antiques.

-Don't tell the boss!

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That is very, very handy, isn't it?

0:36:480:36:51

-Three profits. That's special.

-Let's go for the gavel.

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-Golden gavel.

-The golden gavel. There's a thought.

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-You have to wait your turn.

-Does it exist?

0:36:570:37:00

It does. Five, ten. That's ten.

0:37:000:37:03

Seven, nine, ten.

0:37:030:37:05

Does that make £100 profit?

0:37:050:37:07

It is. It's a round ton!

0:37:070:37:10

-I'm going to cry.

-That's quite something.

0:37:100:37:12

-Go on, cry. Cry for the television!

-Does it make good TV?

0:37:120:37:16

Seriously, that's pretty good. Plus 100.

0:37:160:37:20

-What about the stick pin? Quickly!

-We'll have a go.

-Go for it.

0:37:200:37:24

-Go for it.

-You're going for it. It's a risky thing.

0:37:240:37:27

-It's £60. Are you going with it?

-Yeah

-Going with it.

0:37:270:37:29

-Here it comes.

-A stick pin. We really like this.

0:37:290:37:33

Where are the golfing people? £60 bid straightaway. 65. 70?

0:37:330:37:38

-Is that a profit?

-At £70 anywhere?

-Yeah.

0:37:380:37:40

At 70 bid. At 70. Five anywhere now?

0:37:400:37:43

At £70. This is value.

0:37:430:37:45

At £70 only. Five anywhere?

0:37:450:37:47

75. Well done.

0:37:470:37:49

75. 80. 85.

0:37:490:37:52

90. 95?

0:37:520:37:53

95, yes? At £90. At 90. Five anywhere?

0:37:530:37:58

At £90. It will be sold at 90.

0:37:580:38:00

-Yes. £90!

-Yay!

-Get in there!

0:38:000:38:02

I think everybody deserves a kiss!

0:38:020:38:05

I'm not kissing you!

0:38:070:38:08

Well done. Very good.

0:38:090:38:11

Very good service. Fantastic.

0:38:110:38:13

Listen, don't say a word to the blues.

0:38:130:38:15

-Hush-hush.

-Calm.

-Mum's the word.

0:38:150:38:18

Off to the 19th hole!

0:38:180:38:20

I'll just run through your items.

0:38:270:38:29

Your Joel Philip Myers decanter, everybody loves that.

0:38:290:38:34

He's only put 20 to £30 on it. £40 is what you paid.

0:38:340:38:37

I think you should make a small profit. It's delightful.

0:38:370:38:40

-The plated coffee bean spoons he's put 10 to £15 on.

-That's about right.

0:38:400:38:45

But the big dark hole that's opening up is the Deco mirror. £190 paid for that.

0:38:450:38:51

-He's put 20 to 40 on it.

-Oh, my goodness!

0:38:510:38:54

-Only 20 to 40. That is a painful prospect.

-Oh, my God. How embarrassing!

0:38:540:39:00

Anyway. Here it comes, the decanter. Let's get going.

0:39:000:39:03

The wonderful decanter by Philip Myers. What may we say?

0:39:030:39:10

I've got £40 bid for it straightaway.

0:39:100:39:12

The bid's here at £40. 45 is there now?

0:39:120:39:15

Bid here at £40. 45 is there now? 45 do I hear?

0:39:150:39:18

At £40 only. It's going to be sold. Are you happy? At £40 only.

0:39:180:39:22

£40. I thought it would have done better. At £40. Last chance.

0:39:220:39:26

At £40. Being sold at £40.

0:39:260:39:28

You're only £5 off. £40 is OK.

0:39:280:39:30

Better than his estimate. £40 is minus five.

0:39:300:39:33

Here comes the beans.

0:39:330:39:35

Who'll give me £5 for these? Five anywhere? Five bid.

0:39:350:39:38

At £5. Five. Eight. Ten.

0:39:380:39:41

-12. At £12 your bid.

-Small profit.

0:39:410:39:43

15 anywhere else? At 12, the bid's there. £12.

0:39:430:39:46

-15.

-You're in profit.

-15. 18?

0:39:460:39:49

-You know your coffee spoons!

-£15. It's going to be sold. £15. All done.

0:39:490:39:54

£15. That's plus £5. You have no profit, no losses.

0:39:540:39:59

You're absolutely square until we come to the mirror!

0:39:590:40:03

A 1930s circular mirror. Several bids on this.

0:40:030:40:06

I start the bidding at £40. 40 I'm bid. 45 is it now?

0:40:060:40:09

£40 I'm bid. At 40 and five?

0:40:090:40:11

At £40 I'm bid. At 40. Five anywhere?

0:40:110:40:13

At £40 only. The bid's with me at £40. 45 anywhere?

0:40:130:40:16

At £40 only. And five quickly?

0:40:160:40:19

-At £40 it's going to be sold.

-There's going to be bad feeling!

0:40:190:40:22

At £40. 45 anywhere?

0:40:220:40:24

At £40 only, then. At 40.

0:40:240:40:26

I thought it was only broken mirrors that brought bad luck!

0:40:260:40:30

£150 down.

0:40:300:40:34

-Going with the bonus buy, yes?

-We are, definitely.

0:40:340:40:37

Let's hope that it's by Pearson and is a hidden treasure

0:40:370:40:40

that makes £150 profit. Here it is.

0:40:400:40:42

Copper plaque. Hand-made.

0:40:420:40:45

Arts & Crafts design. What may we say for it?

0:40:450:40:47

How much is there for it? Ten to start it off. At £10 only and ten?

0:40:470:40:52

Yes, £10 bid straightaway. 12 is it now?

0:40:520:40:55

At ten. 12. 15. 18. 20. It's a nice thing.

0:40:550:40:58

-22 bid there. 22. 25 anywhere?

-It's still cheap.

0:40:580:41:01

22 bid there. 25, fresh bidder. 28.

0:41:010:41:04

30 bid.

0:41:040:41:05

32? At 30.

0:41:050:41:07

Bid's there. Your bid. £30 and will be sold.

0:41:070:41:09

At £30, then. All quiet at £30. Being sold at 30.

0:41:090:41:13

Yes! Well done, Henry. You've doubled your money.

0:41:130:41:17

Plus £15 on that which takes you to minus 135. That's not too bad(!)

0:41:170:41:22

-Don't say anything to the reds.

-We won't.

-Don't spoil their day!

0:41:220:41:27

Well, well, well. What fun we've had today. Been chatting?

0:41:320:41:36

-No.

-No.

-It's lovely

0:41:360:41:39

when each of the experts make a profit on their bonus buys.

0:41:390:41:42

Congratulations, lads.

0:41:420:41:44

But there is a world of difference between 'em score-wise.

0:41:440:41:50

The victors today are the reds with plus £130.

0:41:500:41:55

How can one team make £130-worth of profit,

0:41:550:42:00

and the other team make £135 of losses? Anyway, there we are.

0:42:000:42:04

If the mirror only hadn't bombed, you would have stood a good chance.

0:42:040:42:08

But it let you down.

0:42:080:42:09

-I'm really sorry about that. Let's not dwell on it.

-No.

0:42:090:42:13

-The answer is, don't go for Art Deco mirrors.

-No.

0:42:130:42:15

-I hope you had a nice time.

-Great time.

-Did you enjoy it?

-Yes.

0:42:150:42:19

Loved having you on the show. But now I'm going to hand out £130. Look at this!

0:42:190:42:25

-Good, isn't it?

-Smashing.

0:42:250:42:27

I can't remember the last time a team made a profit on each item and the bonus buy!

0:42:270:42:32

It's unbelievable!

0:42:320:42:34

As a result, you get one of these vaunted golden gavels.

0:42:340:42:38

-Except we haven't got any more golden gavels. So we give out pins to go on your bosoms.

-OK.

0:42:380:42:45

-Andrea, there's one for your bosom.

-Thank you very much.

0:42:450:42:48

-There's one for your bosom, and JP, there's one for your bosom.

-Thank you.

0:42:480:42:53

That's good going. You can walk up your high street and wear that with pride!

0:42:530:42:58

-And explain to everybody that you made a profit on all your lots on Bargain Hunt.

-Yay!

0:42:580:43:03

-How about that?

-Brilliant.

0:43:030:43:04

It's a topping day and I congratulate you.

0:43:040:43:07

Join us soon for some more bargain hunting. Yes?

0:43:070:43:10

Yes!

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0:43:290:43:33

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.