Two teams of bargain hunters are let loose at the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge, with help from experts Philip Serrell and Henry Meadows.
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With over 800 programmes under our belt,
we don't get that many firsts any more.
But this is the first time we have ever filmed in Cornwall.
Let's go Bargain Hunting! Yes!
We're at the Royal Cornwall showground, by Wadebridge,
where they've been holding auctions, fairs and markets
since the 14th century.
So, what's coming up?
Phil and the red team are out for a Sunday drive.
I feel like a chauffeur. I need a peaked cap!
Henry and the blue team are out for a bit of a splurge!
-I want to spend bigger.
-Spend bigger money.
And I take a trip to Marazion to uncover a little Cornish wonder
at St Michael's Mount.
Time to meet the teams.
Today we've got two teams of friends. Kathryn and Kathleen for the reds,
-and Mark and Trevor for the blues. Hi, everyone.
Lovely to see you. Boys, I hope you're going to spend lots.
-That's our intention, Tim.
-Football brought you together.
We met each other playing against each other.
Probably 20-odd years ago.
Showing our age! Then we moved on to coaching children
and we've been friends ever since.
Trevor, you're a tattoo artist. Tell us about that.
I've got my own studio. I've been tattooing for eight years.
It's going from strength to strength. I enjoy it. You meet some great people.
How does tattoos work these days? Do people want "Mum" on their fingers?
To be honest, it's very varied now. People are more adventurous.
-It's not just sailors now who are having them.
-All walks of life.
Male and female. It's great.
Mark, you're a talented duo, you two, and definitely not to be tangled with.
-You're a martial arts specialist.
-Yes, I'm not sure about a specialist
but I'm a martial arts instructor, yes.
Must be a specialist to instruct it. Which particular martial art?
I cover Tae Kwando and kick boxing.
-Brilliant. Do people do it for self-defence, or not really?
-Yes, that's the overriding reason.
Most people come in for self-defence
and everybody thinks it's about punching and kicking,
but it's heightening people's awareness and getting them to walk tall and confidently
-to keep you safe, I hope.
-Capable of reacting the way you need to.
-If you need to.
I react by calling Trevor!
Fair enough! I understand. What's the strategy for you today?
Who's doing the bargaining?
-Hopefully, it'll be a team effort.
-See how it goes.
-You're being very coy!
Now, Kathleen, how did you two meet?
Kathryn and I met at a local croquet club. We became firm friends
and we're often partners in croquet doubles matches.
-Kathryn, you keep yourself busy in all sorts of departments.
I'm a senior observer with the Institute of Advanced Motorists.
-You're an IAM.
-I am an IAM!
I had to take my Advanced Motorist test and I had an observer.
I was petrified, I have to say!
-But we're all lovely.
-You're lovely until you're driving the car
with the examiner and the observer in the car with you.
-I'm sure you did very well.
-It was a very fortuitous pass.
Now, retired greyhounds. You take them for walks.
-I have a retired greyhound.
Her full name is Mingler's Leaf, but now she's just known as Leaf.
She was bred in Ireland, brought over to Essex for the racing.
But retired before the age of two.
-She was brought to Cornwall and now lives with me.
Does she ever take a poke at a rabbit?
-Given half the chance!
-What tricks have you got up your sleeve today?
We're aware that there's not too much money in Cornwall because of employment.
So we'll probably not spend the full £300.
-That's your strategy?
-And your team are happy with this?
-Are you happy?
Well, good luck with that.
Now the money moment. Here comes the £300 apiece. There you go.
You know the rules. Your experts await.
Off you go and very, very good luck.
Luckily, our rules are so simple
even our experts understand them!
Right, Henry, we've got one hour.
We need to find three items.
We've got £300 to spend.
-Excellent. Good luck.
-Good luck, mate.
Told you so!
Not sure that's in the rules, Phil.
I feel like a chauffeur. I need a peaked cap!
You're meant to be an expert, not a taxi service!
You're a big fellow. I won't have any trouble negotiating today!
As we're in Cornwall, it would be nice to find some Troika.
-Come on. Let's go Bargain Hunting!
-Oi, that's my line, you!
I'll try not to get you run over!
-They are what they are, really. Pretty, but...
-I've always wanted one of them.
-Is that your best Tommy Cooper impersonation?
-That's fantastic, isn't it?
-Baxter prints are always popular.
-There's another one there.
-What do you think, Trev? You're very arty.
-The subject's nice.
-"News from Australia."
-Look up here. Emigration in Australia.
-What do you think of it with your artistic eye?
-Would you live with that?
-If I'm honest, I love the subject,
but I don't like the mount and the frame.
But that can change. But I do like the subject cos it's well done.
I think it's ink, I think. But I do like the subject. The farmhouse.
It's not ink, it's a print, basically.
Baxter, like Le Blond, was very popular
during the 19th century.
I think the subject matter is the interesting thing about this particular print.
Prints, in general, don't sell terrifically well,
but this is a nice thing. £12 is not a lot of money for it.
Up to you. See what you can get it for.
-Shall we try?
-Have a go and use your charm.
Can I ask about your Baxter print, please? News from Australia.
-You've got it down for £12.
-Yes. Very reasonable, isn't it?
-I think you could be more reasonable.
-Do you really?
I can knock a pound off, if it helps.
A pound. We were looking for about eight pounds.
-Not eight pounds off, eight pounds buying price.
-Why don't we settle on nine?
-That's very reasonable.
-Nine pounds is great. Very fair.
-It's done the deal.
Good team work, boys.
-He's looking a bit angry.
-He's rather fierce.
There's one thing we need to ask ourselves here.
Do either of you like it?
I have to admit not particularly.
Why are we looking at it, then?
Come on, girls. Get with the programme!
-I want to spend bigger.
-Spend bigger money.
-As it's not mine, I don't mind spending it!
My sentiments entirely.
And your fares!
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Girls, about time you parted with some cash, I'd say.
Is that a nurse's buckle?
That is nice.
-I know nurses still like their buckles.
-At auction that'll make 50 to £80.
That would be my shot. Depends what this gentleman can do for you.
What would be your best price on this, please?
-It needs to be 75.
Do you remember what we said when we set out?
-I said I really wanted you to buy things that you liked.
-I think that is nice.
-Would you like to own it?
-Yes, I would.
-Would you like to own it?
Would you do 65?
-It's got to be 75. I've got 95 on it.
-How about 70?
-No. I've given you my best shot.
It's seen some wear. It doesn't quite clasp cleanly.
But I quite like the style of it.
You just have to decide if you want to buy it or not.
-Up to you.
-Are you happy to go for it?
You can't do 72, even?
-Tell you what. I'll do £70 for it.
-Good girl. Well done.
-Thank you very much.
-It's a lovely piece.
-Thanks very much.
Get the money out, girls.
Kathryn, you tough negotiator! Go, girl!
-We just need a nurse, now, that needs a buckle!
What have we got here. We've got Mr Punch up there.
He's based on one of the cast-iron doorstops you get in the Victorian period.
We've got something in common!
I didn't like to say, but...
-He's used to it. That's cast iron, is it?
-No, it's not, no.
It's pottery. Shall we have a look? I'm not sure of the age of it.
-Oh, it has got a bit of age to it.
That back stamp suggests it's probably 1930s, '40s, that sort of period.
-There we are. Got the three knots there.
-The Staffordshire knots.
What's the Kent mark on it, then?
Why does it say Kent? Is that a maker?
That's basically the factory. Staffordshire ware Kent factory.
But that's quite... I have to say, from my point of view, I quite like that.
-It's in really good nick.
-Yes, for its age.
But I want you guys to like it. It's 45 quid.
-We want to spend more than that, really.
How much is your...little, um, cigar holder or cigarette holder, please?
-25 on it, sir.
-Could we have a look at it, please?
There's a great psychology to this business.
You say to him, "How much is that?" And he says, "I've got 25 on it."
Does that mean that's the price or does it mean he might dip a little bit? Terrific psychology.
There's a lot of psychology involved. It leaves room for a little negotiation.
A little negotiation.
-Do you like that, girls?
-I like the colouring of it.
-It's amber, isn't it?
-Amber and a 9-carat gold band.
Is there a call for these now?
People do collect them. It's nice that it's got the original case, with "London made" on there.
Depends, how much this gentleman will sell it to you for.
I'm going to sell it to you for as much as I can get!
We're coming from a different direction.
We want to give you as little as we have to!
I see. I think £20 would be fair.
-Is that the end?
-It's the absolute dead.
-How about 18?
-I was going to say 15!
Oh, well, sorry...
You bring them out and they get you into trouble before you've even started!
So you should be!
Shall we go back and buy Mr Punch?
Which gets two. So we've got loads of money left in the pot.
-That's what I thought.
-Then just go for it.
-He has grown on me.
It's bright, it's colourful, in really good nick.
-It's got a bit of age.
-Got a big nose.
It looks like you. Let's go and speak to the guy and see what he's about.
-It's in the bag, then.
I think you talked yourselves into that, boys.
Those are hallmarked silver.
-What are the handles made of?
-It's Elkington's. And it's got the original box.
-The original box.
Which do you prefer out of these two?
-I think that would have probably a better chance at auction.
I'll tell you what I'll look at. If you went to a modern kitchen shop
and bought a carving set
with stag horn handles and silver mounts, what would it cost?
-Oh, a lot of money.
-Cutlery is expensive.
I think that's nice.
So do I. It's got the original box, as well.
-From this side of the fence, would £20 buy it?
-No, it wouldn't, sir.
Would 25 buy it?
I'm afraid not, sir.
What would buy it under 30 quid?
-OK. We've got a price, then.
-Can we have the two?
-I've got to work this out, now. How much is that?
-It's a bargain, that's how much it is.
-You'll do well. It'll make money.
-24 quid and £18. Is that right?
If you do it that way, yes.
-Could you keep them both for us for 30 minutes?
-I'll put it aside.
-Thank you ever so much. Thank you.
But reds, you've still only got one item.
Would you do that for 35 for us?
Let me tell you, originally, I had 65 pounds on that one.
I've reduced it to £45.
But I can knock it down again. I can knock you down another £10.
-Every little helps, to be honest. We'd appreciate that.
Thank you. You're a gentleman.
Thank you. Much obliged.
-Excellent. That was a good deal, that was.
-Yeah, in the bag.
-We're punching above our weight!
-That's the way to do it!
For when the salt doth lose its saltness,
wherewith will he season it?
Probably with one of these jokers.
Look at that. Isn't that gorgeous?
This is a hoof-form salt cellar or condiment.
Absolutely original, except it's got the wrong lining in it.
If I take that out, you can see that's a piece of 1960s' turned hardwood
that somebody's shoved inside.
But if you examine the silverwork itself, just look how well this has been crafted.
Because here we've got a horse's hoof
that's got this nice, hairy, naturalistic, lumpy bit on the back
and if I turn it over, we've got the most perfectly formed horseshoe
enclosing a frog, which is this diamond or lozenge-shaped piece
which is actually what does exist underneath real horses' hooves.
Isn't that beautiful?
If you look carefully, in the middle of the hairy bit you can see the hallmark, for London 1891.
What would I use them for?
Well, you could use them as condiments, either both for salt
or both for mustard, or either or.
And indeed if you had the proper glass liners blown,
which wouldn't be difficult to do,
you could use them for novelty posy holders.
In short, in any sort of form, they would grace anybody's dining table.
What are they worth? £220, the dealer is asking.
Is that expensive? I don't think so.
Is it cheap? I don't think so.
What I think you should do
is to hoof it round there and get your wallet out!
And that goes for you, too, ladies!
Go on! Hoof it!
-Always lock up before you leave the car!
Now, Trevor, you've got something you'd like to get off your chest.
We've got a few pound left, a couple of nice objects in the bag, at the right price.
We can relax, we've got a bit of time on the clock.
Let's see what we can find. You're going to guide us. It's on your head, really.
-What do you think of that?
-Truthfully, not much.
-Do you not?
-No, so that can go back.
-That's because it's not my thing.
-Pressure, pressure, pressure.
-The pressure is on.
Looks like the heat's rising for the red team, too.
We'll have to whizz up here, then you have to make a decision.
Tough talking, Philip.
-Nothing's springing out.
It's quite a substantial piece.
-I think I was born too soon for that!
I really do.
It's got to just spring out, though.
It's got to punch us.
Oh, my goodness!
You've got ten minutes. We need to focus now.
Focus, focus, focus.
Time to grip it, Phil.
Go and stand over there.
What would you buy?
-I think the carving set.
The cigar holder.
I think I would go for the cheroot holder and the carving set.
I'd go for the cheroot holder and the carving set.
-That's all three of us. Let's go.
-That's a definite decision.
Come on, Henry!
I'm thinking. I'm thinking.
We've got to just hope that he hasn't sold this now!
Put your foot down, then!
How about some fish servers? Silver.
Georgian. Can we have a look at them, please?
I'm not going to railroad you into this. We've only got six minutes.
So we've got Sheffield plate and a combination of silver.
The hallmark, slightly faded, is 1820. It's that sort of period.
They're £108. It's not a huge amount of money. You'd need to get more off, really.
-To put them into auction. But if you get the right person that comes in,
they'd look great on a table, wouldn't they?
I like them. Really nice.
-If you don't get that person in...
-Then they might make 60 quid.
It won't be 40 cos they have lovely silver grips. They're early.
If you only think, in your experience, they might do 60 or just over,
there's no point buying it if they're going to be 70 or 80 quid.
-We might as well go back to the other things we've looked at.
Unless the lady does them for 60 quid. Then it might wipe its face!
I'm starting to wonder who's in charge here!
-I can do them for 80.
-It's still too much.
It's touch and go but we're running out of time.
If we do come back, can we meet in the middle at 70?
-Two more minutes and then come back.
We couldn't resist your charm(!)
-That's what sold it to us, really.
-It was £42, we believe.
-42 is what we agreed.
If you're happy. If you're not happy, I don't know where we go.
-We're definitely happy.
-All right, then. Well done, girls.
Two in one and you girls are done.
-How long have we got, Henry?
-Can you run?
-Come on, let's do it.
-Trevor loves a run!
-Yeah, love it(!)
So do we!
-Go on, run!
-She's talking to somebody!
Done! We're going to buy them!
Thank you. Very kind.
-Thank you very much.
-Plenty of time to spare?
-Not really. That was down to the wire, that was.
Phew! That was close.
Now, what was it that the red team bought?
The reds got under way with a silver nurse's belt buckle.
-Would you like to own it?
-Yes, I would.
They deliberated for ages before finally agreeing on an amber cheroot holder
and a stag-horn-handled carving set
in its original box.
-We'll definitely have these two.
-Well done, girls. Well done.
It's amazing who you bump into at these fairs!
Very nice. This is how the idle rich go round, is it?
How about this, girls?
-You've had the treatment today!
-We've been spoiled.
I've been flogging up and down these hillsides
while our only vehicle goes off with you lot!
-Very good. Have you had a lovely time?
-We have, thank you.
Good for you. Which is your favourite bit, Kathryn?
It has to be the nurse's buckle.
-That's your favourite piece.
-Very much so.
-Is that the piece that will bring the biggest profit?
-I'm not sure.
-Maybe the carving set.
-That will bring the profit? Good.
-How's your driver - sorry, expert!
Pull them, Serrell!
Don't move, you could run over my foot!
Anyway, how much did you spend all round?
-On all three pieces?
-Gosh, you've been economical.
So could we have 188 of leftover lolly?
Philip Serrell, this is your task to go for the bonus buy. Here it comes.
-Thanks, Tim. You two will have to leave me now.
-Oh, yes! OK.
-See you later.
-Stay with me.
-Good luck, Phil.
Meanwhile, why don't we remind ourselves what the blue team bought?
They all felt the Baxter print was good news for £9.
-I think £9 is great. Very fair.
-He's done the deal.
-Thank you very much.
Then Henry steers them towards a Kent pottery figure of Punch and Toby.
-We've got something in common, him and I!
-I didn't like to say that!
And after a sprint finish, they dished up a pair of silver fish servers.
As long as you're happy, that's all we care about.
I'm happy. We could spend all day here with the same results.
-How much did you spend?
-We spent £114.
-Is that all?
-So we're giving Henry...
-Got the 186.
-I've got it.
There you go.
There you go. Quite a challenge to go and spend that lot.
It is, yes. I've been listening to the lads
-and I'll go out there and...
-Don't buy any tosh!
Tosh? I've got blinkers on. I'll try and avoid tosh!
Absolutely. I like this word, tosh.
Good luck, chaps. Good luck, Henry.
Meanwhile, we're heading off somewhere special,
to St Michael's Mount in the toe end of Cornwall
and let's just hope that the tide's not in.
This iconic Cornish landmark
is St Michael's Mount.
Rising from Mount's Bay on the south coast,
it's been visited for centuries by people who've travelled from far and wide,
each with their own reason for doing so.
So, what brings me here today?
Well, I'm in search of some paintings by an artist nicknamed The Cornish Wonder.
John Opie is the artist in question
and dotted throughout the house are examples of his works.
And they're here due to the generous patronage
of The Mount's owner at the time, Sir John St Aubyn.
This is the earliest John Opie painting in the collection.
It was painted around 1778 and it shows a young man.
Opie was 17 when he painted this picture
and the subject, the young man, is himself.
Can you imagine a 17-year-old doing a self-portrait of this quality?
It's just extraordinary. And it's no wonder
he was taken up and his talent revered.
Just look at the way his expression is intense.
Those fresh cheeks, with the bloom of youth.
But yet, within his eye, he's a wise man.
Another early portrait is this fellow.
This is a portrait of Dolly Pentreath.
Now, old Dolly lived down the coast in Mousehole.
And she lived to the grand old age, it's said, of 102.
And she's celebrated because she was the last surviving native Cornish speaker
as a first language. Indeed,
Opie captured her here just before she died.
It is an extraordinarily haunting image.
Isn't she marvellous?
An ancient matriarch of the St Aubyn line, methinks.
Well, you're wrong. Painted by Opie,
and it's a portrait of Mrs Bell,
who's the fifth Sir John's housekeeper.
Gosh. But painted in the manner of George Rumney.
It's almost as if Opie, who's recorded as not being sophisticated,
he doesn't speak like an educated painter,
he's a bit of a rough diamond,
and some would say that he was more at ease painting servants
than he was aristocrats.
John Opie is principally remembered today as a portrait painter.
His landscapes are rare. Indeed, it's thought he only painted five of them.
Two were views of St Michael's Mount
and this one is by far the most famous.
What I think is intriguing
is what these characters are up to in the foreground.
The Mount is behind. They are sorting out
by the light of a lantern, apparently some sort of illicit fishing catch.
This looks to me like fishy business.
Of course, the big question today is,
what sort of catch will our teams land over at the auction?
This is lovely. We're in Lostwithiel at Jefferys Auctions with Ian Morris, our auctioneer.
-How are you?
-Very nice to be here.
Now, first up is the hallmarked nurse's buckle.
It's nice. Nicely pierced and decorated.
But quite average
in the sense that we do see a lot of silver nurses' buckles come through.
They were produced in fair numbers down to a level.
What's your level? Level with me!
Maybe only 20 to £30. Maybe a little bit more than that.
Maybe 35, but I can't see more.
Dear, oh, dear. £70 they paid. So that's a bit of a dark hole.
What about the cheroot holder?
Again, I haven't put a lot of money on it because smoking is not PC nowadays.
But it's in a nice case, it's got a gold rim
and it's amber. So three things going for it.
Apart from what it is, which is difficult.
-So I put an estimate of 20 to £30 on.
-That's not too bad.
-They only paid £16.
-It's a mark of the times, I think.
Last item is the handled carving set.
I don't think it is horn handled. I think it's wood simulated to look like horn.
-But nevertheless, what a nice set.
-It's a good carving set.
-Being Elkington, it's a good make.
-So how do you rate that one, then?
Carving sets, cutlery generally, not so great. So I've been conservative at 15 to 30.
£26 they paid.
So I think it's going to be the nurse's silver buckle that drags them back, if anything.
In which case they'll need their bonus buy. Let's have a look.
OK, Kathryn, Kathleen.
You spent £112 and you gave Philip £188. What did he spend it on?
I bought these, because I thought that they were fun.
There are five of them. I haven't broken any, I've just brought three.
I just think they're really fun things.
I love the way they're decorated.
What price did you pay for them?
I paid £35 for the lot.
For the lot.
And I think that's quite cheap. I just love them.
-Chariots of Fire, isn't it?
-Yes. And it's the right period for Chariots of Fire, presumably.
-We're talking about 1935 to '45, that sort of thing.
-Mid-'30s, I think.
-They're certainly different, aren't they?
-Is that a compliment?
-Hang on to that memory.
Let's find out for the audience at home what the auctioneer thinks about Phil's glasses.
Right, Ian. Four more like that.
A set of five. Would have been six. They've broken one.
Glass is very contemporary. We sell them in fives and fours.
You know one or two have fallen by the wayside, unfortunately.
They've got some nice decoration, with athletes on the front. All different,
-which is a bonus, but the enamelling's been rubbed.
I've put 25 to 40.
Philip paid £35. The team may not go with the bonus buy, after all.
So that's it for the reds. Now for the blues.
Mark and Trevor. The Baxter print.
"News from Australia". That really is yesterday's antique, that type of print.
I must admit, lots of prints I've sold,
and 20 years ago, it was a dead cert. A dead cert.
Made great money all the time.
So it's the kind of thing there that could be tricky to sell.
-I've said 20 to £40.
-Have you really?
-Well, that's brave!
-The boy only paid £9 for it!
-Oh, he's done all right, then.
Good. An encouraging start. Now, what about Punch and Toby?
It is a furnishing piece, isn't it?
Not particularly old, but it's well-coloured and well-detailed.
I think I put about 20 to 40 on that. I can see that getting towards the top end, certainly.
20 to £40 is your estimate. £35 paid.
So fairly tight on the money with that.
Lastly, the fish servers with silver handles, but no case.
No, which is a drawback for this type of thing.
And I find that in cutlery, the thing that's most difficult to sell is fish knives, fish eaters
-What's it worth without the case?
Well, I've put it at 20 to £30.
That will be a disaster for them because they paid 70.
They'll need their bonus buy! Let's have a look at it.
Mark and Trevor, you've spent £114. You gave Henry £186.
What did you spend it on, Henry?
In today's society, you've got to think outside the box. So I went for this piece.
What do you think to this?
-You like watches.
-I'm a watch man. That's really nice.
1970s LED watch by Mercury.
-Retro. Do you like it?
-I like it a lot.
I paid £90 for it. It's got its original box.
-There's people that will take a fancy to this?
I've seen them make 120 to £130.
So you think there could be £30 worth of profit?
Potentially. I can't guarantee what the people of Lostwithiel will bid.
-As an item, I think you did really well.
-It's a nice thing.
-It's really nice.
-Happy with that, boys?
-We have a prediction of profit, which is what it's all about.
It's all down to what happens in the auction.
But for viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks of Henry's watch.
Here we go. A nice stainless steel 1970s digital watch for you.
It's certainly different to what we normally sell.
Original case, which is great. And the instructions as well. And it still works.
All great things towards it.
But I've never sold one before.
So a guesstimate rather than an estimate, maybe.
-I put 25 to £40 on.
-Good lord! £90 Henry invested.
-Definitely it's not for the local market.
-It'll either come through the internet or it's a dead duck!
Well, we've got a needle match here, at the end of the programme.
Do the team trust our Henry and go with his bonus buy or not?
We'll find out in a minute!
-Kathleen, all right, darling?
-Fine, thank you.
-Any piece you're most anxious about, Kathryn?
The nurses' buckle. The auctioneer wasn't too hot about it.
-He put 20 to £30 on it.
-You're nervous because you found it?
-I love it. I think it's beautiful.
-That's the trouble, isn't it?
First up is your buckle. Kathryn, stand by.
Lot 298. The Art Nouveau marked silver nurses' buckle. Lot 298.
What do you say? £30 away?
£30 away? £20 away. £20 I'm bid.
At £20. 25 with me. £30.
35. £40? At 35.
The bid's on the books. £40. At £40 to my left.
At £40. I'm out. At £40, selling on my left. At £40.
-£40 is minus £30.
But it's not as bad as it might have been.
Now, the cheroot holder.
It's a leather-cased, 9-carat gold rimmed amber cheroot holder.
Lot 299. £20 away? £10 away. Five I'm bid.
At five. Six. Eight. Ten. At ten.
12. 14? 14.
At £14 I'm bid.
At £14. We're done at £14.
-£14 is minus two pounds.
-With the gold band on it.
-In its little case.
-They can melt it for that.
Here comes the carving set.
The Elkington cased three-piece stag-horn
silver-mounted carving set. Lot 300.
£30 away? £30 away?
£20 away? £15 I'm bid.
At £15, lot 300. At £15. £18.
25? At 22 the bid's in the middle.
At 22. 25? Are we done? At 22.
£22 is minus four pounds.
That's quite a carving set for £22.
I've a funny feeling this is an inexpensive place!
You'd come to buy here.
Look at that. I can't believe it, girls. Sorry.
Overall, you are minus 36.
Big question is, are you going to preserve your losses at minus 36
or will you go with the athletic glasses?
-What do you think?
-Nothing to lose! Go for it.
No, no, no!
That decision is now set.
-The auctioneer has estimated 25 to £40 on them.
He does quite like them. He quite fancies them.
Phil paid 35.
If the auctioneer is right, he ought to know his market here,
you may make a small profit.
Here we go. The last item.
Lot 306. A set of five 1930s lemonade glasses
enamelled with athletes.
Can I say £30 for that? £20 for that? Ten I'm bid. At ten.
£10 I'm bid.
£10. 12. 14. 16. 18.
At £18 bid. 20. At £20. The bid's on the books.
22. At 22 I'm out.
At 22. 25? At 22. Lady's bid at 22.
-Oh, dear, I'm sorry!
It's been a fantastic day, hasn't it?!
For ever you are pragmatic, Phil. That's minus £13 on that.
36. 46. 49.
In today's market, that could be a winning score.
Don't be depressed. It could be.
-Stick to the day jobs!
-Very easily. Very easily.
-Anyway, minus 49. Don't tell the blues a thing.
Thank you, girls.
-Trevor and Mark, how are you feeling?
-Excited. Can't wait.
-Do you know how the reds got on?
We don't want you to know. Here we go. Here comes the Baxter print.
The Baxter print, "News from Australia". What do you say?
Can I see £30 away? £20 to start me? £15 I'm bid.
-18. 20. Two? At £20 I'm bid. The bid's with me.
At £20. All done. At £20.
A very nice plus £11.
A super start, boy.
-Here he is.
A Kent pottery figure.
Punch and Toby. Punch and Toby.
£30 away for this one?
£20 I'm bid. At £20.
22. 25. 28.
28. My bid's out. £30 now? £30. 32. 35.
35. 38. £40.
-You're in profit, boy.
-It's so unusual.
42 at the back. At 42. 45. 48.
48. £50? £50.
55? 55. £60?
At 55 at the back. 55.
£55. £55. Henry, well done.
That is a plus 20 number.
-This is the loss.
Lot 324. Early Victorian silver hallmarked fish-eaters.
Pierced blades. Lot 324. £30 away?
£20? £15 I'm bid.
15. 18. 20.
At £20 I'm bid. I'll take two.
-We want more than that.
22. 25? At 22 seated. Five?
22, then. Going at £22.
-That is minus £48.
That is minus seven...
17. Minus 17.
-Well, it was looking quite pretty.
And then it came downhill a bit.
What are you going to do about this old electric watch?
-Get it in. Just do it.
-What's the point?
-As long as you don't bang me!
-You're in trouble anyway!
-Is this a knee-jerk reaction?
-Would it be?
-We've got two to go.
-Trust me, isn't it?
I can't trust him. He's let us down on the silver.
-You trust him and he trusts him. Are you going with it?
-You can run fast?
-You'll need to, son.
-Going with the bonus buy.
A decision. Going with the bonus buy.
Well, here it comes. Let's find out.
A retro Mercury quartz watch.
Stainless steel strap. Original box, with instructions.
James Bond watch, I do believe. Lot 330.
What do you say for that?
£50 away. £30 away.
£20 I'm bid. At £20. At £20.
Two to get on? 22.
25. 28 with me. £30?
£30. My bid's out. At £30.
To the side. And two. At 32. 35?
35. 38? 38. £40? £40.
45? £40. The bid's up front.
45. 45. £50? £50.
55? 55. £60?
At 55, then, at the back.
55. At 55.
That's minus £35.
-That's not bad.
-Minus £52, down the old proverbial.
-Could be a winning score.
-Could be a winning score!
Well, well, well, well, well. Have we been chatting to one another, blues and reds?
No? Not about the score, anyway.
Well, this is a really, really tight competition.
It is no secret to either team that they have made a loss.
It is simply a question of the scale of the losses.
-And it's exciting when there's only three pounds between the teams!
They have made whopping losses between them,
yet there is only three pounds difference.
And the team that trails to the tune of three pounds, I'm afraid to say,
are the blues.
Which is nothing, really, is it?
-Not in the great scheme of things.
-You started off brilliantly.
You made two whopping profits, which is marvellous.
And then there was a downhill slither!
-That downhill slither...
-..dragged you into the minus 52 sector.
-But you've had a lovely time?
-You've been smashing contestants.
And I have to say I've never known better qualified contestants,
who knew every nuance of this programme backwards
-and have followed it closely. It's been a thrill to have you on the show.
Thank you for all your fun and contribution. But the victors, who've won by only losing £49
-are the reds. That's pretty rich, Kathryn.
-Never expected that.
-We didn't expect to win.
-And you're pleased, Kathleen?
As you ought to be. We've had such fun. Join us soon for more Bargain Hunting, yes?
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Two teams of bargain hunters are let loose at the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge. Phil Serrell puts on his driving cap for his ladies in red, while Henry Meadows tries to stay on the right side of his boys in blue. Tim Wonnacott heads down the coast to Marazion to discover some Cornish Wonder at St Michael's Mount.