Paul Laidlaw has lots of fun teaming up with two aspiring actors at Wetherby Racecourse, while Thomas Plant gets into all kinds of trouble with his ladies in blue.
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We need teams. We need experts.
We need money.
And, of course, we need antiques.
Yep, let's go Bargain Hunting!
We're at the Jaguar Antiques and Collectors' Fair
at Wetherby race course.
Each team gets 300 smackers
and only one hour to spend it in.
They're expected to find three items
which they later send to auction
and the team wins that makes the most profit.
Who's your money on, then?
Well, Paul Laidlaw is backing the reds, two actors with a sense of the dramatic!
-The tension, the tension!
-No, you want that!
Whereas the blues are just acting up!
-I like the prams.
-We're not looking at the pram.
-Because they don't make any money.
-No, no, no.
And causing poor Thomas Plant all kinds of trouble.
He might go another five pounds off.
Then we scatter west, to auction in Halifax
where we unleash our finds on the unsuspecting public!
It's your fault! He's blaming you, now!
But before all that, let's pedal off to meet the teams.
Now, Ben and Jonathan,
you've been friends for a long time, right?
We have. Lived together for nearly ten years.
-Have you really?
-So you've sorted out who does the washing up?
Me all the time, pretty much! Washing up, vacuuming, everything.
Poor old Ben. But you're about to be splitting up, you two?
Yes, true. I'm heading to the bright lights of London.
-To do what?
-I'm one of the lucky few to get into the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Hopefully, after three years' training, I'll be an actor.
-But don't tell everybody!
Actually you're an actor now?
Yes, I've done a fair amount of plays and musicals and all sorts of things.
Jonathan, you, too have developed a taste for the thespian aspect?
I have more recently, yes.
I've worked with Ben on a number of things behind the scenes.
-Is this a result of your living in the same place?
-Yes, his influence must have rubbed off.
Yes, I was in my first musical review this year.
-I've just got a principal part in a production of Fiddler on the Roof.
-Which part are you playing?
-Tevye, the fat old butcher!
-Sorry, Lazar Wolf.
Have you got a little tune for us from Fiddler?
-A little Fiddler on the Roof?
Give us a bit of a troll. Go on.
-To life, to life
-L'chaim, l'chaim, to life!
Very good! I think you should be off to the capital!
-Very good luck with that.
Now for the blues. Very good friends Beryl and Madge.
Welcome, girls. How did you two become friends?
I met Madge because she advertised for a jumble sale
and I had a few bits and pieces.
I got in touch with Madge and we struck up a friendship straightaway.
And it went on from there. Went from strength to strength.
-This is ten years ago.
-Ten years ago.
-You've been firm mates ever since?
What will your tactics be, Madge, to beat these lively young lads?
We've definitely got age on our side. We've got far more experience.
We've got more experience.
-You won't have anything to do with this theatricality and flim-flam?
-Not at all.
-If we want it, we'll buy it.
-If you want it, you'll get it.
Beryl, it says here you had an adventure in a graveyard.
It was the funeral of a friend of ours
and they'd sort of put the casket down
and I threw the earth on, as you do,
and I stepped back to let somebody else come
and nobody told me that behind me there'd been another grave dug
with some false grass over the top!
-Baize on the top.
-And I disappeared!
-What, you went six foot under?
Everybody else was stood round the grave and suddenly I wasn't there!
-Beryl was no more! That was terrible, wasn't it?
Falling down was quite easy. Getting out was very difficult.
-We don't want any of that behaviour today, Beryl, thank you.
-No. I promise not to fall down today.
Not jumping into any deep pits.
Anyway, here we go. The money moment.
£300 apiece. There's your £300. You know the rules.
Your experts await. And off you go! And very, very good luck!
I've heard of one foot in the grave, but not a whole body!
Now, have we got any plans?
-You're saying yes and you're saying no!
We're looking for something really, really nice
that's usable but cheap.
Guys, this is it. The quickest hour of your life is about to begin!
-Oh, I like the prams.
-No, we're not looking at prams.
-They don't make any money. Come on.
-I like prams.
-No, no. Prams don't make any money at all.
-But I like the pram.
-I don't care if you like the pram.
-I won't like this elephant.
Crikey! There's no stopping two pensioners in full flight!
But Laidlaw and our thespian lads are getting into their roles.
What are the lively Madge and Beryl getting up to?
Lost the kids already, Thomas?
I think you need some leading reins on these two!
-Have a gander.
-She's nice, isn't she?
And don't break anything.
Honestly, you can't take your eyes off them for a minute!
Now, have the reds found a bargain bucket?
Got everything you need there.
-Brighouse is local, isn't it?
Just down the road from Halifax.
-Has it got any age?
-It's got to be 1900s. First part of the 20th century.
I think they're mad.
I just keep thinking buckets of chicken!
It's a good thing, but what's it worth?
It should be safe at 20 to 40, even 30 to 60.
But you might get a fright at the price tag on that
-because it could be priced up at 80 quid.
-Shall we ask?
-No harm in it. Do you want to ask?
-Worth an ask.
-Can I ask the price?
I think it's on here.
The suspense is killing me!
-I'm getting worried. The tension!
-It's taking a long time!
No, you want to get that...
Dammit! I want a bargain!
This is part of it.
-It'll be an incredible achievement.
Best I can do would be 20.
I've got 28 on it, but 20's the best.
-Thanks for that. I like that.
-If it's 15, we should go for it.
But no more than 15.
-I'll do 15, but that's it.
-15. What do you think?
-Sounds like a deal!
-That was a deal.
-Thank you. 15 quid. Shake your hand?
-I love this!
-Right. That's four nanoseconds gone!
Yes, a suitably dramatic first buy for our actors.
But what about the blues?
Do you like those, ladies, or do you think they're horrible?
-I'm not keen.
-All right. OK.
-Do you like this?
-We need to spend some money.
-I agree with that.
-Do you like weights, girls?
-Yes, I saw those.
With the stand.
£100 on those weights. They're not that old, you know.
-Oh, do they fit in that thing?
-Now you see, don't you. Now you like.
They're quite useful, they've got pounds and ounces.
-Put it on there. Bring them all out.
-Would they clean up?
They would if you wanted to clean them up.
-Testing my muscles now!
-By Avery. I think...
-See what the best price is.
-I do like those.
-What's your best price on these?
We've got to get a bit better than that!
It's cash, yes.
-What about 60?
-No, sorry, I really can't do it for 60.
- 75 really is the very best. - 65?
Why don't you meet him half-way. Say you'll meet half-way.
- Meet you half-way, then. - Half-way? Um...
-Why did you say that?
65? Go as low as you dare.
- Well, 75 was my limit. - But 70 will do?
Go on, then.
-Is that good, 70?
-It's fine. It's a good price.
-You've got a deal.
-You've just done it!
-What am I doing here?
-You said it was a good price.
-They are a good price.
They're really nice. They could be decorative and useful.
-And good for weight training!
-If the burglars come, you can...
A woman after my own heart!
With that, both teams are up and running.
-So that's your first purchase.
Sprint over there, back there...
While the reds decide where they're going...
Shall we go down there? Down there?
Yeah, that's good. That's full of things.
..have a look at this.
What were you doing on 25 May 1976?
You can't remember? Nor can I. I was far too young(!)
But one thing I can tell you is that on 25 May 1976,
this cardboard box was sitting in a French shop.
How do I know that?
Because the cardboard box
has got the original receipt
and the guarantee section filled out.
On that fateful day, a happy little French housewife
decided that she was going to invest in a modern boiling plate.
She coughed up her dough, she bought the boiling plate,
she put it in its box and she never used it from that day to this!
Extraordinary, isn't it?
This thing, in a way, harks back to a much earlier era.
It's solidly made of cast metal that's then been enamelled.
Underneath, we've even got the original brown paper bag
containing the electric flex
and that has never been touched.
So who's going to buy this?
Well, people do collect kitchenalia.
Like toy collectors, they like their kitchenalia in the original box
So, what's it worth?
I'm not quite sure, really!
But I can tell you what it would cost you.
That's quite hard-boiled, isn't it?
No, I don't like that.
-Do you like the landscaped painted fan?
-I wouldn't buy it.
Do you like a fruit machine?
A Japanese gambling machine.
Never lose money.
We've heard that before!
-Are these things big bucks?
-No, no. 140. 150.
Plug that in and it'll go.
-Plug that in.
-It's perfect, yeah.
That, in a general auction,
speculators and students love those!
What are we talking?
The best price I can do on that is 100 quid.
-It's a pity.
-It's enough, isn't it?
-It's too much of a gamble.
-Too much of a gamble for a gamble!
I think for 50 it would be worth it.
It would be mad.
Bargain Hunt bought a Japanese... And they've not aged it, either!
-What is it, 20 years old?
-30 years old.
-It's too much money.
-80 is too much.
-I'll think about it. We've still got plenty of time.
It's just fun. When do you ever see that on Bargain Hunt?
But would it sell in the auction?
I think we'd only do it at 50, if we were to do it.
Give us your 50 quid. New money buys new things.
Can you put that in a bag?
Well done, lads, you played that well. That secures item number two.
First purchase, very credible. A local piece.
A genuine antique and collector's item.
Their willingness to buy anything. Just look at pretty things.
Second purchase, utterly insane!
What's going on?
-Oh, they've found something.
-Do you like this, Tom?
I don't have to like it, do I?
-We like Friday's Child.
-You like Friday's Child?
It's a little Worcester figure. Friday's Child. What do you like about it?
I think it's cute and I like the feel of it and the subject matter.
-The pussy cat.
-I think it's cute.
He's perfect, isn't he?
-He is perfect.
-He feels nice.
-But he's a lot of money.
-What is it, 65?
It is a lot of money, isn't it?
But they do sell, though, these Worcester figures.
-It's just the expression on his face.
-He feels nice.
-The little cat.
But it would depend on what we could get it for.
Do you want me to ask?
-You ask. You might have a better chance than us.
-I don't know.
They would have a better chance! Ladies have a better chance.
Of course they would. Friday's Child. Worcester figure.
Not the oldest thing in the book. How much?
-£50. You couldn't do any more for them?
-Course you can.
The absolute bottom is 45.
-42 and a half?
-I don't do 50 pences.
-Well, 42, then.
-Go to the car boot in the morning for that!
-What do you think?
-We like it.
-Go for it.
-You want to go?
Go and shake the man's hand. Go and say you'll have it.
-Where's the man?
-He's over there.
-We really like this little boy.
-So we'll do a deal.
-OK. 45. Great.
-That's very good.
-Happy with that?
Course he's happy with that. It's whether you're happy with it.
-I'm happy. No problem.
-Now we're going to get something really expensive.
So that's two items apiece for our teams.
Ben's latest suggestion has gone down like a lead weight!
Have you anything heavier?
-What are we going to buy? A proper antique?
-I think we'd better!
Well, if you could squeeze one in between having a good time!
With the clock ticking, I'm glad to see the blues are narrowing down their options.
You've got some money. You can spend some money. So don't feel shy.
What age is that?
Well, this looks almost like a Boer War uniform.
Laidlaw would tell you what it is.
This is a mother and this is her cameo and this is one of her sons.
And the other son on the other side.
That's what it would have been.
-I like the sentiment as well.
-Yes, I do.
Can we just come back to it, then?
What can you do on the bracelet?
-I can do a one-er on the bracelet.
-And 120 on the brooch.
Don't tell your mom.
Shall we have a look at the next two or three stalls and come back?
-We've got 15 minutes.
-I think you need to make the decision.
You don't need to go, you need to make the decision.
-Five, four, three, two, one.
-In two minutes, I'll ask...
-I've made my mind up.
-I'll have to make hers up.
-You've done that? You want that?
-What's the best price?
-He says 120. He won't go any lower.
-I've tried, tried my best.
-No, but I've not tried.
If I flutter my eyes, he might go another five pounds off.
Oh, come on!
Ooh, the boss has dropped it to 110. It gets even better.
-Right, shall we shake on that?
-You have to tell him, though!
No, we have to decide between ourselves else we argue then!
-We'd be fighting.
-You've bought three cracking things. Well done, you.
-Shall we go and get a cup of tea?
Good heavens! Our unruly blues have bickered their way over the finish line with ten minutes to spare!
Who'd have thought that?
But the reds, of course, are still gadding about.
There's the Holy Grail there!
Looks like a wand.
Shame we can't magic up some more time!
Lots of groaning. Not a good sign.
Three minutes left, lads!
I don't think you're going to find a bargain in that field.
Is there much slack in your prices?
There is in some.
-I'm after something sexy that you can do me a deal on.
What have you got?
What are you going to sell me? Very quickly!
This I've acquired very recently. I don't know if it's your cup of tea.
-It's 1907, silver.
-What can it be? What are we talking about?
Well, see the price there, it could be two-and-a-half.
-It's too much, isn't it?
-What about this?
-Can we look at it?
-It's William the...
The Pascal lamb suggests religious.
So this is regalia. Not quite Masonic lodge, but similar context.
It could be for the blouse of your frock or a sash. And indeed,
that little strap suggests it hooks on somewhere.
I've got it down at 65, but I could do it at 40.
-No, I need a bargain!
I need that at 20 or I need that at scrap.
I could do that at 25.
It's William IV. 170 years old, let's say.
What I like about it is it looks more valuable than it is.
-I can't do...
-Go on, 23! Do it for 23.
If we go up in fivers, now, we'll make 200 quid!
-Go on, 23.
-Let's have it!
-Cheers, buddy, thanks very much!
-Thank you very much.
They've pulled it out of the bag with only one minute to spare.
The boys got off to a cracking start with the tin plate toffee box, £15.
They went retro with the Japanese fruit machine for 50.
And scooped up a silver regalia badge in the dying minutes for £23.
-That was a struggle, boys!
-It was. Good fun, though.
-Really good fun.
-You spent a very small amount of money.
-We spent £88.
We wanted to give away more, but nobody wanted it.
-Can I have £212 of leftover lolly?
-There you go.
£212. We won't count it cos we trust you.
Over to the Laidlaw. He'll be counting it soon enough.
-What are you going to buy with that lot?
-You know the score, Tim.
I'll be shrewd and turn up something interesting with a buck left in it!
That's what we like. We look forward to it.
Thank you, guys.
Meanwhile, let's check out what the blue team bought.
After a bit of faffing about, they settled on the Avery weights
They talked Thomas into buying Friday's Child for 45.
And decided to pin their hopes on the swivel brooch for £110.
Well, that was magnificent. Did you have a good time?
-It's the best fun, spending somebody else's money.
-What did you spend all round?
£225. Well, that's a decent total, Thomas.
It's all right. It gives me some money to spend.
Yes, £75. Who's got the £75?
-Beryl's got the 75?
Don't go teasing your old mucker like that. Planter,
there's your £75. Any ideas as to what you're going to buy?
-I'll try and buy something equally as beautiful for my beautiful contestants.
-The wow factor.
Ooh, you are such a smoothie!
Off you go!
Anyway, good fun. Look after yourselves, girls. Have a cup of tea.
Meanwhile, we're off to a stately home!
Actually Ormesby Hall in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire.
It was built in 1737 by James and Dorothy Pennyman
in the newly-fashionable Palladian style.
Dorothy supervised all the fitting up of the interior
and the results of her dedication are evident.
When Dorothy died, the estate was eventually inherited by her nephew, the 6th Baronet,
another James Pennyman.
In 1772, when the 6th Baronet came to inspect his inheritance,
he brought with him this iron-bound chest.
Known as Armada chests, these cunning devices are effectively a massive strongbox.
At the front, we've got a keyhole.
Well, if you tried to put a key in there,
you'd be in difficulty.
Because the beauty of the Armada chest
which gets its name from the Tudor Elizabethan Spanish Armada period
when quantities of these things were washed up in the wrecked ships
around the shores of Britain,
is that it's got a secret lock mechanism.
If you look at this stud on the top,
it's spring-loaded, if I lift it it reveals the true keyhole.
Stick the key in there and open it up...
..and it reveals the concealed lock underneath the lid.
But at the time that Sir James came to the house,
he had inside this chest £30,000 in cash.
The equivalent of several million today.
The lock works, but sadly, the chest is empty!
As soon as Sir James inherited Ormesby, he started to spend money.
He was said to be addicted to gambling.
He was nicknamed "the wicked Sir James"
for frittering away the family's fortune -
a large part of which would have gone on the gee-gees.
Indeed, in 1772, Sir James commissioned this silver trophy
to be awarded at the North Allerton races,
known as the Pennyman Cup.
He donated it on the basis that the winner took the cup away,
expecting that one of his horses would indeed win.
Well, he got that wrong.
Because it was actually won by a rival owner of a horse called Nutcracker.
And it wasn't until 1981 that the National Trust found this cup at auction
and bought it and returned it to the house.
But losing the cup was a sign of things to come.
By 1779, Sir James had debts of over £50,000,
the equivalent of many millions today.
In 1792, the contents of Ormesby were auctioned off.
Although Sir James ultimately went bankrupt
and the contents of the hall had to be sold to settle his debts,
he did leave his family one enduring piece of inheritance.
And that's this magnificent stable block.
A gorgeous architecturally fine and pure late-Palladian building,
it's a stable block that in its heyday housed no less than 20 of his horses,
a number which of course declined till the 20th century when the motor car took over.
Today the stables are used as the headquarters to the Cleveland mounted police.
So horses are, once again, back in Sir James's stables.
And I guess that for wicked Sir James, looking down on us from above,
he'd be amused to think that his stables are occupied by the Bill.
What do you think about it, Blue?
Yes, you agree, don't you?
Yes, you do agree!
He's a marvellous fellow.
The big question today is, of course,
which of our teams will be charging to the fore over at the auction.
Well, we're at Calder Valley auctioneers on the outskirts of Halifax
with Ian Peace, our auctioneer.
-Very nice to see you.
Now, this tin plate box and cover apparently comes from up the road?
Yes, it's a Brighouse confectioner.
It's between here and Huddersfield, so it's local.
It's a good tin apart from a major thing and that's the condition.
It's a bit rusty. Will it do well in the sale?
It'll fetch 20 to £40 in that condition.
Don't worry. 20 to £40, anything like that is great as they only paid £15.
-We've got bargain hunters on our team, you know!
-What about this retro fruit machine?
It's 1970s because it's digital.
It's Japanese. The problem with it is it hasn't got a key.
And when you put the tokens in, they just run straight through.
-So it needs some restoration.
-What's it worth?
-60 to 90.
-Brilliant. They only paid £50.
-Now, last up is the Georgian medallion.
William IV, so 1837,
and it has a Biblical association which slightly pulls down its value in my opinion.
But it's jolly, jolly nice.
-What's it worth?
-Between 30 and 45.
-Great. They only paid £23.
So that's all right. Depending on how the old fruit machine gets on,
they may not need their bonus buy.
But let's have a look at it anyway.
Now, Ben and Jonathan, you spent the most paltry £88.
You gave our man Laidlaw £212.
I sincerely hope he's blown the lot!
Paul Laidlaw, you have brought us a witch's cap underneath this, yes?
Reveal all, please.
PEALS OF LAUGHTER
It's a bomb!
How sculptural an object is that?
Look at the lines in that.
-We know what it is, of course?
Prefix it with "inert"!
Are you sure?
-It's an artillery projectile.
Not of historic importance. Doesn't pertain to the World Wars.
It's a post-war piece, OK?
I love that! What's it doing for you guys?
-I like it.
I mean it's a boy's toy, this. This is a boy's toy.
-What's the damage?
-I spent £200 on that.
Cheap, isn't it?!
Where's the door?
If I said 20, and I'm not kidding.
I paid £20 for it.
-I'll shake your hand again.
Shake his hand again.
I'm going to shake his hand again!
He paid £20 for it! Any sort of prediction, Paul, at all?
It's got to be worth 50 to £100.
50 to £100. You watched his lips.
Just depends on how jammy you are today and if you decide to go with it.
But now let's find out from the auctioneer what he thinks
about the artillery shell.
We've seen some peculiar things on Bargain Hunt, but never one of these jokers!
This is quite something.
-Well, I was gobsmacked when I opened the parcel.
-I bet you were!
Did you call in the bomb squad?
Well, I did play with the tip, just to see that it was decommissioned!
-I wouldn't be touching it myself!
-But I'm still here!
-How do you rate it?
-Well, between 45 and 60. I have a feeling I might be a bit optimistic.
-But I'll work at it.
-Now, that's it for the reds.
Next up for the blues
are these continental weights by Avery.
Yes. I'm not impressed with these.
-Are you not?
-No. They're metric.
They're not Imperial, so they haven't got a great age.
As you don't like it, presumably the estimate's not so hot, either?
No, it's not. It's 20 to 40.
Oh, dear! £70 paid.
Anyway, Madge went very strongly with the fellow in shorts.
-The little porcelain figure. Is it any good?
-Between 35 and 50.
35 to 50. Thank you. £45 paid.
-So they're in the frame with that.
And lastly is the brooch. It's a bit of a novelty, isn't it?
Yes. I like this and I like the quality of it.
-What's it worth?
-Between 75 and £100 in my opinion.
Very good. £110 paid.
You're not keen on the continental weights.
The only sure fire winner here appears to be the Royal Worcester figure.
So they may need the bonus buy. Let's have a look at it.
Beryl and Madge. How are you girls?
-Very well, thank you.
-You spent £225. You gave Thomas Plant £75.
-What did the boy spend it on?
-Ready for this?
Something equally beautiful for my beautiful ladies.
Don't stop there. Cos there's a little pair of earrings.
-Oh, very nice.
-They suit you!
-Yes, I look like a pirate!
These are simulated onyx, jade and pearl.
It's in the Art Deco period.
-A tremendous bit of good quality costume jewels.
-Would you wear that, Madge?
-What about you, Beryl?
Sort of. Depending on what I was wearing.
-If I didn't have anything else.
-Nothing else on?
-No! Nothing else to wear!
-Anyway. So, do you like them?
-Are you going to ask how much it cost?
-Out of interest.
-Is that too much or too little?
-Absolutely too much.
Well, girls, you're not at first glance bowled out by this lot.
-For £60. OK. You can't love everything, can you?
But for the audience let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Thomas's jewellery.
So, Ian, a bit of Oriental jewellery.
-What do you think?
-It's a good design. It has an Art Deco feel about it.
Not an expensive item in my opinion.
20 to £30.
-Is that all?
Well, Thomas Plant invested 60. And he really rates it.
-We seem to be poles apart here.
-The pressure's on!
Pressure's on. I couldn't possibly express an opinion.
It'll all be determined in the auction
and will depend on whether the team go with the bonus buy or not.
So, BJ, all right?
-BJ. I like it!
-You like BJ?
BJ's pretty good. It's cool.
First up is the Brighouse toffee bucket.
Here it comes.
£20? 20 I have.
At £20. At 20. And 2.50. And 25.
And 7.50. And £30 on commission.
At 32.50. Anybody else?
I don't believe it.
At £32.50 in the middle.
All done at 32.50.
Yes, come on!
That is... That's plus £17.50.
More than doubled its money.
-It's more than doubled its money!
Lot 82 is the 1970s electric fruit machine. Savanna Park.
£50? 40? 40. Thank you.
At £40. At 40.
And five. 45 here. At 45.
Anybody else now? 45. At 45.
50 right at the back of the room. At 50.
I have 55. 7.50 if you like.
At £55, front row.
55. Are you all finished?
£60 here. At 60, front row. 60.
Anybody else now at £60 for the fruit machine.
Selling for £60, then.
That's a line-up of cherries!
Plus ten. Love it.
Lot 83. Interesting piece there.
What am I bid? 30? 20?
Start me at 15, somebody. 15.
-What madness is going on?
-Thank you. Ten I'm bid.
12.50 anywhere? At ten.
17.50. 20 there. £20.
£22.50. I have 22.50.
At £22.50 in the corner. Any further bids? 25 by the kitchen.
-25. 27.50. 27.50.
On my right at £27.50.
Any further bids?
At 27.50, then.
£32. That's 32 notes. And a profit on each item.
What are you going to do about the artillery shell?
-Are you going to risk another 20?
-Got to go.
-We trust Paul.
-Look at that face.
I don't like to bang on about this,
but we're going with the artillery shell?
-It'll blow them out the water.
Lot 86. The English military artillery shell.
Presentation piece on this gentleman's retirement.
He didn't get a watch, he got a bullet!
I wonder what he thought when he got home? Anyway,
lot 86. What am I bid? £30?
It's ticking. 15, anywhere?
15 I'm bid. At 15.
I've 15. Only one bid.
-At £15. Come on.
30, the gentleman with the cap on.
At £30. Any further bids? At £30.
We're selling at £30 to the highest bidder. All done.
Well done, Paul. Very good.
It's a profit. Lovely job.
You are therefore, lads, overall plus £42.
Plus £42 is a remarkable achievement, I have to say,
when you've only spent £108 overall.
Beryl and Madge, this is your moment.
-Do you know how the reds got on?
We kept that from you deliberately and successfully.
First up, chickens, are your weights, Beryl. Here they come.
What would you say? £40?
30? 20 to open? £20?
Start me where you like. Ten to start. £10. Ten I'm bid.
20, the gentleman with the hat on. At £20.
Any further bids? 22.50.
Man with the hat on at £30. Any further bids? All finished?
At £30. We're going at 30.
First, last time.
I'm afraid it's £30. That's minus 40.
They don't like kilograms in Halifax!
Here we go.
What shall we say? £40? 30?
-20, then? Royal Worcester, £20.
Open me somewhere. 15? 15. Here we go.
£15 I'm bid. 17.50 do I see?
Royal Worcester. At £15.
Come on, Madge.
Use a card if you can. 17.50. 20.
-I have 20. Any further bids? At £20.
At £20. Gentleman in the corner there. At £20.
-First and last time at £20.
Don't cry, Madge. Don't cry!
30. 30 I'm bid. And five, sir? 35.
60. And five.
70. And five.
80 and five.
90 and five.
110. 115. 120.
120 sat down there.
120. Any further bids?
At 120. All done.
Ah, all is not lost.
Not completely lost, no.
That is £10 back.
You were minus 65. You're now minus 55.
-It's not bad.
-You are minus 55.
-Not a lot of shame in that.
Quickly, you have to decide what to do with the jewellery lark.
If it doesn't do any good, it shows it's his fault because he's been guiding us!
-Shall we say no?
-This is not a game of...
-I love the blame game.
-I love the blame game.
-This is not a game of blame and shame. It's a game of love and harmony!
-We'll go for it.
-We'll go for it.
-You're going for it?
The blame game. You're desperate.
We're desperate, yes.
What do you say for those? £30? 20?
£20. At 20.
£20? 15, anywhere?
15 I'm bid. At 15.
-It's a start.
Any advance on 15?
17.50 if you like. At £15.
Only one bid at £15.
-On my right. Are we all done at £15?
-Well done, Madge.
Selling at 15. Any further bids? At 15.
Minus £45 on that, Madge.
-This is when you follow an expert!
-Well done, Madge!
Well done, Madge. You've done nicely with that.
-That rounds it down to a cool...
-That's your fault!
-I blame you now!
-All very good sports.
-A nice round figure.
Good sports. Don't fall out at the final hurdle, girls!
-The big thing is, don't tell the reds a thing.
-Mum's the word.
-Our lips are sealed.
Everything should be sealed at this moment, Beryl!
Oh, dear, oh, dear!
We've had some gaps between teams in the past.
But rarely such a chasm as there is between these teams today.
At the bottom end of the chasm, unfortunately, are the blues.
-Don't look so surprised, love.
We are! We're devastated!
-You know you're minus £100, which is a fair old dollop!
You made a nice profit on the swivel brooch.
-We did, yes.
-Let's be positive and optimistic. That was pretty good.
-It went downhill.
-Best not talked about.
But the victors today have done stupendously well, these reds.
-They're going home with £42. Here we go, Ben boy.
-That's good, isn't it?
-That'll pay your RADA subscription for a while(!)
-You have the two!
You made a lovely profit of 17.50 on the toffees. That was fab.
You came up all cherries on the fruit machine, plus £10. Lovely.
Then you went on to make £4.50, just making the third profit, which is so exciting
which enters you into the Ancient Order of the Golden Gavel!
Except we haven't got any Golden Gavels any more.
We ran out. You now get one of these very rare pins.
-Please take one.
-Jonathan, take your pick, mate.
-And one to add to your collection, Mr Laidlaw.
Your bedroom will be full of these, before we know where we are!
Well done for that. Put it there. Getting the Golden Gavel is a rare occurrence.
Congratulations. Well done.
We've had a fantastic time today.
Join us soon for some more Bargain Hunting. Yes?
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Wetherby Racecourse Antiques Fair plays host to another quartet of bargain hunters. Paul Laidlaw has lots of fun teaming up with two aspiring actors, whereas Thomas Plant gets into all kinds of trouble with his ladies in blue! And Tim Wonnacott finds out about 'the Wicked Sir James Pennyman' when he pays a visit to Ormesby Hall in North Yorkshire.