Charity special of the antiques challenge featuring two teams from the world of BBC radio, who are joined by experts Paul Laidlaw and Caroline Hawley.
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We're in Edinburgh today
for a very special edition of Bargain Hunt -
because all profits today will be given to charity.
So, for a special cause -
let's go Bargain Hunting! Yeah.
Our special show deserves extra special contestants.
So today's teams are stars of the airwaves.
Our Reds, from BBC Radio Manchester, are breakfast show DJ Phil Trow...
We are asking the question this morning,
when have you fallen flat on your face?
..and drive-time's Sam Walker...
You are listening to BBC Radio Manchester, and I'm Sam Walker.
..and their opponents in blue, from BBC Radio Newcastle,
are big hitters Alfie Joey, who hosts the breakfast show...
Thanks for getting in touch with us. How long have you done this?
..and Anna Foster, who follows on with her mid-morning programme.
Reality TV, do you love it, do you hate it?
After all that excitement,
let's take a sneaky peek at what's coming up.
Phil and Sam push hard for every pound...
-Not even 49?
-49, OK. It can begin with a four.
-It can begin with a four!
..hoping they score a huge profit for their charity,
the Abraham Moss Warriors Junior Football Club.
Whilst Anna and Alfie half bake their haggling.
We just wonder if 130...?
They're eager to make lots of profits for their charity -
..and it's hugs all round at the auction.
That's all for later. First, let's get stuck in and meet our radio DJs.
Now, tell me about the charity that you're championing today.
Well, we're Manchester. We're from Manchester, of course, Timmy.
A lot of people think of Manchester,
they think of one thing, that's football.
Yeah, and so we are supporting the Abraham Moss Warriors Football Club,
and what they do is they draw youngsters in
through their love of football.
But then actually they teach them loads of other life skills -
literacy, numeracy, team-building and confidence.
-Yeah, really proud, aren't we, to support them?
So, Phil, you present the breakfast show -
but over the years, you must have seen some of radio's greatest stars.
-Yeah. I have been fortunate to have interviewed
everyone from world leaders to lollipop ladies.
They're actually more interesting than the world leaders,
if the truth be known. But there was one occasion...
I was working for a radio station in Stoke
and we had a young man making the tea -
he didn't make great tea if I am entirely honest -
and his name was Robbie Williams,
and he announced one day, "Do you know? I'm going to go to Manchester,
"find my fame and fortune with a boyband."
-We thought, "He'll be back in a week."
-He didn't come back.
-Where is he now, though?(!)
-Where is he now?
-I bet he's improved his tea making skills.
-So, Sam, you present the drive-time show.
When you are not with the microphone,
you have a paint brush in your hand.
-Tell me about that.
-I am obsessed with DIY. I mean, OBSESSED.
Show me a power tool, I'm a happy woman, basically.
-How did this start?
-I don't know.
I think growing up in rural England, being an only child,
I made my own amusement.
-But was your dad good at DIY?
-Yeah, really good.
And my mum. That was the thing, my mum was just as good.
What's your plan of action otherwise today, then,
for what you are going to do on Bargain Hunt?
Whenever I watch, I have noticed, if you spend less, you make more.
So we are going to go big, we're going to spend big.
-We're going to spend.
-And just hope.
-We're going to go with our gut.
If something leaps out and says, "Buy me,"
we're just going to go for it.
Mark you, it may not work out like that.
When you get to the shopping, it sometimes doesn't. Anyway, what fun.
Anna and Alfie, which charity will you be supporting today?
They're called Youthful Vision and they do lots of useful things
for young people in the Northeast who have got sight problems.
It's about, really, kids getting out and doing ordinary things,
having days out, having fun,
and, actually, for their families and the wider family, as well.
They are just great and do really good work in our communities.
We're proud to be representing them today.
Now, Alfie, you present the breakfast show,
-but radio was not your first calling, was it?
I trained to be a priest.
-As a little lad, that was what I wanted to be.
When all my other friends wanted to be a cowboy or a spaceman,
I wanted to be a man in a dog collar - and that didn't go away.
I went away to train to be a priest. Then I became a monk.
-Or a brother in a religious order.
-Did all that for 15 years.
Did you have your own hassock and everything?
Well, they were available, but I was sort of an action monk.
-Oh, were you?
-An outdoor monk.
-No hassock for you.
-Out in mufti.
Now, Anna, now you are on just after Alfie, normally.
-Yes, doing my mid-morning show.
You must have some memorable broadcasting stories.
Probably the most memorable, I think,
studio that I have ever had was my own car.
-Back in 2012, there were terrible floods up in Newcastle...
..and actually, when an area is in crisis,
that's when you need your radio presenters the most, really,
so I thought, "I've got to get in."
-So I set off super early, four o'clock in the morning.
And essentially got stuck in a puddle for four hours.
So I phoned my producer, I said, "I'll be there in ten minutes."
I was still there an hour later, two hours later.
-So I just did the whole show on my phone.
-Oh, did you?!
and I got out of the car
and there was a big queue and people were really panicking
because they were late for work, but we used the medium of radio...
They would sort of get on my phone and go,
"Jeff, man, I'm ganny be late for work.
"You can hear us on the radio."
So it was good. It was a sense of community. Yeah, it was good.
Brilliant. So how are you going to get on on Bargain Hunt today?
-I don't know, I know nothing about antiques.
-We're going to win!
-Wrong answer, we're going to win.
-We're going to win!
We are very, very confident we're going to win.
Seriously, here comes the £300.
-There is the £300. You know the rules.
Your experts await - and off you go!
And very, very good luck.
This is going to be spectacular!
Talking of spectacular, let's introduce today's experts.
The Reds have the adventurous Paul Laidlaw...
..and it's a ladies' day for the Blues with Caroline Hawley.
From the close confines of the radio studio
to the Royal Highland Showground full of stuff...
What are we going to buy?
I know, I'm beside myself. I don't really know where to begin.
Personally, I think
something that would tie in with the charity for me...
Glasses, I think, would be quite an original thing to choose, possibly.
-Maybe something tactile
-for the children that have got no vision at all.
We are thinking, aren't we, because of the charity,
because it's sport and children, maybe...
do you think along the lines of sports memorabilia, maybe?
I hear you. I hear you.
-And she likes dressing up. I like dressing up.
Maybe something doggie related, a nice bronze statuette, I don't know.
How dinky is that?
Teams, your 60 minutes start now. BUZZER
-Over there, let's go.
-Let's go on the hunt!
-Come on, whoo!
There's too much choice. I'd rather just have one table.
-Yeah, and then we would just go,
"We will have them three things there."
-I hate anything that, you know, you put on the mantelpiece
and it stays there for years.
And then people inherit it and have to bring a skip in
to get rid of it. I am not a trinket fan.
If you see any bargains, will you let us know? Just give us a nudge.
Don't panic, Phil, the hour's young.
Anna and Alfie, though, waste no time finding their focus.
-They are really funky!
-Or are they not old enough?
-No, they are. They are sort of 1950s.
With that swept-up look.
-Oh. "Hello, darlings."
-Do I look strict?
-You do look strict.
I will do anything you say.
-I think we could look for something.
I mean, they're quite stylish, aren't they? Swept-up.
But I think we can look for something even better.
Careful, team, don't overlook what's under your nose.
Phil and Sam have been turning their noses up at everything.
Help them out, Paul.
-I'm taking a punt here, right?
-I'm going to float this past you.
-Art Nouveau dressing set.
You see, I saw that when we walked past.
What do you mean? You saw it and you kept walking?
I didn't really know what it was made of. What is it made of?
-Would you want to use a second-hand hairbrush?
-That's initially what I thought.
-That is a really good point.
-Everyone is icky about hairbrushes, aren't they?
Is this really going to be used?
Or is this going to adorn the next owner's dressing table
and just make them feel good?
Because they have full-period
Art Nouveau dressing accoutrement on display.
I am thinking, put in the tack box.
-Really? Now, see, if we are going with you,
if we're going off your gut instinct,
I can tell from that face...
He's thinking money here. He is thinking profit. Let's buy.
-How much is it?
-Let's get a price.
-That is a bit of a big chunk of our...
-It is, isn't it?
-If it began with a four, I think I'd be happier.
It can't begin with a four, sorry.
-Not even 49?
-49, OK. It can begin with a four.
-It can begin with a four!
Well done, team. Decisive when it counts.
That is your first purchase bagged.
-Thank you, sir.
-Well done. Thank you.
-You are a good man.
-Thanks for that.
-We just bought something.
-We bought something!
You didn't ask me what that is likely to make at auction.
The last one I saw sold made 25 quid.
Behave yourself. I'm telling you...
If it doesn't turn a good profit...
-We're coming back.
-..I will show my bum at the town hall.
For all those at the town hall, let's hope it makes a profit, eh?
Now, talking of spectacles...
-They're goggles, not glasses.
-I like that.
-They do go with your outfit.
-Hey, look at this.
-Caroline, we have got to buy those.
Anna and Alfie, what you DO have to do is buy something
that will gain a profit for charity, not just a laugh.
What about sport?
-Well, here we are.
And it is a nice way for a man to wear a bag
without looking too girlie.
How much would the sporran cost?
And I wonder where the hairs come from.
-It is horsehair.
-Does this date from around 1920, '30?
-Yeah, I would think so, with this style.
-There's a pouch at the back for keeping things in.
Do you know what? It is a Newcastle charity we are working for,
and it is black and white.
-Could that be an omen?
-We have got to get it.
Would you take £80, sir?
-For cash, yes.
A very fitting first buy for Anna and Alfie, with 20 minutes gone.
-That is fantastic.
-It suits you.
-It suits you, sir.
But not with the fleece and trousers.
We have seen nothing sporty and nothing for children, have we?
-What happened to that?
-Well, I was hoping for...
You and your expertise.
Before the antiques fair, Phil and Sam went on a mission
to find out more about Abraham Moss Warriors Junior Football Club.
My name is June Kelly
and I run Abraham Moss Warriors Junior Football Club.
-So when did you set this up, June?
-I started the Warriors now nearly...
just over 15 years ago.
We started with a group of ten children that lived in the area
that went to school, Temple Primary School.
We provide football activities as a tool
to kind of engage the young people,
and once they're in, we work on teamwork, social skills,
self-esteem, communication skills.
We currently have members from 45 different nationalities,
so we do a lot of work on breaking down racial barriers.
We do sessions on gangs and drug awareness.
We do a literacy and numeracy programme,
a homework club, fitness sessions in the gym.
So, tell me how long you have been coming to Abraham Moss Warriors?
I have been coming here for, like, two or three years.
I am very proud to be here. I have been here about five, seven years.
So it has been very good for me.
It's fantastic. You get to meet lots of new friends.
You learn different skills, like teamwork.
So if you didn't have Abraham Moss Warriors,
what would you do with your time?
I don't know. I'd be at home - but I wouldn't be as fit as I am now.
This is a huge commitment for you, isn't it?
What do you get out of this?
What do I get out of it? Well, just have a look.
Look at all these happy, smiley faces, you know.
It kind of makes it worthwhile.
Some of them have been on a wait list for two years before
they actually get a place in the club.
And when they are actually in, they grab it,
they really make the most of it.
Look at them all, happy, having fun.
What a fantastic cause, eh?
Let's hope Phil and Sam buy wisely and make loads of profit
at the auction.
Back at the fair, with 30 minutes gone and one item apiece,
our teams are heading in the right direction.
Or are they?
-Right, which way?
-Well, you went last time. I think right.
-I am going right.
-Let's do it.
-Oh, yes, it is. It is the lighthouse.
-Yeah. You can see that from the Toon.
-We've got to find these glasses.
Is that a barometer and thermometer there?
-Is this one of the rotating ones?
-If we turn this around and it advances...
As we've gone back in time... You see?
-His secretary would've come in every morning...
That would've been her job.
-"There you are, sir." Yeah.
-"Call the turner of dates!"
-So that's a nice little gimmick.
-I like that.
Then you've got an aneroid barometer in there
that rather than registering on a dial,
is actually turning a cylinder,
and we've got this read-out here.
And at the top, thermometer.
So he can look and he can say, "Rainy today.
"I'm not going to look out the window,
"I'm going to play with my toy."
Erm, it's the only one of its kind I've seen.
Have you seen another like this?
-No, that's why I bought it
-because it's such an unusual piece.
-Yeah. It's £120.
-How do those numbers grab you?
What do you think realistically we could maybe get this for?
Look, I don't know - I'm going to be optimistic
and say, is there much margin in that
that you could squeeze into for us?
-£80 would be the very best...
-What do you reckon?
-Let's do it.
-We'll be two items down!
-Thank you very much, sir.
Thank you so much! Thank you.
-You're a gentleman.
-Thank you very much.
Rearrange these words - A roll are we on.
-Come on, let's do it. Thank you!
Phil and Sam are definitely hotting up.
That's item number two with 20 minutes to go.
Anna and Alfie said they like dressing up,
so strictly speaking, this should be a perfect fit.
-Alfie, you love the dress.
-I love... I think it's fantastic.
I'm a big Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers fan.
When is this dress from?
This is early 1940,
and it was made for a Scottish lady
that she used to compete in ballroom dancing.
And everything is handmade stitch by stitch.
Those little gloves, are those sort of like little gloves?
-Fingerless gloves, aren't they?
See, they'd put those on and then you'd have your hands free to...
- And 1940? - Yes.
So what are we talking cash wise?
-£30 - that is below the belt. 35.
-Oh, my goodness.
-Are you Scottish?
I'm from Yorkshire!
You can have it for 30.
# Heaven, we're in heaven
-# And my heart...
-We're dancing... #
-Deal, it's a deal.
-I sing with you, everybody won't believe.
Good stuff. Item number two for Anna and Alfie,
who have also been along to see how generous donations
have helped their chosen charity Useful Vision.
My name's Rebecca Wilson.
I'm the founding trustee of Useful Vision,
a charity which supports visually-impaired children
across the North East.
Add the flour...
We started Useful Vision ten years ago
as a result of our personal experiences.
My son went blind due to having cancer.
He sadly died,
and we were amazed at the lack of support,
particularly for his visual impairment.
We're weighing chocolate...
We run a broad range of activities,
like sports activities and days out at the farm,
but we always make sure that
those activities are accessible for the blind child.
We also run specialist activities.
For example, the cookery sessions
which teach children how to be much more independent at home,
enabling them to learn skills that are really important
for the future of their own independence,
and it gives them an enormous sense of confidence and self esteem.
So, how long have you been coming here, Mikey?
I can't remember.
I've been coming here for quite a while, I can say that.
At least... At least a few years.
Are you licking your fingers there?
I've caught you licking your fingers.
I really enjoy the cooking, mainly. That's my main thing.
It's a life skill,
but it's also something that's quite fun to do
and you can get a good reward out of it.
We're ten years in now,
and we had no idea the impact it was going to make on people's lives.
And how does that make you feel,
when you see all the joy that's been spread by your work?
We had no idea it was going to have this impact,
on the number of children that we have helped,
and it's incredibly fantastic,
and it is down to the money that everybody's raising,
and we wouldn't have been able to do it without it.
Another great cause.
Let's hope Alfie and Anna can pull out all the profit stops
and make loads of money for their charity.
Back in Edinburgh, there's a little over ten minutes left
for our teams to find their third and final items,
and someone's feeling the heat.
Phil, I'm starting to feel the pressure now.
I'm feeling a bit jittery.
We've got one more, and it needs to be an absolute winner now.
We've got a lot of money, it's burning a hole in our pocket.
Look at this.
Those, Phil, are the faces of panic. Argh!
-It's a little stamp holder, but it's only 25 quid.
-It's not expensive either, really.
-A stamp would cost you more now.
-Yeah, a stamp would cost you more.
-And who writes letters now?
No. I'm thinking something big.
But do they mean big in size or big in cash?
Paul, come and have a look, come and have a look.
We don't know what it is...
-But we're just thinking football.
So that's a South Asian bronze of a chap playing at...
yeah, for want of a better term, kickie uppie,
with...but not a rubber ball or a leather ball,
-it's some sort of woven...
-Twine, isn't it?
Maybe bamboo or whatever.
I'm thinking maybe more
Hamilton Academicals than Real Madrid.
-Yeah, well, could be.
1899 harlequin sugar nips.
Now, I have to say, I haven't seen...
I've seen a multitude of sugar nips,
but I haven't actually seen any exactly like this - harlequin.
He's London, 1899,
and we've got the marks here.
Very sharp, clear marks.
I think they're expensive. £245.
I mean, expensive is the wrong term.
They're in a retail environment, so they're at retail price.
To make money, they need to be an awful lot less than that.
-Go back and say 120.
-I don't know if I'm rude enough.
-I don't know if I'm brash enough.
-Go on, go back.
-I'll give you the nips, Anna.
-Shall I go?
-You work your magic and do...
-..what you can.
-I can't do 120.
-Go on, go on.
-I'll look after things over here. 120.
-OK, thanks for that.
Shall we go elsewhere?
-We really, really love them.
Go on, girl. Do your best.
-We just wonder if...130...
-That's very low.
The lowest I'd come to is 150.
Alfie, I thought you weren't any good at this kind of thing?
150 and I'll shake your hand.
-I'm sure she has...
-Can we do the deal?
-Yes, go on.
-Let's do it, 150.
-Alfie, let's do it.
-That's great. Thanks very much.
Great haggling, team. That's your final item.
We've got to go for tea and cake now.
-You have to sing. That was your cue to sing.
-No, I'm not singing!
Come on, there's nobody here.
Phil and Sam have two minutes left to get their third buy.
-Were you looking at the silver in bits and bobs?
-Take this in.
-Oh, he's done it again. Go on.
-Well, I don't know, I don't know.
-That is a somewhat tired and battered cigarette box.
-I don't think that's sexy.
-How old is he?
-1940s, I guess...
-..but we can be precise, because...
-there's an engraving there. 1920s.
Now, what does it tell us?
Somebody read that
because I had a quick glance, and it does it for me.
So, it says - Fancy Dress Ball, 1st Prize Gents
27th April 1927.
Have you ever seen a prize for a fancy dress...
-For a fancy dress.
-..and in this quality?
And it gets better, in my opinion, because we know where the ball was.
The ball took place at sea on the SS Arcadian.
-So we like it?
-Is there a price on it?
-There is, on the bottom. £80.
-I think it's worth 50 to 80. On interest.
Can you help us on price?
-I can do it for 50.
-Do it for 50?
-I can do it for 50.
-Right, now we're talking.
-Now we're at my low estimate.
What do you think, Sam?
Time's ticking. The time's ticking. That's the thing, isn't it?
And I love that. I love it.
-Shall we just do it?
-Is our work here done or not?
-I think, yes, it's done. It's done.
-Let's do it. Let's do it.
And shake this lady's hand. Thank you so much!
-Thank you, thank you.
WHISTLE BLOWS Time's up, teams.
-Come On! Yay!
Let's weigh up what the Reds bought.
They've picked up
this Art Nouveau pewter dressing table set
for a modest £49.
Next, they warmed to
this combo Art Deco desktop calendar, barometer and thermometer,
splashing out £80.
Lastly, they took a fancy to the engraved cigarette box,
Having spent £179,
Paul has £121 of leftover lolly to work his magic.
Now, let's catch up with what Anna and Alfie bought, eh?
Their first buy was a manly early 20th-century sporran
bought for £80 cash.
Next, they waltzed off with the 1940s Strictly-style dress
for a dazzling £30.
And after some joking about, they got to grips
with the silver harlequin-shaped sugar nips for £150.
Having spent £260,
Caroline is left with £40 to come up with their bonus buy.
But now let's head west
to Anita Manning's Glasgow auction house.
-Anita, good morning.
-Good morning and welcome.
First item for the Reds is the pewter dressing table set.
It's a wonderful, wonderful thing.
Now, I'm a Glasgow girl -
we love Art Nouveau and we love metalwork,
and this lovely little dressing table set
is bringing these two factors together,
so it's a smashing thing.
This is just perfect.
-What's your estimate, Anita?
-50 to 100.
£49 was what they paid for it.
Next is the really intriguing combination desk set.
This is a wonderful object.
It's a little weather station,
but it has that marvellous Art Deco look about it
and very, very appealing in the black and the chrome.
Good. How much?
-100 to 200.
Well, that would be super. They paid £80.
The most intriguing of the three objects
I think has to be the cigarette box.
Well, this is a marvellous box and it's one of my favourite pieces
because of the story that it does tell.
-Now, what on earth was he wearing in 1927...
..on the SS Arcadian?
How much money do you think this'll make?
I've put 80 to 150.
They paid £50, so there is, in prospect,
a jolly nice profit there too, if all goes well.
And if all doesn't go so terribly well,
we've always got the bonus buy to fall back on,
and let's go and have a look at it.
So, guys, this is exciting, isn't it?
You spent a grand total of £179, leaving Paul Laidlaw with £121.
Paul, what did you spend it on?
-Ah! I bought this for you.
-I thought you were a dog lover.
-Oh, I am a dog lover. Right.
See, a little birdie told me...
You are now! THEY LAUGH
So we have a 1930s, you could say, novel table lamp.
We can see that, we can see that much.
But it's all about the quality of the modelling
and the casting of the hound.
-Is it a setter? You tell me.
-I think that it probably is. Do you?
-I think that it looks like an Irish setter.
-It cost me £60.
Oh. "Ooh, I like it more now," she says.
-Well, to be quite honest,
if you would've brought in an old haggis, we would've bought it.
-We're that desperate, aren't we?
-Yeah, we were.
We were like, a plank of wood. "Yes. We love it."
So, yes, we'll have it.
The thing is, you don't have to decide right now -
you decide after the sale of your first three items.
But right now, for the audience at home,
let's find out what our auctioneer thinks about Paul's old dog.
OK, Anita, well, here we go.
One bonus buy - which looks like a setter to me.
It's a terrific item.
1930s, Art Deco,
we have this wonderful cast of a setter on this onyx base.
It's pure, terrific-looking - I like it.
-I've estimated at £100 to £200.
-Have you really?
Gosh. That Paul Laidlaw only paid £60.
-He did well.
-He did well.
OK, that's it for the Reds. Now for the Blues.
We start off with the quintessential piece of Scottish dress kit -
the sporran. ANITA LAUGHS
This is magnificent.
This is the kind of sporran
-that would've been worn by a magnificent warrior...
Well, it's a dress sporran, so you might wear it to a dance.
If I told you that that got bought for £80 in Edinburgh...
I would estimate that between £150 to £250.
-And for £80, that was a bargain.
Now, next, we have an unusual item,
and I'm going to have it paraded in.
So come on in, Belle.
-You are Anita's granddaughter, right?
So, tell us about the dress
and how it's going to do in our special auction.
This is a 1940s vintage frock.
It's got the sequins, it's got the sparkle,
it's got the voile.
I think that it's absolutely super.
I've put £40 to £80 on it.
I mean, who knows the price of it?
The team paid just £30 for this frock.
Now the sugar nips.
Now, these are fantastic.
This is the type of sugar nip that people would be looking for.
John and Frank Pairpoint, London silversmiths.
It's so popular.
What are they worth, those nips?
-150 to 200.
£150, they paid. They seriously invested in these.
Let's hope they're going to do their very best.
But just in case things go wrong,
they may need the bonus buy, so let's have a look.
-Well, guys, this is exciting, isn't it?
You spent £260, you gave Caroline £40.
Caroline, what did you buy?
This fabulous, really iconic 1980s brooch
by the iconic firm Butler & Wilson.
Started, little company, started in the Kings Road, London,
on a market stall, 40 years ago,
and it's absolutely the height of fashion today.
Would look fantastic on a little black dress,
shoulder pads, the whole thing.
It is so, so blingy. "Look at me."
It's not diamond, diamante.
-You paid 40 quid for that?
-No, I didn't.
-I paid £30.
But I think this would look fab.
I've seen those get topside of 50, 60, and even more.
Then, in that case, I'm confident...
-Do you like it?
-I'm happy. Yeah.
Anyway, you have to pick later after the sale of your first three items.
But right now, for the audience at home,
let's find out what our auctioneer of the moment
thinks about the Butler & Wilson.
Well, Anita, try that on for size.
That's a whopper, isn't it?
Butler & Wilson. Marvellous, marvellous stuff.
Now, what Butler & Wilson did was they turned fake into chic.
It's not diamonds, it's not even trying to be diamonds,
but what it's got is style and humour.
Hm, exactly. OK. So, how much?
-50 to 100.
-Really? Well, Caroline paid just £30, actually.
She's done very well.
Anyway, good luck, Anita. We can't wait to see how you get on.
You are wonderful, you two, to be doing this.
Now, your first item is the dressing table set,
and here it comes.
Can we say £100?
100 bid. The first bidder.
You'll hear me saying this a lot. Any advance on 100?
Any advance on 100 for the beautiful pewter set?
Any advance on 100?
All done at 100? 100.
-Thank you, very much.
£100 means you're in profit to £51.
Now the desk combo piece.
Start me at 100. 100.
Any advance on £100...
-We are in profit.
-..for the barometer?
-£20 profits so far.
-Any advance...? 110, sir.
Thank you, sir. 110. 120.
130. 140. 150.
-180 in cyberspace.
190. At £190. 190...
Sold! Well done. APPLAUSE
£190. Well done.
That is plus £110.
I can't believe it.
Now, the silver cigarette box.
Start me at £50.
It's Mappin & Webb, it's silver.
50 with the lady.
60. 70. 80.
-Look at that.
-Yes, 140. Any advance on 140? 140.
-My gosh. 140.
-Thank you very much, sir.
-And that is plus £90.
Which means you are now plus £251 profit.
That is amazing. Now, are you going to go with the bonus buy or not?
Yeah, we've got to. Look what he has already done for us and our charity.
-We've got to go with it.
-We're doing it.
-We trust you.
-You're doing it?
-We're doing it.
We're going with the bonus buy, and here it comes.
100 bid on the phone.
-110 with you, sir, at 110.
-Oh, my lord, she's off.
-..this is why you're a legend.
180. It's on the phone at £180.
-I don't believe it. 180?
-Any advance on 180?
-All done at 180?
She's going to sell it. Look out!
£180. Whoo, whoo! APPLAUSE
So that is £120 profit on the bonus buy.
Added to the rest, means you have a total
-Don't say a word to the Blues, all right?
-Particularly don't mention the money.
We don't want to depress them.
We are in safe hands.
We've got the lovely Anita, and here she comes.
And your first item is the sporran.
-On the floor at £150.
-Ooh, you're in profit.
150. Ooh, 160 in cyberspace.
200. 220. 240.
260. 280. 300.
On the floor.
But, ladies and gentlemen,
on the books, I have 320.
Any advance on 320?
-350. On the floor...
-CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
-That is fantastic! Gosh.
Any advance on 350?
All done at 350? 350...
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE £350.
That is £270 profit.
Have it. Brilliant.
Now, what are we going to do with the frock?
Give us a twirl, Belle.
What can we say, ladies and gentlemen?
50, then. Start us at 50.
Yes. Go on.
£50. Thank you, sir.
Any advance on £50?
All done at £50. £50...
-Thank you very much.
-Well done. That's marvellous.
-£50 is plus £20. That's fine.
-That's OK. Yeah.
That means you're plus 290.
Here come the nips.
Start me at £100.
100. 100, surely. 100.
50 then. 50 bid.
Any advance on 50?
-This is not so funny.
-Any advance on £50?
Any advance on 50?
60. 70. 80.
-We're in profit.
-Thank goodness for that.
200. Yes, his wife told him yes.
Just do what your wife tells you - it makes for a happy marriage.
200. On the floor at 200.
Any advance on £200?
All done at 200? 200...
-£200. Well done, Anita. Plus £50. TEAM:
Which means you are plus £340.
Are you going to go with the Butler & Wilson? Yes?
-Yes. Do it, do it.
-Yes, we're going with the bonus buy,
and here it comes.
Start me at £100 for the Butler & Wilson.
£50 then. £50.
Pat, I knew you'd go for it. This is a woman of style.
50 with Pat.
Any advance on 50? 60.
Oh, look, at the hands. Millions of them.
-..at £60. Pat. 70.
80. 90. 100.
110. Any advance on £110?
-What do you think, Pat?
-Oh, one more.
Oh, 130. 130.
£140. With the lady at 140.
-'All done at 140.'
That is extraordinary. Caroline. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
-Well done, everyone.
You have made £110 profit
-on the bonus buy...
-That's £450 profit.
-So, say nothing to the Reds.
-Not a word.
-In fact, look a bit depressed, all right?
-Can you do that?
-This is depressed.
To raise even more cash for charity,
we also auctioned off a set
of signed Bargain Hunt fleeces and banners,
exclusive behind-the-scenes tours
and a whole heap of BBC goodies.
Added to that, we've thrown in all the bonus buy profits
not taken by our teams over the last year -
and Pudsey's been out with his bucket.
So far, that's a total of £1,997.61.
-Are you happy, you gorgeous teams? ALL:
As well you ought to be.
-Have you been chatting?
-Maybe a bit.
-What, about the score?
-No! The weather.
-Not about the score.
Well, I'm delighted to hear that - but I can reveal
that, actually, both teams today are going home with substantial profits.
Each team is going home with hundreds of pounds of profit.
All there is between the teams is a miserable £79.
Before we get to that bit, though,
I can reveal that each team has made its profit
on each item, and therefore you are eligible to join
the ancient and noble order of the Golden Gavellers,
and, in no particular order,
-I will lob out the Golden Gavel.
Some would say the most coveted award on British television...
..but then I would say that, wouldn't I?
Anyway, pin it, wear it with pride,
bequeath it to your children and relations,
and this is one for Caroline to add to her collection,
cos she's so successful at this lark.
And what do I see before me, on the ground? I see a trug.
And in that trug is a heap of money.
This is money that has been raised thus far
in our special charity programme.
We've got, in the trug, £327.61,
which was gathered by various donations,
with the buckets and so forth around the auction house.
We have a further £1,400,
which is the total amount raised
from the auction sale of the merchandise,
we have a further £270, which is the amount
that has not been claimed in successful bonus buy auctions
in the past 12 months.
So, those amounts of money are bunged in to the charity pot today,
and it all sits there in that lovely trug.
The only thing there is left to reveal
is who is ahead and who is behind,
and by how much, in today's programme.
The tension is rising, here.
I hate to do this,
but I have to tell you that the team that's done incredibly well,
but is still slightly behind today...
-are the Reds.
Which is so bad luck.
I mean... I never thought that I would say, you are the runners up
by managing to make £371 profit,
-but that's what you've managed, kids.
-Which is quite something - and here's the one smacker.
So, I'm going to ask you to bung that into the trug,
which is your contribution, and I thank you very much.
-Have you had a lovely time?
-Such a brilliant time.
-Brilliant time - and what a star Paul is.
He has added substantially to that total,
and congratulations -
but it's not good enough to beat the victors today,
who are going to go home with £450. How about that?
As you should, feel smug,
because it's a considerable achievement
to buy retail and sell wholesale
and all the arguments that go against the name of the game,
you have beaten it into a pulp.
-It was Cazza what won it.
It was Cazza what did it!
So, well done for that. It's been great fun.
I'm going to ask you to shove your ill-gotten gains into the trug.
So, that gives a total, from today's charity programme,
of £2,818.61 to go off to the charity, so, that's quite something.
-I applaud you, teams and experts,
for all your great efforts today, and it's been marvellous.
In fact, you at home should join in on the marvel,
and maybe try our website - and also join us soon
-for some more bargain hunting. Yes? ALL:
Charity special filmed in Scotland, featuring two teams from the world of BBC radio, who are joined by experts Paul Laidlaw and Caroline Hawley. At the auction, Anita Manning whips the crowd into a buying frenzy, but which team will come out on top in this fundraising extravaganza?