Radio 1 DJs Dev Griffin and Alice Levine and Radio 4 presenters Nick Robinson and Aasmah Mir battle it out at Spitalfields Market.
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We've come to Spitalfields Market
in the heart of the East End,
where I'll be meeting some celebrity teams who
will be playing for charity.
And I'd better not keep them waiting
as we've got items to find and loads of money to raise.
So, let's go Bargain Hunting.
On this special show from Spitalfields Market
in London's East End,
any profit our teams make will go to charity.
And today's celebrity Bargain Hunters
are stars of the airwaves.
From BBC Radio 1, we have DJs Dev Griffin and Alice Levine.
And they'll be taking on Radio 4 presenters
Nick Robinson and Aasmah Mir.
They have £300 and just 60 minutes
to try and find three antiques that will make them a profit at auction.
But the heat is on because any profits that are made
are going to charity.
Let's hope they don't buckle under the pressure.
Here's a sneaky peak at what's coming up.
The Blues try all sorts of tricks to make him as much profit as possible.
Oh, and money! Hey, we could do with a bit of that.
You said 15? Good.
The Reds bare their souls.
-Do I look beautiful?
-I think it looks a little bit cheap.
And at the auction, the stakes are higher than ever.
120, we do.
But before all that, let's get to know our teams today a little better.
For the Reds, we have Radio 1 DJs Alice Levine and Dev Griffin.
And for the Blues, we have Radio 4 presenters
Aasmah Mir and Nick Robinson.
Hello, everyone, and welcome.
-Brilliant stuff. Let's start with the Reds.
Straight to you, Dev. Now, tell me where it all started.
I used to make fake radio shows
and I used a lot of my mum's record collection.
In fact, I damaged quite a lot of them, scratched them,
probably got jam on them, or something.
Poor Mum. Poor Mum.
Now, Dev, I believe you also love to play the guitar
and, unbelievably, had the opportunity to work with
a rock and roll legend.
Radio 1 organised for me to have a guitar lesson.
Turned up - actual Sir Paul McCartney.
And everything was absolutely fine
until he turned to me and said, "So, Dev,
"why don't you play me something?"
"All right, OK. I'll play you something,
"Paul McCartney...of The Beatles." But he was really nice,
we had a bit of a jam for about 20 minutes,
he gave me some incredible advice, and now we're like this,
we're best friends. I just haven't spoke to him since that happened.
But we're totally best friends.
So he's Team Red, for sure?
He certainly is. Yeah, yeah.
Now, let's move on to you, Alice.
Tell me about the perks you've had as a Radio 1 presenter.
My first interview ever, when I first joined Radio 1,
was with the massive film director Quentin Tarantino,
and we played Hungry Hippos together.
-Course you did.
-Because he loves board games, apparently.
But at the end he was like, "Do you mind if I keep this?"
And swept it all into his bag.
So, I'm still 30 quid down.
So, Quentin, if you're listening, you do still owe me.
And you love your radio career, obviously.
But tell us about your mum's reaction
to you taking the job on Radio 1.
Oh, yeah, she was really proud, I think.
But her main excitement was,
"Oh, I think you share a building with Radio 4!"
Which is obviously thrilling,
but not perhaps the reaction that I was looking for.
You can work up every ten years, Radio 2 after ten years,
Radio 3, that's how you do it. Eventually...
Will you tell the bosses that?
-Eventually, you get to the senior service.
-By about 60.
You heard it here first.
You two work together at Radio 1
but how are you going to work together as the Red team?
You seem to have a lot more knowledge than I do.
I was going to look for anything my nan might keep in her glass cabinet,
and would get annoyed if I went anywhere near it. That's the thing I want to get.
Little knick-knacky, trinket-y things.
So you've got to people in mind today, your nan and Paul McCartney.
Let those be your team mascots and good luck to you.
So let's move over to your rivals. Nick, coming to you first.
Now, I'm pretty chuffed, this is my chance to grill Nick Robinson.
-I'm a pushover.
-But that is YOUR skill -
you've come up against some pretty tough interviewees in the past.
There must have been some standout moments
on the Today show or as a political editor.
I had a series of run-ins with George W Bush,
ending in a moment where...
..there was a news conference on a beautiful sunny day,
and I, as you can see, am a little bit challenged
in the hair department.
And I started, at the end of this news conference,
to kind of mop my brow.
And George Bush was just kind of a few feet away.
He pointed at me and said,
-"Next time, you should cover your bald head."
And as Bush walked off, I said,
"I didn't know you cared, Mr President."
Not thinking he was listening.
And he turned round and went, "I don't!"
Now, Aasmah, you started out training as a lawyer.
I thought that law was going to be really fantastically glamorous,
I thought it was going to be like courtroom dramas.
And obviously, by the time I got to university,
I realised it was incredibly dry.
So I managed to get a job in a TV company,
and that kind of... It was a slow, slow road to what I'm doing today.
One thing, when I'm listening to you on Radio 4,
I don't know how you deal with the live action,
it can just go anywhere. How do you deal with that?
Sometimes, if you're thrown by something
and you don't know what to ask,
you just ask something like, "What's happened?"
Followed by, "How significant is this?" And, "What's next?"
-That tends to get you out of...
-"What's next?" is the great one.
I'm going to take your tip and say, "What's next?" I know what's next,
I'm going to send you off to go shopping but
none of you can do that without any money,
so let's make it a level playing field. £300 to you, Reds,
and, Blues, £300 to you.
Your experts are so excited to meet you, so off you go.
Have lots of fun.
It seems our presenters have hidden talents
but will they be able to find the hidden treasures?
Let's hope so, as they've got to make loads of money for charity today.
Extra-special teams need experts to match.
Hoping to set the Red team on fire - it's David Harper.
And she's a guiding light for the Blues, it's Christina Trevanion.
The pressure is on today, is it not? We have to raise serious amounts of money for charity.
-What are we looking for, Nick?
Dev, what are we going to buy?
I'm not going to lie, I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing.
I've watched enough of the show to have the right patter.
In terms of what I'm looking for, something worth money, no idea.
-I'm going to be leaning on you a lot, your expertise.
Is that OK? Literally!
I'm a bit of a magpie,
so I'm just going to be drawn to anything shiny.
Fabulous! A bit of bling.
It could just be foil, you know, it doesn't really matter.
They've got youth on their side,
but we've got experience, have we not?
What are you saying?!
Try not to lose your bearings,
teams, your 60 minutes start now.
-Shall we go and do it?
-Let's do it.
Come on, then, let's go.
There's been a market at Spitalfields for over 350 years.
That's a long time.
But time is the one thing our teams don't have on their side.
-I don't know where to start. OK.
-You're not taking this home,
-you don't have to like it...
-It's not for me.
It's not for you, it just has to make us some money.
So, the Blues are going with their heads,
while the Reds are sticking with what they know.
-Right, well, see, this has attracted my attention already.
Like a...an old record player. Do you think it's a little bit cliched?
People will be like, "Oh, radio DJs, you've just gone straight for
-"the music thing."
No! It's not cliched at all.
Don't feel embarrassed about going for something that relates
-to your everyday work, because this is you.
-This is you.
You're all about music. And you, Alice. Stop trying to back out
-of the responsibility here.
I don't want any of the responsibility.
That's an interesting thing. This is for travel.
You go on a picnic with the gorgeous Alice,
you've got champagne and all that sort of thing.
You get your portable gramophone out, and you wind the baby up.
-And you entertain Alice.
-That's so cool.
And I would serenade you to the sounds of...
..No Two People by Danny Kaye and Jane Wyman.
-It's our song!
-Would you fall for that, Alice?
I have already fallen for that.
-In a big way.
It is really cool and I do love that it's portable
and people do love vinyl and do love records,
and it does feel personal to us, so it feels like there's a nice...
But should we look around a bit further?
I feel like you should never go for the first thing you see.
It seems like you're in a bit of a spin already, Reds,
and you've only been shopping a few minutes.
Now, I wonder if the Blues are on the same wavelength.
Radio? How appropriate is that?!
-Is that an old Robert's?
-Does it work?
-I don't think it is an old Robert's.
-It is an old...
-I love that.
-That sounds like what Superman should have -
-It's like his kryptonite.
-Now, does it...?
-Where did this come from, darling?
-I love your style!
You're a funky guy. Does it work?
VENDOR: Normally, you can tell when they're working.
-It's when they click, still. That's a good sign.
If you want to push the two back open...
Go for it, go for it, go for it.
-Oh, my goodness!
-Oh, wow! Look at that!
You can see the battery terminals aren't too bad,
-so that's a good sign.
-Yes, it's not all crusty.
How old is that, do you reckon?
It looks '50s to me.
-I might have...
-Could be '60s.
Yeah, it's got "Made in England" there, so it's post-1930s.
Well, the giveaway is cos it says "Third" and "Light".
In other words, that's before "Light" became BBC Two... Radio 2.
-I'm so glad you're on this team.
Radio 4 is the Home Service, at the BBC, there we are. "Home".
Strangely enough, Radio 1's not on there.
I bet the Reds have something to say about that.
You've heard the saying - "Put a sock in it".
-What does that mean?
-Yeah, yeah. Do you know where it comes from?
They had one setting for volume,
so you'd put a sock in the gramophone,
and it would muffle the sound.
So if you wanted it really quiet, you'd go for a thick woollen...
-But if you wanted it just a little bit quieter,
then you'd maybe go for a thin denier.
Yes, there you go. "Put a sock in it."
I feel, like, on our regular day jobs, on the radio,
there's quite a few people who would like to put a sock in us.
Oh, I don't know. I turn the radio up when you guys are on.
Talking of which...
..are the Blues going to fork out for the 1950s wireless?
-What have you got on it?
-I've got 35 on it.
I think, for a tenner, it's brilliant.
-There you go.
-That's a deal. £15!
-Thank you very much.
-Thank you so much.
-"This is London calling."
you've bagged your first buy, in under ten minutes.
Now, what have the Reds found?
I think it's a West African, West Coast bronze.
They take a mould of this in wax, and then pour in the molten bronze,
which of course burns away the wax,
leaving you with the bronze model,
meaning that each and every casting is absolutely unique.
-Yeah. Why did you pick that one, Dev?
I don't know, I was just drawn to it.
It's sort of a man hanging out with his peacocks.
Maybe deep down, I want to just quit this radio, showbiz malarkey
and I just want to hang out with some peacocks, yeah.
VENDOR: Very reasonably priced as well, actually.
Is it? Is it?
How reasonable is reasonable?
-Is that your best price that you could do on this?
-I'm doing it, I'm haggling!
That is the best, yes.
Oh, that was rubbish, then, Dev, if you don't mind me saying it.
Actually, I'll be honest with you, I would make that £20.
-What do you think, Alice?
-I'm really concerned.
Do we need to go for something with more mass appeal?
Or do you think that's something a lot of people will be drawn to?
You reckon this is too specialist,
you want to go a bit...lowest common denominator?
Look, here's the thing. I was Head Girl.
I'm, like, a goody two-shoes.
-I don't want to get it wrong.
So, Alice is feeling the pressure of racking up a profit for charity.
Hats off to the Blues, though,
they seem to be getting into the swing of things.
Now, that... I like that.
That is a stylish hat for a stylish man.
-Love it. Thank you so much.
-Where's a stylish man?
-That's it, I'm going.
-Oh, how rude!
It's not like you to run away from confrontation.
-How old is that?
-That would be Victorian.
It is anywhere dated between, say, about 1890 to 1900.
-Very smart. Very smart.
-Are you ready?
Oh, I'm ready. Go for it.
-It goes very well with the fleece.
What do we think? Jaunty?
VENDOR: You need to have a little bit...
Yeah, I think it's a bit high.
Little less derision, if we could.
How about a sort of more...?
-Ah. Now you're talking.
I sort of need a cane now.
Yeah, you do. That's exactly what you need.
Where's Fred Astaire when I need him?
-I was going to say. Absolutely.
Will Dev and Alice do?
Our self-proclaimed goody two-shoes
is still unsure about the £20 bronze.
I really want to get you out of your comfort zone.
-I want to get you out of the Head Girl zone.
It could make a fiver. It might make £50.
You might lose money, Alice.
-Don't say that!
-You might lose money.
But you might make some. And no-one knows.
OK, let's go with the man and his peacocks.
Good! Shake the man's hand,
-that's what we do. Thank you very much, sir.
You're flying now, Reds.
But with nearly half an hour gone,
you and the Blues need to focus on finding items two and three.
You've got pens, you've got pamphlets,
-you've got jewellery...
-I just love everything.
-We're not buying...
And it looks like David and Alice
have found some unusual-looking jewellery.
-Alice, I think you like mid-century.
-I really like that.
-I love the detail on the links.
That's really nice.
It's silver and plastic, silver and Bakelite,
but I just think that is absolutely, on you, fantastic.
I feel like you're trying to sell it to me.
What am I doing?!
I'm meant to be buying it for the least possible price!
-Shall I try it on, then?
-Go on, try it on.
-You try it on.
-I'll go that way.
Oh, hang on. I'm not very good at doing this, hang on. Excuse me.
Don't garrotte me.
And let's hope the dealers aren't cut-throat with the asking price.
What sort of money can it be, guys?
How's that feel?
So, I thought we were against the clock.
We haven't got time to try on jewellery.
I know, but what does she look like in that?
Do I look beautiful?
I think it looks a little bit cheap.
Cheap, it ain't, Dev! It's 120 smackers.
I know what you're saying, because it's not...flashy, is it?
Now, hang on a minute, Alice,
you don't even know what you look like.
I don't know how fabulous I appear to you both.
OK, I'm going to show you.
Look at... Hey!
-It's a winner.
That's one for the mantelpiece.
If we're going to be 100% honest,
I think I hate it.
If you hate it, we can't buy it.
-We can't buy it if one of the team hates it.
-Can't buy it.
But, as Christina told the Blues,
you just have to think profit and buy with your heads -
although she's fallen head over heels for an antique alphabet.
-Look at that.
-That is lovely, isn't it?
That is amazing!
-Patent - December the 5th, 1916, it says on there.
But that is just... I've never seen such a complete set as this,
in such good condition.
-You see the likeness?
-If she's an alligator, that means I'm a cow!
-What are you?
-I'm a nice, reassuring mouse with a cup of tea!
What do you think, guys?
-Well, I do. But it all depends.
-It's lovely, isn't it?
All depends how much it is.
-That stretches our budget, doesn't it?
It does, and do you know, my number-one rule is...
I always say to people, "Don't buy with your heart,
"buy with your head, be commercial."
Yeah. I love it, it's just too expensive.
So it's a no to the antique alphabet
because it's too pricey.
But it seems the dealers have had a change of heart
on the £120 necklace
because they've found out any profits the Reds make go to charity.
VENDOR: I think a lucky pound will buy it.
-One lucky pound.
-You can't give it to us for a pound.
-If it's for charity, we can. Yeah.
Somebody get a pound in that man's hand, quick!
-You like it now!
-Do you know what...
-He likes it now!
All of a sudden, it's got way more attractive in my eyes.
-It's the best bit of jewellery I've ever seen.
-Are you sure?
-Of course, yes.
-It's a deal.
What lovely stallholders.
And that means the Reds still have £279 to spend.
It's left us loads of money to get our final item with.
-Let's go big!
-We can go REALLY big.
So, while they see what they can find,
the Blues have found upon some silver,
with 35 minutes left on the clock.
That's beautiful. Just the shape of it, the weight as well...
It's obviously a lozenge shape. It would've been part of
a dressing table set, originally, a little dish.
-What, for a brush or...?
-Something. I mean, just for a little lady's...
It would've been on a lady's dressing...
So it had jars with it. It would've had brushes, a hand mirror...
And these are very typical of this period.
Because if we look, it's by Henry Matthews.
We've got a hallmark there for Birmingham.
The lion passant for sterling silver,
and the date letter there for 1900.
So, late-Victorian, early-Edwardian period,
very commercial, very pretty.
And still, unlike the brushes and things, really,
-still usable today.
-Still usable. I mean, I would use this.
How much is this?
-VENDOR: Well, the ticket price is 89, but...
-How much, 89?
I could do, if you need to get it a bit better than that...
So, how about 60?
I love that you're being so generous.
That is incredibly generous.
For us, really, it would have to be more the £40-£50 region.
-What's your thoughts?
-50 will do it.
-Will that seal the deal?
-Cos it's for you.
-What do you think?
-I don't know - you're the expert, what do YOU think?
A, it's a very good buy. B, it's very commercial.
I think he's done us a very good discount.
And I think... (I think you might make a profit at that.)
-We could sell it for...£89, maybe.
-Just...picking a price off the top of my head.
Exactly. Shake the man's hand. I think that's brilliant.
-Thank you so much.
No pressure - it's you next.
Don't sweat, Nick.
I'm sure you can find the perfect item in...20 minutes?
But with all the profit made by our teams going to charity,
the heat is on.
-Look, the news!
-I can't resist.
"Every man, every woman must act."
That means YOU, teams.
Nick, it's your call.
Come on. No pressure.
The radio was a first choice... for a team.
The second choice was Aasmah's.
And I really feel the third should be Nick's.
you think you haven't bought anything weird yet?
-I mean, weirder than what we've got already.
-So, something out of the ordinary.
We've got something for you. We've got the bling factor.
-Got the bling.
-We've got the going-with-the-gut feeling...
-Got the peacocks.
-Oh, I used to play that.
-That's Totopoly, is it?
Totopoly is a racing game, but that's a very old version of it.
And you used to play it? You're not THAT old.
Yeah, that's right.
-You have horses and you go round.
-Oh, it has horses with it?
Yeah. There they are.
-Oh, my goodness!
-This is a lot older than the set I had.
And then, a bit like Monopoly, as you land on things,
it tells you either to pay up or you get some money back...
-So how much is it?
-Oh, and money!
Hey, we could do with a bit of that.
-Now you're talking.
-Look at that!
You said 15?
-Good, so can I have some change?
Oh, you're a cheeky one, Nick!
Especially when you have loads of real money in your pocket.
£235, to be exact.
The Reds have 279 smackers, though,
and Dev knows what he wants to blow it on.
Something flashy, something really eye-catching.
Something...gold, like that!
What is it? Alice, Head Girl?
-Well, I hope I get it right.
-Who are we looking at?
-Is it Tutankhamun?
-Or at least an artistic representation thereof.
Tutankhamun, I mean, a fantastic discovery.
I think - Dev, you'll correct me if I'm wrong - 1922?
Yeah, yeah, that's right.
Yeah, and was it Howard Carter?
-Yeah, old Carter was pretty good
-at his old discoveries, wasn't he?
It's a copy of the original,
which I believe is in the Cairo Museum.
Or here, we don't know.
-Could that be it?
-Maybe the replica's in the museum
and we've got the original.
Maybe we should send someone to check.
Although, we only have ten minutes.
Back to Blues - are they on course to buy the horse racing game,
or will it stumble at the final hurdle?
-Hang on a sec. There's a different...
-So it's got two boards.
-Oh, I see!
-Fab. What do you think?
-Two for the price of one.
-We've got all these bits.
-I love it. My worry is, at auction,
-it won't sell for that much.
-Yeah, but it's £15.
-I'm sure we will make...
-More than £15.
I think this is a great poster.
It's a great piece of vintage art, if nothing else,
and then you've got all your gubbins, all your horses.
I mean, I haven't seen a complete set like that for a game...
I mean, it's in pretty good condition.
Normally, you'd see creases all over the place, you'd see tears...
-This has been kept in amazing condition.
-It is lovely, isn't it?
-What do we reckon, then? I mean, I think yes.
You think yes. What do you think, Nick?
It's your... It's our last chance.
I LOVE it, but I'm just slightly worried... You think it will sell?
-It'll sell for more than £15.
-I think it will sell.
Ten! Did I hear you say ten?
-No, no! But...12?
-What do you think?
-Do you want to do it?
I think so, yeah.
Yeah? We'll take the blame for it as well.
-Thank you very much indeed.
Thank you so much. That is fantastic, team.
-Well done. Three items.
-Pressure's off. We're done!
Very, very little money spent.
-And I think some bargains found, so well done.
-That's what we were after.
-Come on, cup of tea.
-Let's go and celebrate.
-Thank you very much.
-Thank you so much.
-Hey, well done!
Oh, no, did I go the wrong way?
Fingers crossed you're on the right track with your three buys, Blues.
Now, with just five minutes to go,
will the Reds make a quick decision on Tutankhamun?
It's big, it's flashy...
I don't reckon anything the Radio 4 guys got
has got that much gold on it.
It doesn't look like anything I've seen on Bargain Hunt before.
-No. And for those reasons alone, I think we should get it.
-Right, OK. It is not made from gold.
It's not even made from wood.
It's made from what we like to call in the business, in the trade,
But do you know what? It's imposing. It's a feature piece.
It's a stonker, I love it.
-It's theatrical, isn't it?
-Sir, what kind of money is he?
I was asking two-and-a-half,
but I'll take 180 on him, to you guys.
Is that the BEST price you can do?
I'd do it for 160.
Would you spin a coin?
-Yeah, go on.
-It's so exciting. This is how you haggle!
The ancient Egyptians used to say,
"For every joy, there is a price to be paid."
Well, let's hope it's £150 and not £160.
-Alice, you're going to call.
-Heads for the win.
-Heads for the win?
-It's heads for the win.
Thank you very much indeed.
GONG REVERBERATES Is that the time? Teams, your 60 minutes are up.
We've bought Tutankhamun!
Let's remind ourselves what the Red team bought.
Alice thought the bronze figurine was a £20 gamble.
Hopefully, Dev's choice will pay off when it goes under the hammer.
They only paid £1 for the mid-century necklace.
But does that mean they'll be up to their necks in profit?
It's fake, it's flashy, it's plastic fantastic.
But is the replica of Tutankhamun worth £150?
Well, Dev, Alice, that was down to the wire.
Did you expect it to go so quickly?
It goes so quick. I think we weren't really paying attention to the time.
We got a bit lost in all of the lanes.
Which was your favourite item?
It'd have to be the bust of Tutankhamun.
It just looks visually stunning.
I think people are going to want to bid quite a lot of money on it.
I actually kind of want it for my own place.
OK, it's your favourite. Do you think it'll bring the biggest profit,
or will that be something else?
Fingers crossed that's going to be a big one for us.
Despite the fact the necklace only cost £1,
you think that's going to bring the biggest profit?
I didn't think about that.
Yeah, that's probably a more sensible answer.
Alice, are you going to fight the corner of this necklace?
-Was it your favourite?
-Well, we really like the necklace, don't we?
I think it's unique. It caught our eye for a reason. I think someone's
-going to really like it.
-The necklace is our big earner.
-It's got to bring the biggest profit, surely.
Money-wise, what did you spend in total?
-Pretty good going.
So 129 left.
-Do you need all of it?
-All of it, please.
Yeah, every last note and coin.
-Let me give that to you, David.
Tell me, what are you thinking of spending it on?
I have seen something, actually.
A team game, a team sport.
Well, as they David goes to hit the stalls,
let's remind ourselves what our Radio 4 presenters
on the Blue team bought.
£15 was paid for the Dynatron Nomad wireless.
Let's hope there isn't radio silence at the auction.
The Victorian silver tray by Henry Matthews
was the Blues' biggest buy.
And they think the Totopoly horse racing game
is a frontrunner to make lots of lolly.
It cost them just £12.
Well, Nick and Aasmah, you did amazingly.
You've done Spitalfields with style.
Loads of time to spare. Did you expect that?
No, not at all. I thought we'd be right up against it.
I'm a bit worried now because... time to spare and money to spare.
A lot of money to spare. I'm just slightly...
But we can't lose that much, because we haven't spent very much.
-We're going to stick with that.
So, Aasmah, tell me, which of the three is your favourite item?
I suppose I should say the first one, shouldn't I?
Because it was a radio. But I'm not going to.
No, it's the beautiful silver tray.
It's dinky, it's pretty,
and it's something that people could still use today.
It's kind of practical, but it's beautiful, vintage-looking.
Tell me, which one do you think is going to bring the biggest profit?
It must be the game, I think. The Totopoly game.
Because we got it at a really, really good price.
-12 quid was good.
Surely we're going to sell it for a bit more than 12 quid.
Well, what does that leave, Christina? 223?
-Who's got it? Aasmah?
-I've got it here.
-I was hoping you wouldn't remember. Here you go.
-Thank you so much.
I'll take that from you. It's going straight over to Christina.
-Thank you, my love.
-Has anything caught your eye in the market?
Oh, tonnes of stuff. But it's got to make a profit.
So I'll go back and have a little look round.
Well, like Christina says, it's got to make a profit,
and so do all the other three items, because all the money raised
will go to charity. So, let's head to the auction.
And for our extra special charity auction,
we've left the East End of London and come west
to Special Auction Services in Berkshire,
with none other than Thomas Blunt.
So let's start off with our first celebrity team,
Dev and Alice from Radio 1.
-And the first item was chosen by Dev,
of course, under the watchful eye of David Harper,
and it's this wee figure here.
It's bronze and it's just a cool little subject matter, isn't it?
It's really cool. It is bronze and there's a gentleman feeding
his poultry, chickens, with a bit of corn.
And it's been in style.
It is bronze, made using the lost wax process.
Not the oldest thing to ever walk the Earth, I have to say.
-I think the last ten years, maybe.
-OK, so it's hot off the press.
-Hot from the foundry, in Africa.
-But it's got the look.
-It's got the look.
And we've put £40-£60 on it.
Well, they only paid £20.
So at your estimate, they're already on track.
Now, let's move on to our next item.
Alice's choice this time.
Now, this is very sweet. And I want to know your opinion
on it because I think it's awfully wearable, but I want to know
what the ladies of Berkshire are going to think.
It's great. It's marked sterling,
which means it's probably going to be American,
-and in that sort of retro '50s style.
It's probably that sort of date as well.
Well, do you know, the price tag on this was three figures.
But the stallholder, all for this good cause,
-gave it to Dev and Alice for a pound.
Well, 100% great profit,
-well done her.
-Profit, profit, profit.
And then we move on to, I think, a very good-looking bit of plastic,
because he looks the part.
Oh, it looks amazing.
What do you think someone is going to pay for Tutankhamun?
Bear in mind that David Harper was there -
he allowed them to pay £150.
So perhaps all that profit that we made on the necklace
is going to be hanging in the balance
when this one goes under the hammer.
I think I'm even being generous at 50-80.
Well, on that note, let's find out what David bought the Reds
as a bonus buy.
It could be their last hope.
Well, Dev and Alice, you worked so well as a team
and you picked up some amazing bargains.
David, we're hoping that you did the same with your leftover money.
Well, we shall soon see. But, you know, when you go out hunting
to buy something specific for your team,
some things leap out at you, and this leapt out at me.
I could just see you two at the Radio 1 studio
whilst playing a disc, the music is blasting,
and you two are playing...
..with this object.
-Oh, I like it! It's cool!
Cool? It is cool. It's Italian.
I think it's 1960s, 1970s. It's a team sport.
-Come on, Dev, get with the programme!
I really like it. Any sort of toy that distracts me, I'm...
-I love it.
-It's the kind of sport I can get involved with, yeah.
-So what did you pay for it?
What did you think I paid for it?
You splash the cash, so I can imagine what you paid for it.
-Go on, then.
-I hope you didn't spend more than £50 on it.
-I'm going to say you did go higher.
I'm going to say you spent £97.50.
-£30, I paid.
-Now I like it a lot more!
Well, the Reds seem pretty sold, but let's find out what Thomas,
the auctioneer, thinks of David's football game.
Well, Thomas, as if there wasn't enough plastic fantastic
on the Red team, David found them
this plastic and wooden table football game.
I mean, it's vintage. Is that a good market here?
It's really cool, yeah. We sell a lot of toys.
Everybody loves a bit of table football,
and it's great for the home because it's not a big one.
No, it's not. It is just for the table, and it could be a fun
-after dinner sort of surprise.
-It's really great.
So what do you think it's worth?
-Well, he did pay £30 for it,
so he's not done too badly whatsoever.
And it could be a bit of fun, just like you say.
I think it's going to be fine.
OK, so let's move on to Radio 4 now.
So we've got to sort of mind our Ps and Qs and speak very nicely,
we're on to Radio 4. Nick and Aasmah representing for the Blue team.
And what's the first thing that they bought? A radio.
So tell me what you think of this vintage piece.
Well, they must have worked really hard to buy a vintage radio
which is missing its strap and in quite poor condition.
-Was that a note of sarcasm, Thomas?
-It was, slightly.
But you know, when you've got 60 minutes on the clock, the pressure's on...
-Pressure's on, yeah.
-The pressure's on.
What do you think it's worth, bearing in mind it's a bit battered and bruised?
£10-£20. Maybe I'm doing it a disservice.
-Maybe, but they only paid £15 for it.
-Well, it's fine.
But there are so many great ones out there.
OK. Let's move on here to a silver dressing table tray.
It's very sweet, it's got its nice pie crust edge.
Is this more up your street?
It's silver, it's dated, it's by Henry Matthews,
you've got these lovely cherubs...
It's a great thing.
And dated 1900 as well,
-which is a really nice, spot-on...
I reckon between £40-£60.
-This was £50.
Then we move on to Nick's choice.
This game of Totopoly reminded him of the nostalgia of his childhood
and everything - do you see the appeal?
Nostalgia's a massive thing.
It is in good condition, so it's a great, fun thing.
And we put £30-£50 on it.
Well, believe it or not, Nick had to have it,
and he got it for £12 only.
-It's going to make a profit.
-Fingers crossed it will.
We all know it's for a good cause.
And just to help them make a little bit more money,
let's see what Christina bought as a bonus buy.
Well, Nick and Aasmah, we let you loose
in Spitalfields with Christina,
and then we let Christina loose in Spitalfields on her own
So, Christina, what did you buy?
It's just dangerous, isn't it? Let's be honest!
So, we have got a silver case,
but the really beautiful thing about it
is this wonderful enamelled panel here of a horse.
So I thought, horse racing game, silver...
-It goes together.
-What more could you want?
It's dated inside, 1928,
so it's really just on the cusp of that wonderful Art Deco style.
But really the key, what all the collectors will want,
is this enamelling, because there are very, very hot collectors
for enamelling, firstly, and anything to do with animals.
So to have it in such perfect condition is really very good.
But I'm not feeling the love, guys.
-No, no, I'm feeling good.
-I am, too. I'm pleasantly surprised.
I was so worried. It looked really small.
Got to be better than the radio without the handle.
It just looked so small, I thought, "Oh, no, what's going to be?"
And then I saw it. I mean, I like it.
Small but perfectly formed.
-But Christina, you had £223.
I paid £200 for it.
Oh, no! I've changed my mind!
Well, you don't need to make your mind up now.
Let's find out what Thomas the auctioneer thinks.
So to complement the silver from 1900,
Christina has gone and bought a silver cigarette case from 1928.
You've got to like this.
This is a fabulous thing.
It's continental silver. It's marked 800.
You've got quite a bit of interesting design.
You've got these striations going on the silver cigarette case,
and then you've got this... almost like a stamp.
-This beautiful enamelled horse.
And so often that's just a print, isn't it?
But to have the hand-painted cartouche
is a lovely thing, isn't it?
It is a really good thing. I really like it.
Tell me what you think it's going to make.
We put it in at £80-£120.
OK - Christina went all out for Radio 4, for Nick and Aasmah,
and she spent £200 on it.
-But all those positive attributes,
it could just get there.
Absolutely. Silver and enamel, that is all I need to say.
Well, it is not ALL you need to say, because what you need to say
when you get on that rostrum is, "Bid, bid, bid!"
-Because all the money today is going to charity,
so fingers crossed Thomas can get plenty of profits.
£70, it is, at £70. Selling!
Is this your first auction?
Yeah, it's pretty exciting. Am I allowed to talk loud?
-I feel like I should whisper.
-You've just bought three items!
We couldn't be in better hands, Thomas is a brilliant auctioneer.
-He's got some pretty cool stuff to sell. The first of which is our bronze, which you loved.
-Have you got faith in it still?
It's a bit of an odd purchase, but I think it's a bit quirky,
hopefully it'll stand out.
You only paid £20, so anything
above that is a profit for the charity. Here it comes.
Lot number 10, and I'm starting
at 45. £50 I have.
At 50. 120 online already, we're already at 120.
-Already it's 120, online bid has it at 120.
Join in when you want, it's fine.
At 120, once.
Twice at 120.
Sold at 120.
-You've got a new career ahead of you.
£100 profit straight away.
Lot number two, the necklace bought for £1
so anything's a profit here.
Lovely, lovely red links to it.
Start me at £30. 30, I have.
35. 40. 40, I've got.
45. 50. 50, it is, here.
-How good is this?
70. It's in the room.
75. 80. In the room, against the internet.
Any advance in the room?
At £80 I have once.
Are we done? And I'm selling at 80.
So that's a £79 profit. You are up £179.
Right, here we go, here comes Tutankhamun.
You paid £150 for the Boy King.
It's a risk, but the prices are doing so well.
We have the bust of Tutankhamun, looking absolutely splendid.
It's got to be worth 30.
-We need a hand.
-£30 for Tutankhamun.
Come on! It's fabulous at 30.
-30, I have got.
35. Is there any more at 35?
Refresh the internet!
We've refreshed the internet.
40, it is once.
40, it is, twice. £40 sold, I don't believe it!
Oh...sold at £40,
so you have lost 110.
Which means you are still £69 in profit.
-That's all right.
So now it comes down to the table football game.
Are you going for it or not? £30, he spent on it.
Definitely. We have to.
Thomas thinks it's worth 20 to 30, so it's marginal. But it'll be OK.
£20. For the table football, in the room at £20.
It is gorgeous! It is absolutely gorgeous.
-It's very rare!
-It's immensely rare!
-Yes! Broken even.
Have you doubled your money already?
-No, no, I need one more bid for a profit!
-You don't, do you?
Oh, we have 35 online.
40, now. 45, once, 45, twice.
Gavel's up. Selling...
THEY CHEER Woo-hoo!
£15 profit. Quick maths...
Happy with that. That's good.
Let's not forget, this is Radio 1 vs Radio 4, this is a competition, so,
perhaps your profit won't be the winning one.
But a profit it is nonetheless,
so keep it to yourselves and we'll see what happens next.
Right, so, the pressure's on.
First item is your radio. Don't worry, the handle is broken,
but the auctioneer didn't notice that.
-He reckons it's worth 10-£20.
-Yes indeed, yes!
So here we go!
This is your fabulous Dynatron Nomad red radio.
Start me at the grand price of £10.
It's got to be worth £10.
Absolutely, come on!
It's a classic, of wonderful design.
10, I've got, at the back over there.
At 10, it is. Come on, ladies and gentlemen.
There's got to be more in the room. I'm looking...
15, I have.
20, now. 20, it is.
Are we all done?
For the fabulous radio, £20... Sold at 20.
-It's a profit. £5. Brilliant.
Give me five, and that is what you've just made,
£5 profit. Next up,
your silver dressing table tray from 1900.
You paid 50. Aasmah, don't worry...
Birmingham, 1900, I can start the bidding at 45
and 50, I have.
55, it's here online at 55.
Another fiver, profit.
It's all done - once, twice at 55.
This was your cheapest item. £12 paid.
Looking for the nostalgia market.
And all the accessories in it. Start me at £10.
10 it is, sir. At 10.
In the room at 10.
I have £12!
-Oh - 20, we do.
Buy that man a drink.
No? I don't believe it. You mean man, come on!
22, it is.
He's now abusing the bidders to get more money!
The finest game here at £22...
-Room bid, 22.
That's another tenner. So, where are we? £20 overall.
You're retiring on £20, Nick.
I've never been so excited by £20 in my life.
So now we've got a question.
Christina spent £200 on this -
are you going to risk your profit?
Start me at 60.
£60 for silver and enamel.
65, 70. 75, 80.
90, now, it's moving on.
-90 now, it's moving on. At £90.
-Come on, it's beautiful.
Gavel is up at 90.
90 twice. Are we all done?
-GAVEL COMES DOWN
But anyway, Christina...
Yeah - what were you thinking of?!
I take full responsibility.
Shock result, shock result.
£90 hammer means it's actually lost
£110, wiping out your profit
and meaning a loss of £90 overall.
Our reputations are in tatters.
Listen, you never know, the Reds could have done dismally as well,
-so even your loss could be a winning score.
-Not that dismally!
So, we'll say nothing to the Reds!
Well, Reds, Blues, experts, this is it. We're getting down to brass tacks.
The fun of the auction is over.
You all had a whale of a time and some people made profits...
In fact, all of you made profits at one point!
Which means that today on Bargain Hunt,
our winners are...
With a profit of £84! Well done!
£84, who's taking it?
-Go on, Alice, you're better with money.
-80 and the shrapnel.
That's probably for you!
In fact, it's for neither of you, because it's all going to charity,
so well done, Reds!
Which means, Blues, you are today's runners-up.
We don't need to go into any details.
Actually, on Bargain Hunt, nothing is black and white,
because it is red and blue.
Although you've made a loss on the bonus buy,
we've been there, we've heard about it,
you made a profit on all of the items you chose at Spitalfields.
When you make a profit on all three of your items on Bargain Hunt, you get a special prize...
..a Golden Gavel!
-So, all is not lost. One for you, Aasmah.
-One for you, Nick.
-Thank you very much.
-Money cannot buy those.
Money cannot buy, you know, the boost to your reputation that that provides.
Just in case you were worried!
So, seeing as we all had so much fun,
will you join us again for some more Bargain Hunting? Yes?
Natasha Raskin Sharp presents from Spitalfields Market in London's east end. Battling it out are Radio 1 DJs Dev Griffin and Alice Levine and Radio 4 presenters Nick Robinson and Aasmah Mir, while experts David Harper and Christina Trevanion join in the fun.