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Charlie Ross presents from The Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells. Philip Serrell and Thomas Plant are guiding the reds and blues.


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Bargain Hunt is back in Wales

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and my first stop is this church,

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where these medieval paintings were uncovered after 500 years.

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MUSIC: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

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And here we have depicted some of the Seven Deadly Sins.

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Like lust, gluttony and greed.

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Well, let's hope that neither of our teams

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fall victim to any of those today.

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I'll be coming back here later on.

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But in the meantime, let's go Bargain Hunting!

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Today, Bargain Hunt is at the Builth Wells Showground,

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where, over the years, it's been given the Royal stamp of approval.

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They came to see prize-winning animals.

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But today, it's antiques that are on show.

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I think these are about the only Royals we'll be seeing today,

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but we do have two cracking teams,

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who each have £300 and one hour in which to buy three items

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to take off to auction, and hopefully make a profit.

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Let's check out what's coming up.

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Phil is all-demanding.

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You've got to buy one thing in the next nine minutes.

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And it's got to be a good thing.

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-OK.

-No pressure.

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The Blues flex their muscles.

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Careful. It's got a good weight, hasn't it?

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Yes, it's heavier than I thought it would be.

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And at the auction, they get into the groove...

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Yes, come on, come on!

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..while the Reds smell victory.

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This is one of the great Bargain Hunt moments.

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Do you want a chair?

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But that's all for later.

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Now, let's meet today's teams.

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And for the Red team we have friends Christie and Angharad,

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and for the Blues we have stepbrothers Nathan and Ryan.

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-Hello, everyone. ALL:

-Hello.

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Oh, lovely to see you here.

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My word, what a tan!

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-Thank you.

-Where did you get that - Costa Rica?

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-Unfortunately not.

-No?

-Portugal.

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-Portugal?

-Yeah.

-It's wonderful.

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Did one of you go without the other?

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Yeah, she didn't take me.

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That doesn't sound very fair, does it?

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No, I'm sorry!

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-Whereabouts do you live?

-We are from Carmarthen in West Wales.

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Now, Christie, what about work? What do you do for a living?

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Well, we're both careers advisers.

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-Careers advisers?

-Careers advisers, yes.

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-We're both based in school.

-Yeah?

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Is it difficult to fire up young people with enthusiasm?

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-Some more than others.

-THEY LAUGH

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On the whole, they're very good and they want to succeed, so, yeah.

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So, when you are not working, what do you like doing?

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We both really enjoy running.

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-Do you?

-Yes, we do a lot of running in our spare time.

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Angharad, do you really enjoy this running lark?

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Yes. Yeah, yeah.

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-We only started last year.

-Did you?

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Yeah, we took part in a TV programme.

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The international rugby player Gareth Thomas

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trained us from couch to running the half marathon in 12 weeks.

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How exciting is that?

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What about antiques?

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-We love antiques.

-You do?

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-Any knowledge?

-Erm... Limited knowledge, I would say.

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Angharad likes her jewellery.

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And I've collected sort of antique plates and things like that.

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What about tactics? Are you going to agree?

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-Well...

-No, is the simple answer to that, I think!

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Maybe. We're going to have our own little competition going on.

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-Are you?

-Yeah. So we want...

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Obviously we're going to beat the Blues.

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Steady, boys! Well, all the best. Good luck with it.

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-Thank you.

-I'm sure you'll get on really well.

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Don't fall out while you're shopping.

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-Very important.

-We'll try.

-Now we have stepbrothers Nathan and Ryan.

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So where do you come from, Nathan?

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I come from Porth which a small town within the Rhondda Valleys.

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Yeah. And you, Ryan?

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I'm from Bridgend. I used to live in the Rhondda with Nathan,

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but I recently moved out.

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Yeah. Good rugby-playing area, isn't it?

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Definitely, yes. Yeah, produced a lot of Welsh internationals.

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-So, yeah.

-Now, boxing - you're both keen on boxing, aren't you?

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-Yes.

-We are massive fans of boxing.

-Tell me about boxing.

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We got into it about ten years ago.

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We've gone to lots of UK events and even worldwide events.

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Is it expensive to go to a boxing fight?

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-It can be.

-Can it?

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Yes. Especially in Vegas.

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Vegas? Oh, my goodness, that's a long way to go.

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It can be very expensive, very, very expensive.

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What happens if you go to Vegas

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and there's a knockout in the first minute?

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-Don't you feel a bit cheated?

-Well, luckily that hasn't happened yet.

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Now, what about antiques? You collect things, don't you?

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Yeah, so I collect pub memorabilia.

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-Oh, do you?

-Yeah, ranging from mirrors to beer mats.

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-Fantastic. And what about you, Nathan?

-Yeah, sports memorabilia.

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I collect... Boxing, specifically.

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Are we going to be sticking to pub memorabilia

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and signed sport memorabilia

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or are we going to be looking at other things?

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I think Ryan's more safe, he'll probably be looking for familiar,

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but I like to take a bit of risk,

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spend a bit more money and see what we can find.

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Something unusual, something interesting.

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Well, have a great time, enjoy it.

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What are you going to need, teams?

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-BOTH:

-Money!

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How very demure!

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"May I?!" Well, I've got £300 for each of you.

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-There we go. 300 for you.

-Thank you.

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-300 for you.

-Thank you.

-Good luck. Have a great shop with your experts.

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Running against boxing.

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But who will deliver the knockout blow?

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Boxers come with an entourage.

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Our teams come with an expert.

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He'll be the Reds' best friend - it's Phil Serrell.

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And stepping up for the Blues, it's Thomas Plant.

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Ryan, what are we looking for?

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I'm going to be looking for pub memorabilia

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-and also some sporting goods, if we can get it.

-Superb.

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I like things that are quite unusual, pretty.

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-Something to do with the dogs would be quite nice.

-Dogs?

-Dogs, yes.

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-Silver?

-Silver maybe.

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Time's pressing on, teams.

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Your 60 minutes start now.

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I'd like to spend all of our money.

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-Yes?

-No, no, I'm going to save it.

-Right. Bit of conflict here, then!

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Sport, pubs and dogs. Well, let's go!

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So the ladies in Red are already disagreeing,

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while our Blues brothers are in perfect harmony.

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And they've spotted something sporty straightaway.

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Sporting memorabilia. It's not memorabilia, it's a real thing,

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-a curling stone.

-Yeah, what sort of age are we looking at there?

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Let's have a look. It might have a date on it.

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No, it doesn't. It's quite heavy.

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Wow, there's a weight on that.

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I reckon that's what, maybe 15, 20 kilos?

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-Have a feel of that, mate.

-Careful. It's a good weight, isn't it?

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It's heavier than I thought it would be.

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These come from a very northern part of Scotland and this was a game

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played on the lakes, on the lochs.

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Curling stones make a rumbling sound when they travel across the ice,

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giving the sport its nickname - the roaring game.

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It's a fabulous thing, great sport.

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Well, I think it's £95, which is rather a lot of money.

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-I quite like it.

-I like it as well.

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-That's a possible, I think.

-It's a possibility.

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Shall we find out how...?

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I think we could send Nathan in, if you're happy, Nath?

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Yeah, go on, yeah. Would you be happy paying £70 perhaps for that?

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A bit less.

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-Yeah, would you be happy...?

-I'd go for 60.

-Yeah?

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Start there and see where it goes.

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-That's a nice number.

-Off you go.

-Do I have to take it with me?

-No!

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While Nathan jogs off to fetch the dealer,

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the Reds are talking about having a lie down.

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It's called a go-to-bed.

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And what you do, you undo the top and there's matches in there.

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There's a bit of sandpaper on the bottom

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and you strike the match on the bottom

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and then you stick it in the top and then you hold it upstairs

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as you go to bed and it's called a go-to-bed.

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Impressive knowledge, Phil.

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The Blues, though, want the curling stone and, as boxing fans,

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they should enjoy this bout of haggling with the dealer.

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-We're thinking more around the 50 mark.

-50 mark. My gosh.

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75 and we've got a deal.

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-I'll go 55.

-No, I think we've got to go a bit more.

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-You're doing well.

-You're doing well but £70...

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-There's little profits in these things.

-Can we say 60?

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65.

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Go on, then, great.

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And that, we know, is better than it was going to be so well done, you.

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Well done, you! Happy with that, Ryan?

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-Yes, very happy.

-Cheers, John.

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-Thank you very much.

-Top effort.

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First item down, let's go and find the next one.

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Thank you very much.

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So Nathan lands an impressive blow in under five minutes

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and gets a £30 discount on the curling stone.

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It's lucky you like running, Reds, as you're playing catch-up,

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although Phil might have found you a potential purchase.

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These are trying to look like...

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..Georgian, late-Georgian pole screens.

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-How old do you think these are? No great age.

-Not a lot of age, no.

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Ten or 20 years old?

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-Something like that, yes.

-So these are reproductions of something

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that would have been made 150, 160 years ago.

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-Right, OK.

-Now, ladies' complexions weren't quite as good

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in those days as they are today.

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-Really?

-No. So they filled their faces with, like, a wax make-up,

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which if they got too close to the fire, their faces melted.

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-Right.

-So these screens kept the heat off them.

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-To protect them?

-Yeah. If these were the real McCoy...

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..ten years ago, a pair of these would have been worth

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probably £800-£1200.

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Today, a pair of these might be worth 200-400.

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-OK.

-Now, these have got no age to them so they're going to be less.

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-Do you like them?

-I do like them.

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-Why?

-I don't know, there's something unusual about them,

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a little bit different. Not what I expected to buy.

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Angharad, what about you?

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Same. I think they look nice. They're quite appealing.

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I think a lot of people would like them.

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So what do you think you should be paying for these?

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-£50?

-£50.

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-Good, sir...

-OK.

-..these ladies like these.

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-I've got 100 quid on them, right?

-Yeah.

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We're selling them for a good friend. He said, just sell them.

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For you, 50 quid today, that's it.

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-And that's your best?

-That is the best.

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-Absolute best?

-It'll save me taking them home, see.

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I think they're going to make between £40 and £80 at auction.

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-OK.

-At £50, he's being more than fair to you.

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-What do you think?

-I think yeah.

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-Yeah?

-Come on, then.

-Shake his hand.

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-You're a gentleman.

-Thank you.

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-Thank you very much.

-You've been very kind to us, thank you.

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Thank you. You both like them. Look at that.

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I'm amazed!

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Well done, Reds.

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It's a unanimous agreement on a pair of screens for £50.

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Ten minutes gone, one lot bought,

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so how are we going to carve up the rest of it?

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Are you going to buy one lot each or are we going to agree?

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-I think we're going to go for one each now.

-Yeah, definitely.

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What's yours going to be?

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Something like a little jewellery box or something like that I think.

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-A little jewellery box. What about you?

-I'd like some silver.

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Well, you've got plenty of time, ladies. Only ten minutes gone

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and it looks like the boys have found a contender for item two.

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-You like it, Ryan?

-I don't mind it, yeah.

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This company - Fry's Chocolate, from Bristol, Quakers -

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were the first people to make the chocolate bar.

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Correct, Thomas, and they did that in 1847,

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50 years before Cadbury's released their first chocolate bar.

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What you have got here is a piece of confectionery history,

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advertising history.

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It is £78.

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-It's from 1910. I like it.

-You're sold on it, aren't you?

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-Do you like it?

-Not for me, but if you really, really want it.

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-It's not for you?

-If you're really into it.

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If you liked it also, I think I could be swayed to buy it,

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-but if we're not sure on it, then...

-Oh, dear.

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And Thomas was so keen!

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Back to the Reds, and Phil is excited as well.

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-That is fantastic.

-What is it?

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Right... That is the equivalent of antique blotting paper.

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It's called a pounce pot so you put pounce in there,

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which is a bit like sand,

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and when you'd written in glorious copperplate, your letter,

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you then sprinkled this all over the paper and it dried off the ink.

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And then with what was spare,

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this would unscrew some way or other, I hope.

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So that plug comes out there

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and you'd pour the pounce that you haven't used, back in there.

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Very, very rare. Very, very rare...

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-..and out of our budget!

-THEY LAUGH

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-£240.

-Wow!

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That would leave you £10 for two items and a bonus buy.

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I suggest you find something else, Reds.

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What about pens, gentlemen?

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Pens? Writing instruments, are you into writing?

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-No.

-Always popular. No, you're not into writing?

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No, we're not into writing.

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Well, Thomas, that brought another one of your ideas to a full stop.

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Now, have the Reds found something

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to write home about with these antique card cases?

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It's silver wire work, really, isn't it?

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-DEALER:

-Filigree, yeah.

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-And where would they have come from?

-They were made in Birmingham,

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but also made a lot in the Mediterranean area.

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Which do you prefer? Angharad, which one do you like best?

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-I prefer this one.

-Christie?

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-I prefer this one.

-See, I like that one,

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but I think that's because that's more of a blokey one.

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I also think that's more of an English-looking one,

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whereas that's much more Continental in style.

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And price, though, at £180 and £130...

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There's no way Nick's going to half-price those.

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The Reds certainly have expensive tastes.

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Now, with less than 30 minutes to go,

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could this little number keep the Blues on track?

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-Oh, my gosh.

-Reminds me of my first car!

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This reminds you of your first car?

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-What do you like about this?

-I don't know. It's just quite quirky.

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-Stands out.

-It's a bit out there, but it does catch my eye as well.

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Are you sure you want to go for something like this?

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Yes. I'm not keeping it.

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What would, kind of, the resale on that be?

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I think resale auction value, about 20 quid.

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-£20?

-Might be a little bit more.

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£90. I'm not going to stop you from buying it...

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-No.

-..if you've really fallen in love with it.

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-No, it's fine.

-It's 90 quid!

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-£90!

-£90!

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-Come on.

-Yeah.

-Yeah, we will leave that one, then.

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-I did like it but not for £90.

-90 quid!

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So, it's a no to the toy car.

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Now it's back to the Reds, who also seem to have stalled.

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We started off so well and we've now had over half an hour,

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we've still only got one thing bought,

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so you've got to buy one thing in the next nine minutes, OK?

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-OK.

-We'll do it.

-I'm going to time you.

-OK. No problem.

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And it's got to be a good thing!

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-OK.

-No pressure.

-No pressure here.

-No.

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So, while Phil turns up the heat on the Reds,

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the Blues are staying cool.

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-What about that picture?

-Oh, that's rather fun, isn't it?

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Looks like a sailor's Valentine.

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A sailor's Valentine was something which was done by a loved one

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of the sailor, to remember them when they're away at sea.

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This is a merchant sailor, Merchant Navy,

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because we have the ensign for the Merchant Navy there.

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"God is on my right," which is great, it says on there.

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-And what do you think that would do at auction?

-£40-60, £50-80.

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I think it would probably... You'd probably struggle

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getting much off this, less than sort of maybe 50 quid.

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But I can go and ask. I think it's worth having a go at.

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-You can ask, definitely ask.

-I'll go and ask.

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If you could ask nicely for us, yeah, thank you.

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Fingers crossed, Thomas can charm the dealer.

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-Right.

-Smiling faces?

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-What can you do?

-£55.

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-Picked the right price there, hasn't he?

-Yeah, he won't go as low as 50.

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I've tried. 55, it is a risk.

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I have just seen something, though.

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Do you want to think about this or do you want to sort of...?

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Yeah, if we could have a look at the item?

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I'm interested in what you found over there.

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Yeah, I did, which you might like.

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-So we're going to put that down.

-Yeah.

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-You seem intrigued by it.

-Stay there.

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Stay there. I'll bring it to you.

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I can't wait! Meanwhile,

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the Reds are hoping for a eureka moment of their own.

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I'm sure there must be something here for us.

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-Yeah.

-Nothing in the price range, I don't think.

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Don't panic! You've still got £250 to play with.

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Now, Thomas, surprise us.

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-Wow.

-So, this is a tobacco jar.

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It's made by Doulton.

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Doulton Lambeth.

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There's the monkey with his pipe.

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One up from Darwin, we are.

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-That's it.

-This is the joke this is giving us.

-Yes.

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This was made in the late 19th century.

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-A bit of humour with it.

-A bit of humour to it.

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In good condition as well, isn't it?

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-The best thing about it is the price.

-Yeah, yeah.

-24 quid.

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-Do you like that?

-Yeah, we definitely like it.

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We were looking for something in that area as well.

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-Do you want to forget about that?

-Yes.

-Forgotten about that?

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-Fully concentrate on this.

-Yeah, I think we like this one better.

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All right. Shall I try and get it for 20?

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-Yes.

-Yeah?

-Yeah.

-Or anything off that from there?

-Yeah, definitely,

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if you can get anything off...

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I think there is profit in that all day long.

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-Stay there.

-Thank you.

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Mr Plant is working hard for you today, boys.

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20 quid. Thank you very much.

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-Thomas is happy. He's shaken hands.

-I've shaken hands.

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I've done it. I thought, 20 quid.

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-It's great, isn't it?

-Yeah, we're very happy with that.

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-We are, definitely.

-Right. Second item done.

-Number two done.

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Let's go.

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Well done, Blues. You're close to the finishing line now,

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while the Reds are lagging behind

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with two items to find and just over 20 minutes left on the clock.

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-I quite like the little snuffbox there.

-These here?

-Yeah.

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-Which one?

-I like both of those.

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-That one and that one?

-Yeah.

-Which is your favourite?

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-The smaller one.

-That one?

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-Yeah.

-That is French.

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Limoges. Priced at £45.

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It's probably around...

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-..£20-worth.

-Really?

-Oh, right.

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-We don't want that, then.

-Well, you don't know what...

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The lady might do you a deal, you never know, do you?

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-OK. Yeah.

-What's the best you could do that for, my dear?

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-Looks to me like it's 20 quid's worth, really.

-£40.

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OK. We'll pass on. Thank you very much indeed.

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What did the dealer say? £40? That's disappointing.

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So, are the Blues having any better luck?

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This has really caught my attention.

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-But...it's not that old.

-Oh, really?

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-All the scuffs, have they been done?

-They've been done.

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-That's no good.

-Come on.

-Interesting item, though, wasn't it?

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Caught my eye.

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Talking of eyes...

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Look, staring out at you like demonic eyes.

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Really, really funny eyes.

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Looks like it's got two different eyes.

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They really look really scary.

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How much are your pugs, please?

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-DEALER:

-140 quid. There is some damage to them, so...

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-Oh, OK, right.

-Both damaged, eh?

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Yeah, damaged, it's a shame, but they're quite cool.

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-Yeah, I do like them.

-Nathan loves a pug as well.

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That's frustrating.

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And I thought Nathan had found his doggy item there.

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Meanwhile, can Phil woo the ladies with some silver?

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Do you like that? That is a little Victorian silver dressing table box.

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-OK.

-It's got a Birmingham hallmark on it. It's priced at £75.

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The lady says you can have it for £45.

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I like the flowers on the top, the little engraved flowers.

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Is that a name on the top there?

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Yeah, it says...Christie...

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THEY LAUGH

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-Nice try!

-..he lied.

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-Mabel.

-Oh, right, OK.

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-Yeah?

-It's quite cute. I like it. I think it's more you.

-It is, yes.

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Oh, come on, tell me, then, Angharad, why is that you?

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Well, it's silver, so it's what I was looking for and it's pretty.

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-Small and flowery.

-Yes.

-Just like you.

-Pretty, small and flowery.

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Right...

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So 45, it's reduced from £75 to 45.

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-Yes?

-Yes.

-Yes. Definitely?

-I think so.

-I'm going to buy.

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We're up against it, time-wise.

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-You go and look that way, I'll go and buy.

-Thank you.

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Phew, that's buy number two in the bag with just over 15 minutes left.

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Right, we've got to hurry up now.

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-Come on. Come on, come on, go, go, go.

-Let's go!

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At this rate, it could be a sprint finish for the ladies,

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while the boys haven't even broken sweat.

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There you are, you see? There is your sporting item.

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-Yeah.

-You've got the painted scoreboard on there.

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-Yeah.

-Plastic runners, plastic markers,

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vintage snooker/billiard scoreboard - £35.

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What do you genuinely think, Ryan?

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I do like it, yeah. It brings you back to when you used to go down

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the snooker club, have a game of snooker with your family.

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-Yeah, I really like it.

-I think it's safe for our last option.

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35, you've only spent £85.

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This is hardly going to break the bank.

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-It goes in with your theme, doesn't it?

-It does.

-It does, yeah.

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Ryan, do you... Who wants to go and have a chat? Or shall I?

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-I think it's Ryan's turn.

-This is all down to you, isn't it?

-OK.

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Gentleman's waiting to speak to you.

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Hello. Are you coming in to chat to us?

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-If that's OK.

-Well, I'm going to pass you over to my associate, Ryan,

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who's going to negotiate.

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-OK.

-Yes, we like your scoreboard there.

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-Yeah.

-What sort of price would you be looking at?

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It's 35 on the ticket.

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-How does 30 sound?

-Yeah, we're looking closer to 20, really.

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Split the difference, 25?

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-I think that's quite a good compromise.

-You happy with that?

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-Yeah, we'll be happy with that.

-There he is, he's done it.

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Get in. I can't believe that.

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-Thank you.

-25 quid, I think that's a brilliant buy.

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-It is good.

-I think that's absolutely fabulous, well done.

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That's our third and final item.

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A real pleasure. Thank you very much.

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What a couple of champion shoppers, taking it all in their stride.

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So, you happy, guys?

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-Yeah, we're happy.

-Very happy.

-I'm super-impressed.

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-I think it's time for a cup of tea, don't you?

-Definitely.

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I thought a sports bar would be more their thing!

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Talking of which, the Reds have found something

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that's perfect for a pub,

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although they've only got ten minutes until last orders.

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Come on, then, ladies, what have you got?

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What have you got? What HAVE you got?

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-BOTH:

-It's a penguin!

-It's a cocktail shaker and it's a penguin.

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PHIL MAKES PENGUIN NOISES

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This was made yesterday.

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Oh... I like it.

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-You like it?

-Yeah.

-But would it make us any money?

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Do you know what?

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-I like it too.

-THEY LAUGH

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I think it's really cool.

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There are actually three different types of cocktail shaker.

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The Boston shaker,

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the cobbler shaker and the French shaker,

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and during the 1920s, novelty designs

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like penguins became popular.

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-So what's your favourite cocktail?

-Well, I like espresso martinis.

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What a girl!

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So, it's £29.

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-£29.

-What are you going to get it for?

0:21:190:21:22

-20?

-20. We've got to buy it, haven't we?

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-I think so.

-Yes.

-I want to.

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Right, off you go, tell the dealer you'll have it,

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give him 20 quid and think of a Bargain Hunt cocktail.

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-Off you go.

-OK.

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But hurry up, Reds, because you have just minutes left to do a deal.

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-Well, have you bought it?

-We have.

-Really? 20 quid?

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-20 quid.

-Top job! We're finished. Three things bought. Home and hosed.

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Right, teams, your time is up.

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One last question, what is the Bargain Hunt cocktail?

0:21:500:21:54

We're not sure yet but we hope it's not going to be Red on the Rocks.

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Very good, I like that.

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Come on, let's go. That's been absolutely fantastic.

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-That's the best way to spend an hour, isn't it?

-Definitely.

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Now let's just remind ourselves what the Red team have bought.

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Christie and Angharad got £100 off this pair of replica pole screens.

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£50 paid.

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The silver dressing table box was £45.

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And finally, they all fell in love with the penguin cocktail shaker,

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which cost them £20.

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Christie and Angharad, isn't it a change,

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-a pleasant change, to be outside?

-Not really. It's a bit cold.

-Cold!

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-Cold, you'd rather be back inside shopping.

-Oh, yes.

-Fantastic.

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What's your favourite lot?

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For me, personally, the penguin, the penguin cocktail shaker.

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Oh, for shaking penguins.

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-Yes.

-Will it make the biggest profit, though?

-I don't think so.

-You don't.

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No, I think the fire screens will.

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You think the fire screens. They're rather nice.

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-Yes, very nice.

-Do you agree?

-Yeah, definitely.

-Yeah.

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-But your favourite lot is the little box.

-Yes, definitely.

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-You like that little box.

-Yes.

-What did it cost, 45?

0:22:530:22:55

-Yeah.

-Yeah. Quite a good buy.

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-I think so, too.

-Are you going to get a golden gavel?

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# Dun, da-da, dun... #

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Should I have mentioned that?

0:23:030:23:06

Now, you spent £115, so you've got £185 left over.

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-We have.

-Let's have it.

-There you go.

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Well done. Philip.

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-Rossco, thank you.

-How are you possibly going to improve on this?

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Charlie, I'm going to go and find something to put the penguin in.

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So while Philip goes off to find something to put the penguin in,

0:23:200:23:23

I'm going to check out just what the Blue team have bought.

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Nathan and Ryan secured the granite curling stone

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in under five minutes, for £65.

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Thomas persuaded them to purchase the stoneware tobacco pot,

0:23:320:23:35

which was £20.

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And they finished their shop by spending £25

0:23:370:23:41

on the snooker scoreboard.

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Well, Nathan and Ryan, you kept with that sporting theme.

0:23:430:23:46

Yeah, two items on the sporting theme, so, yeah,

0:23:460:23:48

we're quite happy with that, really.

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-What's your favourite lot?

-It's got to be the tobacco jar.

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-I really like the tobacco jar.

-I like the curling stone.

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-You do?

-Yeah, yeah.

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Do you think that will make the biggest profit, though?

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I think it could be a dark horse, it could go really well.

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So £110 spent.

0:24:000:24:01

-Yes.

-190 left over.

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A dangerously large amount.

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Hand it over.

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Thomas Plant with £190, anything could happen.

0:24:070:24:11

What are you going to do with that, Thomas?

0:24:110:24:13

Well, I think there's one theme which has been missed out

0:24:130:24:16

and I'm going to make sure that void is filled.

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-Great.

-So while Thomas goes off to fill that void,

0:24:190:24:23

before we go to the auction,

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I'm going off to the Vale of Glamorgan

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and to that little church, to check out the medieval murals.

0:24:270:24:30

St Cadoc's is a tiny church in the village of Llancarfan,

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but it's of huge historical importance thanks to these...

0:24:400:24:43

..a unique collection of medieval paintings.

0:24:450:24:48

This is sensational.

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And seeing this for the first time is truly moving.

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This mural tells the story of St George,

0:25:000:25:03

a Christian crusader who saved a princess from a dragon.

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And these paintings show people falling victim

0:25:070:25:10

to the Seven Deadly Sins.

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In every case, they're being egged on by the devil.

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Unbelievably, these works of art were painted over 500 years ago,

0:25:180:25:23

but in 2007, conservator Jane Rutherford

0:25:230:25:27

was brought in to uncover them.

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You couldn't see anything of the paintings.

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They were completely covered over, with over 20 layers of lime wash.

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If you look at the far east end of the church

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you'll get a flavour of what these walls all looked like.

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We worked down through those layers, one layer at a time.

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-One layer at a time?

-Yes.

-Using what as an instrument?

0:25:460:25:49

Surgical scalpel.

0:25:510:25:52

This is one of the many tools Jane uses

0:25:540:25:56

as she patiently removes the lime wash to reveal the secrets beneath.

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In certain areas, the worst-damaged areas,

0:26:010:26:04

a square inch an hour was fast.

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It gives you an idea of the scale that we're working on.

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Jane and her team have been working at St Cadoc's for a decade,

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and what they've uncovered during that time has caused quite a stir.

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How important are all these paintings?

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They are exceptional. They are internationally important.

0:26:220:26:25

This is the most exciting discovery of wall paintings of this kind

0:26:250:26:29

in the UK this century.

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What an accolade for the artist who painted them.

0:26:320:26:35

This painter was something else.

0:26:350:26:37

-We don't know who he was.

-No, and of course there is no signature.

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Would he have been a professional painter?

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Oh, yes. I like to think he's stood over in that corner there

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and he's been given this wall as his canvas

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and he's looked at how he can fill it.

0:26:480:26:51

These paintings were used to teach Christian values

0:26:530:26:56

to the illiterate parishioners.

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When they looked up to St George, they would see a role model,

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an honourable man who spent his life spreading the word of Christianity.

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But the sins were a warning about living life on the wild side.

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So he's got the drama of these sins painted in the most dramatic way

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I think I've ever seen in this country.

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And certainly, when you look at the two beasts, George's horse,

0:27:180:27:22

and the dragon, and their eye contact,

0:27:220:27:26

the electrical charge between those two beasts is second to none.

0:27:260:27:29

I haven't found it anywhere else

0:27:290:27:31

in any other example illustration I've ever seen.

0:27:310:27:34

He's a complete master of theatre.

0:27:340:27:36

And it's the artist's depiction of St George and the dragon

0:27:360:27:39

that's really excited Jane.

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It's got one extra feature

0:27:410:27:43

which makes this the exceptional discovery that it is

0:27:430:27:46

and that is the figure of the virgin

0:27:460:27:49

included in the combat scene.

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We haven't yet come up with another example,

0:27:510:27:53

so that makes Llancarfan absolutely unique in this imagery.

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How many more years' work do you think you have?

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I keep discovering things!

0:28:020:28:04

Sadly, Jane can't tell us about those finds yet,

0:28:070:28:10

as they're top-secret.

0:28:100:28:12

So what exactly does it mean to you

0:28:120:28:14

to work on such an important discovery?

0:28:140:28:17

To be the person who sees these paintings coming out

0:28:170:28:20

for the first time in over 500 years,

0:28:200:28:23

it's every conservator's dream.

0:28:230:28:25

And that dream will go on here

0:28:250:28:28

as Jane continues the painstaking work

0:28:280:28:30

of unlocking the mystery of these paintings.

0:28:300:28:32

But now it's time for the auction

0:28:370:28:39

at the saleroom of Rogers, Jones & Co in Cardiff.

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And as luck would have it, I'm with the auctioneer and boss, Ben.

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-Hello, Ben.

-Hello. Croeso cynnes i Cymru.

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Which must mean, "Hello, Charlie, have a nice day."

0:28:510:28:54

Not quite. A warm welcome to Wales, Charlie.

0:28:540:28:56

A warm welcome to Wales. Well, thank you very much indeed.

0:28:560:28:58

Now, Christie and Angharad went shopping with Phil Serrell

0:28:580:29:02

and the first item they bought...

0:29:020:29:04

And they are quite young, so I was quite surprised that

0:29:040:29:07

they bought a pair of pole screens.

0:29:070:29:08

-What do you think?

-Made yesterday, probably, but rather nice.

0:29:080:29:12

I think they've got a bit of class about them.

0:29:120:29:14

-They are pretty good, aren't they? What about a value?

-60-90.

0:29:140:29:18

Well, that's good, they paid £50.

0:29:180:29:20

I think we're in the black on those.

0:29:200:29:23

Oh, goody.

0:29:230:29:25

Well, that's good. Second item is a little bit of silver.

0:29:250:29:28

What do you think of that?

0:29:280:29:30

Perfectly acceptable Victorian silver box.

0:29:300:29:33

I think it's rather nice.

0:29:330:29:34

Mab's for Mabel, I suppose.

0:29:340:29:36

-One assumes.

-What about a value on that?

0:29:360:29:38

25-35, Charlie.

0:29:380:29:40

Yeah, paid 45.

0:29:400:29:42

Perhaps a little bit on the rich side.

0:29:420:29:45

If Mab steps into the saleroom, we are in luck, aren't we?

0:29:450:29:48

Now, this is quite fun, isn't it?

0:29:480:29:50

This is the third item, Christie really liked this cocktail shaker.

0:29:500:29:54

-I think it's great fun.

-Do you?

-A penguin cocktail shaker.

0:29:540:29:57

-Yeah.

-And cocktails, they're all the rage at the moment, aren't they?

0:29:570:30:00

-Are they?

-They are, or so they say.

0:30:000:30:02

-Yeah?

-Not on my wages, but...

0:30:020:30:04

It's a fun, fun thing.

0:30:060:30:07

What about a value? It hasn't really got any great age, has it?

0:30:070:30:10

No, it's not got age, but does that matter too much?

0:30:100:30:13

-No.

-It's just a novelty item.

0:30:130:30:15

Yeah. What about a value?

0:30:150:30:16

-30-40.

-Yeah, well, paid 20.

0:30:160:30:19

They are looking pretty good, aren't they?

0:30:190:30:21

It's a positive start.

0:30:210:30:22

Yeah. It may be that they won't need a bonus buy,

0:30:220:30:25

but in case they do, let's have a look at it.

0:30:250:30:28

Well, Christie and Angharad,

0:30:290:30:30

you are probably a little nervous, aren't you?

0:30:300:30:32

-A little bit.

-You've given him £185.

0:30:320:30:35

He's gone off to find something in which to put your penguin.

0:30:350:30:40

Shall we have a look at Philip's penguin home?

0:30:400:30:43

I think that's a lovely bit of burr walnut, 19th century.

0:30:430:30:46

-It's a decanter box.

-Is it?

0:30:460:30:48

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

-And you said how much?

0:30:480:30:50

-£40?

-You're mean.

0:30:500:30:52

-60?

-60.

0:30:520:30:54

-That's quite interesting, isn't it?

-Yeah, because it cost me 50 quid.

0:30:540:30:57

-I really like it.

-You really like it.

0:30:570:30:58

You really, really like it.

0:30:580:31:00

-I really like it. I like the walnut.

-It's ticking your boxes.

0:31:000:31:03

It's ticking my boxes. I don't think Angharad will be impressed.

0:31:030:31:06

I'm sure she's not, I just saw the face.

0:31:060:31:08

Angharad, you're grimacing a little bit.

0:31:080:31:10

Yeah, I can't see the use for it.

0:31:100:31:12

I know you've already said what it's for, but...

0:31:120:31:15

-Necklaces?

-Charlie, I'll see you later on.

0:31:150:31:17

Come back, Philip. Well, you don't have to make up your mind now.

0:31:170:31:21

Wait until the auction.

0:31:210:31:22

Meanwhile, let's see what the auctioneer thinks.

0:31:220:31:24

Well, Phil went off shopping

0:31:250:31:27

and bought a traditional English antique in walnut

0:31:270:31:30

and I think it's a decanter box.

0:31:300:31:33

-What do you think of that?

-I think it's OK.

0:31:330:31:35

It's neat, it's got a nice outer case, which is in good condition.

0:31:350:31:39

Lacking a little bit of character, I think.

0:31:390:31:41

There's no name or anything to stand it apart

0:31:410:31:45

perhaps except for that campaign-style handle,

0:31:450:31:48

-but, yeah, rather nice.

-Value?

-40-60.

0:31:480:31:50

£40-60, paid £50, so smack in the middle of your estimate.

0:31:500:31:54

-Should be OK.

-So moving on to the Blue team, Nathan and Ryan.

0:31:540:31:58

They were with Thomas and they started off

0:31:580:32:00

by buying a curling stone.

0:32:000:32:02

It's OK, I mean, these are quite popular now.

0:32:020:32:04

-Are they?

-With doorstops and that sort of thing.

0:32:040:32:06

-Yeah.

-Regrettably there is just a piece missing from here

0:32:060:32:10

and a couple of chips around the edge.

0:32:100:32:12

Yeah. What about a value? Difficult thing to value, isn't it?

0:32:120:32:15

£40-60, we've put on that one.

0:32:150:32:17

Yeah, we paid 65, so...

0:32:170:32:20

Could be on thin ice!

0:32:200:32:22

Let's move on to the Doulton Lambeth tobacco jar.

0:32:230:32:27

It's in cracking condition, isn't it?

0:32:270:32:29

Yeah, lovely, and there are plenty of collectors out there

0:32:290:32:32

for Doulton Lambeth. A good fun thing.

0:32:320:32:34

-Yes, rather nice.

-What about a value?

0:32:340:32:36

-30-40.

-30-40. Well, only paid £20.

0:32:360:32:41

-In with a chance.

-Yeah, well, that's good.

0:32:410:32:43

Now, let's move on to the scoreboard.

0:32:430:32:45

I think this has got a problem.

0:32:450:32:47

-You tell me.

-It's just a bit ordinary, really.

0:32:470:32:52

It's not particularly old.

0:32:520:32:54

The sliders are plastic.

0:32:540:32:56

-Yeah.

-I think they are going to struggle with this one.

0:32:560:32:59

-What about a value?

-£10-15.

0:32:590:33:02

Well, they only paid 25, so...

0:33:020:33:04

We need a break.

0:33:040:33:06

They need a break, I think I nearly need a break,

0:33:070:33:10

but they might need a bonus buy.

0:33:100:33:12

Let's have a look at it.

0:33:120:33:14

Nathan and Ryan gave Thomas Plant £190.

0:33:140:33:20

So what do you think he's done with it?

0:33:200:33:22

Has he bought Phil Serrell?

0:33:220:33:23

Philip, are you there?

0:33:250:33:26

Oh, come on, boys, what does it look like?

0:33:260:33:29

It's a barrel.

0:33:290:33:31

It's a barrel.

0:33:310:33:32

-Well, Nathan, what do you think of it?

-I really like it.

0:33:340:33:37

I think it has a lot of charm.

0:33:370:33:38

-Yeah.

-I would certainly have it in my house.

0:33:380:33:41

-Would you?

-Yeah, I definitely would. I think it should do well.

0:33:410:33:44

Good. Ryan, you're the expert on pub memorabilia.

0:33:440:33:47

-Yeah.

-How does this fit in your...?

0:33:470:33:49

I'm actually looking for one of these as well.

0:33:490:33:51

-Are you?

-Yeah, it's definitely is something I like.

0:33:510:33:53

But unfortunately there is one big hole in this.

0:33:530:33:56

-It's bottomless.

-Oh, the bottom has fallen out.

0:33:560:33:59

You're not going to need it, to have it as a table.

0:33:590:34:01

-What sort of age is it?

-About 1920s, I would say, 1930s.

0:34:010:34:06

Yeah, it looks it, too.

0:34:060:34:09

What about having a stab at the value of it?

0:34:090:34:11

-£60-80.

-£60-80.

0:34:110:34:14

Yeah, probably round about 50 marker, 40-50.

0:34:140:34:17

-Round about 50?

-Yeah.

-Well, Thomas, what did you pay for it?

0:34:170:34:19

-£50.

-Nice one.

0:34:190:34:21

That's good. Yeah.

0:34:210:34:23

Anyway, chaps, you don't have to make up your mind now.

0:34:230:34:26

Meanwhile, I wonder if the auctioneer has fallen in love with

0:34:260:34:29

Thomas's rather tatty barrel.

0:34:290:34:31

-What do you think?

-It's a bottomless barrel.

0:34:320:34:35

Not in the best condition.

0:34:370:34:39

-What about a value?

-10-20?

0:34:390:34:42

Ooh. Isn't that a trifle mean?

0:34:420:34:44

-Do you think?

-You don't like it, do you?

0:34:440:34:47

Um, well, it's a bottomless barrel!

0:34:470:34:49

What are you going to do with a bottomless barrel?

0:34:490:34:52

Work on the rostrum.

0:34:520:34:53

I tell you why, it's because Thomas paid £50 for it.

0:34:530:34:56

£50?!

0:34:560:34:58

-Is it full of beer?

-No, no, but if it were,

0:34:580:35:01

-it might make nearer the mark.

-It might do.

0:35:010:35:03

Ben, you will be doing a cracking job on the rostrum as always.

0:35:030:35:07

And I have every faith in you

0:35:070:35:09

getting huge money for this bottomless barrel.

0:35:090:35:12

I'll try and earn my beer.

0:35:120:35:14

Well, I'm not sure he will earn his beer,

0:35:140:35:17

but it will be an interesting sale.

0:35:170:35:18

300. Five at the door.

0:35:200:35:23

400.

0:35:240:35:25

I can't work out who is more excited,

0:35:270:35:29

you two girls or the old boy in the corner there.

0:35:290:35:32

We kick off with the pole screens, which I think are super.

0:35:320:35:36

They're not old, but they are in fabulous condition.

0:35:360:35:39

The needlework is good, they cost £50, and here they are.

0:35:390:35:43

I have to start at £80.

0:35:430:35:45

£80, 90.

0:35:450:35:46

I had to start there, with the bids on the book.

0:35:470:35:50

90 and I am out.

0:35:500:35:52

This is sensational, girls.

0:35:520:35:54

At 90.

0:35:540:35:55

£100 by my side.

0:35:550:35:57

Let's say ten. 110, 120.

0:35:570:36:01

Do you know, they are making more money than old ones would make.

0:36:010:36:04

130.

0:36:040:36:06

130, 130.

0:36:060:36:08

130. 40. 140.

0:36:080:36:10

This is one of the great Bargain Hunt moments.

0:36:100:36:13

Do you want a chair?

0:36:130:36:15

150, 150, 150.

0:36:150:36:17

Everybody done, then?

0:36:170:36:18

150, the hammer is up.

0:36:180:36:20

-Oh!

-Oh, my gosh.

0:36:220:36:24

Girls!

0:36:240:36:26

You made £100 profit.

0:36:260:36:29

Here comes the little dressing table box.

0:36:290:36:31

It cost £45.

0:36:310:36:33

£18, 20, 22.

0:36:330:36:35

-Five your bid. 25 now.

-Come on!

0:36:350:36:38

30 bid, is there 35?

0:36:380:36:40

35. Is there 40?

0:36:400:36:41

40 bid. Is there five?

0:36:410:36:43

45.

0:36:430:36:44

45 in the room, against you.

0:36:450:36:47

Out online. 50, new bidder.

0:36:470:36:50

-You have done it.

-55, 60,

0:36:500:36:53

five, 70.

0:36:530:36:55

£70 and standing.

0:36:550:36:57

Is everybody done? Hammer is up at 70.

0:36:570:37:00

£70.

0:37:000:37:01

I think we're out in Cardiff tonight, Charlie.

0:37:020:37:05

You are up £125.

0:37:050:37:07

Oh, my God.

0:37:070:37:09

-Do you like penguins?

-I love them.

0:37:100:37:12

The penguin cocktail shaker.

0:37:120:37:13

I love it. The auctioneer loves it.

0:37:130:37:15

And it only cost £20, didn't it?

0:37:150:37:17

-Here it comes.

-Start me at £40.

0:37:170:37:19

Is there five? At 40.

0:37:190:37:21

Is there five? At 45 and I am out.

0:37:210:37:23

Before you, online, 45's in the room.

0:37:230:37:26

This is sensational.

0:37:260:37:28

45, 50.

0:37:280:37:30

-This is so emotional.

-Is there 60?

0:37:320:37:34

At 55, £60.

0:37:340:37:36

65, if you like, sir.

0:37:360:37:38

My pen is shaking.

0:37:380:37:39

At £60.

0:37:390:37:40

Online, the bid, is everybody done?

0:37:400:37:42

At 60 now.

0:37:420:37:44

Last call.

0:37:440:37:45

£60.

0:37:460:37:48

Do you know how much profit you have made?

0:37:480:37:51

£165.

0:37:510:37:54

Hang on, girls, you have got to concentrate on his box now.

0:37:540:37:57

He paid 50, you think it's worth 40.

0:37:570:38:00

-Yes.

-You think it's worth 60.

-Yeah.

0:38:000:38:02

THEY CONFER

0:38:020:38:05

You are definitely not going with it.

0:38:050:38:07

-No.

-Do you want to know the auctioneer's estimate?

-Yeah.

0:38:070:38:10

£40-60.

0:38:100:38:12

Start me at 50.

0:38:120:38:15

50 I have. At 50 online.

0:38:150:38:17

Any advance? Five, 55.

0:38:170:38:19

Is there 60? At 55, 60 bid.

0:38:190:38:22

70 if you like. £60.

0:38:220:38:24

Is there 70? At 60, at 60.

0:38:240:38:26

Nice box here at £60.

0:38:260:38:28

Five, 65 in the room.

0:38:280:38:30

£65!

0:38:300:38:33

70. At 70 in the US.

0:38:330:38:35

At £70.

0:38:350:38:36

Five again, sir.

0:38:360:38:38

75 in the UK, here in the saleroom.

0:38:380:38:41

At 75.

0:38:410:38:43

In the saleroom, then, at 75. Everybody done?

0:38:430:38:45

Hammer is up at 75.

0:38:450:38:47

You have still made £165.

0:38:490:38:52

Don't say a word to the Blues

0:38:520:38:54

because you will probably make them cry.

0:38:540:38:56

-OK, guys, feeling confident?

-Yes.

-Go and smash it.

0:39:010:39:05

You started off with the curling stone and it cost £65.

0:39:050:39:08

-Yes.

-Here it comes.

0:39:080:39:10

I have to start at £28.

0:39:100:39:12

Is there 30? £28, 30, anyone?

0:39:120:39:16

Hold on to your hats, we are straight in at £60.

0:39:160:39:18

60, 70 in the room. Is there 80 now?

0:39:180:39:22

At 70. At 70.

0:39:220:39:24

80 now, 90, if you like.

0:39:240:39:26

£80, £80, online, the bid.

0:39:260:39:28

At £80.

0:39:280:39:30

Have we all done? All done then at 80?

0:39:300:39:32

Online, the bid.

0:39:320:39:33

I think that made more money than it would have done in Scotland.

0:39:370:39:39

Here comes your tobacco pot.

0:39:390:39:41

-It only cost £20.

-Yes, I think there's profit there.

0:39:410:39:44

The auctioneer really likes this. Thinks it will make a profit.

0:39:440:39:47

-Here it comes.

-£30 for it.

0:39:470:39:48

£30.

0:39:480:39:50

Start me at 20.

0:39:510:39:53

I have got a lowly bid. I don't want to start there.

0:39:540:39:56

Start me at ten.

0:39:560:39:58

-I'm amazed.

-Ten bid.

0:39:580:40:00

Thank you. £10, better than my bid, £10 is in the room.

0:40:000:40:03

At £10. A disappointing bid.

0:40:030:40:05

At £10. Is there 15?

0:40:050:40:07

At £10. 12, if you like.

0:40:070:40:09

At ten, at ten, 12.

0:40:090:40:11

15, if you like.

0:40:110:40:12

One more? £12. 15, anybody?

0:40:120:40:15

At £12.

0:40:150:40:16

Everybody done. Hammer is up at 12.

0:40:160:40:20

Oh, no, no.

0:40:200:40:22

You have lost £8.

0:40:220:40:24

You are plus £7.

0:40:240:40:26

The snooker board. Well, it only cost £25. And here it comes.

0:40:260:40:30

Start me at ten.

0:40:300:40:32

Oh, dear.

0:40:320:40:34

A fiver?

0:40:340:40:35

-Come on.

-It has got to be a fiver, if we're going.

0:40:350:40:39

Five bid. At £5.

0:40:400:40:41

Any advance?

0:40:410:40:43

At five now. At five.

0:40:430:40:44

It's a blue ball at five, isn't it?

0:40:440:40:46

At five. Is everybody done at five?

0:40:460:40:48

Last call at five. Hammer's up.

0:40:480:40:50

£5.

0:40:500:40:53

You started off with a profit of 15, and then you lost eight,

0:40:530:40:56

which meant you were plus seven.

0:40:560:40:57

You then lost 20, which makes you -£13.

0:40:570:41:02

-It's not bad, is it? -£13.

-Not bad.

0:41:020:41:05

And you've got a beer barrel to go.

0:41:050:41:07

The beer barrel is the way forward.

0:41:070:41:08

-What do you reckon?

-Yes, definitely going to go with it.

0:41:080:41:11

Do you want to know the auctioneer's estimate or not? No.

0:41:110:41:14

I'm not going to tell Thomas

0:41:140:41:16

that the auctioneer's estimate is 10-20.

0:41:160:41:18

Oh, sorry.

0:41:180:41:19

£40. At £40, is there five?

0:41:190:41:22

It must be full of beer. At £40.

0:41:220:41:23

Is there five? At 40.

0:41:230:41:25

Where is the five now?

0:41:250:41:26

At 40.

0:41:260:41:28

Any advance? At £40.

0:41:280:41:30

Have we all done? At 40. Five.

0:41:300:41:32

50. At 50.

0:41:320:41:34

Everybody done then at 50?

0:41:340:41:36

Well done!

0:41:380:41:39

So you are down £13 only.

0:41:390:41:42

Anyway, chaps, not a word to the Reds.

0:41:440:41:47

As you can hear, teams,

0:41:530:41:54

the auctioneer is still banging out profits,

0:41:540:41:57

and in some cases losses.

0:41:570:41:59

Sometimes, both teams make a profit.

0:41:590:42:01

Sometimes, both teams make a loss.

0:42:010:42:03

Today, one team has made a smidgen of a loss

0:42:030:42:07

and the other team has made a thumping great profit.

0:42:070:42:11

And the winners are, without a doubt, the Red team!

0:42:110:42:13

Bravo, girls.

0:42:150:42:17

Anyway, boys, you didn't do badly.

0:42:170:42:19

You only lost £13.

0:42:190:42:21

I mean, it was just that snooker board.

0:42:210:42:23

-It was Thomas's idea to buy that!

-What?!

0:42:230:42:27

-But you have had fun, haven't you?

-Definitely, yes.

0:42:270:42:29

Really enjoyed it.

0:42:290:42:30

Reds, that was just amazing.

0:42:300:42:32

It was extraordinary.

0:42:320:42:34

The pole screens cost £50.

0:42:340:42:36

-How much did they make?

-150.

0:42:360:42:37

150, a £100 profit.

0:42:370:42:41

-Your dressing table box cost £45, made 70.

-It did.

0:42:410:42:44

Your cocktail shaker, which Philip loved so much, £60.

0:42:440:42:49

Are you thinking of taking up antique dealing?

0:42:490:42:51

-Definitely.

-I bet you are.

-I think we'd be very good at it.

0:42:510:42:54

I think you would be absolutely brilliant at it.

0:42:540:42:56

-They are stars.

-They are stars.

0:42:560:42:58

£165 profit.

0:42:580:43:00

-Can we touch it?

-You may touch it, and you can keep it.

-Thank you.

0:43:000:43:03

But of course that is a mere bagatelle

0:43:030:43:05

compared with what is going to happen next.

0:43:050:43:08

I have TWO golden gavels.

0:43:080:43:12

-Take them!

-Thank you.

-Pin them!

0:43:120:43:15

Well done, girls. We have all had fun, haven't we?

0:43:150:43:18

And not everybody can win.

0:43:180:43:20

Good, gallant runners-up. Anyway, don't forget to

0:43:200:43:23

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In the meantime, join us for more Bargain Hunting.

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Charlie Ross presents from The Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells. Philip Serrell and Thomas Plant are guiding the reds and blues, who have £300 to spend on three items that will hopefully make them a profit at the auction in Cardiff.

Charlie also learns more about a unique collection of medieval church paintings that were discovered after hundreds of years.