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Antiques Master

Season 1 2010

  • 2010-07-04T23:00:00Z on BBC Two
  • 30 mins
  • 6 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English

The country's leading amateur antiques enthusiasts battle it out to become Britain's Antiques Master in this series presented by Sandi Toksvig and featuring antiques expert Eric Knowles.

12 episodes

1x01 Episode 1

  • Series Premiere

    2010-07-04T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

The country's leading amateur antiques enthusiasts battle it out to become Britain's first-ever Antiques Master in a series presented by Sandi Toksvig and featuring antiques expert Eric Knowles. The series begins with four contenders putting their skill and knowledge to the test over four tough challenges at Towneley Hall in Lancashire. Delia Sinden from London specialises in 19th-century ironstone pottery; Paul Belban from Somerset collects Georgian tea caddies; Alf Hughes from Cheshire has a passion for Staffordshire pottery; and Lynn Hardman from Cumbria loves the early 20th-century style of Art Nouveau. Who will take a place in the semi-finals, one step closer to becoming the Antiques Master? The show also features a William De Morgan dish worth £30,000.

1x02 Episode 2

  • 2010-07-12T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

The country's leading amateur antiques enthusiasts battle it out to become Britain's first-ever Antiques Master in this series presented by Sandi Toksvig and featuring antiques expert Eric Knowles. Tonight we're back in Towneley Hall in Lancashire where four more contenders put their skill and knowledge to the test over four tough challenges. The contestants are: Robert Gray from London, who has a passion for antique biscuit tins; Sarah Morris of Sussex, whose specialism is the glassware of French designer Lalique; Glen Steven from Hertfordshire who adores Moorcroft pottery; and Sue Hirons from Merseyside, who loves Doulton Ware. Who will take that all-important place in the semi-finals and be one step closer to becoming the Antiques Master? This week's show also features a rare piece of Meissen porcelain dating from 1735.

1x03 Episode 3

  • 2010-07-19T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

The country's leading amateur antiques enthusiasts battle it out to become Britain's first ever Antiques Master in this series presented by Sandi Toksvig and featuring antiques expert Eric Knowles. We're back in Towneley Hall in Lancashire where four more contenders put their skill and knowledge to the test over four tough challenges. The contestants are: Ben Poland from Stockport who loves Victorian jewellery; Christopher Shaw, a Georgian furniture enthusiast from Bath; Rowena Craddock from Essex who specialises in the Art Nouveau designer Archibold Knox; and John Boyce from Fife whose passion is Wedgwood pottery. But who will take that all important place in the semi-finals and be one step closer to becoming the Antiques Master? Plus the origin of the saying 'burning the candle at both ends' is revealed.

1x04 Episode 4

  • 2010-07-25T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

The country's leading amateur antiques enthusiasts battle it out to become Britain's first-ever Antiques Master in this series presented by Sandi Toksvig and featuring antiques expert Eric Knowles. Four more contenders put their skill and knowledge to the test over four tough challenges at Towneley Hall in Lancashire. The contestants are: Judith Howard from Wiltshire, who loves the delicate beauty of 18th and 19th century English porcelain; Lance Khun from London, whose specialism is 20th century Scandinavian glass; Robin Carroll from Bath, who adores the craftsmanship of antique English furniture; and Rosemary Moghadam from Loughborough, who has a passion for Pilkington pottery. Who will take a place in the semi-finals and be one step closer to becoming the Antiques Master? The show also features an antique breast pump and a Regency card table worth 5,000 pounds.

1x05 Episode 5

  • 2010-08-01T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

The country's leading amateur antiques enthusiasts battle to become Britain's first-ever Antiques Master in this series presented by Sandi Toksvig and featuring antiques expert Eric Knowles. In Towneley Hall in Lancashire, four more contenders put their skill and knowledge to the test over four tough challenges. The contestants are: Shona McNeill from London, whose passion is 18th century Worcester porcelain; Julia Price from Hertfordshire, whose specialism is the decorative detail of British pressed glass; Mike Shaw from Preston, who adores Art Nouveau and Art Deco bronze sculptures; and Marika Rajah from Manchester, a fan of the tiles and pottery of William de Morgan. Who will take a place in the semi-finals and be one step closer to becoming the Antiques Master? The show also features a Worcester plate from 1770 that's worth 5,000 pounds.

1x06 Episode 6

  • 2010-08-08T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

The country's leading amateur antiques enthusiasts battle to become Britain's first-ever Antiques Master in this series presented by Sandi Toksvig and featuring antiques expert Eric Knowles. In Towneley Hall in Lancashire, four more contenders put their skill and knowledge to the test over four tough challenges. The contestants are Paul Hyman from Bedfordshire, whose obsession is British studio pottery; Virginia Peacock from Devon, who specialises in pre-20th century cameos; James Harris from Sutton Coldfield, who is interested in Victorian silver; and Danny Philips from Liverpool, whose specialist area is mid-20th century glass. Who will take a place in the semi-finals and be one step closer to becoming the Antiques Master?

1x07 Episode 7

  • 2010-08-15T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

The country's leading amateur antiques enthusiasts battle to become Britain's first-ever Antiques Master in this series presented by Sandi Toksvig and featuring antiques expert Eric Knowles. In Towneley Hall in Lancashire, four more contenders put their skill and knowledge to the test over four tough challenges. The contestants are Claire Howell from Walsall whose passion is 18th century English furniture; chocolate shop owner John Greenfield from East Sussex who has a thirst for antique decanters and drinking glasses; Chris Riddle from Cornwall who is drawn to the many styles of English 18th century porcelain; and Pam Cropper, from Worcestershire, who adores Caughley pottery created at the birth of the industrial revolution. But who will take that all important place in the semi-finals and be one step closer to becoming the Antiques Master? Features some Regency silver shoe buckles owned by King George III.

1x08 Episode 8

  • 2010-08-22T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

The country's leading amateur antiques enthusiasts battle to become Britain's first-ever Antiques Master in this series presented by Sandi Toksvig and featuring antiques expert Eric Knowles. In Towneley Hall in Lancashire, four more contenders put their skill and knowledge to the test over four tough challenges. The contestants are Perry Field, a Crown Derby porcelain enthusiast from London; teddy bear devotee Marie Carroll, who hails from Manchester; Mike Merriman from Sutton Coldfield, who is a clock expert; and the youngest contestant is 20-year-old Manchester based student Ed Lyon, who loves Georgian silver. But who will take that all important place in the semi-finals and be one step closer to becoming the Antiques Master? Also features a highly unusual Victorian mousetrap.

1x09 Semi-Final 1

  • 2010-08-29T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

The country's leading amateur antiques enthusiasts battle to become Britain's first-ever Antiques Master in this series presented by Sandi Toksvig and featuring antiques expert Eric Knowles. It's the first semi-final in Towneley Hall in Lancashire. Four semi-finalists must put their skill and knowledge to the test over four tough challenges. The semi-finalist specialisms are Victorian jewellery, the renowned wares of Doulton, the many styles of English 18th century porcelain, and 18th century Worcester porcelain. But who will take that all important place in the final and be one step closer to becoming the Antiques Master? The show features a very rare and macabre gavel for a slave auction worth 5,000 pounds and a Worcester soup plate worth 3,500 pounds.

1x10 Semi-Final 2

  • 2010-09-05T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

The country's leading amateur antiques enthusiasts battle to become Britain's first-ever Antiques Master in this series presented by Sandi Toksvig and featuring antiques expert Eric Knowles. It's the second semi-final in Towneley Hall in Lancashire. Four semi-finalists must put their skill and knowledge to the test over four tough challenges. The semi-finalist specialisms are British studio pottery, Georgian silver, Staffordshire pottery and 18th and 19th century English porcelain. But who will take that all important place in the final and be one step closer to becoming the Antiques Master? The show features an angel shell cameo worth 4,000 pounds and an antique dog wheel that led to the saying 'dog tired'.

1x11 Final

  • 2010-09-12T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

The contest to find Britain's first ever Antiques Master reaches its dramatic climax as presenter Sandi Toksvig and antiques expert Eric Knowles test the two finalists' skill and knowledge over four tough challenges. Whose passion, skill and knowledge will prove to be priceless and earn them the inaugural title of Antiques Master? The show features a diamond-encrusted Victorian spider brooch worth 15,000 pounds and a pair of Doulton Burslem vases worth 10,000 pounds.

1x12 Celebrity Antiques Master Special

  • 2010-09-19T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

A special edition of the antiques show as EastEnders star Ricky Groves, Embarrassing Bodies' Dr Christian Jessen, presenter Saira Khan and strongman Geoff Capes battle to become the nation's first-ever celebrity Antiques Master. Presenter Sandi Toksvig and antiques expert Eric Knowles test the four contestants' skill and knowledge over four tough challenges in the stately Regency Rooms at Towneley Hall, Lancashire. Eastenders star Ricky Groves has a rare passion for antique fishing tackle, Embarrassing Bodies' Dr Christian Jessen loves the artistry of 18th and 19th century bronzes, the Apprentice runner-up and TV presenter Saira Khan adores the craftsmanship of Victorian furniture, and twice World's Strongest Man Geoff Capes loves the renowned work of French glass designer Lalique. Whose passion, skill and knowledge will prove to be priceless and earn them the title of Celebrity Antiques Master? The show features a 19th century Baroda jar worth 8,000 pounds.

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