Antiques experts accompany celebrities on a road trip around the UK searching for treasures and competing to make the most money at auction.
Comedy legend Jennifer Saunders and her best pal, top actress Patricia Potter, take to the road on a humdinger of a trip. Joined by veteran antiquers Phillip Serrell and Mark Stacey, they shop in Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire before heading for an auction in Greenwich, London. Jennifer and Phil detour to hear about Fred Karno, the man credited with inventing slapstick comedy. Meanwhile, Patricia and Mark learn how a surgeon from Reading used his incredible sense of smell to successfully treat soldiers injured in World War One. And, Phil gets custard pied - what is not to love?
Legends of stage and screen Charles Dance and Geraldine James join antiques experts Natasha Raskin and Will Axon on this road trip romp around Wiltshire. Charles finds a pair of Edwardian silver vases he hopes will prove profitable at an auction in Essex. Geraldine, however, bumps into a chap in the street with a 19th-century French empire secretaire. It costs her a small fortune - will the gamble pay off? A diversion from the shops sees Charles end up in the cockpit of a very old helicopter, while Geraldine learns how a small part of Swindon dating back 170 years influenced the creation of the modern NHS.
Two luvvies from the world of stage and TV, Ruth Madoc and Su Pollard, best known for their appearances in sitcom Hi-De-Hi, are antique hunting with Phil Serrell and Raj Bisram. Setting off from the Welsh border town of Monmouth, they head for auction in Congleton, Cheshire. Ruth also gets to find out about the incredible 19th-century nurse - and it is not Florence Nightingale - whilst Su visits ancient Roman town Caerleon and finds time for an amphitheatre showdown with Phil. And Su attempts to resolve an age old mystery - does Phil wear a wig?
Top Italian cooks Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo are on a road trip around East Anglia. Restaurateurs, writers and old friends, the 'greedy Italians' forage for antiques in the company of experts David Harper and James Braxton. Watch out for some explosive bargaining and an extremely tasty risotto! When he is not shopping, Antonio learns about the brave fisherman of Suffolk, who saved mariners' lives while risking their own. And Gennaro has a trip to take a peek at a very special bird.
Comic and entertainer Jim Moir and his wife Nancy Sorrell are road tripping in Kent today. Better known as Vic Reeves, Jim brings his unique brand of humour to the business of buying antiques. Model and TV presenter Nancy also knows a thing or two about bargaining and she is very competitive! The couple are ably assisted by experts Charlie Ross and Thomas Plant. Look out for Jim's uncanny gift of guessing the age of just about anything, Dixon crossing the Niagara Falls and how to navigate by longitude. And will the mysterious Mrs Parker turn up to the auction?
Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Strictly Come Dancing's Zoe Ball and Ian Waite are quickstepping their way across the south west of England in a bid to turn a profit at auction in Hampshire. Experts Margie Cooper and Paul Laidlaw are on hand to guide them. Paul shares a secret with Zoe about buying antique hair brushes. Ian, though, offers dancing lessons to dealers to secure a discount. Lordy! Zoe also hears how one village became world famous for lace production while Ian ends up meeting a giant horse with its own boat.
Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Prog rocker Rick Wakeman and best mate Ian Lavender, loved as Pike from Dad's Army, enjoy a jolly B-road ride around Norfolk. In the company of experts Raj Bisram and David Harper, the two antique-hunting celebrities scour the county for treasure to take to auction in Nottingham. Rick also uncovers some hidden medieval graffiti in Norwich Cathedral, while Ian detours to north Norfolk to see the world's largest collection of model soldiers. But will a wise old Japanese man help Ian win at auction?
Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Actor and charmer Nigel Havers and his canny, deal-making chum, and ex-agent, Michael Whitehall explore the West Country. Travelling by Bentley and TVR, they have ú400 each and expert advice from Margie Cooper and James Braxton. But what will do best at the auction - Nigel's old cockle bucket or Michael's tambourine? And there is a trip to see some Bristol Savages and bit of Georgian elegance with the story of The King of Bath.
Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. TV chefs Aldo Zilli and Ching He-Huang do battle on this road trip around south east England, aided by experts Natasha Raskin and Paul Laidlaw. Aldo plumps for a gold ring despite expert advice, while Ching hopes antiques with an eastern origin will far well at auction in north London. Aldo stops off to meet a 200-year-old named Jill to hear how she supplied locals with flour. And animal lover Ching learns how one man faced ridicule and ruin while trying to protect cattle in the 19th century.
Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Two legends of British comedy, Ronni Ancona and Jan Ravens, are joined on this road trip by antiquers Phil Serrell and James Braxton. Starting in the north Yorkshire town of Redcar, they head for auction in Stockport in Cheshire. Jan gets rather carried away and spends every single penny of her entire budget, while Ronni gets a kick out of a very kitsch glass boot. A quick detour sees Jan find out why Hartlepudlians thought a monkey was a Frenchman and Ronni is left open-mouthed when Braxton takes off his clothes.
Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Pop icon and actress Clare Grogan is reunited with fellow Glaswegian, Taggart actor Alex Norton, to battle it out in the search for profitable antiques. Anita Manning and Paul Laidlaw are on hand to lend their expertise. Anita and Alex find themselves on an 'antiques boat trip' as they reminisce about childhood trips down the Clyde, while Clare and Paul see firsthand what Stirling Castle would have looked like in the 16th century. The result of the auction in Ayr all rests on a naked lady.
Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Top presenting pals Nicki Chapman and Jules Hudson escape to the country to find antiques with Natasha Raskin and Philip Serrell. It becomes girls versus boys, both teams with ú400 in their pockets. Kicking off from Wormsley in Herefordshire, they Road Trip into Wales and Oxfordshire, before finishing in North Finchley, London for an auction. Along the way the girls meet a clog maker who carves shoes by hand, while the boys head to the Herefordshire Light Infantry Museum to hear about the regiment's involvement at Gallipoli.
Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Two stars of the seventies, cool crooner Tony Christie and pop royalty Jimmy Osmond, are accompanied by experts Catherine Southon and Margie Cooper. Blasting off from the Leicestershire town of Loughborough, they head for an auction in the Staffordshire city of Stoke-on-Trent. Tony squeezes in a visit to Coalbrookdale, the place where groundbreaking techniques were developed that kick-started the industrial revolution. Petrolhead Jimmy gets to whizz round the historical race circuit at Donington. The big auction finale includes a sing-a-long like no other, but which musical maestro will clinch victory?
Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Husband-and-wife vocal coaches David and Carrie Grant swap singing in harmony for battling it out with antiques. With the help of experts Will Axon and Mark Stacey the competitive celebrity couple uncover some unusual items to sell at auction in rural Norfolk. David also visits a patch of inner-city grass in Cambridge where today children play and dogs are walked but was actually the birthplace of football, while Carrie learns how Letchworth Garden City sparked a revolution in town design.
Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Actors and friends from Casualty Susan Cookson and Suzannne Packer swap surgery scrubs for a 1965 Sunbeam Tiger as they battle it out around the north west of England, assisted by James Braxton and David Harper. Susan discovers her inner haggler, while Suzanne keeps the purse string very tight as she bids to discover an item with some real age. As the trip winds across Yorkshire there is the chance to meet a very special woman from Sheffield and a look around some incredible gardens with an amazing history.
Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Gourmet gastronomes Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala do battle, with help from experts David Harper and Natasha Raskin. Setting off from Dundee, they snake down the east coast of Scotland to the village of Rosewell in Midlothian for an auction. Cyrus proves to have a flair for negotiating and Tony is not shy at naming his price. Tony discovers why one Scottish city was home to many millionaires, and Cyrus finds his sea legs as he learns why Anstruther was a pivotal fishing port in the 19th century.
Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Top wheelchair Paralympians Tanni Grey-Thompson and Jade Jones do battle in the north east of England. Tanni has a record haul of medals and records, while her promising young protege Jade is just starting out on her athletics career. In the company of experts Phil Serrell and David Harper, the baroness from County Durham and Middlesbrough's Jade are on the lookout for antiques to take to auction in Harrogate. Tanni also tries her hand at traditional glass making and Jade learns about the man who was a design champion of the region.
Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. A celebrity couple road trip with award-winning journalists John Stapleton and Lynn Faulds Wood. Joining them on this jolly jaunt are Thomas Plant and Margie Cooper. With ú400 in their pockets, the teams kick off in Wrightington, Lancashire, and head to Stockport for auction. Lynn and Thomas find themselves literally knee deep in antiques while hunting for old biscuit tins while Margie tries to convince John some rare lamps will make a profit. And John learns how an American revolutionised British public transport and Lynn sees why snakes are milked in Liverpool.
Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. It is a journey into antiquity with glamorous historians Suzannah Lipscomb and Kate Williams. Paired with experts David Harper and Catherine Southon, they road trip from Bletchley in Buckinghamshire to an auction in London. There is also opportunity to hear how Mrs Beeton became the first 'domestic goddess' and why Luton played a critical role in the fashion world when hats were de rigueur daily wear. David and Suzannah gamble on a giant ant, while Catherine and Kate plump for a very large tea urn.
Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Two favourite Blue Peter presenters Sarah Greene and Peter Duncan are in the company of Natasha Raskin and Catherine Southon as they hunt for antiques around Surrey, Hertfordshire and north west London. Peter detours to learn how hockey became a popular sport the world over, while keen aviator Sarah sees how the Battle of Britain was won. An incredible haul of antiques, including chimney pots, Pinocchio and a pair of African fertility figures, go under the gavel at an auction in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.