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Antiques Road Trip is a BBC television series produced by STV Productions. It was first shown on BBC Two from 8 March 2010 to 23 November 2012, and has been shown on BBC One since 7 January 2013.

Antiques Road Trip
Narrated byTim Wonnacott
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series17 (Regular series)
7 (Celebrity series)
No. of episodes425 (Regular series)
130 (Celebrity series)
Production
Running time30 minutes (2010)
45 minutes (2011–)
Production company(s)STV Productions
Release
Original networkBBC Two (2010–2011)
BBC One (2013–)
Picture format16:9
Audio formatStereo
Original release8 March 2010 (2010-03-08) –
present
Chronology
Related showsPut Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Contents

FormatEdit

RegularEdit

In the programme two antiques experts compete against each other. They get a budget of £200 with which to buy antiques and collectibles, that are then sold at auction. After each auction, the amount in each expert's kitty after costs are deducted becomes their budget for the next leg. The winner is the expert who makes the greater profit over five legs. Each leg is a single programme, which are normally broadcast stripped from Monday to Friday. The experts travel to their different destinations in a classic car, which changes each week.

Celebrity Antiques Road TripEdit

A celebrity version Celebrity Antiques Road Trip has been airing since 2011, in which each expert is paired up with a celebrity and each programme is a self-contained contest held over a single leg, with whatever money is left in the kitty at the end being donated to the Children in Need charity.

RecordsEdit

The record for the largest profit on a single item was held by Charlie Ross, who bought a chipped Staffordshire elephant clock for £8 in 2012; it was sold for £2,700 (or 33,750% profit).[1] Anita Manning set a new record in 2016, when a Buddha statue she had purchased for £50 sold for £3,800, a 7,500% profit.[2]

This record was broken again in 2017, when Paul Laidlaw bought a Chambre Automatique De Bertsch sub-miniature camera for £60 and sold it at auction for £20,000 (a 12,000% profit).[3][4]

TransmissionsEdit

Regular seriesEdit

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 8 March 2010 3 April 2010 20
2 3 January 2011 11 February 2011 30
3 12 September 2011 21 October 2011 30
4 13 February 2012 23 March 2012 30
5 1 October 2012 9 November 2012 30
6 7 January 2013 15 February 2013 30
7 4 November 2013 24 January 2014 30
8 24 February 2014 13 June 2014 30
9 22 September 2014 17 October 2014 20
10 5 January 2015 30 January 2015 20
11 7 September 2015 9 October 2015 25
12 4 January 2016 5 February 2016 25
13 5 September 2016 30 September 2016 20
14 2 January 2017 27 January 2017 20
15 25 September 2017 20 October 2017 20
16 2 January 2018 26 January 2018 20
17 3 September 2018 5 October 2018 25
18 7 January 2019 8 February 2019 25

Celebrity seriesEdit

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 24 October 2011 7 November 2011 10
2 3 September 2012 23 November 2012 20
3 4 November 2013 2 December 2013 20
4 5 September 2014 7 October 2014 20
5 17 November 2015 28 January 2016 20
6 14 November 2016 14 December 2016 20
7 13 November 2017 18 December 2017 20
8 5 November 2018 29 January 2019 20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BBC Two - Antiques Road Trip, Series 4, Episode 26, Charlie's Staffordshire elephant fetches thousands". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  2. ^ Michael, Tom (5 September 2016). "Antiques Road Trip: Anita Manning's bronze Buddha smashes show record after selling for £3,800 to make 7,500% profit". Thesun.co.uk. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  3. ^ O'Connor, Rory (25 September 2017). "Antiques Road Trip star SHOCKED after making record-breaking 20K on THIS rare item". Daily Express.
  4. ^ "BBC One - Antiques Road Trip, Series 15, Episode 5, Paul Laidlaw's rare sub-miniature camera smashes Antiques Road Trip records, selling for £20,000". BBC. Retrieved 4 August 2018.

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