Salvage Hunters

Salvage Hunters is a British television programme in which decorative salvage dealer Drew Pritchard travels across the country in search of antiques from shops, fairs, old mansions, and then sells them online or in his shop.

Salvage Hunters
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StarringDrew Pritchard
Narrated byRalph Ineson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series14
Production
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkQuest
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release14 November 2011 (2011-11-14) –
present
External links
Website

It has aired on Quest since 2011, for 14 series.

Format overviewEdit

Each episode features Pritchard visiting two or more locations to find new and valuable stock to resell.[1]

The format includes travelling by van with his childhood friend Tee, the arrival at the location and meeting with sellers, a hunt for interesting and quirky objects, some haggling on prices and items style explanation, the drive back to his base in Conwy, Wales, showing the purchases to his team, the restoration process and items being photographed. A final summary of the deal and price achieved after the sell.[2]

The series shows Pritchard visiting private estates, large and small antiques shops, antique markets and private individuals hunting for old and interesting decorative pieces to buy and sell.[3]

Pritchard's team is composed of a number of restorers, such as an electrician, a French polisher, a photographer and a number of shop and office staff including his now ex-wife Rebecca. Usually he travels with his long-time friend “Tee" (John Tee), who both acts as driver and strong-man in moving the furniture purchased.

Spin off programmesEdit

  • Salvage Hunters: Best Buys
  • Salvage Hunters: Bitesize
  • Salvage Hunters: The Restorers
  • Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars

Foreign countries visited in the seriesEdit

Pritchard has undertaken a number of buying trips abroad, to purchase foreign antiques items to resell in the United Kingdom.[4][failed verification]

  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Spain

TransmissionsEdit

In progress - to be updated
Series Start date End date Episodes
14 11 September 2019 2020 15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Restoration comedy: Salvage Hunter Drew Pritchard on his cottage overhaul". Metro Newspaper UK.
  2. ^ Jones, Mari (1 September 2018). "Drew Pritchard on whether his Conwy shop gamble has paid off". northwales.
  3. ^ Doughty, Eleanor (January 13, 2017). "Hunting for treasures with an expert antiques dealer" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  4. ^ "New Series of Salvage Hunters". September 13, 2018 – via dailypost.co.uk.[failed verification]

External linksEdit