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Greenlit: Antiques Roadtrip, BBC2 Daytime

Antiques Roadtrip - Eight of Britain’s best-loved antiques experts pair up for  a road trip across the UK in a selection of beautiful classic cars. They’ll compete with each other to make the most money buying and selling antiques. Each expert will have a starting budget of £200. From this they will try to continually trade up so that they increase their profits every time they sell at auction.

While searching for antiques to sell, they’ll be painting a picture of Britain as they travel through a changing landscape of stunning countryside, coastal villages, bustling market towns and sprawling cities in their selection of beautiful classic cars. On the way they will meet some of our most colourful and eccentric characters as they drive off the beaten track in search of some antique gems.

Although competing as individuals, they will travel in pairs. Witty banter and a growing competitive relationship will all be part of the proceedings.

Week one of the series will see Anita Manning and David Barby kicking off in Aberdeenshire.

In week two David Harper and James Lewis will begin their leg of the journey in Northern Ireland before travelling to the Lake District.

In week three Philip Serrell and Charles Hanson will start in North Wales and make their way down through the Midlands and the West Country.

In the final week, James Braxton and Mark Stacey will concentrate their efforts in Norfolk and the South East of England.

At the end of every week the expert who has traded up best and made the most money will be the winner. But expertise, reputations and egos are still on the line as the ultimate crown of series winner will be decided at a nail-biting grand finale auction in one of London’s most prestigious auction houses. Presiding over the finale auction and crowning the Antiques Road Trip winner will be antiques legend Tim Wonnacott.

Channel: BBC2 Daytime

Producer:  STV

Source: BBC Press Office

Nicola Lees (8604 Posts)

I have worked in the media - radio & TV, production and post-production - for more than fifteen years. I have extensive experience as a TV development producer, and have originated, developed, written and pitched proposals for award-winning documentaries, docu-dramas and interactive TV events for a range of UK and US channels, including BBC, Discovery, TLC, Travel Channel and Science Channel. I'm the founder of TVMole.com, a website that provides industry intelligence to help TV professionals and aspiring filmmakers get their programme ideas commissioned. I've written two books for Methuen Drama/Bloomsbury: Give Me the Money and I'll Shoot! Finance Your Factual TV/Film Project (2012) Greenlit: Developing Factual / Reality TV Ideas From Concept to Pitch (2010) I've produced industry panels for Televisual's Intelligent Factual Festival (2010) and am a regular speaker at universities and film festivals (e.g. Sheffield Doc/Fest, Open City Docs Fest, Northern Nights Film Festival, Televisual Intelligent Factual Festival, Broadcast Video Expo). I've served on several film festival juries, including: FD4W International Film Festival, WFTV Awards, Northern Nights Film Festival and TV Collective Film Night at Portobello Film Festival.


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