Antiques Road Trip

Antiques Road Trip
Also known as Celebrity Antiques Road Trip
Genre Factual Game show
Narrated by Tim Wonnacott (also finale host)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 16 (Regular series)
7 (Celebrity series)
No. of episodes 380 (Regular series)
130 (Celebrity series)
Production
Running time 30 minutes (2010)
45 minutes (2011–)
Production company(s) STV Productions
Release
Original network BBC Two
BBC One
Picture format 16:9
Audio format Stereo
Original release 8 March 2010 (2010-03-08) – present
Chronology
Related shows Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

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

Format

Regular

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

A celebrity version, Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, is also produced, 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.

Records

The record for the largest profit on a single item was held by Charlie Ross, who in 2012 bought a chipped Staffordshire elephant clock for £8 which was sold for £2,700 (or 33750% profit).[1] In 2016 Anita Manning set a new record, when a Buddha statue she had purchased for £50 sold for £3,800, a 7,500% profit.[2]

In 2017, this record was broken again when Paul Laidlaw bought a Chambre Automatique De Bertsch sub-miniature camera for £60 and sold it at auction for £20,000.[3][4]

Transmissions

Series

SeriesStart dateEnd dateEpisodes
18 March 20103 April 201020
23 January 201111 February 201130
312 September 201121 October 201130
413 February 201223 March 201230
51 October 20129 November 201230
67 January 201315 February 201330
74 November 201324 January 201430
824 February 201413 June 201430
922 September 201417 October 201420
105 January 201530 January 201520
117 September 20159 October 201525
124 January 20165 February 201625
135 September 201630 September 201620
142 January 201727 January 201720
1525 September 201720 October 201720
162 January 201826 January 201820

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

SeriesStart dateEnd dateEpisodes
124 October 20117 November 201110
23 September 201223 November 201220
34 November 20132 December 201320
45 September 20147 October 201420
517 November 201528 January 201620
614 November 201614 December 201620
713 November 201718 December 201720

References

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