Antiques Road Trip returns for fifth series on BBC2

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Britain’s best loved antiques experts once again take to the road for another battle of brains, buying and banter.
The ratings winning TV series, produced by STV Productions, will once again follow Britain’s best loved experts as they travel across Britain in classic cars, hunting down rare and valuable antiques to sell at a profit.
Returning for the fifth series are top antiques experts Anita Manning, James Lewis, Philip Serrell, Catherine Southon, Charles Hanson, Mark Stacey, Thomas Plant, Charlie Ross, James Braxton, Margie Cooper, Mark Hales and the late David Barby.
In 30 brand new episodes, the 12 antiques experts will all compete to make the most profit at the end of the week. With a budget of just £200, will the experts make a profit, or a loss?
Wendy Rattray, creative director for STV Productions, said: “Antiques Road Trip returns to BBC2 screens with its winning combination of factors which make this series a real ratings success.  STV Productions has worked hard to deliver a further 30 episodes for loyal fans across the UK - viewers of the show are in for a real treat.”
Jo Street, Executive Producer for BBC, said: "It’s another terrific series with some of our experts finding surprising treasures which turn a great profit. Other experts 'crash and burn' meaning there's plenty of fun along the way."
Antiques Road Trip attracts an average audience of 1.9 million viewers and a 12% share in its early evening slot. The fourth series of Antiques Road Trip performed 42% better than the average slot performance (based on May-June 2012).
The series follows the following format:
Week one: David Barby and Margie Cooper kick off the brand new series in Northumberland en route to Lincoln, taking in Scarborough, Sheffield and Nottingham on the way. (Weekdays from Monday 1st October at 5.15pm)
Week two: In week two, James Braxton and Charles Hanson explore the south west, beginning their road trip in Somerset, crossing over to the Isle of Wight and ending in Cornwall via Dorset and Devon. (Weekdays from Monday 8th October at 5.15pm)
Week three: Anita Manning and Philip Serrell visit the north of England before popping briefly into Scotland and then travelling further south through Lancashire and Yorkshire.  (Weekdays from Monday 15th October at 5.15pm)
Week four: Mark Hales and Mark Stacey hit the road in week four, touring through the eastern counties Rutland, Norfolk and East Anglia. (Weekdays from Monday 22nd October at 5.15pm)
Week five: James Lewis and Thomas Plant focus their road trip all over the highlands and lowlands of Scotland. (Weekdays from Monday 29th October at 5.15pm)
Week six: In the final week of the series we follow Charlie Ross and Catherine Southon as they criss-cross the south of England from Wiltshire to Devon and from London to West Sussex. (Weekdays from Monday 5th November at 5.15pm)
For further information, please contact the STV press office:-
Lauren Ferson
0141 300 3290 / 07921 494 654
Eleanor Marshall
0141 300 3670 / 07803 970 143
BBC press office:-
Roy Templeton
0141 422 6315