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Antiques Road Trip experts back on the road

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Long-running ratings success Antiques Road Trip is back on the road as Britain’s favourite experts compete to make the most money at auction. The new series airs weekdays at 4.30pm on BBC One from Monday 2nd September.
 
With a starting fund of £200 each, five pairs of rival antiquers go head-to-head to seek out hidden gems and make a profit at auction. Driving the length and breadth of the country in an array of classic cars, the competing experts visit local antique shops as well as historic and cultural sites to learn about the little-known stories behind some of the greatest events in British history.
 
Well known antique hunters Charles Hanson, Christina Trevanion, Catherine Southon, Tim Medhurst, James Braxton, Angus Ashworth, Arusha ‘Roo’ Irvine, Philip Serrell, Stephanie Connell and Izzie Balmer – who joins the team for the first time – all feature in the new series.
 
Viewers will follow the ten experts in their quest to make the most profit.  Highlights from the new series include a battle over timepieces for Tim Medhurst and Catherine Southon and a head to head for Philip Serrell and Stephanie Connell over classic Scottish souvenir ware.
 
Also in the new series, Charles Hanson and Christina Trevanion are reunited and go antique silver cutlery crazy while veteran Road Tripper James Braxton pairs up with youthful novice Izzie Balmer to experiment with the arts. And, on their Road Trip, Arusha Irvine and Angus Ashworth travel in style around the country lanes of Northern Ireland in their stately, yet elderly, Rolls Royce.  Along with a breakdown, ruined shoes and a lot of antique chairs, this series of the hugely popular show has tense auctions and peculiar finds to keep the viewers guessing who will come out on top.
 
One exciting find is a piece of Staffordshire pottery purchased for £20, identified by the Road Trip expert as being quite rare which later sells for £260.  Another lucrative discovery of buried treasure also makes hundreds of pounds at auction. The more unusual finds to make a profit include a Victorian skirt lifter and Saxon stone coffin and one expert makes an incredible discovery in a shop’s toilet.
 
John Redshaw, series producer at STV Productions, said: “Our much loved antiques experts are back on the road for the 19th series, searching high and low for weird and wonderful antiques. We hope that both fans and new viewers will tune in to this hugely popular show, which as always is full of laughs, friendly rivalries and lots of great characters.”
 
The series is produced by STV Productions.
 
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For further information, please contact the STV press office:
 
Katie Martin
0141 300 3109
katie.martin@stv.tv