Antiques Road Trip moves to BBC1 as series returns for sixth series

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Popular daytime show Antiques Road Trip is moving to a brand new, high profile slot on BBC1 after five successful series on BBC2.
The sixth series sees Britain’s best loved antiques experts take to the road for another battle of brains, buying and banter and will air daily for six weeks, starting Monday 7 January at 4.30pm.
The ratings winning TV series, produced by STV Productions, follows the country’s top experts as they travel across Britain in classic cars, hunting down rare and valuable antiques to auction off at a profit. Always on the lookout for the weird and wonderful, our experts trawl markets and antiques shops for hidden gems, with some of the more quirky items including a canoe, a tractor seat and scantily dressed mannequins.
Returning for the sixth series are top antiques experts Anita Manning, James Lewis, Philip Serrell, Catherine Southon, Charles Hanson, Mark Stacey, Thomas Plant, Charlie Ross, James Braxton, Paul Laidlaw, David Harper and Jonathan Pratt.
Travelling in pairs with a starting budget of only £200 each, the experts set off on a nail biting road trip across the country to put their wits and knowledge to the test, all determined to make the biggest profit.
Wendy Rattray, creative director for STV Productions, said: “Antiques Road Trip continues to entertain with plenty of laughs and friendly rivalry as our charismatic experts take to the road for a sixth time. The series has been a firm favourite with BBC2 viewers and I am thrilled that it will now reach a whole new audience in its new slot on BBC1.”
Jo Street, Commissioning Executive for BBC, said: "We're thrilled that the new series of Antiques Road Trip is part of the exciting new daytime schedule on BBC One. I'm sure legions of the show’s fans will follow the programme to its new home and that many more new viewers will find it and love it too."
Antiques Road Trip has been hugely popular for five series, attracting a peak audience of 2.4 million viewers. Earlier this year, Antiques Road Trip picked up the British Academy Scotland Award for Features / Factual Entertainment.
The series follows the following format:
Week one: Thomas Plant and Philip Serrell kick off the brand new series in Lancashire and the Isle of Man, then travels through York, Rotherham and the Peak District. Their road trip finishes with a nail-biting finale at auction in Greenwich. (Weekdays from Monday 7 January at 4.30pm)
Week two: In week two, Mark Stacey and Paul Laidlaw pit their expertise against each other on their journey from Lancashire to Somerset, taking in Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Nantwich, Worchester and Cheltenham along the way. (Weekdays from Monday 14 January at 4.30pm)
Week three: James Lewis and James Braxton begin their road trip in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, then take in Oxfordshire before heading south to Bournmouth, Jersey, Canterbury, Faversham and Leamington Spa. (Weekdays from Monday 21 January at 4.30pm)
Week four: Anita Manning and Jonathan Pratt hit the road in week four, taking their classic car on a 400 mile journey from Glasgow to the Isle of Anglesey, stopping off in Dumfries, Gretna, Middleham, Halifax and North Wales along the way. (Weekdays from Monday 28 January at 4.30pm)
Week five: David Harper and Catherine Southon journey through Lancashire, Liverpool, North Wales, Shropshire and Gloucester in week five, finishing with an auction showdown at Seaton in Devon. (Weekdays from Monday 4 February at 4.30pm)
Week six: In the final week of the series we follow Charlie Ross and Charles Hanson as they join forces for a 500 mile road trip from Cheshire to Winchester, stopping in Chester, Northwich, Manchester, Chesterfield, Grantham, Birmingham, Hereford and Ledbury to search for hidden gems. (Weekdays from Monday 11 February at 4.30pm)
For further information, please contact the STV press office:
Anna Hendry
0141 300 3830 / 07921 494 654  
Eleanor Marshall
0141 300 3670 / 07803 970 143
BBC press office:
Roy Templeton
0141 422 6315