STV Studios wins new daytime commission from Channel 5

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Channel 5 today announces a new series commission which forms part of the channel’s expansion, bringing original programming to daytime. The Great Auction Showdown with Paul Martin (WT) (80 x 60”) to be produced by STV Studios in Scotland, commissioned by Commissioning Editor, Non-Scripted, Channel 5/Paramount+ Adrian Padmore for Channel 5. Executive Producers are Rosy Marshall-McCrae and John Redshaw for STV Studios.

The Great Auction Showdown with Paul Martin will play out stripped across the week, where much-loved antique dealer, Paul Martin, will go head-to-head with a rival expert as they compete to make the most at auction in a fun, yet fiercely competitive new format.
Filmed throughout the country, each episode will see the competing experts take part in a number of entertaining ‘challenges’ before auctioning their goods at the end of each day.
From persuading the public to let them sell their beloved family heirlooms, to beating the clock, and discovering the towns’ most valuable items, to standing on the rostrum and convincing the public to part with their hard-earned cash - who will be crowned Britain’s best auctioneer of the week?

Craig Hunter, Creative Director of Factual at STV Studios, said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Channel 5 for this fun and competitive new format. Paul is the consummate host and pitting him against new experts each week promises to be a fast paced and energetic showdown.   We can’t wait to see what the public challenge Paul and his rivals to sell.”

Adrian Padmore, Commissioning Editor, Non-Scripted, Channel 5/Paramount+ addedI am really excited to be launching this new and exciting auction series and to have the expertise of Paul Martin on board. It is going to be very competitive, gavels at the ready!”

For more information, please contact:
Kirstin Stevenson, STV Group plc
07803970106 /