Antiques Road Trip experts visit Brighton as part of new series

Charles Hanson and Catherine Southon
Charles Hanson and Catherine Southon

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, stopping at Brighton in the first of the series.

In week one, starting Monday (January 2) up to Friday (January 6), Charles Hanson and Catherine Southon kick off their scenic road trip by searching for antique bargains around Sussex in a 1950 MG Midget, before heading for auction in Kent.

The duo also visits Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire, Nottingham, Yorkshire, Leicestershire and Cheshire.

Among the Sussex places they visit are: Bursledon Bricks, Arundel, Stable Antiques, Pulborough, Emporium Antiques Centre, Lewes, Collectors Haven, Peacehaven, Brighton Sewers, Brighton, Arundel Antique Buyers, Arundel,

Petworth Antique Market, Petworth.

The programme is broadcast weekdays at 4.30pm on BBC One with the first episode airing at 5pm.

With a starting fund of £200 each, four pairs of rival antiquers go head-to-head in battle to seek out hidden gems in antique shops 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 historic and cultural sites, learning about the little known stories behind some of the greatest events in British history.

Well known antique hunters Christina Trevanion, Mark Stacey, Natasha Raskin, Paul Laidlaw, James Braxton and Raj Bisram also feature in the new series.

Viewers will follow the eight experts in their quest to make the most profit throughout the series as Charles buys an antique ear cleaner, Mark picks up a rocking chair that once belonged to a prince, Natasha hopes a train door will make a profit, militaria buff Paul finds some German Second World War maps of Britain in immaculate condition and Charles Hanson makes the biggest profit of the series with a rare cased pair of George III white metal and chased shoe buckles, circa 1785.

John Redshaw, series producer at STV Productions, said: “Our much loved antiques experts are back on the road, searching high and low for weird and wonderful antiques. We’re thrilled to kick off 2017 with a new series of this hugely popular show which as always is full of laughs, friendly rivalries and lots of great characters.”

Antiques Road Trip has been hugely popular with BBC audiences, attracting audiences of over three million viewers.

The series is produced by STV Productions.