Yesterday was just a normal day. Up early and off to an auction, but as soon as we arrived at Cottees Auction House and Saleroom in
Wareham, Dorset, we
realised something was afoot. The packed car park should have given us a hint,
but it took the sight of several young men hefting large cameras for the penny
to drop. The Antiques Road
trip was about to roll into town!
For anyone who’s not seen the show, the idea is quite simple. Two competing antique experts set off on a road trip around the
for treasures to sell at auction. Each week-long episode features different experts, yesterday was the turn of Philip Serrell
and Tom Scott.
Turning up in an open-top car is a nice touch, unless, as was the case yesterday, it's pouring with rain. The two presenters looked as if they were in need of a warming cup of tea, but first there was the business of putting the roof on the car...
Philip Serrell and Tom Scott staying dry between takes.
Filming continued throughout the early part of the auction, and I rather wish I’d paid attention as I don’t know who won. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before the programme airs.
I was lucky enough to be the high bidder on all the lots I wanted so a very satisfactory day. I don’t suppose the losing presenter will feel quite the same way.
Update January 2014; this show aired on BBC Two today and is available to view here until the 17th January 2014. If you look very closely you can see Terry and I at the back of the auction room!