Antiques Road Trip

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Not to be confused with Antiques Roadshow.
Antiques Road Trip
Also known as Celebrity Antiques Road Trip
Genre Factual
Presented by Tim Wonnacott (Voiceover/Finale host)
Theme music composer Lawrence Oakley
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 8 (Original series)
4 (Celebrity series)
No. of episodes 230 (Original series)
70 (Celebrity series)
Production
Running time 30 minutes (2010)
45 minutes (2011-)
Production company(s) STV Productions
Broadcast
Original channel BBC Two (2010-2)
BBC One (2013-)
Picture format 16:9
Audio format Stereo
Original run 8 March 2010 (2010-03-08) – present
Chronology
Related shows Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Antiques Road Trip is a BBC television series that was first shown on BBC Two from 8 March 2010 to 23 November 2012, and then shown on BBC One since 7 January 2013.

In the programme two antiques experts compete against each other. They get a budget of £200 with which to buy antiques and collectibles, that are sold then at auction. After each auction, the amount in each expert's kitty after costs are deducted becomes their budget for the next leg. The winner is the expert who makes the greater profit over five legs. Each leg is a single programme, which are normally broadcast stripped from Monday to Friday.

A celebrity version is also produced, in which each expert is paired up with a celebrity and each programme is a self-contained contest held over a single leg, with whatever money is left in the kitty at the end being donated to Children in Need.

The record for the largest profit on a single item is held by Charlie Ross, who in 2012 bought a chipped Staffordshire elephant clock for £8 which was sold for £2,700.[1]

Transmissions[edit]

Original series[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 8 March 2010 3 April 2010 20
2 3 January 2011 11 February 2011 30
3 12 September 2011 21 October 2011 30
4 13 February 2012 23 March 2012 30
5 1 October 2012 9 November 2012 30
6 7 January 2013 15 February 2013 30
7 4 November 2013 24 January 2014 30
8 24 February 2014 13 June 2014 30
9 22 September 2014  ??  ??

Celebrity series[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 24 October 2011 7 November 2011 10
2 3 September 2012 23 November 2012 20
3 4 November 2013 2 December 2013 20
4 5 September 2014 7 October 2014 20

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