Cash in the Attic
|Cash in the Attic|
June 2008: the hosts and experts for series fifteen.
|Created by||Leopard Films|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||18|
|No. of episodes||586|
|Running time||30–60 minutes|
|Original channel||BBC One|
|Original run||2002 – 2012|
Cash in the Attic, also Cash in the Celebrity Attic, is a United Kingdom television show on the BBC. The show, made by Leopard Films, premièred in 2002 and has run for sixteen series; as of February 2010, the seventeenth series is currently in production, along with the fifth celebrity series. The programme's tagline is The show that helps you find hidden treasures in your home, and then sells them for you at auction.
There is an eCommerce website entitled "Cash in the Attic" that portrays itself as being "Based on the hit BBC TV show ‘Cash in the Attic’".
In the show, the presenter visits a family's house to find out what they need to raise money for. They then explore the house and its surroundings, finding antiques and valuing them, with the help of experts. The family then goes to auction with the aim of making their financial target. The auction never takes place on the same day as the rummage; often it can take place several weeks later.
Celebrity Cash in the Attic
In celebrity episodes, the well-known guest contributors rummage around their homes for antiques to be valued and sold at auction. The celebrity donates the proceeds to his or her charity of choice. As of February 2010, 86 episodes have been made and a total of £91,266 has been raised for charities in the UK and abroad.
Presenters and experts
As of March 2010, the show is hosted by Angela Rippon, Jennie Bond, Gloria Hunniford, Jules Hudson, Lorne Spicer, Chris Hollins and Aled Jones. Previous presenters have included Ben Fogle, Alistair Appleton, and Angus Purden.
|Series||Start date||End date||Episodes|
|2||9 August 2006||1 September 2006||2|
|3||1 February 2007||25 February 2007||2|
|4||14 October 2007||16 December 2007||3|
|5||4 May 2006||27 May 2007||8|
|6||21 May 2006||4 November 2007||14|
|7||27 June 2006||16 August 2007|
|8||1 December 2006||3 January 2008||9|
|9||26 April 2006||22 November 2007|
|10||30 October 2006||1 April 2008|
|11||23 May 2007||8 April 2008|
|12||2 July 2007||18 January 2008|
|13||27 March 2008||6 May 2008||45|
|14||19 May 2008||27 March 2009||30|
|15||27 October 2008||11 December 2009||76|
|16||4 January 2010||5 February 2010||25|
|17||5 April 2010||25 March 2011||74|
|18||11 April 2011||24 May 2012||75|