Cash in the Attic
|Cash in the Attic|
June 2008: the hosts and experts for series fifteen.
|Format||Antiques, human interest|
|Created by||Leopard Films|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||16|
|No. of episodes||586|
|Running time||30–60 minutes|
|Original channel||BBC One|
|Original run||2002 – 2013|
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.
Now Cash in the Attic has also launched an online version of the TV show. This is an innovative site which allows the general public to upload items for online valuations by a team of experts from the show, and then people can proceed to sell their item through the site.
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.
Cash in the Attic runs each weekday morning on BBC1, usually at 11.30am. Cash in the Celebrity Attic runs on weekday afternoons on BBC2, usually at 5.15pm.
In January 2007, BBC America stopped using the original closing titles, which sometimes featured bloopers that occurred during the recording, in favour of their own in-house credits, and on occasion they ran the wrong ones. In the most recent series these bloopers have been dropped on all versions following BBC guidelines.
|Series||Start date||End date||Episodes|
|16||4 January 2010||8 February 2010||25|
|17||5 April 2010|
|18||11 April 2011||40|
- "Alistair's Life and Work". Retrieved 21 December 2007.
- BBC - BBC One Programmes - Cash in the Attic: Series 18