|Narrated by||Ralph Ineson|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||15|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Picture format||576i (16:9 SDTV) |
|Original release||14 November 2011 –|
Salvage Hunters is a British television programme in which decorative salvage dealer Drew Pritchard travels throughout the country in search of antiques from shops, fairs and old mansions to re-sell online or in his shop.
The programme has aired on Quest since 2011, for 15 series.
Each episode features Drew Pritchard visiting a number of locations to find collectable stock to resell. Usually, he travels with his long-time friend "Tee" (John Tee), who acts as van driver and loader when moving the purchased items.
The format includes travelling to the locations, the purchase of various items, after some haggling on prices, and a product style explanation, then the drive back to his base in Conwy, showing the purchases to his team, the restoration process, and items being photographed for sale. There is a final summary of the deal, and often of the price achieved after an item has been sold.
The sellers include private estates, antiques shops, trade markets and private individuals.
Pritchard's team is composed of a number of restorers, such as an electrician, a French polisher, a photographer, and several shop and office staff, including his now ex-wife Rebecca. The series is narrated by Ralph Ineson.
Spin off programmes
- Salvage Hunters: Best Buys
- Salvage Hunters: Bitesize
- Salvage Hunters: The Restorers
- Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars
- Salvage Hunters: Design Classics
- Salvage Hunters: Best Restorations
This article is missing information about start dates.(March 2021)
|Series||Start date||End date||Episodes|
|5||13 August 2014||15 October 2014||10|
|6||25 March 2015||20 May 2015||10|
|7||30 September 2015||2 December 2015||10|
|8||27 January 2016||30 March 2016||10|
|9||7 September 2016||14 December 2016||15|
|10||18 January 2017||7 June 2017||15|
|11||13 September 2017||27 November 2017||12|
|12||14 February 2018||27 June 2018||15|
|13||17 October 2018||10 April 2019||15|
|14||11 September 2019||2 December 2020||23|
|15||10 February 2021||2021|
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