Salvage Hunters

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Salvage Hunters
Salvage Hunters logo.png
StarringDrew Pritchard
Narrated byRalph Ineson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series14
Production
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkQuest
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release14 November 2011 (2011-11-14) –
present
External links
Website

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 program has aired on Quest since 2011, for 14 series.

Format overview[edit]

Each episode features Drew Pritchard visiting multiple locations to find collectable stock to resell.[1] 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 with some haggling on prices and product style explanation, the drive back to his base in Conwy, showing the purchases to his team, the restoration process, and items being photographed. There is a final summary of the deal, and often of the price achieved after an item has been sold.[2]

The sellers include private estates, antiques shops, trade markets and private individuals.[3]

Pritchard's team is composed of a number of restorers, such as an electrician and a French polisher, a photographer, and a number of shop and office staff, including his now ex-wife Rebecca.

Spin off programmes[edit]

  • Salvage Hunters: Best Buys
  • Salvage Hunters: Bitesize
  • Salvage Hunters: The Restorers
  • Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars
  • Salvage Hunters: Design Classics[4]

Foreign countries visited in the series[edit]

Pritchard has undertaken a number of buying trips abroad, to purchase foreign antique items to resell in the United Kingdom.[5][failed verification]

  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Spain

Transmissions[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 2011 2011 10
2 2012 2012 10
3 2013 2013 10
4 2013 2014 10
5 2014 2014 10
6 2015 2015 10
7 2015 2016 10
8 2016 2017 10
9 2017 2017 15
10 2017 2018 15
11 2018 2018 12
12 2018 2019 15
13 2019 2019 15
14 11 September 2019 2020 15

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Restoration comedy: Salvage Hunter Drew Pritchard on his cottage overhaul". Metro Newspaper UK.
  2. ^ Jones, Mari (1 September 2018). "Drew Pritchard on whether his Conwy shop gamble has paid off". northwales.
  3. ^ Doughty, Eleanor (January 13, 2017). "Hunting for treasures with an expert antiques dealer" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  4. ^ "Quest ink deal for new Salvage Hunters franchise". Realscreen.
  5. ^ "New Series of Salvage Hunters". September 13, 2018 – via dailypost.co.uk.[failed verification]

External links[edit]