NARRATOR: The nation's favorite celebrities-- I like surprises.
..paired up with an expert...
I got excited then!
..and a classic car.
BOTH: Here we go!
(CAR BACKFIRES) Wowzer!
To scour Britain for antiques.
Am I on safari?
(WHISTLE BLOWS) The aim?
To make the biggest profit at auction.
(GASPS) But it's no easy ride.
Who will find a hidden gem?
(NEIGHS) Who will take the biggest risk?
(LAUGHS) Will anybody follow expert advice?
I hate it.
There will be worthy winners... (LAUGHS) ..and valiant losers.
Put your pedal to the metal...
Spend, spend, spend.
This is the Celebrity Antiques Road Trip!
VO: By George!
Today, we're in the breathtaking county of Cumbria with two unlikely chums.
Here we, here we go!
Here we go.
Well, the thing is it does give you a bit of speed.
Now let's get a bit of... Let's get a bit of zoom, oomph.
I really feel like we're on a proper jolly.
VO: Georgia Toffolo, or "Toff", as she's known, is no stranger to a jolly, having found fame on the reality series Made In Chelsea, about the shenanigans of the London borough's well-heeled residents.
Her chauffeur is none other than Stanley Johnson, former MEP, author, passionate environmentalist and father of six children, including Boris.
I say... VO: These two struck up a friendship when they appeared together on ITV's I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, back in 2017.
I know this much - she won it.
She won it.
Now that... that's respect territory.
VO: Experts Paul Laidlaw and Izzie Balmer will be helping our celebs spend their £400 budget wisely... we hope.
Would you eat cockroaches to win this program?
If it means that I beat you, yes I would.
You're Road Trip royalty, you are.
VO: Oh, Izzie.
Make his boots any bigger, love?
I hope we haven't got wing mirrors.
We would certainly have taken them off by now, along this narrow road.
Thing is, though, you know what the problem with...
I've just about fell into the trap I'm about to predict!
"You know what the problem is with Boris."
It's not Boris!
It's his dad!
I mean, it's worrying if I call Toff Boris.
That's when we've got problems.
VO: Oh, please don't!
So how do Toff and Bor... sorry, Stanley, fancy their chances?
Do you even know anything about antiques?
I thought you would know loads.
I'd be fairly good on paintings.
That is... that is a matter of great interest.
But would I be good on... on furniture?
No, I don't think so.
You know, if someone brought me a Chippendale, I wouldn't necessarily know it was a Chippendale.
As in like a Chippendale, like the ones who dance with their tops off?
I think both of us will quite heavily have to rely on our experts.
Yes, I think that's right.
VO: Our pros have hit the road in an eye-catching 1974 Triumph Stag in uranium orange.
What's the car like?
Oh, it's lush, I love it.
I mean... OK, I know this is a really girly thing to say, but the color is fab.
I love the color!
Not a shrinking violet's color, mind you.
They're gonna see us coming.
VO: How are our celebs enjoying their classy carriage?
Ooh, I just caught our reflection in a window.
We look great.
This is a 1966 Jaguar, Mark Two, I think.
VO: Spot on, Stanley!
Is it 1966?
You're older than the car.
I am much older than the car.
They will see us coming.
They will see us.
Paul, they will hear us coming.
Oh look, there are the experts.
(HONKS HORN) There's an entrance!
Oh, very much so.
There is an entrance.
Lovely to see you, Paul.
IZZIE: How are you?
How are you?
Lovely to meet you!
It's so lovely to meet you.
Oh hi, how's it going?
How are ya?
Lovely to meet you, I'm Paul.
Lovely to meet you.
Oh, give me another kiss.
Lovely to meet you also.
Well then, welcome to our world!
I can say, we are competitors.
Toff, Paul and I are in it to win.
So are we, my darling.
No one's gonna win, standing gassing in this car park, so... Oh, good point.
Are we going?
I'm ready, let's go.
See you later.
Oh, goodness me.
VO: And off they go.
We've got Izzie with Toff, and Stanley with Paul.
Buckle up, folks.
It's the battle of the sexes!
TOFF: Ooh, I do quite like it, that it's girls versus boys.
I do like that.
The only problem is, Toff, although this is our moment to shine, and to show them that we are very capable women...
..Paul Laidlaw, he is Antiques Road Trip royalty.
I don't think he has ever lost.
Oh, don't be ridiculous!
Oh, come on, he hasn't been up against you and I!
VO: Brace yourselves.
This stage in my life, to have a chance to be frivolous, that is... That's not to be sneezed at.
VO: The teams will be touring Cumbria before heading to auction in Thurcroft in South Yorkshire.
But first, Paul and Stanley are stopping in Kendal, home to the Antiques Emporium.
VO: Well, they've got some 5,000 square feet of loot to get through here, under the watchful eye of dealer Chris, and Bella the dog.
So this is... this is a brass candlestick.
Is that right?
It's a brass candlestick.
The world's full of such.
I would like this to be... ..mid 18th century.
But they were reproduced!
What do we look for here?
Well, it's a distinctive form of candlestick, insofar as it's a slide eject.
I'll wager... Oh, you mean you push that up?
Now, if this is 250 years old... ..it's seen a lot of wear, tear, and so on.
And look, we've got a fracture here... STANLEY: Yep.
..and therein, there's a build up of old polish going back decades.
Do you know something?
I have never ever seen an ejecting candlestick before.
VO: Well, there's a first time for everything, Stanley.
Now, how are the girls getting on?
How are you?
How are they doing?
They're all lined up, watching us!
Hello, my friends!
VO: Yeah, they watch a lot of telly, don't they?
Shall we just stay here?
Let's not go to a shop.
This is just so epic.
TOFF: Take some pictures of us.
I wonder if we can get a selfie with the cows.
Come on, I'll do it.
Eh... it's that one, isn't it?
You do it, I'm rubbish.
That came out quite funny.
Are you edible cows?
Do you like steak?
What's your favorite type of steak?
Ooh, I like fillet steak.
VO: Typical Chelsea.
Meanwhile, back in Kendal...
Very interesting piece of naval history, that.
You know what that timber is?
From a sunken warship.
Probably the decking of...
The decking of a sunken warship.
I think not sunk... Not sunk?
..but broken up.
Which is where they had the opportunity to salvage the timber and fabricate, in this instance, that's a little coaster.
VO: These two coasters were salvaged from the battleships HMS Warspite and HMS Valiant, that served in both world wars.
And prices on those... £5 each.
Ships at £5 each.
In some quarters, that's not two pints.
That aside, what do you think of silver tobacco pot?
VO: That cabinet just keeps on giving.
OK, you can take or leave the subject matter, the smoking.
But it's a delight, and... What a delightful... delightful thing.
I think it's lovely.
Any clues here?
Gold... Oh... Now, this... this is a hallmark, is that right?
And it's the mark of the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company, and that brings some cachet.
OK. That exudes quality.
Oh, good for you.
So we ought to think about that.
What does quality cost?
It costs £125.
OK, we have to think about that.
My problem is, there's jeopardy round and about smoking-related material.
Not everyone's... cup of tea.
VO: Whilst the boys ponder the possibility of any profit going up in smoke... ..let's catch up with the girls, who have also now arrived in Kendal, at Sleddall Hall Antiques Centre.
This two-storey treasure trove is bursting at the seams with collectables and curios.
It's all a bit... overwhelming.
Toff, what are we actually looking for?
I have absolutely no idea.
VO: (CLEARS THROAT) Well, that's a good start.
Best get hunting!
Look at this.
This is just so neat.
Look at this for a bell.
(RINGS LOUDLY) BOTH: Ooh!
Please stop it!
Oh darling, I will raise you your donkey bell.
(QUIET TINKLING) Can't even hear it, Toff.
My head doesn't look that big in real life, does it?
No, not at all.
I have a real problem with hats.
Shall we see if it... Maybe it's not your head.
Maybe the hat's small.
No, no, I think...
I... No, I think it's the head is big, and the hat is normal sized.
Izzie, I must say I really do love this bell.
Have you been... have you been round the whole shop, and you're thinking about this bell?
The bell that doesn't even work?
Em, OK, so it's made out of brass.
It's a novelty item.
That's not great, is it?
Em... You can't go wrong with a purchase for £2.
No, you can't.
And it's so pretty!
She's got such a cute little dress on.
And look at her bonnet!
It's like Bo Peep, isn't it?
Yes, that's why I like it.
This is how I'd like to walk around all day, actually.
So... Oh, we've got to have it now.
I love her so much.
Are we getting, are we committing?
Yeah, we're gonna have to ask them to put a ring ding dinger on the end of it.
VO: Otherwise known as a clapper.
Can I open this?
This looks very funny.
What is it?
Sort of like...
It is a... Oh, of course it is.
It's a Georgian jam stirrer.
How did I... How did I not guess?
Oh darling, I love this.
Also, I love tea.
I like big skirts.
I hate it.
VO: Oh I say, don't hold back.
How very dare you!
It is a bit fussy, isn't it?
But we could maybe pop it with the bell, and do a group lot.
Well, cuz there's a running theme here.
With large skirts.
Oh darling, I think we'd be silly not to.
I mean it's... £22.
It's a steal.
No, it's not.
No, it's not!
But imagine how much better your tea would taste out of that.
Right, come on, she's coming with us.
Toff, I completely wash my hands of it.
But if you make me a cup of tea in the teapot... Yep.
..then I suppose we could go for it.
Oh, how exciting.
Right, let's go.
I have never bought something so hideous in my life.
I can hear you.
They're coming to get you, boy!
How are you doing?
Very well, thank you.
Found two wonderful things.
You're into crinoline ladies?
Yes, I really am, actually.
One... one of us is into crinoline ladies.
One of you.
This one... James Sadler, about 1880 when they started.
Yes, I know... And that's... ..the 1920s.
Can't believe what you've persuaded me into, Toff.
Here you go.
Thank you very much.
VO: The teapot's up for £22, the bell £2.
I'm sorry, we've no change.
Would 20 be alright?
Well, darling, yes.
There we go, then.
Thank you so much.
You're most welcome.
I'm thrilled with them.
VO: Well, Toff's happy.
I was not expecting that.
We've got two items that are horrendous.
Um, so I think my work's going to be a little bit cut out.
I'm going to have to stop Toff from buying any more tat.
VO: Oh dear.
VO: Meanwhile, less than a mile away, Paul and Stanley are still um-ing and ah-ing over the £125 tobacco pot.
If we bought... What else would you buy here, Stanley?
I like the candlestick.
I particularly like the candlestick.
And of course, these are all things I think are absolutely fascinating.
The Warspite and the Valiant.
PAUL: What we could do... STANLEY: Go on.
..is we could say to Chris... you've got £25 on the candlestick, you've got £10 on the two coasters.
Yep, OK. Let's not haggle on those, because those prices... Well, I frankly think are more than fair.
But in return, can we push you hard...
..and offer £55?
Is this haggling?
This is... this is haggling like your life depends on it.
Getting close to deal territory, or close to being rejected.
Back to the candlestick.
60 would be nice.
It'd be nicer for you than us.
But do you know what?
I think I've pushed you far enough.
That's a very fair price.
Now look, we're a double act here.
I'd like to add a large wooden horse which I spotted earlier.
I'd just like to bring it over.
Where is it?
It's over here.
Look at that.
I would like to...
I'd like to toss in a horse.
I mean, this horse in particular sings to me.
I remember when I was a child, you know, eight years old on the farm, we had a cart horse called Peter.
His back was so broad I could barely sit astride him.
So I'm going for this.
But what's it gonna cost us?
He's gonna neigh.
He's gonna say "neigh".
I was, I was.
I could do it for 60.
If I were the horse, I'd probably go... (NEIGHS) Well, I think we owe you £155.
Thank you very much, Stanley.
Thank you, Stanley.
I am so thrilled.
We should shake this man's hand.
Thank you very much.
Thank you so much.
Saddle up, Stanley, we're off.
VO: And off they trot with - count them - four buys in the boot.
The £25 brass candlestick, the two warship coasters for a tenner, the silver tobacco pot and Peter the cart horse for £60 each.
That leaves them with £245.
What a negotiator.
I realized that I was in the company of an expert.
VO: Steady on, Stanley.
With the boys off to a storming start, Toff and Izzie have ventured ten miles northwest, and to Lake Windermere.
VO: They're taking things at a more leisurely pace on England's largest natural lake, taking time to take to the water and experience the area's love affair with boats.
VO: On shore to greet them is Rachel Roberts, curator of the Windermere Jetty Museum.
Rachel, when I think about the Lake District, I think of lakes, and mountains.
And I would love to know more about the boating history here.
Of course, yeah.
Boats have always been important to the history of the Lake District, because of the water.
Often, the roads were not very good, so moving yourself and goods across water was... was really crucial.
So this meant that a lot of the best boat builders in the area focused themselves here.
VO: The museum is home to the ferry Mary Anne, built in the early 19th century.
So ferries were the lifeblood of the lake.
So is this half the size of the boat?
No, no, this is the boat.
You can see it's got this wide open end, and that's so that you can get things on.
RACHEL: If you imagine... TOFF: Whoa!
..a big ramp coming down, almost like a car ferry today...
..you can get your carriages and your goods on the back of the boat there.
And how on earth would they have powered this?
So believe it or not, this would have actually been rowed by oarsmen.
How many people would have... would it have taken?
I've seen pictures of two men rowing it on their own.
Just sounds exhausting.
VO: But boats weren't just a practical necessity.
Also here is the oldest surviving pleasure yacht in the UK, named Margaret, and built in 1780 for the wealthy politician John Christian Curwen.
John Curwen wanted to get people into pleasure yachting here in Windermere, and he started the regattas back in the 1780s.
And that meant that there... there was a rush to build these beautiful boats, make the yachts go faster and faster.
And that continues right on, all the way through the decades.
I mean, you know, just the fact that she's still intact now.
VO: Maintaining the boats is a full time job for conservators like Stephen Beresford.
So the plan is that we're gonna re-plank this boat.
But before we do that, um, it's much easier to paint the back of the plank, and these frames, before we put the plank in place.
Pass the paint, Steve.
There you go.
Thank you, darling.
One for you.
Oh, thank you.
How did your role differ to, let's say, a person who did your job 100 years ago?
In terms of the skills, it's... it's similar.
We're doing the same traditional skills.
Boat builders of 100 years ago would be very accomplished, because they would be repeating the same boat time and time and time again.
And because of that, they would get very quick.
And why do you put such emphasis on conservation now, as opposed to high turnover and manufacture of new boats?
Well obviously, this... this is the real thing.
It's a historic object.
Em... and we want people to be able to enjoy the history, you know, and what it was, and the stories it tells from the past.
What do you think to our handiwork?
I think it's pretty good.
Have we devalued your boat?
You know, we could always wash it off later if it wasn't right, you know.
(THEY GASP) VO: Careful, Stephen, it's two against one!
By the Victorian era, the stunning scenery of the Lake District had inspired the works of local poet William Wordsworth and the artist William Turner.
Word soon spread, and Lake Windermere became a hotspot for wealthy tourists.
How old is this boat, Rachel?
So, this boat comes from 1902, so it's Edwardian.
It would have been the sort of boat owned by the wealthy families that lived around the lake or had summers on the lake.
And it's kind of the equivalent of having a superyacht today.
We're talking a lot of money to build a boat like this.
It's very elegant, isn't it?
It's the height of elegance.
You would spend your days out here cruising round the lake, maybe having tea parties around the lake.
We could do that, Toff.
We are doing it right now, no?
VO: But it wasn't all glitz and glamour.
In the 20th century, the Windermere community turned their attention to the threat facing Britain.
So, you get a lot less tourists during the war years.
And also, the local boat builders and the boatmen start turning their trade to help the war effort.
So we've got some pictures here of the Home Guard here in Windermere being on maneuvers, training, for, you know, attacks elsewhere.
And they also practiced their machine gun skills, attaching machine guns to some of the boats that they had here on the lake.
And then we also have the 1943 project to develop a glider.
And you can see some pictures here.
The war office developed this glider here on Windermere, so that it could be pulled along, take off, and then go over enemy lines and land back on water.
Gosh, it's amazing.
It's seeped in history.
Yeah, absolutely, yeah.
There was, you know, so many different phases in history around the lake here from, you know, high society through to the war effort.
After the Second World War, the tourists start to come back, so you get your yachts and your motorboats back on the lake.
And of course, you get people doing speed trials, with the motorboats getting faster and faster.
It just becomes a fantastic place for tourism.
I mean, where else can you get all of this?
VO: Whilst the ladies lap up the high life let's catch up with our super shoppers Stanley and Paul, who are motoring to historic Kirkby Lonsdale.
PAUL: We have hit the ground running!
Silver, naval memorabilia, Georgian brass.
That's a haul.
VO: You're not wrong there, lad!
And they've got £245 left to spend in their second shop of the day, Dales Antiques.
STANLEY: Wow, wow, wow, OK.
This is what I call an antiques shop.
PAUL: It even smells right, doesn't it?
I do very much like this.
Do you think you could... you could do some of your famous negotiations?
(LAUGHS) Don't you think?
Well, that is beautiful.
I love this.
I wonder how much... That's... Oops, wait a mo.
German, Wurttemberg, made by the firm of WMF.
I love it, I love it.
And this is going for 375.
37... but you'd have to... Yeah... that's one and a half times our budget.
Well, that is very interesting.
Pair of Delft plates.
I'd be very taken by those.
1,250 for the... the tapestry.
I've popped outside, because I think Stanley has come into his own in that shop.
He is intent on buying something.
VO: You've already got one of those.
Things are jumping out and talking to him.
My fear is... ..Stanley's gonna spend the rest of our budget.
I'm looking at this gingerbread man.
I love the idea that here you have, you know, societies in probably the low countries... ..baking gingerbread in this wonderful, wonderful mold.
VO: Gingerbread men date back to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, who had figures baked to resemble important guests.
Stanley's mold appears to hail from the 19th century, in the Netherlands.
Stanley, you look like a man about to make a decision!
I'm only going to make a decision after a full consultation with my technical advisor, my technical and professional advisor.
But this is a tricky moment.
This is it.
We have a budget.
Obviously, everybody has a budget.
We don't wanna walk away with no deal.
Do you see what I mean?
VO: You can't take the politician out of Strasbourg.
We need a deal, even if it's a managed exit.
So here's our chance.
The gingerbread man, one possibility.
That lovely German metal plate.
Or one or more Delft plates.
What's your thought on that?
Instinctually, where would you go?
I think your heart's with gingerbread.
My heart is absolutely with the gingerbread, cuz I love the story.
I'll do 245 for the gingerbread man.
Well there you go, now you've had it.
And now we have to say... we don't need a referendum on this, I don't think.
VO: And Stanley's got us a deal!
Shall we shake?
I'll shake with you, say our technical advisor is in agreement with me.
And now we shake with you, saying we are gonna pay you £245.
And I'm gonna put my hand in my pocket, and I'm gonna produce it.
Thank you very much.
VO: Blimey, they've put all of their eggs in one gingerbread mold.
With their entire Road Trip budget spent on day one, the boys are taking some time out.
Well, according to John Ruskin, the Victorian art critic and conservationist, that's one of the finest views in England.
Well, he actually also said "therefore, one of the finest views in the world".
Not a bad way to end the day, eh?
A great way.
Mind you, we could have lost a lot of money.
You know, we will have to wait and see.
But it was worth it.
I think whatever happens, we're gonna say it was worth it.
Stick to the party line.
VO: It's been a busy day for you two.
VO: Morning has arrived in glorious Cumbria, and the brakes are off.
Here we go.
Go, go, go!
Day two of Toff and Stan's adventure.
Well, day one certainly went well.
It did, yes.
A, we had fantastic weather.
And as long as you have fantastic weather, everything else is doable.
VO: Never mind the weather, Stanley.
What about the shopping?
We have got zero left.
We have done it.
We have spent the kitty.
I had this chap with me, an amazingly competent fellow called Paul, whom you've met, Paul Laidlaw...
Yes, he is.
..who really, really knew his onions.
VO: Well, let's hope so.
Now, are our experts full of the joys of Spring?
We've bought two items, which I'm going to try and persuade her we put as one lot.
They are horrendous.
The best way I can describe them is chintzy tat.
I had such fun, and Izzie is divine.
Yes, she looks fine.
Oh, we get on really really well.
She has absolutely no taste!
Oh, this is gonna be interesting.
I can't wait to see what comes of it!
VO: You and me both.
What will they make of each other's buys?
Time to take a peek at the car boot booty!
Hi, how are you?
PAUL: How goes it?
Lovely to see you.
Good to see you.
Bit of a very tense moment, I think.
How are you feeling?
Yeah, fine, actually.
Oh, we had a wonderful day yesterday.
We did a lot of laughing, didn't we?
What did you buy?
Right, OK, well let me show you.
Prepare to be... wowed.
That's all I can say to you.
IZZIE: I've got the fear.
It's a really lovely teapot, and a bell... OK... does the bell, does the bell ring?
That doesn't work!
Or it's... it's dropped... it's dropped the clanger.
Yeah, it's dropped the clanger.
We're missing, we're missing a clanger.
And then, a really, really beautiful teapot.
I think these both are very much you, Toff, aren't they?
They represent you, and you love them.
And so hopefully someone else in the saleroom will as well.
Prepare to be amazed, chaps.
Look at this.
So I'm gonna bring it out.
And first, I'm gonna bring this one out.
Now just look at that.
Look at that.
Pride and joy.
Do you know what this is?
Well, it's a gingerbread mold.
But I'm a little disappointed you haven't made any gingerbread.
I'm more interested in the gingerbread than the mold!
I proposed this as a business venture.
I told you, no auction, just pop-up gingerbread stall.
Well in the meantime, we have an ejectable candle holder.
So you've got a little bit of candle left in there, and you can... Pshoo!
Do you see?
And it shoots across the room!
VO: Whereas the girls spent just £20, the boys parted with all 400, also buying the coasters, tobacco pot, and a horse.
(NEIGHS) Honestly, I couldn't think of two items that I would need in my life less.
(ALL LAUGH) That's my only observation.
At least everyone drinks tea.
And if you don't drink tea, you're very odd.
Well, you may disrespect our gingerbread mold, but you've got all the work to do.
Two shops, and a lot of money to spend.
So adios and good luck, I've gotta say.
I do mean that.
Right, bye, my darling, see you later.
VO: And off they go.
What do you think of the teapot and the bell then, Stanley?
It didn't ring my bell, I can tell you.
Do you know, it's funny.
As soon as I saw the objects, I thought...
I've got savage antique envy.
So, the gingerbread man... You'd have to have a really big kitchen to put that in the cupboard.
I'm sure I saw fear in their eyes, to be honest with you.
Fear, that's it.
VO: I'm sure they're quaking in their heels.
Next stop for the girls is the Cumbrian village of Cartmel, known as the village of sticky toffee pudding.
Yum yum yum.
But what sweet treats will our Toffee and Izzie find in Cartmel Village Vintage?
They've still got a whopping £380.
TOFF: Oh look, there it is!
IZZIE: Here it is!
VO: This shop sells an eclectic mix of antiques and vintage over two floors, so there should be plenty for the girls to choose from.
What, what are we gonna do?
What are our tactics?
What are our tactics?
I don't know, I'd like to find something quite unique and different.
But also pretty at the same time.
IZZIE: OK. TOFF: Is that a tactic?
VO: If you say so.
Hey look, we could start our own band here.
Oh yeah, here's the drums.
Oh goodness me, there's a recorder.
I don't want to make you feel inadequate, but I did pass my Grade 1 recorder with a distinction.
Get out of town!
Yes, I did.
I did, I did.
I might have got... VO: Brace yourselves.
(PLAYS BADLY) I have no idea what that was.
Obviously, it was Sweet Caroline.
This is very pretty.
Look at that.
So, I presume it's silver-backed brush.
It would have been part of a brush set, so you'd have had...
Yes, yes, yes, and the comb!
And you'd have had a matching mirror, and you'd also have a clothes brush.
And then sometimes, you'd also have matching scent bottles as well, and dressing table jars.
Oh, it's so pretty.
Do these sell well?
(IZZIE LAUGHS) Righty-o!
Ooh, that's very pretty.
How gorgeous is that?
Favorite shade of pink.
It's beautiful, isn't it?
So there's so many things that are just sort of shouting out at me about this.
Pink, love pink.
Yeah, of course.
Um, it's a boudoir clock, so it's a little clock for your boudoir, for your dressing table.
Um, Asprey, what a great name.
So that just doesn't look late Victorian, does it?
Not at all.
How beautiful is it?
I love it.
Right, we'll be having that one.
Um... Um... How far out of the price range?
OK, how much do you reckon?
I mean, we've got... Yeah... 600?
Er... a bit more?
Er... keep going.
Oh, come off it.
Oh my gosh!
It's a bit out of our price range, isn't it?
VO: That's one for the Christmas list.
Keep hunting, girls.
What is this?
It's a coffee grinder.
Oh, I can see the beans.
Does this have a use for people?
They, I mean... You can get some coffee grinders can make hundreds of pounds.
Something like the antique French ones.
Um... Ooh, it smells nice.
Does it smell nice?
Also, you're forgetting about the mass market of people who like to make espresso martinis.
I am forgetting... You forgot about those people.
VO: The ticket price is £30.
Toff, have you seen this, whilst we're here?
This... this sort of beading here, this is known as piqué, and it's when you set a metal in another material.
I mean, quite often you see it inset into wood.
So that's piqué, and then you've just got these sort of diamantes or paste stones here.
But, um, it's a snake.
And snake jewelry is really popular.
So it was particularly popular in the Victorian period.
You see snake bangles, snake necklaces, in gold, with enamel, with diamonds and gemstones.
This is like a costume version of it.
I, you know, because it's in an early type of plastic, it's going... Yeah.
..to be early 20th century, probably 1920s, 1930s, something like that.
£118, that is pricey.
It is one to do some serious negotiating on.
But we both like it?
But yeah, I, I do like that.
I don't like the price, but I like the bangle.
VO: So, the coffee grinder and the serpent bangle are contenders.
Any more for any more?
I've just spotted this, and it's a bit of an enigma because it's a silver enameled leaf brooch... ...and I see this brooch so many times.
They sell them in the auctions so many times, and they're usually by a designer called David Andersen.
He's a Norwegian silversmith.
So I saw this, thought 'great, David Andersen brooch', cuz they're really popular.
So flipped it over, and look.
It says "meka" or "meeka", M-E-K-A... Yeah.
So I can only think that this is a copy.
But, I mean, it looks exactly the same.
It's priced at £58.
So what would a David Andersen brooch, similar to that, be able to fetch at auction?
It's a little bit varied.
I've sold them for as cheap as £40, or for as little as £40.
I've sold them for as much as about £90.
It depends on the colorway, it depends on the condition, and at the end of the day, just who's in the room.
But I mean, this is at 58.
So if we could get quite a significant amount off it... And I must say I also really like it.
I'm a big fan of brooches.
So that's a maybe?
Yes, it's a definite maybe, subject to a bit of haggling.
OK. Light bit of haggling.
VO: Here we go.
TOFF: Hello, Denise.
DENISE: Hello, Toff.
TOFF: How are you doing?
Right, we've got three items... Wow.
..that we rather like, but we're not too fussed about, you know.
It's all.. OK. ..price dependent if I'm honest, Denise.
How low could you go on each item?
I can do...
I can't do anything on that, so that would have to stay at 30.
The lovely enamel brooch I could do for 40.
And the fabulous snake bangle I could do for 90.
TOFF: That's 160 all together.
So I've spoken to Annie the dog, and she told me that today, you're doing an extra £25 off.
Isn't that right, Annie?
Annie, you tell fibs!
No, she did.
She just told me.
I, I heard it was an extra £30.
Yes, I did, actually.
Funny, I misheard Annie.
Yes, it did.
We'll take the lot for 130.
I could do 140.
Thank you very much.
Thank you very much.
You're very welcome.
VO: Well done!
VO: Tough Toff has negotiated £40 for the silver leaf brooch, 30 for the coffee grinder and 65 for the serpent bangle, with a little help from Annie the dog.
Oh, she's a wag.
VO: Paul and Stanley, meanwhile, are spending their morning off in Coniston, in the heart of the Lake District.
Farm owner Stanley is passionate about conservation, and the Lake District's designation as a National Park, a protected area of natural beauty, in 1951 can be attributed in part to one man, John Ruskin.
You can see why the Romantic poets were drawn here.
I mean, OK... Wordsworth, Coleridge... Yeah.
..Southey, I guess.
And what about Ruskin?
Is he a poet as well?
I don't know.
Do you know much about Ruskin?
Actually, as a matter of fact... As a matter of fact, I think he is a poet, because it comes to me...
It comes to me he won the Newdigate Prize at Oxford for poetry, which I want to say I also won some years ago.
So as well as being a poet, John Ruskin was also a celebrated artist, and Paul and Stanley are heading to the Ruskin Museum to find out how his passion for the Lake District changed the face of British conservation.
Director and curator Vicky Slowe is on hand to tell them more.
Why did Coniston mean so much to Ruskin in particular?
I think he thought that the views were really breathtaking.
He was passionate about the Lake District, the scenery and the people and the villages.
Thought, as Wordsworth himself had thought, that it was an area that ought to be protected.
He was determined to make sure that the place was kept in the best possible condition forever, for everybody to come and enjoy.
Generations to come.
VO: Ruskin spent the last 28 years of his life living at Brantwood, in Coniston.
Vicky, what do we, what do we have here?
Just got a selection of Ruskin's paintings of skies.
That one is supposed to be a sunset scene from Brantwood.
When he was living at Brantwood, he noticed on occasions, when the wind was bringing a lot of rain from the southwest, the roses next morning were looking rather browned and sad, you know.
And I think he was really noticing the effects of acid rain.
He was fascinated by the changes in the light, and how the clouds were getting bigger and more sort of threatening looking.
And he put that down to industrial pollution.
VO: John Ruskin's concerns sparked his passion for conservation, which he shared through his art and by lecturing at Oxford university.
So to what extent were the thoughts of Ruskin on conservation new?
I think they were very influential.
He couldn't implement all his ideas, but don't forget he was teaching some very bright students at Oxford.
He influenced Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, a co-founder of the National Trust.
What a legacy.
And also things like the national park movement, that was a Ruskinian idea.
Basically, all that we have today, an awful lot of it is really thanks to Ruskin.
He's a hero.
Thank you very much, Vicky.
For me, it has been particularly invigorating as a sort of latter-day conservationist.
We should go and get some fresh air now.
VO: Rangers like Tom and George ensure that Ruskin's legacy continues today by maintaining the National Park.
Stanley "Thor" Johnson enters the ring, ladies and gentlemen!
Well, I'll give you Thor here, mind.
George is gonna make some holes in the ground, with his bar.
It's dead simple.
We're just gonna knock the posts in.
Now, you would have got this in one, wouldn't you?
VO: Go on, Stanley, give it some welly!
(ALL LAUGH) That's it.
VO: That's more like it.
Well, I think it's Paul's turn.
(ALL LAUGH) Stand well clear.
Bloody good, he's getting in.
Am I at China yet?
Well, clearly you and I are both dab hands with a lump hammer, but I'm gonna stick to the gavel, I suspect, from now on.
You stick to the gavel and I will go on gabbling away.
VO: Meanwhile, Toff and Izzie are back on the road.
Oh, we're back in the game.
I certainly hope so.
Yeah, we are.
We've just bought three items, we've got one more shop.
So, if my calculations are correct, we've got just over £200 left to spend.
Is that right?
VO: 245, actually.
They're headed to Low Newton, half an hour south.
So what's the plan, girls?
So I'm thinking we should go for one high value item.
Do you think?
All the money?
We're blowing it all?
Yes, yes, all the money's going on one item, yeah.
You're gonna make me nervous here.
But yeah, we maybe need to have a YOLO moment.
Yeah, we do.
We need to flash some cash.
VO: That's "you only live once", by the way.
Go big or go home, girls.
Their final stop today is Yew Tree Barn.
Stanley and Paul are coming here too, but the girls have got a head start.
Right, darling, here we are.
Here we are.
This looks a nice place.
Doesn't it just?
Right, here we go.
Let's get the baby in park.
I always forget that bit.
Don't want any rollers.
We're gonna have to make a dash for it!
Oh yeah, Stanley would like this.
Oh my God, that was so close to the china.
Um, I think it might be a foot bath.
Have a little pedicure, have a little foot bath.
Well maybe that's the way forward.
Maybe we should get this, and we could do express pedis outside of the auction, to get a bit of... bit of money in.
And then if it's a duff set, it doesn't matter anyway.
Thrilled to hear it, cuz I thought it might have been just a really big bedpan.
So, we'll leave that one.
Not for me.
VO: She's voted with her feet on that one.
Now, where have the chaps got to?
Oh, take your time, fellas.
Well this is it, our last shop.
I guess... our oppos have still got work to do.
We've got no money to spend.
I think we have to play the card we still have, which is gamesmanship.
You know, to put them off their stroke.
Ooh, she's not shy, is she?
I want to show you someone.
She's very conservative.
It's funny, isn't it?
Like, it shouldn't be funny, but it is funny.
So who is she?
What's going on with her?
Apart from... you know, that.
So, she is, she's probably... Well, shall we have a look?
OK, let's have a look.
Let's get a bit more.
Let's handle her.
Up close and personal.
It's winking at me.
Um, so she's a Parian ware bust.
VO: Parian ware, developed in England in the mid 19th century, is a type of unglazed porcelain sold as an alternative to marble.
And what do you think about her in the auction?
Do you think she'd do well?
Personally, I think they're a bit out of fashion.
OK, OK. Good advice, thank you so much.
Naughty lady can stay there.
VO: Er, speaking of naughty... PAUL: Here we go, Yew Tree Barn.
Let's see if we can rain on their parade, shall we?
We don't have to worry about buying any more antiques.
Time for a cup of tea, huh?
Oh, that sounds like music.
There we go.
Glad we made hay while the sun shone yesterday.
Hey, what about this one?
They have missed a trick here.
They don't have... they don't have an ejection mechanism.
They ought to... they ought to have that.
Nice way to end it all, is it not?
Well, end it all, couldn't have been better.
Well, well, well.
Who do we have here?
You have not finished your job.
Well, we've actually made brilliant progress, I'll have you know.
Don't look too smug sat there.
We've shopped, haven't we?
Shopped till we dropped, yes we have.
Shopping still to do, though.
Yes, OK. You'd better get on with it.
We have it in the bag.
Oh, do you really?
Oh, I see!
Come on, Toff.
We can't let them get away with that.
I'll leave you two ladies to your lunch.
See you later.
Pride before a fall!
Stanley, you know what this needs?
I'm looking for something major.
Like, we've gotta find our mega superstar today.
Cuz we've got so many lovely bits, but we just are missing the final piece.
We've actually got quite a lot of money to do so as well.
So we need to stop looking at, you know, the itsy little bit.
Go for something a bit bigger, I think.
I've possibly found something.
OK. What do you think?
I just think it's a rocking chair for a miniature person.
(LAUGHS) Like for the Borrowers or something.
Um, well, kind of right.
I think it might be a lambing chair, but for a child.
OK. Um... And I'm presuming that it's on the rockers so that the child would be rocking the lamb whilst it's feeding it.
So it's possibly a lamb that's motherless.
And so the child's bottle feeding the lamb, rocking it at the same time.
But, you know, what do you think?
It's a joint process, this, joint decision.
I must say, I wouldn't have looked twice.
But now that you've told me that lovely story, I'm really enchanted and I really want it.
So I mean, how much are we talking?
Well I haven't looked at the price.
Toff, we're going to need all of your wit and charm.
VO: Their remaining budget leaves them £80 short.
So gird your loins, dealer James.
Um, we've fallen in love with your lovely child's lambing chair.
But sadly, we've been very frivolous over the past 24 hours.
And I know that it's on 325.
However, we have only got 245, and is it something that you could consider?
Also, I would like to add, I know you have a lovely cafe downstairs.
We're very good at washing dishes.
So, you know... Are you volunteering our services?
As an offer of goodwill.
That's how badly we want this.
By the way, I don't do the washing up normally.
So it's quite a mega thing.
So it's a good offer, right.
Well, you don't need to do any washing up, I think we'll be fine with that.
TOFF: Are you sure?
JAMES: So yeah, that's a deal.
Ooh, thank you so much!
VO: Blimey, she does have wit and charm.
So there you have it, our celebs' coffers are empty.
Time to hit the road.
Yeah, I'm so excited.
This is my first ever auction.
Ooh, this is exciting.
Going in with the bags, I'm actually auctioning off items... IZZIE: Yes.
..that I bought.
And I'm very intrigued by wondering what is going to happen at the auction.
I personally am pretty confident that we are gonna come off well in the auction.
Do you know what to expect?
Yeah, a lot of banging... (MUMBLES) Bang!
Sold to the lady in the back with the white jumper!
VO: Sweet dreams.
VO: It's auction day, and our celebrity road trippers are reunited.
Well, I think this is gonna be a very exciting day.
I'm feeling slightly competitive.
I wouldn't swap my gingerbread man mold, I can tell you, for Toff's teapot.
Oh, very rude.
My teapot is my star piece.
I don't believe you.
Feeling quietly confident.
I just, I just...
There's something in the air.
Or am I bluffing?
No, you're bluffing, you're bluffing.
VO: Having cruised through Cumbria, our experts and celebrities have swung south for the auction in Thurcroft in South Yorkshire.
Everyone's very friendly in Yorkshire, have you noticed?
Do you know something?
They are, they absolutely are.
VO: They'll be plying their wares at Paul Beighton Auctioneers.
Well then... Oh, my hair!
Here we are!
How are you, sir?
Toff, my darling, how are you?
So lovely to see you.
Lovely to see you.
TOFF: Oh, it's brilliant!
IZZIE: Are you excited?
TOFF: Oh, I can't wait.
PAUL: What do you think?
I think we should do this auction thing.
Thank you very much.
VO: Izzie and Toff spent £400 on five lots.
Stanley wasn't impressed with Toff's teapot, but what does he make of their biggest buy, the lambing chair?
That is beautiful.
That is absolutely fabulous.
I think they have done a fantastic bid there.
I have spent my youth, you know, lambing.
VO: Paul and Stanley also spent the full £400 on their five auction lots.
I absolutely love the horse.
You're really into your horses as well, aren't you?
Yeah, I am.
What would, where would you put this if you had it?
Oh, I'd sit it right in the middle of my dining room table.
It could be the center point at dinner parties.
VO: The man with the gavel is auctioneer Jody Beighton.
What does he think will tantalize the bidders?
I think the silver tobacco pot is wonderful.
I've never seen one of those with that little pipe on top.
It's nice to have that little feature.
Hallmarks are nice and clean.
It's a good gauge silver, so that is one of my favorite items.
The Norwegian silver leaf brooch is a very trendy thing.
All that enamel's in great condition, so we should have a good result with that one.
Is this for us?
It's like coming to the theater, isn't it?
Best seats in the house, these.
It is, yes.
VO: Righty ho, here we go, with bidders in the room, on the phone and on the internet.
VO: First up, Toff's teapot and bell.
Will it be 15 for the two bids there?
Ten then, if you wish.
Let's see your bids.
£10, any interest?
Any interest out there?
This wonderful lady.
14, 16, 18.
It's going up.
No, we'll miss that.
You bidding at £22?
OK, thank god.
Any more in the room?
We've got 24, and selling... VO: Well, the people of Yorkshire do love their tea.
I told you it was the star of the show!
I really hope that isn't the star of our show.
(ALL LAUGH) That does not bode well.
If you've peaked at this stage, you're in a lot of trouble.
VO: Next up, Paul and Stanley's bit of brass.
Er, 20, let's see.
Ten if you like.
£10, let's get on.
Ten I'm bid, thank you.
Bid's at 10, 12, 14.
Bid's at £20.
How much did we pay?
Oh, it's close.
Six, we're looking for.
At £24, if you're all done and sure at £24... 26, new bidder again.
You're in profit.
PAUL: That'll do.
At £30, all through... We're bang on cue as well.
VO: A small gain for the boys too.
I'm proud of the purchase, and the spot, but worried that the market would not get it.
We got out of that with a wee profit, that is all good.
VO: Now's the time for the girls' silver leaf brooch to shine.
18 bid online.
20, let's see.
Is it Andersen or someone?
Who is it?
I wish it was.
OK, so, it's a replica.
So, louder, Toff.
I think that lady didn't hear you.
Room bid at 40.
Looking for 45.
New bidder in the room, 50.
I actually really want the brooch.
Is that bad?
55 in the room.
Come on, let's have another.
And they're in the room.
I mean, it looks like David Andersen, doesn't it?
Yeah, that's what I assumed it was.
Internet bid, 75.
It's beaten the room.
80, we're looking for.
Any further interest?
At 75, online and selling...
Good one, I like that.
Oh, feeling the pressure!
How much did we pay again?
VO: It might be a copy, but it's earned them a nice profit.
Thank you very much.
VO: Can Stanley and Paul take a leaf out of the girls' book with their warship coasters?
Bids at ten online.
I've got 20 on the book.
22, let's see.
Bids at 20 commission... You're in profit, Stanley.
Commissions out, we're at 22 in the room.
Bid's at £30, I'd take 35.
Any advance with £30?
35, new bidder.
PAUL: It's good.
Bid's at £40.
If you're all done and sure at 40... VO: Good work!
We made £30.
We made £30.
I'll shake your hand, Paul.
You saw that I felt a wee bit left out.
I won't leave you hanging.
VO: Have a virtual handshake from me, too.
Now, a rare sighting of a serpent in Yorkshire.
I have a commission bid of 35, but the internet beats us.
We're taken to 50.
55, let's see.
Bid's at £50, internet bid at 50.
Bid's £55, 60.
Do you like it?
Oh, go on.
Come on, come on, come on!
We need another bid.
Bid's 75, down the front of the room there.
90 from the internet.
Bid's at 85 at the front.
Can't take it.
Come on, one more.
Oh, so obviously, it's stunning.
Don't wave your hand around, Toff.
Do you like it now, Toff?
Wave your hand.
All done and sure for 120... Who knew best in the end?
VO: And with that, the girls are snaking ahead.
What did you make on that?
Something like... We paid 65.
Well, you did well.
Double their money.
So like... £65?
VO: Now, will it be yea or neigh for one of Stanley's favorites?
£20, let's get on.
Any interest at £20?
I can't believe this.
Well, this is awful.
Go, go, go.
Bid's at £20 in the seats.
Looking for two.
Any advances at 20?
Bid's at 24 in the seat, six on the internet.
I think he's got about four bidders...
..three in the room.
Bid's at 30 on the internet.
We're halfway there.
There's several hurdles and a water jump to go.
Eight furlongs to go.
If you're all through at 35...
VO: More Dobbin than Red Rum, then.
I want a Stewards Enquiry.
We've played our last card.
We need to rein it in.
It's Toff and Izzie's coffee grinder next.
Commission bids are beaten by the internet.
We can come in at £45.
50 with you.
Bid's £45, internet bid 50.
50 online, with two internet bidders worth 50.
What did you pay?
JODY: Any interest in the room?
JODY: I've got 50.
There's a chap over there.
55 is bid in the room.
60 with you.
At £55, if you're all done and sure at £55...
It's very good!
I'm pleased with that.
VO: They should be full of beans with that profit.
So how many espresso martinis is that?
That's like five espresso martinis.
Well, it depends where you go, darling.
Not in Chelsea.
VO: From coffee to cake.
Gingerbread, to be precise.
Internet bid straight in at 50.
50 to start us.
Five, let's see, in here.
Nobody bidding up?
He's got... No, he has.
He's got 55.
He's got £55.
That's only a £200 loss.
God... Bid's at 65 in the room.
Looking for £70 now.
70 on the internet.
85 Here we go, it's picking up.
Look, look, he's nodding.
Still in the room at £85.
90, we're looking for.
Can you hear the baby?
I think the baby wants it.
I think this is more than I thought.
OK, what did I tell you?
Might be a miss... yeah.
Darling, very good.
Well, I was wrong.
I said double digits, and it's just made... Has it made 100?
95 I have in the room.
No, still double digits.
Let's break triple figures.
We've got 95.
And selling at £95... That could have been so much worse.
That'll leave a bitter taste in the mouth.
We're probably back to square one.
That was a big old... snake we slithered down there.
STANLEY: I told you.
TOFF: No... VO: Toff's big ticket item is her final lot.
Lambing chair there.
Will there be £80 for it?
Bottom estimate at £80.
60 then, if you wish.
Let's get on.
There's something happening now.
40 then, if you must.
Oh, this is savage.
Nah, you'll be alright.
It's worth more than this!
This is madness.
Bid's at £40.
Five, let's see.
At only £40 then, we're selling.
You're kidding me!
Oh, it's happening now.
Oh, this lady's...
It's going up.
It's against the internet now.
At 50 in the room.
I've got £200 to go, Stan.
Still below estimate.
70, let's see.
At £65, if you're all done and sure... Folks, I think we are back in the game.
VO: Oh dear.
Their biggest buy has wiped out their profit.
I do not want to gloat.
I told you, I was not in a gloating mood.
We, we'd never do that.
VO: It all comes down to the boys' final offering, the silver tobacco pot.
Internet kicks us straight off at £90.
STANLEY: How much did he say?
That's a good sign.
Well, we have done well.
Bid's at 150 in the room.
Looking for 160.
£180 in the seats there.
190 with you.
Bid's at £180.
Well, I've gotta say, that was your bit.
PAUL: Jar, pot, it's a profit.
TOFF: Yeah, who cares.
Is it £200 in the seats?
Against the internet at £200.
All done and sure for 200... 220.
This is very surprising.
At 280 then, if you're sure.
At £280, and selling...
I'd call that pot luck.
(ALL LAUGH) VO: Blimey, good buy, chaps!
Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!
That's a good one.
Thank you very much.
VO: It was a hard-fought battle to the bitter end.
Both teams took huge gambles that didn't pay off, but let's find out how the numbers add up.
VO: Toff and Izzie started this road trip with £400.
After today's auction costs, they've made a loss of £122.02, ending with £277.98.
VO: Paul and Stanley also began with £400, and also made a loss of £6.40.
However, they've finished with £393.60, which means they are today's victors.
So good work, chaps!
That was such fun!
I really enjoyed it!
And also, if there's anyone in the world I don't mind losing to, it is Stanley.
Oh, you're so sweet.
Now come on!
No, darling, I'll be fine.
Only cuz I know how much he likes winning.
Well... Been a pleasure.
STANLEY: Till next time.
See you later!
Homeward bound, darling.
Yup, here we go.
Oh Stan, I've had the best time.
Antiquing with you has been very fun.
Well, I'm pretty antique.
You know, I could be an exhibit myself.
I could be up for auction.
But still got it.
Well, I'm certain that the best man won, Stanley Johnson.
You know, Toff, I think we could do this again.
We could go on another Antique Road Trip together.
Maybe we should suggest... how do you say it?
The south of France in June?
What about Ibiza?
Antiquing in Ibiza sounds right up my street.
I think we should be planning our next road trip.