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Season 1

  • S01E01 Episode 1

    • June 8, 2020
    • BBC One

    Nigel Havers presents a programme in which five dealers bid against one another to buy intriguing items brought in by members the public. The opening edition features an unusual item of hairdressing memorabilia, something salvaged from a tip, a classic piece of industrial furniture and a beloved toy.

  • S01E02 Episode 2

    • June 9, 2020
    • BBC One

    Visitors try to get a good deal on an unusual key, a harmonica, an early 20th-century underwear advert, and a Victorian silver belt. Nigel Havers presents.

  • S01E03 Episode 3

    • June 10, 2020
    • BBC One

    Nigel Havers welcomes four more people with interesting items to sell, including a doll designed to teach resuscitation, and a collection of dairy artefacts.

  • S01E04 Episode 4

    • June 11, 2020
    • BBC One

    Five dealers compete to buy items including an unusual musical instrument, a wartime phone being sold for charity, and a cake stand with cakes thrown in. Presented by Nigel Havers.

  • S01E05 Episode 5

    • June 12, 2020
    • BBC One

    Nigel Havers and valuation expert Simon Bower welcome four more people with interesting items they'd like to sell. Nigel then invites the dealers to bid against one another to secure a vintage fairground game, a 19th-century Chinese inkwell, a 1950s toy pedal car and a Victorian watchman's clock.

  • S01E06 Episode 6

    • June 15, 2020
    • BBC One

    Five dealers bid against one another to buy intriguing items brought in by members of the public, including a selection of Hornby model railway equipment. Nigel Havers presents.

  • S01E07 Episode 7

    • June 16, 2020
    • BBC One

    Five dealers compete to make an offer on a collection of Matchbox toy cars, a collection of silver-plated goblets, a snuff box, and a model giraffe taken from a carousel.

  • S01E08 Episode 8

    • June 17, 2020
    • BBC One

    Five dealers compete to buy items including pieces of pottery saved from a tip, two unusual fire screens and a mirror. Presented by Nigel Havers.

  • S01E09 Episode 9

    • June 18, 2020
    • BBC One

    The dealers compete to buy a classic 1970s Chopper bicycle, a bottle of Japanese whisky, a hand-written account of a First World War Zeppelin raid on Southend and a bed of nails.

  • S01E10 Episode 10

    • June 19, 2020
    • BBC One

    The dealers compete to buy a model Spitfire, a pair of gilt cherubs, two ancient stone Celtic heads and a retro pub sign from a West Midlands brewery. Presented by Nigel Havers.

  • S01E11 Episode 11

    • June 22, 2020
    • BBC One

    Nigel Havers welcomes four more sellers to the Bidding Room, where they try to sell items to five professional dealers who are on the lookout for interesting pieces, with help from expert Simon Bower. James has brought in an unusual copper bucket, which Simon thinks might have been used to collect blood from slaughtered pigs for the production of black pudding. Michael is selling a beautiful jewellery box, which Simon thinks might been made in Paris in the 19th century. Craig has picked up a pair of chairs in Spain. They come with an unusual design, and Simon suggests they may be birthing chairs. Finally, Jessica brings in an antique foot warmer. She is selling it on behalf of her grandfather, who picked the item up in France. The dealers today are Adi Higham, Ian Humphries, Lucy Ryder Richardson, Moses Otunla and Tash Francis.

  • S01E12 Episode 12

    • June 23, 2020
    • BBC One

    Nigel Havers welcomes four more sellers to the Bidding Room, where they try to sell items to five professional dealers who are on the look out for interesting pieces, with help from expert Simon Bower. Jeremy from Reading has brought in a painting by a Royal Academician, William Russell Flint, of a scene in Rome. The watercolour dates from the turn of the 20th century, and both Nigel and Simon reckon it’s an original rather than a print. That pushes the price up considerably, with Simon valuing the painting at between £4,000 and £6,000. Jeremy knows he should hold out for that price, but he also knows it’s a big ask for the dealers, who aren’t specialists in art. So can Jeremy do a deal for the price he wants? Sam collects vintage toys and has brought in a rocket racer made from tin and with a friction motor that still works. Dealer Adi loves dealing in toys and immediately takes a shine to the rocket, but his rivals aren’t so sure as there are pieces missing. Justin is selling some retro formica furniture. The sideboard, table and four chairs are all mid-20th century, but now seem to be back in fashion. And Anthony from Essex wants to sell a carved walking stick he picked up from a charity shop for just £2. Simon thinks it is Japanese in origin, and is very jealous of it, as he collects walking sticks. He values it at least £150, and Anthony will donate part of his proceeds to charity. The dealers today are Adi Higham, Ian Humphries, Lucy Ryder Richardson, Moses Otunla and Tash Francis.

  • S01E13 Episode 13

    • June 24, 2020
    • BBC One

    Nigel Havers welcomes four more sellers to the Bidding Room, where they try to sell items to five professional dealers who are on the look out for interesting pieces, with help from expert Simon Bower. Lexi from Hereford is selling a miniature miracle of engineering, a toy steam engine. Will the train ignite the interest of dealer Adi, who trades in toys? Also facing the dealers is Yvonne from Swanwick, who is offering a cherished, but now unused, gift from her grandfather, a retro Olivetti typewriter. Mary from Scotland presents the dealers with a case full of curiosities that turn out to be copper printing plates, and Chris has brought in a prop from the 2008 TV adaptation of Terry Pratchett's novel The Colour of Magic. The dealers today are Jane Cave, Tash Francis, Adi Higham, James Gooch and Ian Humphries.

  • S01E14 Episode 14

    • June 25, 2020
    • BBC One

    Five dealers compete to buy a clock by the British horologist Charles Frodsham, a lottery machine, a handsome Victorian chair and a vintage coffee set.

  • S01E15 Episode 15

    • June 26, 2020
    • BBC One

    Five dealers bid against each other for a vintage car lighter, a Georgian needlework box, a 1970s musical drinks decanter and a collection of Second World War memorabilia.

  • S01E16 Episode 16

    • June 26, 2020
    • BBC One

    In the Bidding Room today, the dealers compete to buy a Danish silver bracelet, a pair of Victorian horse hair singers, a set of candlesticks and two mid-century modern chairs.

  • S01E17 Episode 17

    • June 30, 2020
    • BBC One

    Today’s sellers bring in some hidden treasure, two unusual machines, some Scandi furniture and a beautiful pocket watch. Will the dealers bid up to the prices the sellers want?

  • S01E18 Episode 18

    • July 1, 2020
    • BBC One

    Five dealers compete to buy items including an unusual musical instrument, a perfume bottle being sold to help a three-legged dog and a medical item with a curious smell.

  • S01E19 Episode 19

    • July 2, 2020
    • BBC One

    Five dealers compete to buy an old English sheep dog from Stoke pottery Beswick and a preserve bowl by renowned potter Clarice Cliff.

  • S01E20 Episode 20

    • July 3, 2020
    • BBC One

    In the Bidding Room today, the dealers go head to head over a religious statue, a pair of Bakelite phones, a glimpse into the future and a piece of rock n roll history.