NARRATOR: The nation's favorite celebrities-- Oh!
I just want to touch base.
NARRATOR: --paired up with an expert-- So.
NARRATOR: --and a classic car.
NARRATOR: Their mission-- to scour Britain for antiques.
My office, now!
NARRATOR: The aim-- to make the biggest profit at auction, but it's no easy ride.
[GEARS GRIND] Ooh!
NARRATOR: Who will find a hidden gem?
[HONK] - I like that.
NARRATOR: Who will take the biggest risk?
This could end in disaster.
NARRATOR: Anybody follow expert advice.
But I love this.
Why would you buy something you're not going to use?
NARRATOR: There will be worthy winners and valiant losers.
No, I don't want to shake hands.
NARRATOR: Put your pedal to the metal.
Let me get out of first gear.
This is the "Celebrity Antiques Road trip."
Today, we're hotfooting it around the south of England with "Strictly Come Dancing Glitter Ball Champions."
Ore Oduba and dance partner Joanne Clifton.
JOANNE CLIFTON: How much do you know about antiques?
[CHUCKLES] If we were to put it on a scale of one to 10, is there a minus?
NARRATOR: What Ore doesn't know about antiques, he certainly makes up for in sport.
He's a TV presenter who's hosted everything from the Commonwealth Games to the Rio Olympics for the BBC.
JOANNE CLIFTON: We're not a team anymore.
It's a shame.
I've got my own team, and we're in it to win it.
NARRATOR: Twinkle-toes Joe has been a strictly regular for three years.
The five times British champion has now hung up her dancing shoes to appear on the "West End" stage.
So how will the team tactics play out when these two winners are pitted against each other?
Look, there's a tiger on there.
Yeah, it's called-- do you know what that is?
It's not a Tiger.
What is it?
It's a Jaguar.
Oh, is this a Jaguar?
[GIGGLES] This is a Jaguar.
NARRATOR: A 1988 Jaguar XJS, to be precise.
I think I'm getting used to this car, though.
NARRATOR: Let's hope their buying is better than Ore's driving.
Who's this in a classic Alfa Romeo Spider?
Partnering up with our two "Strictly" celebrities are a pair of "Road Trip" regulars.
It's antiquers David Harper and Katherine Southon.
I love "Strictly."
Oh, I'm such a big fan.
I bet you, even though they were partners and they won together, I bet the competition between the two is absolutely immense.
I'm looking forward to this.
Oh, I can't stop dancing!
[LAUGHS] NARRATOR: After starting out in Brighton, our teams will saunter around Sussex, before heading into the Kent countryside to eventually arrive in Essex and Southend-On-Sea for an auction.
Oh, we have a Jaguar.
Oh, here they are.
They're going to show us how to really drive.
They're going to show us how to move.
Let's get out before it's too late.
DAVID HARPER: I'm going to be a gentleman.
- That's what I'm going to do.
They almost killed us.
I'm meant to be a gentleman.
- Before we'd begun.
- Lovely to meet you.
Lovely to meet you too.
These are my dancing pants.
NARRATOR: Take your partner by the hand, it's time to get this show on the road.
We've got to get going.
Jo, you're with me.
- Yes, team!
- Can I drive?
You drive, you drive.
Am I driving again?
Well, that was a bad move.
Look, can they actually even start the car?
NARRATOR: Each pair has 400 pounds to spend and best get cracking.
I know you're competitive, but I didn't think you'd be that competitive in buying.
Well, here's the thing.
Jo Clifton is a world of ballroom dance champion.
She is also a "Strictly Come Dancing" champion.
I only have one of those titles to my name.
So if I can add "Antiques Road Trip" champion to my CV, then we're on level pegging.
The world's your oyster.
NARRATOR: What's the mood in the Alfa?
I'm so excited!
Oh, I love the energy!
You exude energy.
I've had a lot of coffee.
I've thought of a team name.
Go on, tell me.
'Cause we're both Northern, so we're team Northern Lights.
Oh, I love it already.
And I've thought of a team name for them, Team Runners Up.
Excellent, I love it!
NARRATOR: Jo and David are starting their shopping in the very fashionable Brighton.
This is pretty.
Isn't it gorgeous It's very hipster by the sea, isn't it?
I think it kind of suits us.
I think so.
- Do you feel comfortable?
- I think we're cool.
I think we're cool.
We're very cool.
I mean, how would you walk to be cool, to be true?
Oh, I love a bit of a swagger.
Is it all in the hips?
I think I've got it.
Mind you, my hips are giving up.
NARRATOR: Careful, David, you've only just started.
Their first stop today is Oasis Antiques.
Have you ever been antique hunting before?
Let's get in there.
Come on, then.
NARRATOR: Proprietor Anne's shop is packed with curios.
I thought those two people were!
I did, for a second!
Who will we get the best deal from?
Well, can we have a mooch around?
Of course, yes.
Let's get started.
NARRATOR: Jo is used to winning.
Strategy is the name of the game, David.
DAVID HARPER: Something Chinese.
DAVID HARPER: Toys are good.
And no paintings.
DAVID HARPER: No paintings.
But-- Why are you saying no paintings?
Is that because I paint things?
I just thought, you know, paintings-- everyone go for paintings.
OK, all right.
We want something quirky, don't we?
All right, OK.
But have you ever been a collector?
I have 77 dolls and 101 trolls.
Is that normal?
I think so.
I was a real girly girl at home.
My bedroom was all pink and fluffy.
NARRATOR: Do you know, I've heard David has a room like that, too.
All right, come on, enough chat, let's get buying.
I'm going to test you.
You've been doing loads of research on the internet before you came on the show, haven't you?
- All right.
And you've been looking at silver things with hallmarks on, haven't you?
You have to tell me, first of all, is it silver, then, if it is, when it was made, and then what it is.
There's the hallmark.
[GASPS] You have amazing eyesight.
You're like a hawk.
Well, by looking at it-- let's put it up to the light a little bit.
I'll give you a clue.
Turn it over and have a look at the label.
Well, oh, 1899.
You are absolutely brilliant.
So that's a real antique, baby.
And what do you put in it?
What do you think?
Try and work it out.
The bottom is a striker.
It's a tiny little Vesta case.
Vesta, after the brand of match, and that would attach to a chain.
And I think it's lost its hands.
It should have a little hook on there which would attach to a chain, which would hang from your waist coat or your watch chain.
People, if they got it nowadays, they could put in there some false nails.
Put them in there like that, get them out, stick them on with a little tube of glue and then file them.
You've got a brilliant imagination.
So it's missing its hook, Anne.
The little ring hook.
NARRATOR: Jo's not convinced.
The Vester case goes back on the shelf.
We'll leave them to browse on.
Meanwhile, Ore and Catherine have made their way to brighten the suburban neighbor, Hove.
ORE ODUBA: Let's pull in there, shall we?
Are you ready for the first challenge?
I hope so.
[LAUGHS] NARRATOR: They're kicking off their shopping at Department, with two floors of furniture and collectibles.
Let's get some antiques, Catherine.
Let's rock and roll.
Let's do it.
NARRATOR: Sophia's in charge, so standby.
This looks good.
Catherine, lovely to meet you.
Great to meet you.
Lovely to meet you.
And who's this?
This is Monkey.
Do you shake paws?
[LAUGHS] NARRATOR: Ouch!
Better move on.
Where do you want to start?
I want to start everywhere.
OK. We danced on a drum in the "Strictly" final, you know.
So, let's buy this one.
That would be perfect, wouldn't it?
NARRATOR: He's not hanging about.
ORE ODUBA: This actually it does look like something I might buy.
It looks really nice.
CATHERINE SOUTHON: So it's the Young People's Band, the Salvation Army.
NARRATOR: In 1878, when Salvationists were confronted by an unruly mob, the Frys, a family of musicians, played to distract the crowds.
Soon afterwards, Salvation Army Band sprung up quickly around the country.
I think this is a good start.
Should we have a word with the lady?
Yes, let's have a word with Sophia.
The most expensive thing in the shop.
You really have an eye, do you?
ORE ODUBA: I've been hanging out with my wife for too long, that's why.
If we wanted this, would it be hard to prise it off your hands?
Uh, no, but it is going to be 395 pounds.
[LAUGHS] NARRATOR: That's almost all of your money, and it's only the first shop.
This could be risky.
That would be heavy on someone's back, carrying that around in a marching band, wouldn't it?
Actually, it's quite light.
Do you give tryouts for people?
You can try it out.
But it is actually quite light, you'll be surprised.
Excuse me, just just coming in.
Do you see what I mean?
There we go.
Have you got the beater?
ORE ODUBA: That's enough.
I really like this.
We should probably take another look, but we-- CATHERINE SOUTHON: Is there movement on it?
Allow me, Catherine.
I'm going to let you lead this.
Sophia, have you ever danced with a "Strictly Come Dancing" champion before?
I can't say I have.
Well, people pay big money for that.
So if I can throw that in the deal, might you be willing to part with this magnificent drum for a little cheaper?
I think I can do 350.
[CHOKES] She's not budging.
NARRATOR: The charm's not working, Ore. Move on.
Are you a "Strictly" fan?
Don't answer that question.
Let's-- let's continue the journey.
NARRATOR: You do that.
Back in Brighton, how are Jo and David faring?
OK, what about that ring?
I'm not really into jewelry.
Is it silver?
Let me have a look.
Is that silver?
It's got a hallmark in it.
Do you so it?
Yes, it has.
"ND," it says.
I've got the song in my head.
I work 9:00 to 5:00.
I know that's "till" 5:00, but you know what I mean.
What does that tell me?
NARRATOR: It sports a ticket price of 20 pounds.
Do you like, it first of all?
Yeah, I do like it.
It's what you call-- But it's going to make money, is it?
At a tenner, I think would make a bit of money.
Shall we do it?
Shall we do it?
- I'm ready.
There you go.
Do your first deal.
Shake, Jo, quickly.
Thank you very much, Anne.
Thank you very much.
Oh, thank you, that's great.
NARRATOR: Jo's playing it safe and spending low.
A kind discount and a deal of 10 pounds for the late 20th century silver ring means this team's first purchase of the trip is done.
While down the road in Hove, they're sticking to a strictly theme.
I think these are great.
Jo would love these, wouldn't she?
Well, I think she aims a bit higher than seven.
But if Len was in, he would love them.
He would love them.
You never got a seven though, did you?
I got a couple of sevens.
CATHERINE SOUTHON: Oh, did you.
Of course, yeah, you've got to start somewhere.
NARRATOR: You have.
And Catherine's keen to start the buying.
CATHERINE SOUTHON: There we are.
There's a pile.
And, more importantly, we have a dot.
ORE ODUBA: Decimal point.
Everybody needs a decimal point.
We all need a dot.
I mean, they're worth nothing, really, but they're just-- I just think-- I think they're fun.
20 pounds for the lot.
If we can nab them off you for 12 pounds 50, we will walk out of this d Well, we won't, because we might want to buy something else.
But we'll walk around the corner and out of this corner for 12 pound 50.
NARRATOR: Their first purchase in the old bag.
Let's just hope Len is at the auction.
Come on, keep rummaging, Catherine.
CATHERINE SOUTHON: There's a '60s leather coat, fully lined.
I know it's not the season.
NARRATOR: It's in the sale with a price tag of 25 pounds.
I mean, normally, if you're thinking about buying vintage clothes, you're looking for labels.
You're looking for Chanel.
You're looking for Hermes and, you know, really good serious names.
And this obviously isn't a name, but I just thought, at 25 pounds, that seems quite good.
Yeah, that's true.
- Shall we think?
- Let's have a think about it.
We'll have a think.
I'll put it back.
NARRATOR: I think several pounds is burning a hole in Ore's pocket.
I really want to get the drum.
What would you really like to pay?
ORE ODUBA: I think we're going to have to go big.
It's going to take out a lot of the budget, but it is a really-- it's awesome.
It's really cool.
NARRATOR: It is, but it would be a big gamble.
And I think whatever we pay for it, it will be much less than it should go for.
So I think we've got a chance, if we spend big, of making a big profit.
NARRATOR: Catherine doesn't seem convinced.
Ore, time to crank up that charm.
We would love your drum.
You very generously did drop it down to 350.
If you give me that 300, I will love you forever.
I will give you 17 dance lessons.
With those eyes?
[LAUGHS] What do you think, Monkey?
A very brave buy from Ore, but wasn't there something else?
There's a little coat back there that you want to chuck in while we're here.
I did like that.
I thought that was quite-- you know, you've got a leather coat down there, a leather Mac.
Can we have it for 15 quid?
How about 17?
17 pounds for a leather mac.
We've already got the drum.
You don't care about anything anymore.
Let's all shake hands.
CATHERINE SOUTHON: Are you happy?
ORE ODUBA: Yeah.
CATHERINE SOUTHON: Oh, OK.
ORE ODUBA: We've got three items out of this.
I didn't know you desperately wanted that.
Well, I just think-- oh, hello.
She's the one with the money.
I'd better pay for all this.
NARRATOR: That's the number cards 12 pounds and 50 P, the drum for 300, and the jacket for 17 pounds-- a total of 329 pounds and 50 pence in their first shop!
Thank you so much.
It's been wonderful, but remind me never to go shopping with you again.
It's a deal.
CATHERINE SOUTHON: Bye.
NARRATOR: Triple deal, actually.
They just got over 70 pounds left to spend.
Just carrying a drum.
NARRATOR: Over in the Alfa, is Jo touting for a new dance partner?
Would you do "Strictly?"
I would for the outfits.
I love the outfits.
You love the sparkles?
I do love a bit of sparkle.
NARRATOR: I'll bet.
Well, let's see what our sequined starlet thinks of their next stop.
They're cruising along the coast to Shoreham-by-Sea and a 19th-century fort that ended up being a 20th-century hotbed of movie-making.
Once a key coastal defense against Napoleon, the dilapidated ruins of Shoreham's old fort were transformed into one of the world's first film studios in the early 1900s.
Founder and chairman of Friends of the Fort Garry Baines knows the story.
It's a fascinating area, Gary, but I see nothing relating to the world of movies.
No, well, it's a bit different today.
We've got an industrial port next to us that's very, very busy.
DAVID HARPER: And an airport.
GARY BAINES: And an airport just down the road as well.
So it's a very busy and very loud area.
It was nothing like that in the 1913s when they were here with the film studios.
So who was it that brought filmmaking here?
Well, it was a collection of two people, really.
It was Will Evans, who was a theatrical artist at the time, a comic, and Francis Lyndhurst, who was actually Nicholas Lyndhurst, our famous British actor.
It was his grandfather that brought the film studio together.
NARRATOR: Famous for the quality of his work, Lyndhurst was a respected theatrical set designer who painted canvas backdrops by hand.
This, combined with his love of movies and the newly developing camera equipment, inspired him to establish Sunny South Studios.
JOANNE CLIFTON: So why did Francis Lyndhurst choose this location?
Well, being a fort, it was definitely secure, as you can imagine, which was a definite pro for the site.
But also, because of the open air, you would have had the canvas backdrops that would have created a ripple effect if it was out in the wind.
Now with the high backdrop that you can see here behind me, with the ramparts and what would have been a barrack block behind us over there, it would have created a draft for the wind to go up and over those canvas backdrops instead of across them causing the ripple effect.
DAVID HARPER: So very cleverly chosen.
JOANNE CLIFTON: Yeah.
Oh, definitely, definitely.
And with the light that you can see today, that's definitely what they needed for those old cameras, as you can imagine.
NARRATOR: With the help of local artists, the foundation has recreated the backdrop from the "Showman's Dream," the first film ever made here by Lyndhurst.
It's been painted in exactly the same way as Francis Lyndhurst would have painted it back 100 years ago.
So it's as close as we can get it to an identical replica, and it's a fantastic piece of art, I think.
But isn't it fascinating the fact that it's painted in black and white?
Because, of course, it predates any thought of color movies.
Why go to the effort of painting all the color in there if you're going to be filming in black and white, so it keeps the cost down and, yeah.
So how would the filming actually happen around here?
They would have just filmed up against these backdrops.
Back in the day when they were making this film, the archway that you can see behind us as well, that was cut out.
As if by magic, the artists could go out through and disappear off of set.
NARRATOR: As the film industry took off, Lyndhurst expanded the business, building a new and improved indoor glass studio further down the beach.
Instead of filming out in the open, they filmed in what was like a massive greenhouse.
It was 70-foot long, 45-foot wide, and 30-foot tall, so a massive studio complex.
But what made it different was that we had everything on site as it were for everybody to stay in.
Everyone that was needed to make the film would live on set, including the stars.
NARRATOR: The outbreak of World War I made film making in Britain impossible just as the industry started to blossom in America.
Lyndhurst sold the studio and reverted back to his former occupation as a scenic artist, but tragedy was just around the corner.
Have you seen any of these original movies?
None of the original movies from here that were filmed at Shoreham fort exist, unfortunately.
Francis Lyndhurst, he took all of his films back to his house in Strawberry Hill in London, and then about came the Second World War.
And his house was no longer safe, so he moved it all to West Wittering, which is just down the road, where he had a holiday park, and he put it all in a barn.
And that barn was the only barn to be hit by the Luftwaffe in World War II, so he lost the lot.
A very unfortunate man.
If it wasn't for the Great War, Shoreham-by-Sea rather than Hollywood could have been at the center of the world's multi-million pound movie industry.
Back in the present day, and Ore and Catherine are enjoying a lovely drive through the stunning Sussex countryside.
Can you-- oh, gosh, it really smells down here.
It smells so bad.
That now smells like somebody did it in the car.
Let's put the windows up.
No, it'll keep it in.
It'll keep it in, Catherine.
No, OK, we need to get rid of it.
Get rid of it.
NARRATOR: Phew, stinky.
They're traveling west to Worthing and Reginald Ballum, a shop packed full of decorative antiques.
Remember, we have a smidge of money left.
We don't have the wodge anymore, that's gone.
Who needs money when you've got a massive drum?
NARRATOR: Ore's drum has nearly blown the budget.
It's time to count the pennies.
ORE ODUBA: How much have we got left?
Well, you've got 50p.
That could make all the difference.
We've got 70 pounds.
We've got 70 pounds.
We've got 70 pounds and a couple of items still to buy.
I make that 35 pounds per piece.
How far are we going to get in here with that?
I don't think we're going to get very far.
NARRATOR: Oh, dear.
The last of the big spenders is going rogue.
This could spell trouble.
I have no idea how we're going to find anything for 30-odd quid.
Especially in here, it all looks so fancy.
Oh, OK. NARRATOR: Uh-huh.
He does have his eye on the ball after all.
We have a box of boules balls.
OK. Do you know what?
This is exactly the kind of thing that I think could work quite well.
I think we can definitely get that down.
NARRATOR: Let's see what our expert thinks.
Ore, Ore, Ore. Where are you?
I found something.
"Game of Bowls."
That's exactly what it says on the box, this.
Go on then.
So, I just thought it's the kind of item which is functional-- Yes.
--in certain parts of the world.
And importantly for us-- Cheap.
Yes, really cheap.
Do we think that these actually go together?
Well, I mean, that's not French.
No, I know that's not.
But these are French.
So, perhaps not.
Ore, if you want this, my love, we can have it.
I'm going to sit here.
You got and get Darren and I'm just going to sit, and sort of nothing, really.
I'll put that there.
You have a think about it, and I'll go grab Darren.
OK. NARRATOR: What's the problem, Catherine?
We've got a complete mixture of French, and we've got a mixture of an English box, and it's just a marriage.
And I don't like a marriage, an unhappy marriage.
NARRATOR: He heard that.
I brought Darren.
Darren, I think we might need you.
Ore did pick this up, but I said we've got a mixture here of some French, and we've got a mixture of an English box.
And I think it's just a bit of a-- OK.
I've got a bag for the balls there, if you like.
Oh, there's a bag that it fits into?
It's a lovely French bag that I'll be prepared to let go with the boules set, if that works for you, guys.
Oh, I'd love to have a look.
Shall we have a look at that then?
Bear with me, and I'll run and pick it up for you.
You might have something here after all, then.
NARRATOR: You've changed your tune.
So, there it is, all original.
A lovely little bag.
And what would you do on this whole thing?
What is your-- Well, that's labeled up.
We've got 85 on the bag and boules set.
I could do the set for 50 quid, if that helps you out.
I think that's a bit too much for us.
What Catherine said.
If you do ask this for 40, I'll kiss you.
I don't know if that's going to do the deal or not, but I will kiss you if you do this to us for 40.
To get you out the door, I'll have to stick you on a six-month ban so you can't come in and haggle again, you've got yourself a deal.
Are we doing it?
Yeah, we're doing it.
We've got a bag of boules, and all of them are French!
There you go.
Come on, then.
And one for you.
And they do it twice on the Continent.
- Come on.
Tres bien, Ore. That's one set of boules to go dans le sac for 40 pounds.
- Thank you, buddy.
- Happy bowling.
You take care.
Yeah, I hope you do well with it, anyway.
- Thanks, bye!
- Thanks again.
NARRATOR: They've shopped till they've dropped.
So it's time for our weary celebrities and experts to have a well-earned rest.
[MUSIC PLAYING] It's the next morning.
How are our celebrities feeling today?
How did you get on yesterday, then?
Better than you.
Well, you don't know.
I only got one thing.
Maybe it's worth millions.
[LAUGHING] For your sake, I hope it is.
NARRATOR: Ore and Catherine have only 30 pounds and 50 pence left to spend today because they've already had four items bought-- the Salvation Army drum, a leather jacket, the scoring number cards, and a boules set with that bag.
Thank you, buddy.
You take care.
NARRATOR: While Joanne and David have only bought one item so far-- the late 20th century silver ring-- Thank you.
Oh, thank you, that's great.
NARRATOR: --leaving them a whopping 390 pounds to spend today.
DAVID HARPER: Oh, look at this.
She's raring to go.
She's' giggling already.
She's got so much energy.
She has, it's unbelievable.
She was born excited, this one.
Good morning, come on in.
I love your energy.
DAVID HARPER: Are you excited?
Oh, well excited.
CATHERINE SOUTHON: We're very relaxed.
But we've got a strategy.
DAVID HARPER: What is our strategy?
We can't tell them that, can we?
Oh, because I can't remember.
I'm sure it will come into play someday soon.
NARRATOR: Cor, the competition is heating up today.
Is that fighting talk?
The race is on to get to the first shop as both teams will start today's buying in the Kent Parish of Sevenoaks and the historic village of Otford.
Best thing, though, about today is they're shopping on the same shop as us.
Head to head.
This is where the battle begins.
May the best pair win.
We've only just started.
So the other guys, I think they're a little bit overconfident today.
So they'll be, like, going at it quite calmly, not really bothered.
We need to go in for the kill.
Oh, God, that was shocking.
NARRATOR: We're off to the Otford Antiques and Collectors Center.
Set within this oak paneled 18th-century building, there are 25 dealers selling their wares.
First to dance through the doors, Joanne and David.
Now, how do we enter an antique shop?
Right, 1, 2, 3, kick.
1, 2, 3, kick.
I can do this.
I'm not even trained.
[HUMMING] It's natural.
Sorry, we're dancing ourselves in.
NARRATOR: Here comes to competition.
They have beaten us to it.
That is not what we wanted.
Do you know what?
It doesn't matter, though, because they've got a lot of buying.
I know you're going to find something immediately.
Well that's-- It's going to have the Ore stamp of, "I have to buy it, no matter what."
And then we will discuss it like a team does, but my concern is the fact that Jo and David are already been in here.
All the stuff that's in here.
There they are.
How are you-- how are you getting on over there?
Why have you got such a smirk on your face?
Oh, I haven't.
I'm just asking how you're getting on.
ORE ODUBA: Yeah, fine.
Have you not seen how relaxed we are?
I mean, we're just-- DAVID HARPER: Catherine Southon, I know you too well.
You are not relaxed.
You know underneath here, I'm like, oh, my god!
NARRATOR: And best get a shifty on because these two aren't hanging about.
Oh, look at that.
Isn't that sweet?
Isn't that pretty?
Isn't that sweet?
I'm going to ask you the same questions.
Well, I'm looking at the label straight away.
What's it say?
It says Bossloo.
That says Boston.
Oh, does it?
No, no, no, no, but that's very specific.
They're often-- well, they're always referred to as American rockers.
Because it's a chair made by the Americans, designed by the Americans, but shipped all around the world.
NARRATOR: This spindle form of turning on the chair is typical of American rockers of the late 19th century.
The fabric now, the fabric has been on for a very long time.
I think, genuinely speaking, as a historic little chair, I think that's fantastic.
I think it's fantastic.
NARRATOR: Ticket price is 66 pounds.
Time to call in dealer Kim.
What's the big question, Jo?
Can we get the price down a little bit?
How much is it?
It says, well, if you don't know, how much do you think-- how much were you thinking to give us it for?
Well, they're saying on here they would give you a trade of six, so 60 would be the best for what's on the label.
But we can always phone up and ask the dealer if you want me to.
DAVID HARPER: Would you give the owner a call?
Yes, I would give her a call.
- Go on, then.
- OK. - Thank you.
- All right.
NARRATOR: While Kim tries to get Jo and David the deal of the century, what's Catherine found?
Oh, hello, pail!
We have a well bucket.
We have a pail.
That is-- I mean, that is big.
It is a big wooden pail.
I'm just thinking obviously, we've got age to this, and I'm thinking this would look fantastic with a load of flowers outside your house.
Yes, that is a good point, actually.
Do you think?
I was attracted to the price because I thought we could possibly get that down, even to our pathetic level.
Do you think we've got the final piece of our puzzle?
If we can get it for what we want to get it for.
I'm always confident.
You are really confident.
I've never met anything like you.
Shall we see what Kim thinks?
I think we have to.
OK. NARRATOR: While Ore is off to find one Kim, the other Kim's back with news on the rocker.
The very, very best that they will do is 50 pounds.
DAVID HARPER: 50?
It's no money.
Let's take a risk on this and no more risks.
I think we should, because I think you love the chair.
Buy it because you love it, let's just-- and darn the consequences!
Let's have it.
- Sounds good.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
- Thanks, Kim.
- Thank you.
NARRATOR: Jo has her purchase sorted, but can Ore steal his deal too?
This is nice.
It was brought to my attention by the lovely Catherine.
We haven't got much money left, but we want to give you a good price.
OK. And I feel like-- I don't know what you think-- but for 30 pounds 50-- That's all our money.
That's all your money?
And the 50 really counts.
That we might take this pail off your hands.
I will have a work with the dealer and see what she says.
NARRATOR: Make that call, Kim.
[MUSIC PLAYING] Kim.
Well, I negotiated very hard on your behalf.
And as long as there's the 50p as well, 30 pounds and 50p.
That is tremendous news.
NARRATOR: 30 pounds and 50 Pence for the well bucket means Ore and Catherine are all bought up, with not a penny left.
We've got to get this to auction.
- Come on, then.
- Come on.
- Let's go.
NARRATOR: But how are the other two getting on?
What in the world is that?
Do you like that?
What is it?
Well, that's a very interesting little object.
It's like a shoe.
Well, it is a bit like a shoe, but it has a distinct purpose.
Any ideas what it is?
Well, as you taught me, look at the label!
It's an ale warmer.
An ale warmer, it is.
Shall I show you how it works?
So you've now got to transport yourself back in time to, let's say, George III period, 1780.
We're at home.
There's no television.
What on earth are you going to do?
You're going to drink ale, aren't you?
But you want to drink it warm.
So you use what you've already got, which is the fire.
So when the embers drop down through the grate, they're still hot, you fill your jug here, and you shove that shoe foot into the hot ash and embers.
NARRATOR: Warm or mulled ale was once a popular winter drink.
Many thought beer was healthier when drunk warm, too.
Let's get it down to 8 or 9.
What would we say in the North of England?
It's 12 quid.
It's nowt, isn't it?
Exactly, it's nowt.
Should we have it?
Let's do it.
We're going to have to have it.
- Let's go and have it.
Let's go and see Kims.
Kim, we found another one.
It says 12 pounds.
I can't do anything on that, but the dealer said no trade on that one, I'm afraid.
So it would be 12 pounds.
All right, OK. That's just the thing.
I think we're going to have to have it.
Yeah, so that's 62 pounds, then, please.
NARRATOR: That's the late 19th century American child's rocking chair for 50 pounds and the copper ale warmer for 12.
But these two still have shopping to do, so best get back on the road.
Oh, perfect fit.
NARRATOR: With nothing left to spend, Catherine has a treat in store for Ore at their next stop.
Do you think you have covered, in your Olympic experience, pretty much all sports?
I would say I've got a pretty good grip of most sports, yeah.
OK. Well, I may have one today that you've never heard of.
As in a stool?
As in a stool-- And a ball?
--that you sit on.
Um, yeah, that would be a new one.
NARRATOR: They're heading south in the Jag to Stonewall Park Cricket Club.
Not for a game of cricket, but to find out about the rich history of a ball game that began in Sussex over 600 years ago.
Anita Broad from Stool Ball England is here to give these two a lesson in this historic game that was the forerunner to modern cricket.
Now I know a few sports.
Stool ball is one I've never come across.
Tell us what this game is all about.
Roots go back to farm workers and field workers and villages playing a game with things that they just had around to play with.
So they played with a three-legged or four-legged stool, hence the name-- stool ball.
They would throw something at it, might not have been a ball.
Could have been a turnip, or an apple, or something.
We have the earliest reference to it, literary reference, is in 1450, and that was advice to parish priest not to allow people to play stool ball and other sports in their church yards because, of course, they should have been in church, not playing, not having fun.
NARRATOR: Stool ball was predominantly played by women.
The story goes that milkmaids would use their milking stools as wickets.
The sport evolved through the centuries, even traveling across the Atlantic with the American pilgrims.
The stools would have become bases, so around in a circle, let's say, which then becomes baseball in America.
Back here in the UK, it's then becomes baseball, cricket.
Everything comes out of this original game.
NARRATOR: By the 18th century, stool ball rules were formalized and competitive games were being played.
CATHERINE SOUTHON: We could see the ladies playing today, but when did the mixed team sort of evolve?
It's difficult to say exactly, but it may have come out of a time around just around World War I, when the sport was used as a rehabilitation sport for World War I soldiers who come back, needed to be in hospital because they'd lost an arm or a leg or injured somehow else.
And it was a really easy game for them to play.
NARRATOR: Gentle exercise was vital to the soldiers' rehabilitation.
More strenuous games like rugby and football would aggravate their injuries, so stool ball was the perfect remedy.
Stool ball remains a relatively niche sport, but here in Kent, it's definitely the ladies' game of choice.
You have a wicket at each end.
You have a batting side and a fielding side.
You run between the two wickets to make runs.
So the bat is held to the wicket.
We bowl underarm to it, hit the ball, fours, sixes, just like in cricket, and we have overs as they do in cricket.
Right, shall we have a go, then?
Are you ready for this?
Let's have a go.
Let's do it.
Stool ball in the rain.
We're going to remember this forever.
Here we go.
Oh, a wonderful applause.
Thank you, thank you.
Catherine, would you like to go to the other end?
Yes, I would.
Ore, if you take that end.
Oh, the finest stuff.
This is an old bat.
It's a beautiful bat.
So if you give yourself an open stance like this.
I've seen the girls, they have been doing all of this.
So, Ore, when you hit this, we both run, yeah?
Is that right?
Oh, no, I'm going to get out.
Could we have done that again?
We need a video referee.
Is it me now?
God, I feel really nervous.
Don't be nervous.
You've got this, Catherine.
Very well done.
NARRATOR: While they play on in the drizzle, Jo and David are in the Alfa, headed to their final shop.
I wonder who they're chatting about.
I think Ore is a very good shopper, by all accounts.
Yeah, but he'll just go in and go, "I'll have that."
- He doesn't think about it.
Yeah, that's right.
He was once going to buy this jacket which made him look like a tomato.
It was red.
I had to stop him.
He just picked it up and I was like, no, don't do that.
I bet they haven't got anything with hallmark on it.
I bet they haven't.
No, we won't lose.
There's no chance of that.
I love your confidence.
NARRATOR: Their next stop is the village of Godstone.
With 328 pounds still to spend, they're sure to find something in the Godstone Emporium, a cooperative with 16 dealers selling everything from small collectibles to big bits of furniture.
Let's hope there's some hallmarks in here.
Shimmy, 2, 3, 4.
Roll, 2, 3, 4, and shimmy sideways, shimmy sideways, shimmy sideways.
Gloria is on hand to help our antique hunters spend the last of their money, so let's get down to business.
What are there?
It's like a kitchen-- grab one of those.
Would you use-- they're measures for-- Is that a hallmark there?
Rather than a hallmark, that's a maker's mark.
This is pewter.
These are your hallmarks, right along the top edge.
They are pewter hallmarks.
But you know what what they're for, measuring liquids.
For a kitchen, probably a big kitchen, I would say, maybe even a commercial kitchen, and they are there to be displayed as a graduating set, so a set of seven right down to-- you've got the biggie.
I'm interested in the price, me.
Oh, go on.
DAVID HARPER: That's cheap.
NARRATOR: Time to call Gloria.
DAVID HARPER: Gloria.
What do you want to have a look at?
It's these measures.
I'm more of an imperial kind of guy.
I'm assuming they're continental.
- They are, yeah.
I think they are.
Let's have a quick look.
So, glasses off.
What's a deciliter?
That's going to be a tenth of a liter.
Date-wise, I think they're 20th century, probably.
They are, yeah.
I don't know, '30s, '40s, '50s.
Yeah, I was thinking '30s.
maybe late '30s.
That sort of period, yeah.
They're 22 quid, Gloria.
What sort of money can they be?
Can they be 15, for example?
Well, I'll be honest, they can't be 15.
22 is a good price.
As you are such pretty faces coming into our shop-- Gloria, honestly, please!
The price is going up.
I'm going to give you 30 quid in a minute.
Oh, stop it.
You could certainly do them for 20.
- They're no money.
They're no money.
Let's have them.
Gloria, thank you.
That's the first sale done.
- Sale done.
Keep them there and we'll keep on looking.
NARRATOR: That's a set of seven touch-marked pewter measuring jugs for 20 pounds.
What else will tickle Jo's fancy?
Look at you, now you're learning.
You go straight for the label.
Victorian or Edwardian.
So what date would that make it, then?
I don't know, don't ask me that!
More than 100 years old.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Oh, so it's a little purse, isn't it?
That's a sweet thing.
So Victorian, Edwardian, so they're dating at circa 1900 thereabouts, 1910, maybe which is about right.
So what's it made from?
Let's have a look.
No hallmarks on there, is there?
No, there isn't.
So it's just steel, a white metal.
If you were in 1905, that would be the perfect-- Just hold it in the wrist like that.
Isn't that great?
Isn't that good?
There you go, that's you.
As an Edwardian lady, that's going to make, in auction, 10 or 20 pounds.
- 25 quid.
It might make 30.
But-- - But?
This is our final buy, isn't it?
So put it there, but that's a potential.
If we can't find anything, there might be a few pounds profit in it.
Yeah, we'll think about it.
[MUSIC PLAYING] Righty-ho, righty-ho, cabinets, cabinets, cabinets.
A bit of-- they're quite interesting.
Let me show you these.
It's a snuffbox.
Yeah, so if as in sniffing up your nostrils.
Because in the 19th century and before, it was very popular to take snuff.
Quite sweet, isn't it?
Yeah, it's quite sweet.
I quite like that.
Date, 1880, 1900.
And then this one.
It's pretty, isn't it?
DAVID HARPER: Do you like that?
JOANNE CLIFTON: Yeah, I do like that.
What's that for?
That is just like a little trinket.
See the base, it's metal, and then it's lacquered and then inlaid with bits of mother-of-pearl.
It's Japanese more than Chinese.
It's really pretty.
It's really sweet.
It's 12 quid, for no money.
How much is this?
They go together?
Yeah, of course, they do.
Let's see if we can do a deal with them.
OK. NARRATOR: So with a whopping 308 pounds left, they're playing it safe.
We need a double deal.
A double deal.
I would think we can do you a deal of 20.
I think that's fine.
I think you'll do really well with these.
I think there's profit in those, for certain.
NARRATOR: For a total of 40 pounds, they bought the set of pewter measuring jugs and the combined lot of snuff box and lacquer bowl.
Little sweeties, aren't they?
They're very good.
Oh, it's raining!
That's us done.
NARRATOR: But what will their big spending opponents make of their frugal buys?
OK, OK. Who's going to go first?
Team Runners up.
Runners up, go on.
OK, OK, we're happy.
We're happy to do that.
Much better than you.
CATHERINE SOUTHON: And we're going to go-- ORE ODUBA: We have-- A drum!
CATHERINE SOUTHON: Like this.
It gets more and more interesting.
A bucket, a jacket, and a game of bowls.
I'm good at that.
DAVID HARPER: Are you?
I won a prize.
OK. With a French bag.
Oh, that-- OK. Nice.
Yep, that's all one.
DAVID HARPER: I'm loving the drum, I've got to tell you.
I'm loving the drum.
The drum was-- Your idea.
The drum was also very expensive.
DAVID HARPER: Come on, Mrs, value the drum.
That was more than 200 pounds.
She, the expert, is right on.
ORE ODUBA: As in, it was more than 200 pounds.
We bought it for 300 pounds.
[GASPS] That's more than we've spent in total by a mile.
ORE ODUBA: Good, because we went brave-- Well done for winning the show.
I think, you know, congratulations.
ORE ODUBA: [LAUGHING] NARRATOR: Don't get too cocky, Mr. Harper.
You're up next.
ORE ODUBA: Oh.
Oh, I love the presentation.
Oh, sorry, and yours, yours is good.
I would never put you two together.
What, us two or the chair?
No, not you two, these two.
I've got 77 dolls at home.
I was a real doll girl, so I thought it was really cute.
So they're all going to go on there?
ORE ODUBA: Oh, that's nice.
Are you buying it, then?
Well, that's what I wanted to do, but he said I can't.
No, she's not allowed, yeah.
And that was 50 pounds.
That's not a bad purchase.
I think really it's down now to the auction buyers.
So good luck, you two.
I think we really need it.
- Good luck, you two, though.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
- See you there.
Don't sit on the chair.
See you-- Get off of me!
See you there.
NARRATOR: How do they really feel about each other's buys?
Jo, you've seen the wares of the other team.
[LAUGHS] I think they bought well, if very conservatively.
And the numbers, what's all that about?
It's about the seven, isn't it?
But that's only one number-- there's nine of them.
[BOTH LAUGHING] When you said to me first off, you said, "I want you to find something that catches your eye and makes you go, wow."
I think we've got more wow items than they have.
I think overall, they're going to lose quite a lot of money.
Whatever happens-- It's been fun.
Brilliant time, come on.
[LAUGHS] [MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: They set off from Brighton and shopped their way around Sussex and Kent.
Now ballroom buddies Ore and Joanne are motoring towards Southend-on-Sea for the big auction.
What we should have done is just do this whole road trip just together, because we're obviously the experts.
That would have been a disaster, darling!
All right, Craig!
We wouldn't know what to pick.
ORE ODUBA: If you lose-- Yeah?
Are you going to blame it on David?
I'm not a good loser.
Oh, you're telling me.
NARRATOR: On this trip, Ore and Catherine spent every last penny of their 400 pounds on five lots for auction.
They do it twice on the Continent.
NARRATOR: Joanne and David also bought five lots, but spent just 112 pounds.
NARRATOR: Hosting today's sale are Chalkwell Auctions, who've been selling in Southend for nearly 30 years.
Let them in, let them in.
Are you ready for this?
Are you ready?
Yes, be lucky.
Look at you.
Are you feeling lucky?
You look great.
I'm feeling lucky.
I'm not feeling lucky, are you?
Well, not now.
[LAUGHS] I know she's got no confidence.
- Let's go.
- Come on, them.
I'm feeling lucky.
NARRATOR: The man with the gavel is Trevor Cornforth.
What does he make of our teams' lots?
The Salvation Army drum is brilliant.
I love it.
American child's rocking chair is a lovely item.
The problem is that the buyers for it are going to be in America, almost certainly the best buyers, and it would cost quite a lot to ship it.
But it should sell for doll collectors or some rich person with a child that they want to pamper.
NARRATOR: Take your seats, please.
Today's auction has buyers online on the phone and in the room.
NARRATOR: First up is Jo's late 20th century silver ring with hallmarks, ha!
Start me at 20 pounds on it.
20 surely anywhere.
Is that a bid?
At 20 pounds to start.
Any advance on 20 pounds?
I love that guy.
TREVOR CORNFORTH: The room at the moment is at 20 pounds.
Looking for 25 on it.
The room bid at 20-- are you being coaxed, ladies and gentlemen?
DAVID HARPER: Don't be miserable.
TREVOR CORNFORTH: At 20 pounds, I have in the room, is that going to be it at 20 pounds?
All done at 20?
I'm squeezing as long as I can.
NARRATOR: Great start, Jo.
Must be down to that hallmark.
You are 10 pounds up on us.
NARRATOR: Next up, Ore's well bucket.
Start me at 20 pounds on it.
I've got straight away, front row here, at 20 pounds.
At 20, any advance on 20 pounds?
OK, it's with me at 25, personally, I'm bidding at 25.
Are you 30?
35 with me.
Are you 40?
40 with the lady on the front row.
I'll let her have it at 40 pounds.
I'm not going against it at 40 pounds.
I've got 40 pounds on the front row, and I'm selling.
NARRATOR: Well done, Ore.
I made some money.
Yes, no, we have.
NARRATOR: Jo's 19th century American child's rocking chair is up next.
Start me at 50 pounds on this one, surely.
TREVOR CORNFORTH: Any interest at 50 pounds?
Nice, little, original American rocking chair.
Anybody with grandchildren, dolls?
50 pounds to start.
I've got on the front row, lady's bid here at 50 pounds.
Any advance on 50?
TREVOR CORNFORTH: We've got a room bid here of 50.
I'm looking for 60.
So room bid of 50.
Are we all done at 50 pounds?
Are you girls going to bid against each other again?
Shame on you.
I've got 50 pounds on my right, then, in the room at 50 pounds.
DAVID HARPER: Oh!
NARRATOR: What a shame.
Someone's got a bargain.
Do you think that's a good price?
I think that was a really good price, that.
NARRATOR: Ore's French boules set is next to go.
20 on bid?
25 with the gentleman here.
We're seated at 25 pounds.
Come on, people.
TREVOR CORNFORTH: I've got 25 pounds in the room.
35 pounds on the net.
These French boules in a bowls box, 35 pounds.
NARRATOR: Sacre bleu, Ore!
They are loving this, aren't they?
There's some serious gloating going on here.
We won't be kind to you any more now.
NARRATOR: Play nicely, Catherine.
Joanne's set of touch-marked pewter measuring jugs next.
And I have to tell you, I've got a starting bid on the app at the moment of 5 pounds.
I've got a bid of 10 Now.
Here, on the app, at 10.
It's on the app at 10.
15, surely in the room?
I've got a bid of 10 on the app at the moment.
TREVOR CORNFORTH: It must be worth 15, surely.
DAVID HARPER: Go on.
TREVOR CORNFORTH: Goodness me, there are seven of them.
15 standing on my left.
That's the first time he's bid 15 in his life.
I've got 20 on the net.
At 20 on the net.
Looking for 25.
I've got 20 on the net at the moment.
Any advance on 20 pounds?
Go on, Graham.
TREVOR CORNFORTH: At 20 pounds on the net, for the final squeeze to time.
DAVID HARPER: Well done.
NARRATOR: What a shame.
But a bargain for the buyer!
That's a shame.
Actually, after we take a little bit of commission off-- don't panic.
We're not quite 700.
We've a little bit-- Eek!
The world of auctions.
The best is yet to come.
I'm sorry, I've got to leave.
I've got to leave.
She's given up!
Does that mean we win?
NARRATOR: Wishful thinking, Ore. Can Catherine's vintage leather jacket turn things around?
Oh, put it on.
Put it on.
Shall I get it on?
- As modelled.
It might be a while.
DAVID HARPER: Oh, give us a twirl.
And it fits.
Any interest at 30 pounds?
Now she's-- now she's off!
NARRATOR: Oh, I say.
TREVOR CORNFORTH: She's going home.
We've got a bid at the back.
DAVID HARPER: Yes!
CATHERINE SOUTHON: Yay!
I've got a bid at the back.
10 pounds to the gentleman at the back of the room now.
Are we finished at 10?
You've got daughter that would fit it?
Then buy it.
I think we've squeezed it longer, don't you?
NARRATOR: It's not going well for team Ore today.
You worked really hard.
Somebody owns that.
She's a bit grumpy, but I like it.
Do you know what, the thing is, had you not gone up there and strutted down the catwalk, we might not even got anything for that.
So actually-- Or you might have got 30 quid.
Jo and David's copper ale warmer is next to go.
Start me 30 pounds.
JOANNE CLIFTON: Very rare.
TREVOR CORNFORTH: Really?
Start me at 20 pounds, then.
20, I'm bid at the back of the room.
Gentlemen there at 20 pounds.
I need a bid of 25, surely, on it.
Any interest at 25 pounds?
I've got 20 bid in the room.
Is that going to be it?
NARRATOR: She's on a roll.
NARRATOR: Ah, Ore's piece de resistance, his big, bold gamble.
50 pounds, I'm bid.
CATHERINE SOUTHON: Keep going.
TREVOR CORNFORTH: I've got 120 pounds bid in the back of the room.
Any advance on 120 pounds?
We need to start dancing.
TREVOR CORNFORTH: It's in the room at the moment at 120 pounds.
Is that gonna be it?
Any more than 120 pounds?
We're trying to coax you.
120 at the back of the room.
Are we all finished?
Yes, we are.
ORE ODUBA: Don't end it there.
Oh Ouch, ouch.
NARRATOR: Oh, dear.
Brave buy, but bad luck.
It's the taking part.
Is that the drum or is that my beating breaking heart?
NARRATOR: Now for Joanne's 19th-century snuffbox and lacquer bowl.
Start me of 30 pounds to get them going.
So, two people straight away with the bid here at 30.
35, 40, 45, 50, 60.
50 pounds in the room at the moment.
Any advance on 50 pounds?
I've got 50 pounds as a room bid at the moment, anybody outside?
Anybody in the ether?
DAVID HARPER: Go on, ether.
- Anybody on the internet?
ORE ODUBA: Look how excited she is?
I've got 50 pounds in the room at the moment, and I am selling.
Make no mistake.
I'm scared of what she's going to do.
NARRATOR: Another win for our dancing champ.
How did that happen?
It's a very generous room.
NARRATOR: Now, for the final lot of the day, can Ore up his game with the scoring number cards?
I did notice, guys, there are no tens?
But we have got a nine.
TREVOR CORNFORTH: But it can't have been a very good performance, then?
That's OK. Start me at 20 pounds on them.
They must be worth that much.
You can play your own "Strictly" game at home.
Yes, you can!
20 pounds anywhere?
Is that a bid?
20 pounds with the gentleman at the back.
Any advance on 20 pounds with the gentleman?
Are you finished at 20?
NARRATOR: No 10 from Len, but it's still a profit.
You can have that, I think.
There you go.
No, we'll keep the L at the front.
Thanks for your help, guys.
Do you know what, we're going to give these to a very deserving person and never see you again.
Let's go and do that.
NARRATOR: So where does that leave them on the scoreboard?
After paying auction costs, Ore and Catherine made a loss of 215 pounds and 50 Pence, leaving them with 184 pounds 50p.
Joanne and David made a profit after seller and fees of 19 pounds and 20 pence, leaving them with 419 pounds and 20p.
They're today's winners.
All profits go to children in need.
- Oh, thank you.
- It was good fun.
We had a great time.
And you were very brave with the drum, very brave.
- It's the taking part-- - Yes.
What's funny is that now everybody knows who really did the winning out of this pair-- Clifton.
Fantastic seeing you both.
- Is it time for us to leave?
- Go on.
Go on, then.
Get back in the car for one last ride.
[MUSIC PLAYING] Bye, guys.
We have inherited all this knowledge from Catherine and David.
Oh, you know what, I know all about hallmark-- What did I learn from Catherine?
She said to me at the very start, she said, find something that catches your eye and makes you think, wow.
As soon as you found that, then look at the price.
And if it's too expensive, leave it where you found it.
That's probably the lesson for me after this whole road trip.
NARRATOR: Until next time, toodle-pip, road trippers!