Saturday, 13 February 2010

Bargain Hunting

The dapper looking gent in the pic above (for those of you who may not recognise him) is the lovely Tim Wonnacott, antiques expert and presenter of daytime TV show 'Bargain Hunt'.
Whilst the Mister and I were browsing around a nearby antiques fair (as you do..well we don't usually but we did today!) we were fortunate enough to spot the film crew shooting some episodes of the show. Being a big fan of day time TV this was a pretty big deal for me (and the Mister seemed pretty tickled too). Shows like 'Bargain Hunt', 'Flog It' and 'Antiques Roadshow' have made antiques 'experts' of us all.
The format for this particular show for those who have missed out is something like this..2 teams of two hapless members of the public, donning either red or blue fleece jackets (bearing the shows logo) are given £300 to go and find 3 'bargain' items within the antiques fair. Each team is assisted by a (so-called) expert in the field of antiquities supposedly to prevent them being duped. Each teams items are subsequently sent to auction and the team that makes a profit from their spoils is declared the winner. The majority of the time the teams make a comical loss which seems to warm itself to followers of this almost cult show.
Here presenter Tim is seen chatting with a stall holder who has lent him some tartan apparel to reinforce the shows presence in Scotland.
Unfortunately..this happened to be the one day I forget my camera. Pictures come courtesy of the Misters mobile phone.
Oh and I didn't buy anything..too busy trying to get into camera shot...ha ha.

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