BBC Two are seeking contestants for Antiques Master, a new primetime antiques show which aims to find the most knowledgeable amateur antiques expert in the UK.

The show is being made by the same department as Mastermind and will include a mixture of 'Q&A' as well as practical challenges involving actual antiques.

Filming will start at the beginning of May and the deadline for contestant applications is April 16. Auditions will be held across the country over the next few weeks, where applicants’ knowledge will be tested and 32 contestants will be chosen to take part. Applicants must be 18 or over.

For an application form, telephone 0161 244 4160 or email

• Meanwhile, Peter Schiffer, of Schiffer Publishing, will be in London from April 19-20 at the London Bookfair and is interested in hearing from authors with work in progress or a finished manuscript linked to art, antiques, collectables, design, militaria and aviation.

Anyone with an idea who would like to talk to him about it can contact Victoria Hansen, in the first instance, on 020 8392 8585 or by email at