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TV programmes about the art and antiques trade have greatly expanded in number since the 1990s. From Bargain Hunt and Flog It! to Fake or Fortune? and the long-running BBC series Antiques Roadshow, love them or loath them, their popularity is enduring.

And don’t forget the nation’s favourite dealer: Lovejoy.


Drew Pritchard

Salvage Hunters' TV star Drew Pritchard is selling his personal collection at auction

17 January 2024

TV presenter and antiques dealer Drew Pritchard is to sell items from his personal collection at Dreweatts in March.

William Burges brooch

Third Burges brooch emerges at auction following Antiques Roadshow appearance

08 January 2024

The new discovery, unveiled on the BBC show Antiques Roadshow on Christmas Eve, comes for sale in Market Harborough on March 5.

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‘Giant among ceramicists’: tributes paid to specialist and TV stalwart Henry Sandon

08 January 2024

Tributes have poured in for the late ceramics specialist and Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon who died aged 95 at the end of last year.

Henry Sandon

Ceramics expert and the Antiques Roadshow’s ‘favourite uncle’ Henry Sandon dies

28 December 2023

Ceramics specialist and Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon has died aged 95.

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5 Questions: Roo Irvine of Kilcreggan Antiques

11 December 2023

Roo Irvine of Kilcreggan Antiques specialises in jewellery, silver and decorative items with a particular bent for Georgian glass, art glass and mourning jewellery. She appears on BBC’s Antiques Road Trip and Bargain Hunt.

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Dealer makes the headlines to promote the Classic fair

27 November 2023

One of the dealers taking part in the inaugural Classic Antique Fairs staging at Birmingham’s NEC has gone on television to promote the show.

Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould

BBC’s Fake or Fortune? expands into memorabilia

01 November 2023

The BBC’s 'Fake or Fortune?' is known for discovering artworks – from paintings to sculpture. But for its next series it is expanding into memorabilia.

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Top stories this week including Fake or Fortune’s car boot find

01 October 2023

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of an Elisabeth Frink sculpture found at a car boot sale being investigated by the ‘Fake or Fortune?’ team.

Philip Mould and Fiona Bruce

BBC show Fake or Fortune? proves Elisabeth Frink sculpture found at a car boot sale is the real deal

27 September 2023

With the help from the team of BBC show Fake or Fortune?, a lump of metal found at a car boot sale has been proved to be by sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink valued at around £60,000.

Philip Mould and Fiona Bruce

Fake or Fortune? returns with Elisabeth Frink mystery

12 September 2023

The BBC’s 'Fake or Fortune?' TV show returns this month for its 11th series.

Philip Mould and Fiona Bruce

Fake or Fortune to return to TV screens this autumn

05 July 2023

The BBC’s 'Fake or Fortune?' TV show will return for its 11th series this autumn.

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5 Questions with dealer and TV personality David Harper

03 July 2023

David Harper trades in a range of fields and is known for appearances on programmes such as Antiques Road Trip and Bargain Hunt

Cantonese porcelain vases

Huge ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Cantonese Chinese vases sell at auction in Birmingham

04 March 2023

A pair of mid-19th century Cantonese porcelain vases that featured on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, not once but twice, were auctioned at Fellows.

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Top stories this week including news of an auction of Lovejoy items tempting TV show fans

26 February 2023

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of a group of Lovejoy-related items coming for sale at Suffolk saleroom Mander Auctioneers.

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Trevanion and Kirk present a new kind of TV travel show

31 October 2022

Restoration expert Will Kirk, who appears on Bafta-nominated TV show The Repair Shop, has teamed up with auctioneer Christina Trevanion to present a new BBC daytime antiques series that launched this week.

David Harper and David Elstob

County Durham dealer and North Yorkshire auction house team up for online quiz show

08 September 2022

Barnard Castle antiques dealer David Harper and Ripon auction house Elstob & Elstob are calling on dealers, collectors and antique enthusiasts to join them as contestants for a new quiz.

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Fake or Fortune team investigate whether Sitwell sketch is a Modigliani

24 August 2022

In the second episode of the new Fake or Fortune? series, Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould investigate whether an artwork inherited from writer, critic and art collector Sacheverell Sitwell is a real Amedeo Modigliani sketch.

Philip Mould and Fiona Bruce

Art sleuth show Fake or Fortune? returns to screens this month

10 August 2022

BBC TV series 'Fake or Fortune?' is back for its 10th series later this month.

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News in brief – including the auction of an Antiques Roadshow specialist’s extensive collection

27 June 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the sale of ceramics and collector’s curiosities from David Battie's collection at Tennants.

Fiona Bruce

News in brief – including the search for new producers for the Antiques Roadshow

13 June 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of the production of the Antiques Roadshow out for tender by the BBC.

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