BBC BARGAIN HUNT
We had another fabulous day at Hungerford Arcade with the BBC filming more episodes of Bargain Hunt. Tim Wonnacott, Kate Bateman and Nick Hall were, as always, on good form. The filming of Bargain Hunt is very serious as they have to work to very tight schedules. Just as you see it on television. The two teams (Red and Blue) get just one hour each to find their three items. After much hunting, for each item found they have to get their expert, Kate or Nick to explain the history and advise as to whether or not it will make a profit at auction. They then have to negotiate the price and finally, purchase the item. The clock only stops for short breaks throughout the day and starts up again precisely where they left off. Some cut it very fine leaving less than a minute to purchase their third item! It is fascinating and a privilege to be a part of this amazing experience. The customers love it and some get very excited seeing the making of one of their favourite antiques shows. I must say, the teams were great fun, making us all laugh. You will see some of the off-screen fun we had at the end of the day with Kate and Nick when we all said good bye.
We are looking forward to welcoming the BBC back to the Arcade later in the year.
Kate Bateman and Nick Hall
|Lovely Nick Hall|
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|The Grand Finale|
Manager Alex Rogers, Kate, Nick and me (Rita)
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