The British love affair with antiques is all set to continue with the BBC’s bid to unearth an antiques master from amongst the general public. A brand new quiz show titled Antiques Master, playing on prime time and made by the same department at the BBC as Mastermind, will test the skills and knowledge of budding amateur antiques aficionados with a series of questions and challenges on antiques.
The new programme is due to start at the beginning of May and already people with an avid interest in antiques are being asked to apply to go on the show. Eventually 32 contestants will be asked to take part. With the BBC emphasising that potential contestants should be amateurs rather than professionals, it will be interesting to see the quality of the challengers that eventually appear on the show.
With Bargain Hunt celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and its big brother the Antiques Roadshow in its 33rd year, plus any number of spin offs of both programmes from the most recent Antiques Road Trip and Priceless Antiques Roadshow to other programmes such as Cash in the Attic and Sun, Sea and Bargain Spotting, the BBC seem happy to continue to serve up regular helpings of antiques programmes to satisfy the obviously still growing demand.
With programmes like these regularly hitting the airwaves, the general public is all set to become increasingly knowledgeable about the value of antiques.
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