Between valuing antique mahogany pedestal desks for auction at his saleroom and haggling for bargains on Antiques Road Trip, Charles Hanson is a busy man – and next Sunday he’ll be attending the BAFTAs in Scotland, hopefully to pick up an award for the show.
Charles Hanson, together with fellow auctioneer and Road Trip contestant Charlie Ross, was asked to attend this year’s BAFTA Scotland award ceremony at the Glasgow Hilton, after Antiques Road Trip was nominated in the Features/Factual category. ‘ART’, as it is often known, is a must-see for anyone in Lancashire with an antique bookcase of their own, pitching the wits of pairs of antiques experts as they whizz across country from Monday to Thursday, haggling for bargains at various antique dealers before trying to sell them for profit at auction on Friday.
Now in its fifth series, the Scottish production company STV has created a prize-winning formula for the BBC, and there is strong hope that ART will pick up a gong at the BAFTAs Scotland, which take place on Sunday 18th November.
Charlie and Charles can also be seen in the second series of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. Still following the same format but with a different pair of celebrities and antiques experts for each episode, all profits are donated to Children in Need. Tuesday 13th November saw them going head-to-head in the company of Germaine Greer and Clive Anderson, touring the antique shops of Lancashire – including the open bookcases of England’s oldest public library.
Viewers in Preston can also find antique bookcases at their local antique dealer.
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