Monday, 27 August 2012

Scots actors to appear in 'Celebrity Antiques Road Trip'

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip returns for STV

STV has produced a second series of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip for BBC Two which sees some of Britain’s best loved celebrities show off their antiques knowledge. Guests this series include former This Morning host Richard Madeley, ex-EastEnders‘ actress Pam St Clement, GMTV’s Fiona Phillips and Penny Smith, sitcom stars Richard Wilson, Don Warrington and Annette Crosbie and Hart to Hart star Stefanie Powers to name only a few.

    “The new series of CART sees some more of the nations best loved celebrities hit the road and promises to be full of fun, rivalry and friendly banter. I hope viewers will love it, whether they’re already fans of the show, or new to the programme. It has proven to be must-see TV in the BBC2 schedule and we’re thrilled to be delivering a second and longer instalment for peak time television.” says Wendy Rattray, Creative Director for STV Productions.

The second twenty-episode series has been split into two runs. The first will transmit at 7pm from Monday 3rd of September, and follows the antique loving celebrities as they set off on a road trip across the UK, competing against each other to make the biggest profit buying and selling antiques. The second instalment of the series will transmit from Monday 12th November, and will see ten more pairs of celebrities take to the road.

Each celebrity will be teamed with one of the show’s regular experts, whose knowledge and experience will guide each pair through the antiques trail, giving them the best possible advantage in the competition. Travelling in classic vintage cars, the teams will be given a starting budget of £400 before starting their engines for the cross-country challenge.

    Liam Keelan, Controller Daytime at BBC, adds “It will be great to have this stand-out hit back in the schedule with all the warmth and wit it brings.”

Each programme will see a different pair of celebrities put their wit and bargaining skills to the test as they set out to find hidden gems along the road and auction them off, hopefully at a profit, at the end of their trip. All money made throughout the series will be donated to the beeb’s charity, Children in Need.

The full celebrity list is as follows, Richard Wilson and Annette Crosbie, Richard Madeley and Fiona Phillips, Arlene Phillips and Anton du Beke, Michael Aspel and Una Stubbs, Alison Steadman and Larry Lamb, Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson, Pam St Clement and Rudolph Walker, Peter Schmeichel and Peter Shilton, Emilia Fox and Tom Ward, Gregg Wallace and John Torode, Sue Holderness and John Challis, Clive Anderson and Germaine Greer, Stefanie Powers and Don Warrington, Sandi Toksvig and Sheila Hancock, Bill Turnbull and Louise Minchin, Kate Silverton and David Hamilton, Neil Stuke and Penny Smith, Laila Rouass and Charles Dale, John Barrowman and Myleene Klass and also Robin Cousins and Tessa Sanderson.

Source: ATVToday 

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