Chesterfield antiques shop to feature on hit BBC TV show
Two Derbyshire antiques shops are to go head to head on a popular BBC One television programme later this year.
The Chesterfield and Bolsover antiques centres were filmed last Sunday for an episode of Antiques Road Trip that will go out this summer.
The show involves two experts travelling the country in classic cars, buying antiques which are then sold at top London auction houses.
Wendi Lindsay, who owns the Chesterfield Antiques Centre on Park Road with her husband Bob, is a big fan of the show.
She contacted the show asking to take part and within weeks, the cameras were rolling.
She said: “Our expert, the new presenter Roo Irvine, turned up in a Triumph Stag on Sunday.
“It was very nerve wracking but also exciting. I kept on forgetting my lines.
“We had to do lots of different takes. It is surprising how much is involved.”
Wendi said the shop has been sworn to secrecy about what they bought and for how much for fear of ‘spoiling the show’.
The couple were told by producers their shop can expect up to a threefold increase in customers after the show airs later this year.
The Bolsover Antiques Centre on Castle Street also got a visit - from the show’s other expert, Phil Serrell.
The two experts - and the two shops - go head to head at top London auctions with items they have bought at shops across the country.
The new owner of the Bolsover Antiques Centre, Andy Wadsworth, said the show contacted them last week to ask if they would take part.
A former dealer at the centre, Andy said the same show had visited the shop twice before.
“They showed a repeat recently,” he said.
“The two staff members who were on the next day said the door never stopped.”
The programme, which is narrated by antiques legend Tim Wollacott, will be shown on BBC One later this year.