The Herald came across an unusual sight on a quiet Tuesday morning in Stratford last week – television’s Antiques Road Trip being filmed.
It made sense as the nation must have watched everything during the screen-hungry lockdown, and new shows are desperately needed to keep us goggleboxers satisfied.
Experts Tim Medhurst, right, and Philip Serrell posed outside the Henley Street Antique Centre, where they were competing to find the best bargains to sell at auction – the one who makes the most profit is declared the winner of that episode.
The duo refused to divulge what they had bought on the grounds that the BBC wouldn’t want them to share any spoilers.
But Philip did declare that the most likely winner was invariably the shopkeeper.
Producer/director Jonathan Hales said: “We’ve actually been here quite a few times. We’re always made to feel welcome and they have some great stuff here.”
The episode filmed in Stratford will be shown later in the autumn on BBC One.