What to watch on TV if you love antiques and interiors

Stuck in lockdown? Here are the best shows on television and catch-up right now to get an antiques and interiors fix

Furniture restorer and TV presenter Jay Blades
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Antiques Roadshow

The oldest antiques show on television, Antiques Roadshow provides a calming hour of antiques expertise and entertainment from venues across Britain. Although filming has been postponed for the next few months, you can still catch series 42 on iPlayer now, or watch the next few episodes on BBC One on Thursday nights at 8pm.
bbc.co.uk/iplayer

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Fiona Bruce at Salisbury Cathedra
Fiona Bruce at Salisbury Cathedral. Image: BBC Studios
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Antiques Roadtrip

Tune in as antiques experts scour the length of Britain, buying pieces from local dealers, and compete to make the most at auction. Catch series 17 on iPlayer, or watch series 19 daily at 4:30pm on BBC One.
bbc.co.uk/iplayer

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Money for Nothing

Watch as entrepreneurs Sarah Moore and, former H&A columnist, Jay Blades make money from vintage pieces found at local recycling centres. Watch the back catalogue on iPlayer, or see series 8 daily on BBC Two at either 3:45pm or 4:30pm.
bbc.co.uk/iplayer

Furniture restorer and TV presenter Jay Blades
Image: Jesse Wild
Jay Blades

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Fake or Fortune

We love a good mystery! And on Fake or Fortune, Antiques Roadshow art expert Philip Mould and journalist Fiona Bruce investigate the intriguing stories behind some famous paintings. Catch up on iPlayer now!
bbc.co.uk/iplayer

BBC Studios – Todd-White Art Photography – Ben Fitzpatrick
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Bargain Hunt

Two teams of amateur collectors. One hour to scour an antiques fair. Which team will reign victorious? Bargain Hunt is a TV classic and we love it on H&A! Watch old episodes on iPlayer, or catch the back catalogue at 12:30pm most days on BBC One.
bbc.co.uk/iplayer

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Flog It

Although a new series of Paul Martin’s Flog It isn’t on the horizon *cries*, you can still enjoy old episodes on iPlayer or catch old episodes on BBC Two and BBC Scotland at 5pm, 5:15pm or 5:45pm most days – woohoo!
bbc.co.uk/iplayer

Portrait of TV presenter and antiques dealer Paul Martin
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The Repair Shop

Possibly the most heart-warming show on TV right now! In The Repair Shop, Jay Blades and his team of experts work to restore beautiful pieces found in homes across Britain. Series 5 is on iPlayer, and catch series 6 on Wednesdays at 8pm on BBC Two.
bbc.co.uk/iplayer

Steven Fletcher, Will Kirk, Jay Blades, Suzie Fletcher (L-R)
The Repair Shop S5. Credit: BBC/Ricochet Ltd. Photographer: Steven Peskett
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Salvage Hunters

Architectural salvage dealer, treasure hunter, and former H&A columnist, Drew Pritchard travels across Britain in search of weird and wonderful antiques. Catch old episodes on dplay and repeats most days on Quest.
dplay.co.uk

Drew Pritchard, Tee John
A portrait of antiques dealer, restoration expert and salvage hunter Drew Pritchard in his home

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Escape to the Chateau

Join Dick and Angel Strawbridge as they renovate and restore their 19th century chateau in the Pays de la Loire region of France. This series is escapism at its finest, and the whole back catalogue is on All 4 right now. Plus, you can enjoy spin-off series Escape to the Chateau: DIY, where Dick and Angel offer advice to Brits looking to run their own chateau business in France. It’s seriously inspiring stuff…
channel4.com

Dick, Angel and their kids outside the Chateau de la Motte Husson
Dick and Angel Strawbridge

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George Clarke’s Old House New Home

Watch as architect George Clarke helps British homeowners bring their period homes into the 21st century, from Georgian and Victorian townhouses to listed cottages. Catch all 27 episodes on All 4 now.
channel4.com

George Clarke stood outside

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The Great Interior Design Challenge

Hosted by design legends Tom Dyckhoff, Daniel Hopwood and Sophie Robinson, watch amateur interior designers transform clients rooms, to a tight budget and with a time constraint, of course. It’s addictive viewing, and series 2 and 3 are both on Netflix.
netflix.com

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Sophie Robinson by Luca Sage

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Interior Design Masters

Enjoy this BBC series on Netflix, where aspiring interior designers compete for a contract of a lifetime. Keep an eye out for Bristol-based antiques dealer Cassie and her Victoriana-inspired interiors.
netflix.com