STV Productions has been commissioned to make another four series of Antiques Road Trip for BBC One and a brand new series of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip for BBC Two.
Series 9-12 of Antiques Road Trip will air over two years with filming starting spring 2014. The series follows the country’s top antiques experts as they battle it out in a search for quirky and valuable antiques to auction off for profit, with all profits going to Children in Need. The experts pair up for a scenic road trip through the British countryside, visiting antiques shops and local areas of interest while exploring the country’s rich historical and cultural heritage. Eighty episodes will be produced.
Also twenty new episodes of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip will be produced. Previous episodes have featured celebrity antiques hunters Terry Wogan, Caroline Quentin, Honor Blackman, Britt Ekland, Clive Anderson, Emilia Fox, Kirsty Wark and Jodie Kidd.
It’s fantastic that the successful and long running format for Antiques Road Trip and its celebrity version continue to entertain, and we are thrilled that BBC are making a long term investment in the series with another 100 episodes. – Wendy Rattray, creative director of STV Productions
Antiques Road Trip attracted its highest average audience in early 2014 with 2.9 million viewers, securing a place as one of BBC One’s top five daytime programme series. Celebrity Antiques Road Trip attracted its top audience in 2013 with 2.2 million viewers.