BBC Antiques Series Flog It comes to Rochester Cathedral
Flog It, the popular BBC One antiques programme presented by Paul Martin, is set to visit Rochester in the new year on Wednesday 25th January 2017. Flog It recently filmed its 1000th episode and the 16th series is currently being recorded. The show regularly achieves an audience of over two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.
Rochester Cathedral will be hosting the Flog It valuation day. Members of the public are invited to visit the Cathedral with up to three antiques or collectables they might be interested in selling. Once valued the owner and a team of experts decide whether an object is filmed and gets sent to Hop Farm Auctions in Paddock Wood for inclusion in their sale on Wednesday 15th February.
Everyone who goes along to the valuation day will receive a free appraisal of their items – even if their antiques are not chosen for filming and to go forward for auction.
Flog It has made many significant finds over its sixteen series, including in North Lincolnshire a rare Aboriginal Broad Shield that had been kept hidden away in a viewer’s wardrobe which was brought along to a valuation day, it went on to sell at auction for £30,000! Flog It experts also discovered an unusual Royal Doulton Spook figurine in Blackpool which had been bought at a car boot sale for £2; it went on to sell at auction for £5000.
The Very Reverend Dr Philip Hesketh AKC, Dean of Rochester, said “I’m delighted Flog It! want to come to Rochester Cathedral. Rochester is a truly unique and historic place and the Cathedral, at its heart, is a wonderful space to bring people together.”
Paul Martin, presenter of Flog It said “I’m really pleased to be bringing the show back to Rochester; our last visit was ten years ago when the valuation day was held at the Corn Exchange. I’m looking forward to filming at the Cathedral and hope as many people as possible will come along for a free valuation.”
The BBC will be making four editions of the show featuring Rochester Cathedral and they will be transmitted within eighteen months of recording. Paul Martin will be joined at the valuation day by on screen experts Raj Bisram, Adam Partridge and Elizabeth Talbot.
BBC Flog It will be at Rochester Cathedral, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1SX between 9.30am and 4.00pm on Wednesday 25th January 2017. The items selected for filming at the valuation day will go under the hammer at Hop Farm Auctions on Wednesday 15th February.