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Peter and Dan Snow Share Their Love of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

Author: Melissa Gerbaldi Published: 27th October 2011 13:48

 Dan and Peter Snow recorded an episode of Celebrity
Antiques Road Trip at Portsmouth Historic Diockyard this Summer
The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) and Antiques Storehouse at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard were taken over this summer by father and son team, Peter and Dan Snow, as they recorded an episode of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. The episode will be screened on BBC Two on Friday 4th November at 7pm.

Each programme will see a different pair of celebrities put their wit and bargaining skills to the test as they set out to find hidden gems along the road and auction them off, hopefully at a profit, at the end of their trip. All money made throughout the series will be donated to Children in Need.

One of Britain's best known journalists and presenters, Peter Snow, partnered with antique expert Charlie Ross, competed against his son, TV historian/presenter Dan Snow, and expert Charles Hanson as the would-be bargain hunters travelled an antiques trail in classic vintage cars. The teams were each given a starting budget of £400 before starting their engines for the cross-country challenge in which they were tasked to make the biggest profit buying and selling antiques.

Whilst on their trip to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Peter and Charlie couldn't resist a visit to the National Museum of the Royal Navy where Head of Collections, Matthew Sheldon, showed them a fascinating collection relating to Admiral Lord Nelson.

However, Dan and Charles were hot on their heels and soon caught up with them to find some last minute bargains at the Antiques Storehouse before the big reveal of items collected for auction. 

Wendy Rattray, Executive Producer at STV Productions, said: "This star-studded version of Antiques Road Trip is full of fun, rivalry, banter and colourful characters, and I think viewers will love it whether they're already fans of the daytime series or brand new to the show. Our celebrities fully embraced the art of antiques hunting and did incredibly well in their quest to track down hidden gems - with a few having more success than others!"

Other celebrities in the series include:

- Broadcaster Terry Wogan and actress Caroline Quentin

- Former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe and Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood

- Legendary radio DJ Tony Blackburn and singer and actress Toyah Wilcox

- Glamorous Bond girls Honor Blackman and Britt Ekland

- Former England cricketer Phil Tufnell and sports presenter Chris Hollins

- Actor Brian Blessed and comedienne Jenny Éclair

- Dragons' Den entrepreneurs Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis

- Scottish actor Tom Conti and newsreader Katie Derham

- Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark and newsreader Alastair Stewart

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