26th Feb 2016 Northwest Evening Mail “Antiques TV show to feature Muncaster Castle in Western Lake District”
A POPULAR antiques TV show is to feature Muncaster Castle in the Western Lake District on Monday.
BBC One’s Flog It!, presented by Paul Martin, visited Muncaster Castle in April 2015 to film several valuation days.
During filming, hundreds flocked to the historic castle bringing along a huge array of curios and antiques for valuation by the show’s on-screen antique experts Adam Partridge, James Lewis and Caroline Hawley.
The programme will be broadcast at 4.30pm and will reveal if any of the objects selected made a tidy sum when they went under the hammer at auctioneers Thomson, Roddick & Medcalf in Shaddongate, Carlisle.
Flog It! is now on its 14th series and regularly achieves an audience of more than two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.
Alex Habgood, series location manager of BBC Flog It!, said: “Muncaster Castle proved to be the perfect setting for the Flog It! valuation day, rich in history and surrounded by the backdrop of the beautiful scenery of the Western Lake District. It really was a dream location for us which looked great on camera. Filming at Muncaster was a very memorable experience for Paul Martin and the entire Flog It! team. We are very grateful to the people of Cumbria for coming to the valuation day and hope they will enjoy watching the shows.”
Peter Frost-Pennington, a member of the family which has lived at Muncaster for more than 800 years, said: “We were delighted that Flog It! chose our family home in the beautiful Western Lake District to film the expert valuation days for the new series. We are all really looking forward to seeing which items were selected to go under the hammer and if any made a bundle for their owners.’’
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