Find It Fix It Flog It (2016-2022): Season 2, Episode 23 - Episode #2.23 - full transcript

In Leeds and Preston, Henry makes an international set of clocks out of dashboard time pieces, while Simon builds an eccentric chandelier from car headlights.

Are you wondering how healthy the food you are eating is? Check it -
The sheds, garages and barns
of Britain are stacked
with old possessions.

Oh! Henry!

It may look like junk, but
it could be worth a small fortune.

I've just got a little bit excited.

That's on four cylinders!

Henry Cole and Simon O'Brien
can turn that clutter

into cold, hard cash.

We're going to get great money
for them.

For Henry and his mechanic...

I don't think you should be
looking at that, mate.'s all about restoring
retro relics and vintage classics...

Oh, yes! ..whilst upcycling genius
Simon and his restorer

love turning everyday objects
into fantastic furniture.

That's perfect!
Look, feast your eyes.

I reckon you've done great things.

Drop that down to release
the next bottle. Oomph!

They may have different tastes,

but they'll always make
the old turn to gold.

Going back with you, Alan,
is £6,380.

What am I going to do with all that?

In today's show...


...Henry's patriotic to the core.

That is when Great
was the major part of Britain.

Simon has a bright idea.

Bing! Bing!

And different views
at the valuation.

Probably between $3,500 and $5,000
in the United States.

Well, yeah, we're in a barn
in Oxfordshire, not in Las Vegas.

Today the boys are heading
close to Preston,

with its Grade II listed
brutalist bus station

and the home of Preston North End,

first-ever winners of the English
Football League in 1888.

We're in the glorious North.

Five hours away from Oxfordshire.

Not far at all from Liverpool.

The Industrial Revolution had
a huge impact here.

At one stage, it processed
half the world's cotton.

Karl Marx once described this city


...the new St Petersburg.

I know you're just trying to torment
me with your obscure clues,

but I'm from round here,
we're near Preston.

Henry's choice of location belongs
to John Newbold, an avid collector.

He has had a classic car garage
here, at this location,

since the '40s - his family
I'm talking, not him.

Ah, I see.

John also has several warehouses
full of World War II memorabilia.

The collection was started
60 years ago by his dad.

We take this military equipment
out to shows.

We do some living history displays.

But after more than half a century
of collecting,

John is running out of room.

If Henry and Simon take anything away,

then it will make me
a little bit more space

and the money will go back
into the collection.

How are you, mate? Lovely to see
you. I'm good. This is Simon.

Pleased to meet you.
John, I mean, where do I start?

It feels like time has stood still.

That's what's so wonderful,

just literally before we even go
and have a rummage.

Looking round, I bet you know where
everything is. To within a pile.

To within a pile. That's great.
That's about as good as it gets.

Look, we'll have a rummage and see
you in a bit. Have a look round.

Carry on. Enjoy, see you later.

Take care. See you later.

Come on, Si.

The boys head off to find
two items each,

to fix, then hopefully flog
for a tidy profit.

Ah, mate, look, there's jerry cans

it's can overload. It is.

Every single shelf, every single
nook and cranny

has gorgeous little things in it
that fire up your imagination.

You'll never get that on your head.
I'm going to try.

Not a chance.

It's a little bit of
a tight fit, I admit to you,

but at the same time,
it's all right, innit, eh?

Ooh, look at them.


Oh, and a hat. I'll have that.

Henry's spotted
some dashboard clocks.

To find a load of clocks
in one box,

you've got to do something
with them, surely!

These are Smiths chronometrics,

so, you know, good old British,
very famous brand.

Clockmakers since the 19th century,

Samuel Smiths moved into
car instruments,

making the first-ever speedometer
in the early 20th century.

Their quality speedoes were
unrivalled and were found

in British classics such as
MGs, Jags and even Rollers.

You know you see that
London, Paris, New York?

Yeah. Or round here, we could have,
like, Preston, Chorley, Burnley.

Yeah, there wouldn't be much time
difference apart from Burnley.

That is true. They're about 50 years
behind, I think, aren't they?

The ultimate clock feature.

You've clocked on.

Let's go. Come on, mate.

So, Henry's picked the vintage
timepieces as his first item.

Time to play catch-up, Simon.

Ha-ha! Hey!

God, haven't seen one of them, man.

Simon's spotted an antique
vacuum cleaner made by Hoover.

Mate, that's mint, isn't it?

Look at that!
That's beautiful, isn't it?

The brand Hoover became synonymous
with the action of vacuuming.

And today we think nothing of
saying, "We're doing the hoovering."

Look at the little wheels
at the back.

That's got a certain style. Mate,
there's not even a hole in the back.

I'm taking it.

Si, you've got to take that,
I'm right with you, man.

If we can get it working, that
will be the key to selling it on.

One item all, then. One item all.

Simon thinks the old Hoover's
a collector's item

so he's bagging it
as his first pick.

With all this military kit
lying around,

the boys' reconnaissance continues.

Look, your 25-pounder, standard
issue for British... Getting ready.

Standard issue for British
military back-up.

So, probably about the '50s,
you know.

To have that in a shed.
I mean, what?!

The 25-pounder was the main
field artillery weapon

used by British troops
during World War II.

Carry on, sir.
Carry on, stand down now, guv'nor.

Unfortunately, the gun's too big
and very hard to sell,

so the boys are giving it
the swerve.

But Simon soon spots some classic
car head lamps that take his fancy.

A nice little spot lamp.

There's loads of them.

The earliest car head lamps
were fuelled by acetylene or oil

and were introduced
in the late 1880s.

These lamps are electric, though,
and Simon already has a bright idea.

If you imagine them all kind of
hanging down. Yeah.

But in some kind of
chandelier effect. Yeah.

Can you see the light bulb
going on above my head?

Bing! Bing!

Bagging the head lamps means
Simon's got his two items

and Henry's still one short,

but not for long as he casts his
eyes on an antique pillar drill.

Does that work?

Yeah, man, look at that!

Hey, look, it's just a little
pillar drill, but what a drill!

Drills like this have been
largely redundant

since power tools became affordable,

but enthusiasts still love them
for precision work.

This pillar drill, or drill press,
probably dates back to the 1920s.

I might, actually, you know,
get my hands dirty.

What?! Let's do it. OK.

Are we done?

Let's go see...
Oh, your hand is filthy!

I've scarred you for life, mate.

Drill picked,
what will John make of their haul?

Starting with the old Hoover.

What do you know about that?

Apparently, it's about 1931.

I thought it was the '50s.
Was it earlier than that?

It's mint, isn't it?

Or it can be. Yeah. My second item -

I'd like to take
that strange mixture away there

and do something
absolutely outlandish with them.

You know, they're just some old
garage stock, so, yeah.

John, dashboard mounted clocks.

Yeah. I don't quite know how it's
going to go, but I just feel we need

to display those... Yeah, OK.

...and let people see them.
Now, the second item... Yeah.

Well, I mean, it's a drill. It is.

I absolutely love that thing.

So, if it's OK with you, John,
those are the items.

Yeah. Cheers, John. Cheers.

Coming up - Henry demonstrates...

...the delicate art of restoration.

Do you know you're not supposed
to break that bit.

Simon's ideas fail
to win over his team.

He's thinking more of the wealth.

I'm thinking maybe the bin.

And there's happiness
at the second search.

Old furniture.
Beautiful old furniture!

Kings of clutter Henry Cole
and Simon O'Brien

are turning junk into cash.

Carry on, sir. No, carry on.
Stand down now, guvnor.

They've both picked two items
each from John's garages,

and are now heading back
to their bases.

In Oxfordshire,
Henry is revealing his haul

to best friend and restorer
Guy Willison.

First up, the pillar drill.

That is when "Great"
was the major part of Britain. Yes.

So, look, it's a mix-and-match
between polished metal,

beautiful wood handle...
Yep. Yeah? Yeah.

...and perhaps we do that
a funky colour, the wheel. Yes.

And I think it comes out really
nice, as long as it's traditional.

Yes, yeah. All right, moving on. OK.

Time for Samuel Smith's
car dashboard clocks.

Now, you know what time it is.

Or you don't with these,
cos they've all stopped, son.

Right, OK. Now, look, right?

So... Beautiful. ..I don't have to
tell you what these are.

Timepieces. Dashboard-mounted...
Yes. ..little clockettes.

They're beautiful, aren't they?

Henry plans
to get the clocks started,

then mount them on a wooden stand to
make an international office clock

for car enthusiasts.

Er, right. Well, let's get on
with it then, hm? OK.

The guys start
with the pillar drill.

First, it needs to be taken apart
before they can restore it.

Just move the base.

That's what we should do -
spin the base.

That's it.
That's how we're doing it.

It's off!

Now for a gentle clean.


Do you know you're not supposed
to break that bit?

"I'm going to go off to my shed now
and angle-grind that."

I'll see you later.

Yeah, best of luck in there, mate.
Yeah. Thanks.

Whilst Guy uses the angle grinder

to remove the rust
from the drill base,

Henry tries to get
the frozen clocks working.

Now, if I took this further apart,

it's what we call in the trade
a ping-wizzlit.

Which is basically something
will go ping,

and it'll all just go everywhere!

Whilst the lubricating oil gets
to work, Henry polishes the cases.

And a few minutes later...

Got this one going.

She's still rocking.

In Liverpool,
Simon is revealing his items

to long-suffering restorer
Gemma Longworth.

What is this?

Well, I thought the place
needed a bit of a clean-up.

Not with that!

I want to get that working, Gemma.


Vacuum cleaners were first invented
in the 19th century.

One early model was pulled along
by a horse,

and was known as the Puffing Billy.

This one's going to need
a lot of huff and puff,

as will the headlights.

Think kind of War Of The Worlds,


Think kind of alien kind of... chandelier.

He's thinking War Of The Worlds?

I'm thinking maybe the bin.

But we'll see!

You know that goose-neck stuff
you can get?

Yeah? That you can change its
position and all that kind of stuff?

Yeah? OK. Let's get...
QUIETLY: One, two, three, four.

...six strands of that coming down,
different lengths,

and have all these coming out... OK. a chandelier.

Like that idea.

Well, I'm glad you like SOMETHING!

Very diplomatic, Gemma.

Before the Hoover can gather dust,

Phil gets to work
stripping it all down.

Oh, I don't fancy ripping that.

To avoid damage
to the old, dry fabric,

Phil lubricates it with water
and hey, presto!

Next, he uses penetrating oil

to encourage the seized
nuts and bolts to loosen.

Brilliant. Leave that to me.
You carry on with that.

Oh, thanks very much.

With Gemma busy refurbing
the Hoover bag,

Phil tackles the other item -
the chrome headlights.

The tarnish is removed
using a polishing mop,

and the headlights
have never shone so brightly.

It's coming up nice, though.

In Oxfordshire,
Guy's also busy on the mop,

and the vintage clocks are ready
for their new wooden clock case.

Speaking of which, Corporal Cole
is back from the carpenter's.

Sorry. I've been waiting ages. Yeah.

I, er...

I quickly invaded Witney. Good.

What's it like?

What do you reckon? Check that out.
That looks good.

I think, as... Hang on.
...a simple little box... Yeah?

...that is going to look beautiful.
That is rather nice, isn't it?

A little bit of your polish
on there, son. Yeah.

You're buffing. Am I buffing?

You're going to do the buffing.
I'm going to do the polishing.

OK. What are we doing?
Nice Tudor-oak dark? Yes.

To give the wood a vintage feel,

Guy applies a dark wood stain.

I can't wait to just drop these in.

Of course, no woodworking job's
finished without...

...Henry's car buffer.

I think you're done.
Yeah, that's that.

Let's just drop them in
and see what they look like.

Oh, it feels so lovely.

Any side you like.

That one goes like that.

That one... goes like that. Yeah.

That's just a lovely item to have,
either on a wall

or against the wall on your desk,
or whatever it is.

You know what I mean?

With time ticking,
it's back to the pillar drill.

OK, I'm going to start painting.

Now completely stripped of rust,

the guys give it
a coat of metal paint,

choosing sympathetic,
traditional colours.

Isn't that red lovely?

Yeah. Good idea of mine, wasn't it?

Yeah, it was a really
good idea of yours.

In Liverpool...

...the vacuum cleaner's chassis is
also getting a fresh coat of paint,

and Gemma's repairing the old bag.

So I think it's just a simple job of
patching them up with some fabric,

and I can sew it on my machine.

They want to keep the bag
for authenticity,

but Gemma needs to mend the holes
if the vacuum's going to work again.

Well, that's sewn up
some of the holes.

Bag fixed, it's down to Phil
to reassemble the old Hoover.

Good luck with that.

So do you know
what you're doing now?

Sort of, yeah. Yeah?
Well, I'll leave it to you, then.

There you go.

Well, that was easy.

Hoover done, Simon drafts in
friend and electrician Neil

to help with the wiring
of his new lamp.

How's it going, mate? You OK?
How are you? Good, thanks. You?

Are you up for a challenge?
As usual.

Go on, what have you got now?

Simon's plan for
the five chrome car head lamps

is to attach each to a length
of flexible chrome piping.

What I need you to do
is get these working...

...on a flex that
we'll run through here,

and then we're using one of them -
this one -

as a central rose
that they will all go into.

This will create a ceiling-mounted
lighting solution

where every lamp
can be angled to any direction.

Yeah, get you.
You've got me, haven't you? Yeah.

Well, there you go then.

Neil uses washing-up liquid
to ease the cable and stiffening rod

through the goose-neck piping.

So that's work well under way
on the first set of items.

For today's second search,

Simon's also chosen a location
in Lancashire -

the home of Liverpudlian collector
John Nolan,

which is awash
with all sorts of collectibles.

Well, I've got a double garage,
hundreds of items to choose from.

All things I was going to fix
or do up to put into my house.

You know your John
was all things automotive -

metal, engines, oily things?
Yeah, lovely.

We're about to meet another John,
except this John is very different.

He is the antithesis
of your John,

cos this John loves all things
old and made of wood.

Come on, then. Come on!

John. How are you?
Thanks for having us along.

Nice to meet you. This is Henry.
John, lovely to see you, mate.

Now, John... Yes? ..right,
he says you've got lots of wood.

Is that right?

It's completely right.

What's the favourite piece
you've ever found? Come on.

Have you got one? Oh, I've found
all sorts of things, honestly.

From Jack the Ripper's bag,

Churchill's hat...

You do come across all sorts.

Anyway... John,
if we do make you any money,

what would you spend it on?

Give it to charity
and not mention anything about it.

OK. Thank you so much, mate. Yeah.

And we'll have some fun rummaging.
OK, great.

Which way are we going?
There it is. One at each end?

Cheers, mate. See you later, John.
Take care.

Once again, Henry and Simon
are searching for two items each

to renovate and turn into profit.


Oh, my God!

When we opened the doors together,

it was like the start of a theatre
production, wasn't it, darling?

Old furniture!
Beautiful old furniture!

The boys manage to squeeze
into the garage,

and it doesn't take Simon long
to sniff out some solid wood.

What is it?

This... Yeah? a very old
cupboard of some sort,

which is all in bits. Yeah?

I know beautiful old wood
when I see it.

And I found an elm
to fall in love with.

Carpenters valued elm wood

for its resistance to splitting
and pliable nature.

However, Dutch Elm disease
all but eliminated our native stock

in the mid-to-late 20th century.

Fortunately, disease resistant elms

are now re-establishing
themselves in Britain.

I wonder if it's all here.

Very, very rarely do we find a piece
of furniture as beautiful as that.

So Simon is in love
with his first item.

Still more to find, though, chaps.
Dig deep.

Come on. Oh, I'm falling off.
There's a way through.

And, lo and behold, there
is a beautiful cubbyhole chest.

You know how I love cubbyholes?

Mate, fill your boots. Eh?
Look at this.

And what's this?
About what would you say?

Circa 1999? Wednesday?

This may be a reproduction,

but drawer units like this
are still sought after

for use in sheds and workshops.

But what happens if you painted
the carcase a funky colour,

and then you painted the drawers
all the same -

a uniform different colour.

You know it makes sense. Oh, OK.

Henry has bagged his first item,

so it's one apiece
as the boys carry on exploring.

I think I might have...
What, fallen in love again? Yes.

You constantly fall in love
every ten minutes.

Simon's latest love
is an old plank ladder

probably dating
from the 17th century.

The oldest ladder is depicted in
a 10,000-year-old cave painting,

and it shows people climbing one
to harvest honey from a tree.

Do you know what I'd love to do?
What? Turn it into a nice wine rack.

But, of course,
it's too tall to do that.

So then what you have to do is
cut the long piece...

Sorry... half. Sorry...

OK. Look, I'll tell you what -

I love it
for what it is right there. Yeah?

You, on the other hand,
want to change its use.

If John thinks it's a good idea,
you guys win.

Am I right? Pfft.

There's only one way
to find out, isn't it?

And, with that, the boys head
outside in search of owner John,

to see if he'll let Simon
cut the ladder in half.

Would it be sacrilege,
in your opinion,

to put a saw through that
and make it into something else?

I'm sitting on the fence.

But it's being made into something.

So now it's going to go into
its spiritual life,

if you make something else
out of it.

You couldn't think of a better term,
my friend - "spiritual".

Its history will be there,
but it will just be transformed.

Whilst Simon gets the nod
for the ladder wine rack,

Henry has spotted a pair
of less-than-antique wooden curios.

What do you reckon on those?

Well, these are probably 20 years
old, probably made in Indonesia.

Oh, OK.

They are, in fact,
a pair of jardinieres,

and are designed
to hold plants and flowers

but these ones need some TLC.

Time to run through these and the
boys' other finds with owner John.

But, you know, just a very early
naive kind of step-up ladder,

isn't it, from out of a barn?

It's... That's it - it's very rural.

The second piece I'd like to take -
I just love the French armoire.

Let's see how beautiful she is
back together.

Now then, my items -

that box-drawer cabinet thing
is quite a recent addition

to the antique fraternity, innit?

It's probably within 20 years.
OK, so it's new. Yes. Yeah.

Now I know we've had a look
at these, right, together,

and we'll festoon them with flowers,

which are growing in a lovely pot
that's gone into a potholder.

Fantastic. Absolute pleasure, mate.

I have to tell you, mate - what
a lovely day. Great laugh, mate.

Thank you so much. OK.
We'll see you in a few weeks.

Yeah, brilliant.
See you later, mate. Take care.

Coming up, repairing the French
wardrobe hits a problem...

I think this is in French!


...Henry chooses a novel new colour...

What about candy apple red
metallic? No.

...and, at the valuation,
the restorations are just too good.

No? I-I'm keeping it.

Yeah, that can come back with us, that.

Henry Cole and Simon O'Brien
are finding, fixing,

and flogging discarded junk,

and creating profitable
new items.

What, not fallen in love again?

You constantly fall in love
every ten minutes.

Second search done,
Simon's in Liverpool

revealing his finds to upcycling
specialist Gemma Longworth.

Hello! This, Gemma.

OK, this isn't all of it. Right.

There's an awful lot more.

This is elm. Yeah. We've got
just about all of it.

With careful restoration,
this antique flat-pack piece

could be given new life,
and make some serious wedge.

Next up is the ancient ladder.

What would you say if I said
I want to cut it up?


I want to turn it
into a wine rack.

Well, as you say, we'll give it
two coats of looking at.

All right.
And have a think about it.

While they ponder the wine rack...

...Simon gets straight on with
the French wardrobe,

with Phil's help, of course.

You ready? Here we go.

Side. Side. Door.

Top. Door.

Bottom. Cornice.

What's all this?

The rest.

this antique flat pack

doesn't come with instructions.

Think of it as like a jigsaw.

I'm rubbish at jigsaws.

No, no, no, you completed that
four piece one, didn't you?!

Come on!

Those two go together,
definitely, look. Yeah.

I think this is in French.


As a break from the puzzle,

it's time to decide the fate
of the wooden ladder.

Right. Phil. Mm-hm?

This is the point of no return.

Yes. I'm up for it, go on.

What have you done?!

Have yous cut this?!

No, no, just sanded it.

Nothing to see here.
Nothing to see here! That's a saw!

No, it's a sander...

Come on, we'll have
a little word next door.

WHISPERS: Phil, get those done!

In Oxfordshire,

Henry is revealing the plan
for the cubbyhole drawers to Guy.

I think it will look an awful lot
better if we did this to it.

We took all drawers out.

Paint the carcass a lovely colour.

Then paint the drawers
a uniform colour.

I'm not sure about
painting the drawers. No?

Can we do the carcass first
and have a look?

Yeah. Jury's out, then.


The pair of decorative
jardiniere flowerpots.

I don't actually like them,
to be honest.

How do you mean, you don't like
them? I don't like them.

Let's get them done
and get rid of them.

What we do is
we paint them a very now colour.

I'll tell you what the options are,
what you're going to come up with.

I can read you like a book. There's
going to be light blue. Yeah.

Cotswold green. maybe.

And then ivory white.

Yeah. What about
candy apple red metallic? No.

Before they can be painted,
they're in desperate need of repair.

Now we've got to prise it open to
glue the holes. Glue the gaps. Yes.

A PVA wood glue is used
to fill the gaps

which are caused by years
of neglect,

and the drying out of the timber.

See my technique with the brush?

All right? Ready?

Next, they use small lost head nails
to secure the structure,

without ruining the look.

I love these things because I think
they're a lovely shape,

but I don't care what they're worth.
I just like them.

This is one of these rare occasions
where we do actually differ.

Keep an open mind. You might just
like them. OK. You never know.

Hopefully, Guy, who has more passion
for the cubbyhole drawers,

which he sands down
in preparation for painting.

Henry has decided he wants this
cabinet, the actual casing for it,

rattle can satin black, which we've
done before, and it looks lovely.

We've still got to decide
what colour to do the drawers.

But I think it'll be something
quite funky and bright.

Finally, Guy has to move the brass
handles from the drawers,

so they can be sent off
to be sprayed.

That's one done.

27 to go.

In Liverpool, Simon and Phil
have fitted the small pieces

of the wardrobe together.

Now they just need to construct
the rest.

And once we've done this,
we'll drop some glue in,

and hopefully the pieces we've made
for the back will drop in.



Phil. Yes? Cut the dowels.

Cut the dowels, Phil!


The boys use glue and thin
wooden spindles called dowels

to join the sides of the wardrobe,

to ensure it maintains
a period look.

Job done.

Whilst the wardrobe is left to set,

work continues on making
the wine rack,

which needs internal shelves
built to support the bottles.

But it's not as easy
as they first thought.

This is...
Look how complex this is.


Time to inspect their handiwork.

That is a really complex,
beautiful thing you've built.

Can you take it all
to bits now, please?

You what?

I want all the interior painted
in black. Take it all to bits.

Good lad.

In Oxfordshire, the jardinieres
are ready for painting.

Look at that - quality.
I'm ready to paint, lover.

Fortunately not
candy apple red metallic,

but Guy's other prediction
of ivory white and pale blue.

I think he's done quite well for
a keen amateur.


After painting, Henry potters off
to his local garden centre

in search of budding bouquets.

I like those agapanthus, but
that's against what I want to do.


I wouldn't normally choose
something like that,

but that's pretty funky,
isn't it, hey?

Kind of goes with the white
and the blue.

Back in the workshop, Guy is
prepping 28 new brass knobs

ready to be fitted
onto the cubbyhole drawers

which have got
a bright new paint job.

Mate, look at that!

They're nice, aren't they?!

Those are beautiful.

See if it fits in there.

That is going to look quality.

To finish them off,
Guy fits the knobs.

Look at that!

I would love this for myself.

Can't have it.

I could keep all my trinkets.

In Liverpool,

it's time to finish the items
from today's search.

So, will the vacuum cleaner suck?

I think it looks really cool.

I love it,

but it's no use, is it,

unless it works?!

So are you going to do the honours?

Shall we try it out? Let's, go on.


You can keep
your vortex spirally thing!

I'll stay with me
1930s vacuum cleaner, thanks!

So the Hoover is back to life.

Maybe it will help them
clean up at the valuation.

Just the bendy headlight
chandelier to finish.


What that your elbows, then?


I love the fact that it's
completely asymmetrical as well.

So now... Yeah.

Turn them on!

With some creative thinking
and specialist help,

Simon has transformed
the car head lamps

into a quirky lighting feature.

You've absolutely smashed it.

In Oxfordshire,

Henry's first set of finds
are also being finished,

with Guy adding London, New York,
and Paris plaques to the clocks.

Do you know what time it is?
Haven't a clue.

Time to shake your hand, mate. Ha!

That is beautiful.

You know? Hang on the wall.

The power drill has been dismantled,
cleaned and painted.

The boys just need to figure out
how to get it back together again.

OK, so, look, right,
we got everything painted.

We're going to touch
some stuff up, I feel.

Don't you? Once it's all installed.

Yeah, I think the bits
you did need touching up.

Right, stay there for a minute.

Oh, yes. We're just about there.

I love it. I think it looks lovely,
don't you? Yeah, I do, I love it.

That'll last
another hundred years now.

High praise. But will potential
buyer Matt Simpson agree?

Yeah, all right, it works.

I haven't made you a cup of tea

because I know you're going
to make me a ludicrous offer.

What do you reckon?

80 quid, full set of drill bits?


80 quid with
a full set of drill bits?

It's no good without it.

It's a decorative item.

I mean, OK, it works, perfectly.

I really, really wanted 120 for it
without the drill bits.

Hundred quid with the drill bit
that's in it.

I like your style, Matthew.

Did Henry get the best price?

It's time to find out
at the first valuation.

Henry chose to help raise money
for John Newbold and his wife Susan,

who are here to inspect
the boys' handiwork.

Hello! You're not John!

Hello! I was just thinking,
John's looking a lot better!

I was going to say!

Vast improvement!

Hello! Lovely to see you.
Come in over there.

Hello, Susie. Susie, I'm Henry.

Now, look, have a wander,
see what you think.

Go on, look round. OK. Wow.

It looks ready for work, don't it?

Yeah. Well, it does, John.

Look up.


I did wonder what
you were going to do with those.

I wondered what he was going
to doing with it as well!

Come on, Susie, come over,
come over. Come and join us.

So what do you reckon?

I think you're doing a really
good job of that! Good. Good.


they may look great,
but have we made you any money?

Independent valuer Adam Partridge

runs a successful chain
of auction houses,

so he will be well-placed
to value anything.

We'll start with mine.
Come on, then.

Yeah. Nice clocks.

Yeah, nice idea.

Three dashboard clocks,
old Smiths ones lying around.

The clocks were restarted,
cleaned, polished,

and set into an oak case
at a cost of £40.

Very well finished and mounted.

I'm going to put a price
of £120 on that.

That's an 80 pound profit
for the clocks.

Moving on to what I think is

one of the greatest pillar drills
ever restored.

A lot of credit to Guy for that one,
don't you think?

He's done a lovely job, it's a
proper bench pillar drill, isn't it?

It's still working,

it'll be working
as good as the day it was new.

It cost just £5 on paint
to bring the rusty abandoned drill

back to life.

Price tag, 95 quid.

Ah! OK, mate. Happy days.
I flogged it for...



That's a solid £95 profit.

Let's talk about one of the
loveliest vacuum cleaners

you'll ever see. What you've done
on it, I mean, I can assume

you've just really cleaned it up,

you've got the red piping
showing the label on the front,

and it still works? Yes.

The neglected Hoover
was resurrected for nothing more

than some careful refurbing
and cleaning.

These, when they were made,
they cost 20 quid.

A new car was £100.

OK, so if it was 20 quid then,
so, now...

...if we think exponentially,
and take that forward,

and add inflation, etc, etc.

It's now worth...? About 12 grand.

But minus the reality of it all,
about 50 quid.

Someone saw it,

and wanted to give me
50 quid for it.

What are your thoughts?

No. I'm keeping it.

Yeah, that can
come back with us, that.

So... You want... 50 quid?

No. No. Not tempted.

All right, so that's going home.

It would have been a profit
of £50 for the Hoover,

but John and his wife loved
the revamp so much

that they want to keep it.

You're already looking up.

Yeah. Yeah. Have you got a name
for this creation, Simon?

It's the War Of The Worlds lamp. OK!

£100 was spent on rewiring
and mounting the car head lamps.

I would think a price tag
of 150 quid,

which I know is not very much,

but I think that's a price at which
you might be able to sell it.

A brilliant £50 profit
for the chandelier.

So, look, overall, are we happy?

Yes. Absolutely.

Less the price of the Hoover,

we'll take that out
of the equation, obviously,

you're taking home 225 quid.
Yeah, fair enough.

So Henry's choice of location,

the garages
belonging to John Newbold,

has netted a healthy profit of
£225 pounds,

plus a refurbed vacuum cleaner
worth a further £50,

but can Simon's location beat it?

Can't say I was expecting
that at all.

People can get bits and pieces,
they'll do them up,

and then they can be seen again
by other people

and enjoyed by other people.

I think it's worthwhile, yeah,
absolutely brilliant.

They get a second life, don't they?

Coming up...

Simon forgets his stiff upper lip.


And at the valuation, at least
Adam's pleased.

A fair price, a fair price.

Henry Cole and Simon O'Brien are
making cash out of trash.


They made £225 profit at
Henry's choice of location,

the shed owned by classic car
enthusiast John Newbold.

Yeah, fair enough.

So, can Simon's choice
of location do better?

In Liverpool, he and Phil
are applying the finishing touches

to the French wardrobe.

Watch. Just get my fingers out.


It's beautiful, isn't it?

Absolutely beautiful.


Tres bon. Oui.


With hard work and patience, the
boys have managed to resurrect the

wardrobe from flat pack hell to
French fancy.

Last of all, Simon gets to work
topping off the wine rack.

This is to sit four wineglasses in.

We did debate whether to just
have one for someone who just has a

miserable drink on their own or two
for a quiet couple, but, no,

this is for socialising.

Best show Gemma to see what she thinks.

It's a wine rack now, isn't it?

If you give me a glass of wine,
I might come round.

But these all look empty.

Don't worry. On valuation day,

I'll make sure it's full of bottles
of wine. I'll bring one out.

In Oxfordshire, Henry and Guy are
getting green fingered

with a pair of modern jardinieres.

Now, they're going to need a little
bit of time to bed in and all that.

Yeah, sure. Yeah, but...

I think we're getting a vibe here,
aren't we? We're getting a vibe.

What do you reckon? I think that's
all right.

I think they look lovely.
Good job.

Time to inspect the cubbyhole
drawers in the workshop.

Oh, mate!

What do you reckon?

Well... Sorry, I was a little bit
late. Yeah. I just got waylaid.

If you notice, the whole
thing is finished.

That is unbelievable!

I think it is a kind of
Asian-fusion-type restaurant. Yes.


So Henry's clearly pleased,
but so is Gemma in Liverpool -

as she thinks she's found a buyer
for the designer wine rack.

Now, as soon as it was made,
I instantly thought of you,

and I thought you might able to give
this a home. Thank you.

Well, I quite like it.

Yeah, it's different.

It's old pine, old French pine -
even better.

So, we've got a deal? Yes, we have.
Thanks, Sandy. Thanks, Gemma.

It's a deal, but is it a good deal?

It's time to find out at the final valuation.

John Nolan's here to find out how
much money the boys have made

for his charity.

Hello. Hi. How are you? Good to see
you. Nice to see you.

Good to see you, John. How're you
doing, mate? Good.

What do you think of our lot?
Have a look.

Oh, well. This is nice.

Your wine rack, eh?

Yeah, well, there you go. The
debate raged on, mate. Yeah.

You may be right.

It did work.

Thanks, mate. I think it worked as well.

I think it's well cool,
and I was a detractor.

Very good. Great stuff, John.
That's cool.

You've done well. So, all in all,
what do you think of our crazy work?

Well, I think you've done well.

But the question is, of course, have
we made you any money?

Adam will be joining us again.

Come back and join us, mate. Yeah.

Antiques expert Adam returns
to value the latest restorations.

I'll go first. Yeah. Yeah.

Lovely French armoire. Beautiful.
Great job.

I'm so glad you've kept the paint
cans and rattle cans and sprays,

and everything away from it cos that
really would have been a crime.

John bought the French wardrobe in
pieces, but never assembled it.

Just £20 was spent on new doweling
to bring it back to life.

Well done, Simon and team.
Cheers, mate.

I'm going to suggest a price
of £500.

What do you think, John? I would
think that this is probably retail,

and we are talking retail now. Yeah.

Probably between $3,500-$5,000
in the United States.

Well, yeah, we're in a barn in
Oxfordshire. Yes. Not in Las Vegas.

That debate, like the other
debates we're going to move

into at the moment, will rage on.
For us, I'm going to stick with

Adam's valuation,
cos he's always cruel.

A little shy of John's US hopes
for his wardrobe,

but £480 profit nonetheless.

The stepladders come wine rack, Adam.

I always like to test you.
You know that. Here I go again.

I think it's nice. Lots of people
would like that.

I think it's quite a saleable thing.

The antique ladder was turned
into a wine rack for a tenner

on some plywood.

So, down to price.

95 quid, easy sale.

Well, funny you should say that,
cos I've had an offer...

...for £110. But will John agree?

I think he's asking you, John.
Well, in my opinion...

...I don't think you'd get £50
for it today.

Here we go. We've got a £300 ladder
that's... £50, that's my opinion.

Sorry, how much was it? 100 quid?

I'm glad you find it amusing, Henry.

I think I might need a drink after this.

I think we should empty the rack!

So, the rack racks up
a disappointing £100 profit.

Right, Adam.


I quite like it. Country house style
with the opposing pair.

They could sit well in a number of places.

The neglected jardinieres were
repaired, repainted,

and refilled for just £10.

Well, my value is £150.

I think that's a fair price.
Yes! Fair price.

That sale gives a large profit
of £140 for the pair of jardinieres.

Come on, then, Adam.

I quite like it. You changed
Indonesian teak,

sort of relatively modern,
multi-drawer cabinet,

those 28 drawers and
turned it into something that's

a lot more eye-catching and probably
a lot more saleable as well.

Adding new knobs and repainting the
cubbyhole drawers cost just £65.

I've settled on a figure of
175 as a price tag on that.

That's £110 profit for the drawers.

All in all, I know you might not
quite agree with it all,

you're taking home 830 quid.

What will the money go towards, mate?

Well, as I said in the beginning,
I was going to give it to a charity.

Yeah. It's been an absolute
pleasure. OK, cheers, mate.

I've thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Thanks for coming.
Absolute pleasure.

So, Simon's choice of location nets

for John to give to charity.

I think Simon and Henry did very
well with what they had.

I'm very pleased.

The only thing is the valuation, but
it is opinions,

and that's the way it is.

With Henry's location raising £225,

and a Hoover valued at a further

Simon's location wins with a total
of £830.

What are you laughing at?

Your wine rack ladder! He didn't
like that at all, did he?

Well, it remained a
controversial item,

but I don't know why you're
laughing, I really don't,

because in your barn they liked one
of my items so much they've taken

it home with them. That was the
vacuum cleaner.

Oh, and when we have add up all the
figures, I cleaned up!


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