Find It Fix It Flog It (2016-2022): Season 2, Episode 25 - Episode #2.25 - full transcript

In the Midlands, Henry's rather taken with a throne from an exotic nightclub. Simon's restoration of a Victorian doll's house doesn't go to plan.

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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.

Ding! Ding!

Cor! I haven't seen one that big,
darling, for a while!

Carry on, sir!

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.

...it'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?

On today's show,
it's no pain, no gain for Henry...

The thing I like about that... CLANGING



Argh!

That really hurt!

...there's a nasty surprise
for Simon...

What have you done?
What do you mean?

What have you done?
You've wallpapered...?

...and Adam's quietly impressed
at the valuation.

You keep looking at that, don't you?
Well, it's pleasant, isn't it?

It's hard to dislike that.

We're very lucky, aren't we, to live
in such a green and pleasant land?

Mate, we are.

Today, Henry and Simon are deep
in the heart of the Black Country

on the way to Wolverhampton.

Wolverhampton, you know, once had

over 200 individual bicycle manufacturers,

and there are now... none.

According to a famous
backpackers' travel guide,

Wolverhampton holds
the dubious honour

of being the fifth worst city
in the world.

Still, what do they know?

Off to see a lovely fella
called Ollie, OK? All right.

And he has got a massive barn
with stuff piled

from the floor to the ceiling.

At Simon's choice of location,

Ollie Jones has several barns
jam-packed with unusual items

which he stores there for
the antiques business

he runs with his wife.

I'm glad they're here.

There's a barn full of stuff that

I just simply haven't got time
to crack on with.

Ollie, how are you? How are you
doing, Simon.

Hey, Ollie. How are you?
Nice to meet you.

So, where do you pick your stuff up?

Cos we pick it up
from people like you.

We go as far as France, Italy.

Why don't we do that? What?
Can we go to France and Italy?

But that's the bargains, is it?

Going to French markets
and stuff like that?

Well, look, hopefully we're going
to choose a couple of items each.

Yeah, that'd be perfect.
That'd be great.

Shall we get stuck in?
Let's do it. Brilliant.

We'll see you later. See you in
a bit. Thank you. See you in a bit.

Into the breach, dear friend.

The boys' mission is
to find two items,

fix them, then flog them for cash.

Lovely. Hang on. How come you're
giving me the biggest bottle?

There will be plenty of time
for champagne

after you've found your items.

Oh, check... Mate!

Look at this!

It's a seat fit for me.

Hey, you don't see thrones
very often in sheds, do you?

Oh, check that out!

Hey, I could see myself
on one of those, eh?

King Cole.

That's quality. Can I have a sit?
You are not serious.

I have to say, it's possibly
a ugliest piece of furniture

I've ever seen.

I suddenly thought of something.
What?

Well, look, there's a lot
of leopard-skin print, right? Yeah.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

Yeah. Yeah, I think this is from
an exotic nightclub clear-out.

An exotic nightclub?

You sound like you know what
you're talking about, Henry.

I tell you what, though,
that restored to utter bling...

So, Henry has this first item -

the slightly tired-looking
reproduction throne

that was more likely to have come
from a nightclub than a palace.

Actually, though, there's
some nice stuff in here as well.

Ooh! Hey!

Check that out, Si.

What? That's really heavy.
It is. That's solid, isn't it?

Mate, that is a bus worth catching.

What? This is just typical of you.

What? How do you mean?
Why is it typical of me?!

Because we're in here,
and what do you pick? A bus.

The thing with the wheels.

Is it one-way or return?

I think it's one-way out of here,

but return to some kind
of normality, I think.

This hand-built wooden
scale-model bus

is Henry's second item.

Hey, look, straightaway, man,
I've got myself a throne and a bus.

How many times can you say that?

Hey, 2-0. Come on, Simon. Peddle up.

Now, what is it about easels...
HENRY LAUGHS

I really don't know!
...that is just attractive?

You don't...?

You don't get it? I get it.

I think they're really cool.

Look, you've got geometry in there,
you've got skill in there.

You see, for me,
it's what's on the easel.

Well, yeah, but... Oh, come on.

They're cool things.
They really are.

And you know what?

These are my first item.

So, finally Simon has
this first item -

a pair of artists' easels.

They aren't antique and
currently have little value,

but hopefully Simon
can repurpose them

and deliver a tidy profit.

Can I tell you something? Go on. Right.

The thing I like about... CLANGING

Mind yourself, Henry.

Argh!

That really hurts!

No-one said the hunt for items
was going to be without its risks.

Mate, look! I mean, that's not good,
is it?

I have to say,
Henry took that very well.

I know for a fact
they're his favourite pair of jeans.

Well, they're the only pair
of jeans he ever wears.

Have you seen the state of them?

What are you doing?

That feels... No, no, no, no.
Hang on. What do you mean?

I do like it. It's solid.

What is it, a kind of
workbench thing?

Yeah, it's a workbench,
but it's got metal on this end,

so for forging, I assume. Yeah.

And then wood on that end.

You know, it's got a nice
metal top to it

for your, you know,
sort of... Yeah, yeah.

...drilling and that.
Henry. Henry, quiet. Quiet.

We have our two items.
I'm taking that. Oh, good lad.

About time. Let's go and find Ollie.
Let's go and see Ollie.
Come on, then.

The partially buried
wooden workbench

is Simon's second item,

and that's two items each
and the search is done.

Thank you so much. We had such fun
rummaging around your collection.

I don't think I've ever seen
some of that stuff in my life

in a barn. Not in a barn.

All right, let's move on. LAUGHTER

Are you going first? I'll go first.
You'd better.

So, let's just go with the easels.

Yeah. OK, I'll do something different.

They won't be easels. OK, yeah.

They certainly won't be easels
for painting, OK? Yeah, yeah.

Now, my second item, now,
I love that.

Do you know where that came from?

I believe it was from a factory in
Stourbridge, 15 miles from here.

OK, so they're my two items.

I'm really pleased with them. Yep.
Thanks, mate. No, thank you.

Now, Ollie, OK,
I've had a few chairs in my time.

I mean, I guess it is from
that exotic nightclub. It is, yeah.

You're exactly right.

Well, I'm just going to do
something funky with that.

Now, for my second item, Ollie... Yeah.

...tell me about the magic bus.

My grandad used to be
a coach builder,

and he made that in his spare time.

But the interesting thing about that
is the seats in it are probably

the actual material
that was used on the buses.

How cool is that?
He's just had an off-cut

and he's made a seat here and there.
Aw! The skill involved there.

It's brilliant. Ollie, it's been
a pleasure. Brilliant.

It's been great. Thank you.

We'll see you in a few weeks, then,
mate. Yes, brilliant.

Coming up, Henry has ideas
above his station...

Have you brought me
my shoe-shining kit?

...sparks fly in Liverpool...

Hey, Phil,
you've done a good job there.

Hard graft, like.

...and Simon moves into property.

That's a stunner.

Go and play on your own street,
and move that motorbike as well!

Expert restorers Henry Cole
and Simon O'Brien...

That's quality. Can I have a seat?

...are on a mission to turn
the old into gold.

Hey... check that out, Si.
What?

They've found two items each
to fix up and sell for profit.

Simon is back in
the Liverpool workshop

to unveil his items
to upcycling expert Gemma.

OK, what have we got, then?

Easels? Yeah.

They're just kind of cool,
aren't they? Yeah, I'm sure...

Have you got a plan for these?

Wouldn't it be cool to make
little table-sized ones

that you could have your tablet
on for when you're cooking?

Yeah, why not?

So the easels will be cut
down to size

to give them a more
21st century use.

Next up, Simon's
Stourbridge factory workbench.

Well, this has seen better days,
hasn't it?

All I'm thinking about this is,
clean it all back... Yeah.

...keep the patina so you can
just see that it has been

a hard-working thing.

So I'm going to be cleaning this?

You clean that, I'll get on
with working out how to, em...

...break the easels. OK.

Gemma will sand the wood,

but first, handy man Phil will
polish the rusty metal section

with an angle grinder to get
back to the clean metal.

Hey, Phil, you've done
a good job there.

Hard graft, like.

Well, I suppose it's for me
to do my magic now, isn't it?

Yes. Yeah.
Best get my sander out, then.

Good luck.

Back inside the workshop,
Simon is about to tackle the easels.

I don't want them to stand
on the floor,

I want to stand on the surface,

so what I'm going to try and do is
cut down the legs.

Just a matter of working out...

...what to cut and where,

because these things are just, like,

the most complex things
in the world,

which is why I like them.

I mean...

Yeah.

No-one said it was going
to be EASEL-Y done, Simon.

200 miles away in Oxfordshire,

Henry's unveiling his items
to his expert, Guy.

First the throne from
the, um, exotic nightclub.

Have you brought me
my shoe shining kit?

No, King Cole.

It's got a ring to it, hasn't it?
Yeah.

What do you reckon?

I don't know what
to think of it, actually.

I don't think it is for
an exotic nightclub return.

I think what
we should do with it -

spray it gold and
then get this sent out

for a bit of reupholsteration.

Next, the unique model bus.

This has just given me
horrible flashbacks. What of?

Of being stuck behind them
on a motorbike

for mile after mile after mile.

HENRY GIGGLES

But that's quite a nice
little thing.

So what we're going to do
is clean it up,

sort out the Perspex windows,

and then give it to some
funky custom paint guys.

I'd go with that.

Fancy a cup of tea on the buses?

"I'll have you, Butler."
Yeah, come on, then.

So after a quick cup of Rosie Lee,

Guy starts spraying the carcass
of the throne

with a base layer of gold paint.

Next, Guy can make a start
on the tricky restoration

of the model bus.

To disassemble it
to replace the window

is not as straightforward
as Henry thinks it is.

I'm sure we can do it, but I think
it's fairly long-winded.

In Liverpool, Simon is cutting
the easel down to a more

manageable tabletop size.

It's very simple -

if I've measured right,
and do all my cuts right,

I think it'll really work well.

If I get one wrong,
you cannot put this back together.

No pressure there, then.

No going back now.

Each leg has been cut down in size
in proportion to the others,

which then have
new bolt holes drilled.

It's the moment of truth -

have Simon's calculations worked?

Teeny, tiny tablet easel.

Back outside, Gemma is sanding off
years of dirt and grime

from the bench.

That was really dirty, that wood,

so I've had to use a really
heavy-duty grit paper on that.

I think if I put a nice sandpaper
over the top of it, it'll be fine.

So next, fine sandpaper
and then lashings of wood wax.

In Oxfordshire, Henry has returned

with some rather gaudy fabric
samples for the throne.

Cor! It's blinging from here.

It's bright. It's come out
really well, hasn't it? Yeah.

Now look, right,
to complement your throne...

Yes. But I think, mate, I don't
know whether you agree...

Mmm, lovely.
I quite like that.

Yeah, it's shocking, but nice.

Well, I think shocking is
what it needs to be.

This needs to be
a centrepiece of a room.

Yeah? Blimey! Yeah.
It's going to be with that and that.

Yes.

The throne can now be sent away
for reupholstery...

...leaving Guy to get back to work
on the tricky model bus,

by first giving
a thorough wash and clean,

and then carefully drilling screw
holes in the replacement Perspex,

before reattaching it to the bus.

Right, that's all the Perspex done.

That's ready to go off
to the painters.

With work well under way
on the first set of items,

the boys are heading back
to the Midlands.

This time,
Henry's taking Simon to Atherstone

to have a rummage through
barns owned by Susan Mills.

She and partner Lloyd
love spending their spare time

visiting vintage fairs.

I've been collecting right
from when I was a little girl

and it's just accumulated
over the years.

It'd be nice to see
some of this stuff restored

and go to a good home.

There are motorcycles involved here.
What do you mean?

There's only a couple for you
to trip over, probably. Not many.

Yes. Because Lloyd and Susan
are mad collectors of everything.

You're going to be fine.

Hello. Susan. Henry. Hello.
How are you? That's Simon.

Susan, how are you?
Lloyd. How are you?

Lloyd, good to meet you.

This is incredible. A little oasis
in the middle of town.

How long have you been here?
I've been here about 28 years.

Right. Yeah.
So there's stuff everywhere.

Do you collect?

- Yeah. It's just built up over...
- Hoard. Mainly hoard.

Do you hoard or collect?
There's a very fine line.

I'm not quite sure which side
of the line I'm on.

But, listen, here's what we're
going to do -

we're going to try and relieve you
of a bit of this stuff,

if that's OK, and try and make you a
bit of money. How does that sound?

- Lovely.
- Sounds great.

And if we did make some money,
what would you spend it on?

I'd like to get my fireplace working.

Guys, thank you so much.
We'll see you in a little bit.

We'll see you in a bit.
All right, OK. See you later.

As ever, Henry and Simon
must find two items each

that they can fix and flog
for a profit.

So, remember, anything but the
fireplace is a potential find.

You can open the door, you know.

I like it, though.
I like the anticipation. Look.

I couldn't see any motorbikes,

just lots and lots
of lovely, eclectic items.

Shall we talk about
the doll's house?

I know you're itching to.

The problem with a doll's house
of this scale is,

by the time you've bought all
the bits and bobs to restore it,

and the labour that goes into it,
cos it's so small,

it'd be almost impossible
to make money on.

So that's a no-go, which is a shame.

So not all property prices
are booming,

as the compact and bijou
doll's house is passed over.

That lovely BSA D14 Bantam.
That is mint, man.

It is, exactly. Look at that!
It's mint.

We find it, fix it -
there's nothing to do.

A bike in this condition
could be worth almost £2,500,

but it doesn't need any work.

Hang on, look at that, mate.

That's a stunner. I've got the
whole world in my hands. Have you?

Well, it looks like
a small terraced house.

This is a cupboard doll's house.

Originally, what people did
was convert...

...big stand-up cupboards,
wardrobes into dolls' houses,

and then it became fashionable
and, because of its scale,

if this was in pristine condition,

this is a very valuable thing.

Because I've been looking for
something like this to restore...

You're going to have it.
...it's coming with me.

I'm going home now. Go away. I will.

Go and play on your own street.

Move that motorbike as well.
I'm going to.

In the back of the van. Oh, hello.
Look at that. OK.

OK, I see that.
You're going to have that.

I can understand why.

So Simon has his first item -

the considerably larger
cupboard doll's house.

Oh, mate, loads more down there.

All down the side of the house,
there are items, there is potential.

It really is a pick of
the most eclectic pieces here.

Brilliant.

Well, I can't even
see the end of this.

Check that out.

Cor, what a workbench!
What wood is that, Si?

Oh, probably pine. You can see
where it's cut away there

for the vice.
Yeah. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Look.

Oh, God, yeah.
Look, here's the vice.

You're loving this, aren't you?

Well, it's just so purposeful
and so industrial.

I love this thing, mate.

Oh, mate, I'm having it.
Are you? Yeah.

Good - one-all.
Come on, let's go. Come on, then.

So the enormous wooden bench
with vice is Henry's first item,

but that still means they have
one item each to find.

That's lovely, though, isn't it?
Look at that.

OK, a few little holes
in the bottom,

but this is a dolly clothes tub.

What? That is the forerunner,
I believe, of a washing machine.

You would have a clothes dolly.

Right, now, a clothes dolly is, like,

a pole with two handles on one end.

Down the other end, what looks
like a miniature three-legged stool.

And you put your dolly in.
Yeah. Then go like that.

You whizzy, whizzy.
It does exactly the same

as what your washing
machine does now.

Clothes dolly tubs were common

until the rise of
the electric washing machine,

which became popular in the UK
in the 1950s and '60s.

Well, I'm up for a dolly tub.
Is that what you call it? Dolly tub?

Yeah.

And Henry has cleaned up
with his second item.

You've got this lovely little oasis
of a garden,

but within the oasis,
there are other oasis-es,

like a little shed at the bottom
of the garden.

Old bags, chairs, ubiquitous
handmade sledges. Yeah.

And... Oh... Oh, that looks nice.

Open that door. Here we go.

Wowzeroo.

STRAINING: I can tell you this much...

...I like it already,
because it's heavy.

What is that? Are you going to
educate me yet again? Yeah.

Here we go. So that's oak.
Stand it up.

It's got some baize on it
or whatever. It's even velvet.

Yeah, it's a gaming table, isn't it?

Social card tables became popular
in Victorian times

and were an almost essential item
for households

aspiring to a more
middle class way of life.

Look, see here?

So one for your drink,
one for your ashtray.

How cool is that?!
The ashtrays are missing.

Here's where you're keeping
the chips, in here.

Well, I don't know, mate,
I think that's cool, you know.

This just needs restoration.
Is that your second item?

I think... Well, I'm going to
take a gamble on this. Ha-ha.

Eh? See what I did there? Yeah.

Hopefully his gamble will pay off

and, with some tender loving care
in the restoration,

they could hit the jackpot.

Lloyd, Susan, we have had
an absolutely fabulous

look around your collection.
Really, really great stuff.

It wasn't what I was expecting
at all. You know what?

Sometimes he says there's
a couple of motorbikes,

and we open the shed,
and all there are are motorbikes.

Not the case here today.

No. Beautiful stuff.
Not at all. Thank you.

Can I go first? Go on.

Now you may think there are only
three items there, troops.

There are. I know there are.

Because the fourth item
is quite big.

You have a lovely work bench
down the alley, down there.

We love it.

Do you? Can I take it?
He'll do good things with it.

OK.

Now my second item is a dolly tub.
Is that right?

Yes, it's a dolly tub.

So, Susan, if I can
take that as well...

Yeah, no problem. That's fine.
Is that good? Yep. Happy days.

Moving on, let's start with
that lovely little gaming table.

Tell me about that.
It's just a beautiful thing.

It actually came from a car boot.
It really is.

If it's OK, I'd like to take that
away, just give it some TLC.

Now my second item, I think,
is the piece de resistance

of today's choice.
Don't look at me like that, Susan.

You're going to get
all nostalgic now, aren't you?

That fabulous cupboard doll's house.

Tell me about that.

I love it. I just love it.

It is my sort of
personal prized possession.

Ah. Is it really?

So I've looked around at
everything that you've collected

and picked out your favourite piece.

But I've had it a long, long time,
and it'd be nice to see it

when it is all, you know, restored,

but kept with the original features.
So, if it's OK, I'll take it.

I promise I will cherish it
as much as you have.

When next time you see it,
it'll be looking fabulous.

Can't wait to see it. Brilliant.
Thank you very much indeed.

Guys, we've had
an absolute pleasure.

Keep on doing the collecting.

It's been brilliant,
hasn't it, Henry?

Coming up, there's a neighbourly
dispute over the doll's house.

You've re-wallpapered.
I know, but it was falling apart.

There's a world of problems
for Henry.

Well, it's lopsided.

You're thinking of
the second problem.

I was thinking of the first.

And, at the valuation...

Looks impressive, in
the most part, doesn't it?

Sorry, what do you mean
in the most part?

Just the throne.

Reclaimers and restorers
Henry Cole and Simon O'Brien...

Look, everything you could ever
wish for!

...are on a mission to fix discarded
clutter and flog it for cash.

Oh, hello. That looks nice.

After picking up today's
second set of items,

Henry is back in Oxfordshire
to reveal his finds to Guy.

Anyway, go on, what do you reckon?

Well, it's lopsided. You're thinking
of the second problem.

I was thinking of the first.
What's the first?

It's rough. When we cleared
all the stuff off it,

I didn't realise
what the back was like.

I thought the front... Mm.
...continued like that.

We'll have to sand it. We've got
to chop the legs and things,

I think, just to level it up.

That is the second problem.

When I saw it... Yeah.
...it's lopsided.

It's a lot of work.

Next, the dolly bucket.

You must like the form of it. I do.

I like the shape of it.
It's a nice thing.

And when we do it a funky colour...
Yeah. ..it'll look good.

Happier than I thought you'd be.

Yes, I know you were worried about
me with the bench. Yeah, I was.

No, I like that. Sure?
Why would I not like a workbench?

Well, I know, but you know, mate,
you know how it is.

I just get, you know, concerned.

So all that needs to be done
to the dolly bucket

is to choose what colour
it should be.

But the wooden workbench
is going to need some serious graft

to get it back
to a saleable condition.

I'm just having a measure up

because, when you look at this,

these were really low,
like that before.

I don't want them like that.

And, also,
the other thing that needs doing

is the foot needs repairing.

After countless years in the barn,

the base of the wooden leg
has rotted away,

so Guy has to fashion a new one.

Which isn't particularly pretty.

But, hopefully, it'll work.

Guy simply replaces the base
and then bolts it in place.

He adds some supporting struts,

then replaces
the original top planks.

Now it's level once more.

Do you know what?
I'm really quite proud of this.

Back in Liverpool, Simon is entering
the property development game.

Look at this!
Yeah, it's nice, isn't it?

No, this!
I thought you might like this.

It's gorgeous.
What every girl should have.

Now, obviously,
it needs a little bit of TLC.

But what we've got to try and do

is keep as much of the originality
as possible...

Yeah, yeah.

...whilst giving it
a new lease of life. Yeah. Yeah?

And if you open it up...
There you go.

There you go. Oh, wow!

Same again inside.

Really important to try and keep

as much of the original wallpaper
as possible.

But if you close her, there's
another little surprise for you.

In the box behind you are
furnishings, fixtures and fittings.

Oh, wow! All right,
don't be getting them...

SIMON CHUCKLES

So, Gemma, don't change too much
in the doll's house,

as the appeal
is in the period detail.

Next, the gaming table...

Now, we see these gaming tables
all the time,

but they're usually, like,
really flimsy

with the green baize and that
kind of stuff. But look at this.

It's oak,
it'd got brass fittings...

This is very plush, isn't it?

Will that clean up?

We don't want to be replacing this.

No, absolutely not.
It's in very good condition.

So there you go. Yeah. Yeah.

You're not listening to anything I'm
saying about this, though, are you?

This is lovely.
Yeah, I'll take this away.

Go on. You can get all the dollies
out, all the furniture out.

We'll sort this.

But it's handyman Phil who is first
to work on the gaming table,

unscrewing and then polishing up

the brass drinks holders
attached to each leg.

And whilst he finishes those,

Gemma cracks on sanding down the
exterior walls of the doll's house.

I took the surface off,
which is all I need.

I can give it a good clean,
prime and paint now.

Gemma is sticking with the period
colour scheme with a Georgian green,

which is in keeping with the style
of the house.

Now, I was tempted to go bold
and bright with the colours.

But I've thought about it and I
think I'm going to keep this classy.

And I'm going to go
with its original colour scheme.

And as the outside dries,
Gemma tackles the period furniture.

Some of it is quite old and tired.

And, then, some of it... I just
fancy adding a little bit of colour.

I'm imagining myself in this house.

Any self-respecting doll
does not want dark wood in her home.

Although she may have done if
she was living in the correct era.

OK, Gemma, if you are sure.

Back in Oxfordshire, Guy
is hard at work on the workbench.

As you can see,
when I'm sanding this,

they're obviously different woods,

which I don't mind because I'm
leaving a bit of this patina on

with all the paint and everything.

And then, when that's waxed,
it'll look beautiful

and it's that sort of difference
that gives it its character.

What could be better?

Once stained, Guy reattaches the
original vice

and gives it a good shine.

And it's not long before Henry
returns from the paint shop.

Come on over.

Now, look, right... OK.

It is wrapped in bubble wrap... Yes.

...but this thing is ludicrous.
Is it?

Oooh, I say!

I think that's well funky.

I like the metallicness of it.

HENRY CHUCKLES

I don't know what you could say
about that,

apart from nobody but nobody's
going to walk straight past it.

No-one will walk past it.

What are we going to put in it,
if anything?

OK, here we go.

Let me go to the garden centre... OK.

...and have, what they call
in the trade, "a romage".

And if you're wondering,
that's Henry speak for rummage.

Good job. Good old bobby-dazzler.
Yeah.

A funky knew dolly tub,
a vision in purple.

Back in Liverpool and Gemma
it is applying

some rather modern-looking wallpaper
to the period doll's house.

The way I'm decorating this house
is definitely to my taste, so...

...I could... see myself living
in something like this.

Gem, the teeny, tiny lights
have arrived.

Oh, brilliant! Look at them.

Will you fit them for me?

What have you done?
What do you mean?

You've re-wallpapered. Yeah.

Of course I've re-wallpapered.

The point of old doll's houses... Yeah.

...is that as much originality
as possible...

I know, but it was falling apart.

It was in really poor condition

and I've sort of took this on
as if it was my own home...

...so I've redecorated it in my taste...

...and I think it looks beautiful.

Well, I hope the valuer agrees.

Where would you like your lights?

So this one's for the living room

and that one could be for
the master bedroom, please, Simon.

Slightly awkward, Simon,

but better get on with fixing
the lights in Gemma's new house.

They are bespoke low-voltage lights,

specially designed
for a doll's house.

And while Simon's busy
with the lights,

Gemma starts on the gaming table.

Now, it's already in
pretty good condition

and I don't want to do anything
to damage it.

So I'm using a steamer,

which should lightly clean it
and keep it in its good condition.

In Oxfordshire,

Henry's turning his attention
back to today's first finds,

starting with the model bus.

Here it is, son.

If you want California... you've got
it, mate.

Haven't they done a great job?
Yes.

Right, what we just need to do
is just give the finishing touches,

just clean up a bit of the Perspex.

Sort it out, just lovely,
ready for show

and then we're ready to roll.

Hopefully, Henry didn't spend
too much on this snazzy paintwork.

Also back is the throne,
resplendent in its purple fabric.

You! Get off my land!

I thought it was Sindbad.

Sinbad?
I think it seems pretty good, mate.

Hey? What do you reckon?

Who the hell is going to buy that?

Well, I'll tell you
who's going to buy it -

someone who's a little bit outgoing,

slightly ostentatious.

And you know plenty of people
like that, do you?

POSH VOICE: Will you get me a cup
of tea and a digestive biscuit?

Now, go away and understand
your position in society.

I love my item.

I want to be left alone with it.

Old King Cole has managed to
get off his throne to find a buyer,

but can he make a royal mint?

Are you sure you want to buy it?

No, I'm not sure, Henry, at all.

Is it a pressie? It will be, yeah.

It would be a novelty present
for my wife.

Well, I think you couldn't get
more novelty than that.

So a throne fit for a queen.

Exactly.

300 quid, mate.

OK, 200.

250. 250.

And I'll put it in the van.
It's a deal.

HENRY CHUCKLES

OK, thanks.

I can't wait to see your wife's
face.

THEY BOTH LAUGH

A cool £250 for the throne.

But will Henry be sitting pretty
at the valuation?

In Liverpool, Simon and Gemma

are also finishing off
their first items.

That... looks... amazing.
It does, doesn't it?

That could go anywhere.

I mean, I didn't do it,
you did it, admittedly.

Well, Phil done that.
Oh, right, there you go.

So, you see, it was a team effort.

I got it, you've done it.

I'm not sure that's how it works, Simon.

All that's left to do is give
the mini easels a quick wax finish.

Simon can't quite believe
that I didn't want to paint these.

I think I'm surprised myself, but I
think these are

going to look much
better with a natural wood finish.

But will the valuer
agree with Gemma?

As it's time
for the first valuation.

Simon chose to help antiques dealer
Ollie Jones,

who's come back to check
if the items will make a profit.

Nice to see you.
Delighted to see you.

That's... really nice.

Oh, the bus!

Take a seat, mate.

Be the king of all you survey.

I'll get used to this.

THEY ALL LAUGH

Well, I'm going to have to drag you
out. Come and join us again, mate.

So there you go.
What do you think?

Amazed, to be honest.

But have we made you any money?
Is the question.

Well, joining us
is our independent valuer.

Independent valuer Adam Partridge

runs a successful chain
of auction houses,

specialising in everything from
finance to pop memorabilia.

Nice to meet you, too.
How are you, Adam? Are you OK?

He's smiling! Look at that.
I'm always worried about his smiles.

It looks impressive,
in the most part, doesn't it?

Sorry, what do you mean,
"in the most part"?

Just the throne.

Shall we start with the throne, then?

Let's get it out of the way,
shall we?

It's no surprise to hear
it came out of a nightclub.

You've made it look appealing,
to some.

The neglected throne
is back to its blingy best.

£100 was spent
on fabric and upholstery.

£250 to £300.

OK. Well, I've sold it for 250.

Is that all right? Yeah, yeah.

So the throne has made
a king-size profit of £150.

All right, catch your bus.

Yeah. I love the bus.

It is the ultimate minibus.

It's a very hard thing to value

because it's a bespoke,
one-off item.

The paint job's
obviously cost a lot.

The paint job
from the small bus did, in fact,

cost a rather large £250.

I'm going to be generous

because it looks like you've spent
a lot on it, so...

300.

That's a profit of £50
for the model plus.

OK, let's start with the easels.
Well, it's quite clever.

Knackered easels
that you've cut down

and made available
to use for a tablet.

The unwanted easels were cut down
to size and polished at no cost,

so any value will be pure profit.

£20 each. 40 quid.

I've sold the larger one
for 30 quid

and the other one,

I'm going to say,
I'll get 20 quid for it.

So that's EASEL money

as the easels valued at £50.

Next, the wooden workbench.

You keep looking at that, don't you?

And that always makes me happy.

Go on, Adam.
Well, it's pleasant, isn't it?

It's hard to dislike that, I think.

You've got that sort of workbench,

industrial metal workers
and wood working combined.

The rundown bench
was brought back to life

with just a bit of elbow grease.

I reckon at least 150 quid
to sell it easily.

What do you think?
Yeah, I completely agree.

So that's £150 of straight profit
for the wooden bench.

So, all in all, mate,
we have made you...

400 quid.

Fantastic. How's that?
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

And it was an absolute pleasure, mate.

Thank you so much.
What a laugh, mate.

So Simon's choice of location,
the barns belonging to Ollie Jones,

have made a tidy profit of £400.

But can Henry's location
do better than this?

I think Henry and Simon
did an absolutely fantastic job.

All of the items that they took away
look absolutely great,

so I walk away with 400 quid.

I can't moan about that.

Coming up,
the stakes are high for Simon...

All in.

...and at the valuation...
I've sold that!

Well done.

The kings of clutter Henry Cole
and Simon O'Brien are on a mission

to turn junk into pots of cash.

Mate, look at this!

Today's first location -
chosen by Simon -

made Olly Jones a profit of £400.

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

So can Henry's choice of rummage spot...

Go play in your own street,

and move that motorbike as well.

...the sheds belonging to Susan
Mills, do any better?

In Oxfordshire Henry and Guy
are beating around the bush

or rather a bay tree.

Now, I think that looks posh.

It does.

Mate, you know,

green-purple, purple-green - vibey.

Yeah, very good. I like that.

I think if I was a plant, I'd love
my purple planter. Definitely.

Time for Guy to get out his orbital
buffer and work on the workbench.

Simon sold a small workbench
for £150.

So will Henry do better with his
at the second valuation?

Do you know what?

I love it.

I absolutely love it and I love
the finish on the vice.

That is unbelievable.

In Liverpool it's out with
the old and in with the new,

as Gemma is finishing modernising
the cupboard-size doll's house

with new fabrics and furniture.

How's it going? As with every home,
you can keep going with these things.

Have a little look inside.

HE LAUGHS

Now listen, Gemma, you know what
I'm going to say.

You promised you'd use the original curtains.

I don't think I'd promised.

Anyway,

whatever, we'll leave that up to the
valuer but I have to say,

it looks lovely. It is.

It is great.

I'm pleased with it.

Now I know it may not be
to your taste, Simon,

but it's certainly to mine.
Like I say,

I will see what the valuer says,

but you've certainly put some work
into this.

That's brilliant.

Oh, hang on, what's this?

It's a workshop, not a speakeasy!

All in.

Snap!

Simon, we're not playing snap!

Oh.

GEMMA SIGHS

I win.

What do you think of the table?

Well, I think it looks great.

It's now clean...

...solid, little brass holders look
absolutely beautiful.

Sometimes you don't have to do much
cos it's such a nice piece.

And such a nice piece deserves
an equally nice price.

So Gemma chances her lucky streak
with an online auction site.

"Antique games table..."

"..with..."

It's just a case of seeing
if someone sticks or twists

before the valuation.

Henry chose to help collector
Susan Mills and her partner Lloyd,

but has the boys' ingenuity
and restoration skills paid off?

Hello! How are you? How are you?

Do I get a kiss? Come on, then!
Good to see you.

I'm not kissing you, though.

Good to see you!

Well, now then - there you go.

Feel free to have a wander.

I think there might be a story
to tell about the doll's house

in a minute. I've got that feeling.

OK. Gemma and I had a bit of a
debate about whether we keep

the thing absolutely original

or go completely the other way.
It's gone modern, hasn't it?

So what do you think, Sue?

It's different.

But... I think she likes the older
look, you know.

You kind of like what we've done,
but have we made you any money?

Well, I'm afraid to say Adam's here.

Independent valuer Adam Partridge
is back to put a price

on the latest collection.

Thanks for that warm introduction, Henry.

You know what, mate, it's an
absolute pleasure as always.

I'll start. I'll twist on...

...the little gaming table. Yeah, see
them around quite a lot.

Presumably it folds up
and it all works? Yeah.

The neglected gaming table was given
a new lease of life for just £5,

spent on steam cleaning
and polishing.

I would suggest a value of £40.

I think you're being a bit skinny.
I think I can get about 90 for it.

Oh.
THEY LAUGH

Well, it's up to you.

I've had an offer for it...
Yeah. ..for 60.

So, that would make a profit
of £55 if they were to take Simon up

on the offer he has received.

Cupboard doll's house. Yeah.

Big and impressive, isn't it?
I had to have a good look at it

to ascertain whether it was of any
age or not because it's been

so heavily restored.

Presumably it was in a pretty poor
state before, was it?

No, it was just all original.

Right.

The tired old cupboard doll's house
has had a bright new look

at a cost of £155 for everything,
from wallpaper to new lights.

I would perhaps have valued it
higher, had it not been
so heavily restored.

Come on, then. I think my final
price on that would be £500.

So a profit of £345
for the doll's house.

Which may be disappointing,
I'm afraid.

But I think that is a reflection
of probably what you're likely

to get for it.

Now, I know that might seem quite
low but in terms of getting a sale,

I think £500 is the sort
of mark that you'd expect.

If you got the right person,

what do you think the value could
be? OK, if you're in a doll's shop

and you've got all sorts of dolls,
you're in central London

and you've got a ticket price that
you can wait and wait and wait

and get an offer on it, perhaps
1,200 or something like that,

but I don't think that's the real
world in this instance here.

I was just trying to make Sue feel a
little better. I'm OK with it.

Are you sure, Sue? Yeah.

I'm just wasting time to avoid going
to the dolly tub. Let's move on.

It's like you've got a bad
feeling about it, Henry.

Lovely choice of colour,
your choice?

Sarcasm will get you nowhere.
Galvanised before, a nice sort of

lovely original galvanised finish. Yeah.

The neglected dolly bucket had a
shiny new look for just £30.

We're not having a good day, are we?
No, we're not having a good day.

I think it was worth 30 quid before,
it's worth 30 quid after, isn't it?

So after all the repainting costs,
the dolly bucket

has not made a profit.

Someone out there somewhere is
going to love that.

Yeah!

It's got to be me, then.
THEY LAUGH

Right, let's talk about a workbench
because I know we're going to get

a result here.
Yeah, it's lovely, isn't it?

I mean, you can't not like that, really.

I like what you've done here -
the finish on that.

It costs £50 to stabilise and level
off the tatty old workbench,

transforming it to a sellable piece.

Didn't stick a drawer back in it,
though, did you?

Oh, look, that was the whole
steampunk kind of vibe going on.

Really? Well, with a drawer, I'd say
350. Without a drawer, I'd say 300.

Well, funny you should say that
actually, son, cos I've sold that

without the drawer for 350.

So finally some good news for Henry,
as the bench has made a very

handsome £300 profit, beating what
Simon made on his bench

in the earlier valuation.

For something which was literally
hidden underneath everything else,

wasn't it? It's great.

Was it? Look!

Talk to me. No! It's lovely -
honestly, really pleased with that.

I've still got the doll's house
in my mind.

See if you can drag us
back off the roast.

What have we got in total?

The total, after all our costs -

including the dolly tub
powder coating -

we've taken home £700.

Does that sound better? Yeah. Yeah.

Yeah? You happy with that? Yeah?

Really? Really?

I think she's still trying to get
over the doll's house!

I know that!
Leave the dolls' house alone!

But listen, £700 to take home.

And while you do that, I've just got
to call Gemma and warn her you might
be on the way.

I would.

So despite some ups and downs,
Henry's choice of location

nets an impressive £700.

The doll's house was not
what we was expecting.

They've done a nice job, but I just
wish they'd have kept it original.

But it's made up on the table,
so I'm happy.

With Simon's choice of location
netting £400, that means

Henry's choice of upcycling spot
has made the most profit today.

700 plays - what was it? - 400?
Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Just bears out the old adage,
doesn't it?

Big is beautiful when it comes
to benches, big is not beautiful

when it comes to dolls' houses.

Ooh, I think my hair might be
in trouble.

I might just go and have a little relax.

And I might go and have a word
with Gemma.

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