Antiques Master

LIVING CHANNEL – Sunday 2 January, 7pm

Set against the stunning backdrop of Towneley Hall in Lancashire, five amateur antiques aficionados battle it out in a series of challenges to prove they have the insight, ingenuity, passion and resilience to triumph over their rivals. Acting as question master is comedian, author and actress Sandi Toksvig, aided by antiques expert Eric Knowles, who is there to assess the performance of the contestants and offer extra insights into the antiques that feature. Over a series of heats, the contestants face rounds that test both their mettle and their knowledge, in which they must correctly identify the chronological order of antiques placed before them, work out the function of mystery objects and spot valuable, ancient and fake antiques. Whittled down round by round, only one can win the ultimate title and be crowned Antiques Master. Who has got the knowledge to go all the way?