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Cracking Antiques

Episode 5: Couplands

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Antiques expert Mark Hill and vintage dealer and interior designer Kathryn Rayward are determined to drag antiques down from their pedestals, and blow the dust off them to show they can be more affordable, stylish and better made than much of what the high street has to offer. Using their knowledge, skills and expertise, they are showing how antiques can be for everyone and no longer the preserve of stately homes.

Whether you want to know how to make money from buying investment pieces, turn tat into treasure with some clever handiwork, or simply learn how to use antiques to create beautiful interiors that don't blow the bank balance, then this series is for you.

David and Charlotte have recently moved into the house of their dreams, a Georgian pile dating back to 1789. They would like furniture in keeping with the period of the property but they don't want it to be stuffy and they haven't got a clue about antiques. Experts Mark and Kathryn guide them through the world of high-end antiques, mixing styles and eras to give David and Charlotte an impressive period dining room that's still funky, fashionable and affordable.

Plus, where the smart money should be invested in Fifties homewares and Seventies metalware, and how to give a traditional pair of antlers a 21st century facelift. Show less


Mark Hill
Kathryn Rayward
Amanda Lyon

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