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Restoration Roadshow

Episode 8

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Series devoted to saving treasured heirlooms from the scrapheap, restoring them to their former glory and maybe even making some money at auction.

In their never-ending campaign to save antique pots, paintings, vases and more from the scrapheap, Eric Knowles and his select band of expert restorers head for Stonyhurst College in Lancashire.

As members of the public start arriving with all sorts of items, Eric and his team swing into action. While wood wizard Malcolm Green tends to a tired old rocking horse that's looking very lame, furniture restorer Tim Akers faces the delicate challenge of saving an elegant Davenport desk. And if that's a tough one, imagine what ceramics guru Roger Hawkins feels when he comes up against his worst nightmare - an exploding Crown Derby vase.

As the team members struggle to revive their patients, the big questions remain to be answered. Will the owners like what they see? And if the items go to auction, will they attract the bidders and make any money? Show less

Contributors

Presenter:
Eric Knowles
Producer:
Livia Russell
Executive Producer:
Liz Mills

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