Bargain Hunt - BBC 1 - 2000 - 2004
Bargain Hunt is the show that gives two teams of amateur antiques collectors £500 and just one hour to go out into an antiques fair and find themselves a bargain. In about a weeks time the items they've bought go into a real life auction to be sold hopefully for a profit. The team who makes the most profit is the winner. But any profit the teams make is their's to keep.
When the show was pitched to me I thought 'hang on, we've got a problem here, we are buying in a semi-retail situation at fairs and selling back to wholesale at the auction ' but with the application of some light hearted comments the show became a fantastic success with viewers. Our day time slot ended up with ratings in the millions, beating the other TV Channels hands down.