Margie Cooper and Charles Hanson go on an antiques escapade through Yorkshire. Feeling the heat in Harrogate, it’s time to strip off and cool down like a Victorian. Charles uncovers some legal papers dating back some 400 years – will £200 spent on a toss of a coin prove a costly mistake? Margie hopes a large album of Second World War maps will find her a big profit at auction. Margie detours to end up in a very, very dark barn before enjoying some tasty rhubarb crumble. Then it is time for the all-important auction in Leeds.
In a Gateshead pub Charles is advised how best to use a sword when dancing, and Margie appreciates unlikely works of art produced by coal miners in the 1930s. It’s a busy auction in Burnley. Will anyone know what Margie’s brass thing is? Can Charles’s Qianlung-period dish attract big bids? And who will celebrate with a bottle of 1966 champagne?