BBC’s Antiques Roadtrip - the popular television show - has been back in Largs filming, and viewers should watch out for the programme being broadcast later this summer.
Presenting team James Braxton and Christina Trevanion recently visited Narducci’s Antiques showroom in Waterside Street to film, and the tv show returned again so watch out for two programmes coming from Largs.
Showroom owner Franco Narducci, who often features in the show during past visits, said: “It is the seventh or eighth time that Antiques Roadtrip is coming to Largs, so it is great news, and television coverage for the local area.”
In recent years, the Antiques Roadtrip team have visited Kelburn Castle, Nardini’s and Mount Stuart House in Bute.
It is a considerable coup for Largs antiques expert Franco, who has again attracted TV stars, to his premises in Waterside Street.
Franco, who is becoming a bit of a TV celebrity himself after appearing in some of the recent shows, said: “We are helping to bring Largs to the nation!”
Franco is a fan of the programme and thought Largs would be the ideal location for the popular show. He contacted the production team in 2012. The programme shows antiques experts setting off on a road trip around the UK searching for treasures and competing to make the most money at auction.
However, it is not just the BBC who are catching Narducci’s eye, but satellite television channel Quest TV who have also been filming at the former cinema.
Modern day treasure hunter Drew Pritchard is one of the UK’s top decorative antique dealers.The show programme makers said: “Drew is always on the hunt for that elusive gem, and travels the length and the breadth of the country in search of weitd and wonderful objects. The bigger the hoard of forgotten antiques and dusty furniture the happier Drew is! And with a host of clients from all walks of life - from royalty to Hollywood stars, - Drew’s work is never done.
“Drew has turned his lifelong passion into a thriving international business enterprise. Over 20 years of business, Drew and his specialist team of experts have restored an incredibly diverse range of items, from fireplaces, doors, lighting, gardern ornaments, to cars, paintings, jewellery and wooden artefacts.
The programme ‘Salvage Hunters’ is on Quest TV on Wednesdays at 9pm which is available on Sky satellite, freeview and Virgin.