Old Town stars in BBC show

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CAMERA crews arrived in Bridlington’s Old Town this week, hoping to make the area a star of the small screen.

Antiques experts Charlie Ross and Charles Hanson visited the Old Town on Tuesday, May 10, to film material for the thrid series of the popular BBC2 tea-time show, Antiques Road Trip.

Bridlington Old Town'Antiques Program being filmed for BBC2 to be screened in late semptember or october called Antiques Road Trip'Presenter Charlie Ross pictured and Charles Hanson'Pictured with Charlie Local resident Penelope Westoton (01262 678484)'Press office for STV 0141 3003000'PA1119-9f

Bridlington Old Town'Antiques Program being filmed for BBC2 to be screened in late semptember or october called Antiques Road Trip'Presenter Charlie Ross pictured and Charles Hanson'Pictured with Charlie Local resident Penelope Westoton (01262 678484)'Press office for STV 0141 3003000'PA1119-9f

The show sees the two competing experts visit different parts of the country looking for antique bargain, and trying to make more money than the other at auction.

Penelope Weston, chair of the Old Town Association, showed the programme’s experts all the area has to offer, and said they had a wonderful time.

“It was good fun having them here, they seemed very impressed with the Old Town,” said Penelope.

“It will be nice to see the area on television as it has so much to offer for visitors.”

Penelope will appear on the show alongside presenter Charlie Ross, but said she is not sure how the final piece will look on television.

“I hope the programme will really show off the Old Town, and once I remembered to have a conversation with the person and not stare at the camera, I really got into the swing of things and we had a great time.”

The presenters bought items at The Georgian Rooms, as well as visiting and meeting residents, business owners and local historians.

Andy Davison, owner of The Georgian Rooms and treasurer of the Old Town Association, also appeared in the programme. He said: “We had a telephone call a few months ago about the possibility of the crew coming, and I am delighted that we will be able to showcase what a wonderful place we have here in the Old Town.

“The experts bought pieces in the Georgian Rooms and elsewhere in the area, and they were very impressed with what is a brilliant area.

“Everything was very relaxed and natural and it was a real privilege to welcome the show to the Old Town.”

The episode of the show featuring the Old Town will be shown late in the summer.