[MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: The nation's favorite celebrities-- - We are special, then, are we?
- Oh, that's excellent.
NARRATOR: -- paired up with an expert-- We're a very good team, you and me.
NARRATOR: -- and a classic car.
To scour Britain for antiques.
I have no idea what it is.
Oh, I love it.
NARRATOR: The aim?
To make the biggest profit at auction.
NARRATOR: But it's no easy ride.
[GASPS] There's no accounting for taste.
NARRATOR: Who will find a hidden gem?
Who will take the biggest risks?
Will anybody follow expert advice?
[CHUCKLES] Do you like them?
NARRATOR: There will be worthy winners and valiant losers.
- Are you happy?
NARRATOR: Time to put your pedal to the metal.
This is Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.
[MUSIC PLAYING] Yeah.
We're on the South Coast for a road trip graced by celebrity heavyweights.
Is that an E-Type Is that an E-Type Jaguar?
Well, this is fantastic.
NARRATOR: Impressed by this [INAUDIBLE] lovely E-Type Jag, are two stage and screen veterans.
Not so nimble.
[LAUGHS] I'm in.
NARRATOR: Celebrated actor Philip Jackson and his friend, Brian Cox, who is one of our country's most illustrious movie stars.
You see, it's very interesting.
You like driving, don't you?
I love it.
- See, I like being driven.
- OK. Well, you are being driven.
[LAUGHS] I know.
This is the perfect arrangement.
NARRATOR: Hollywood big-hitter Brian Cox has shared a screen with Matt Damon in the Bourne films, and with everybody who's anybody in X-Men 2.
Not to mention a chilling turn as Hannibal Lecter in the cult film "Manhunter," and a distinguished Shakespearean career to boot.
Brian and Philip have been friends for 30 years since appearing in the play Rat in the Skull together.
I thought-- when I saw the title of the program it said Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.
Look, I'm the celebrity antique.
Oh, you thought that-- I see.
You thought it was-- [CHUCKLES] you thought it was a celebrity.
Well, in our case, that's true.
We are the-- [LAUGHS] Celebrity antiques.
NARRATOR: Oh, lordy.
So how will they deal with the task in hand?
No, but you know a bit about this, is the thing, though.
I just picked it up over the years.
I mean, I had an ex-mother-in-law who was into furniture.
And I guess I like paintings.
That's my collector's [INAUDIBLE].. [SIGHS] To be honest, I don't know very much.
I'm not very good.
What do you mean, not very good?
Well, I mean, I don't really know about them.
You bought antiques.
NARRATOR: But Philip Jackson really does know his stuff when it comes to acting.
Amongst a multitude of film, stage, and TV roles, he's probably best known as Detective Chief Inspector Japp, the copper who's always one step behind Hercule Poirot, which may affect his ability to find antique bargains, of course.
[MUSIC PLAYING] So, a bit of detective work.
Well, I'm used to that.
Yes, you are used to that.
Having worked with the great [INAUDIBLE] Mm-hmm.
I bet he knows about antiques.
Oh, he'll know a lot about antiques.
(FRENCH ACCENT) Especially the Belgian antique.
(FRENCH ACCENT) All the antiques.
(FRENCH ACCEENT) Listen, we are not going to do an impersonation.
Give me a second.
NARRATOR: And you won't have Poirot on-hand to help, but you do get 400 pounds each to spend, and two first-rate experts.
[LAUGHS] NARRATOR: Though, with that roof, they're struggling with the fickle weather.
[MUSIC PLAYING] Paul Abel is an auctioneer with a special interest in militaria, and Phil Serrell's been an auctioneer since-- well, as he puts it, a year dot.
They're driving a rather racy 1975 Python kit car, but Paul's more impressed by the celebrities.
He's a legend, man.
He's your hero?
I'm telling you, he's a legend.
Should I'll tell you something?
I've heard that you're his hero.
[LAUGHS] NARRATOR: Fame at last, eh, Paul?
[MUSIC PLAYING] On this road trip, the teams are starting in Southsea, heading East along the coast of Hampshire, and hopping over to West Sussex before doubling back to an auction in Swanmore.
Southsea is Portsmouth's very own seaside resort.
Predictably, it has a pier and a lot of nautical comings and goings.
Somewhat less predictably, it was once home to a 53-foot tall sculpture of a dinosaur which, sadly, went up in flames.
Let's hope our teams don't follow suit.
Here they come.
PHILIP JACKSON: Who have we got here?
Nice to meet you.
PHIL SERRELL: Hi, I'm Phillip.
PHILIP JACKSON: You're Philip?
- Very nice to meet you.
PAUL ABEL: Another Philip.
PHILIP JACKSON: Hi, Paul.
Very pleased to meet you.
PHIL SERRELL: Well, we need to work out who's going to work with who, don't we?
- Yeah, indeed.
And you've got a plan, haven't you?
Well, it's not so much a plan.
I'm going to say Brian Cox is somewhat a screen idol of mine.
[LAUGHS] In a good way.
- It's cause you're both-- - Not stalking you or anything.
PHILIP JACKSON: Hang on.
It because you're both Scottish.
There is that as well.
NARRATOR: It's settled, then.
Brian and Paul will be team Screen Idol, while Philip and Phil will be, well, team Phil.
PAUL ABEL: [LAUGHS] See you.
NARRATOR: Paul can't wait to chat with his idol.
PAUL ABEL: So have you always acted, or-- BRIAN COX: Yeah, I started when I was about 15.
I started at my local rep.
I got a job at the local rep, and then the my first day when the-- when I went up for my interview there was a fight going on the stairs between an actor and Nicole Williams, and they were both drunk.
[LAUGHTER] And I thought so this is [INAUDIBLE] [LAUGHTER] NARRATOR: Curtains up for Brian and Paul, and it's not too far from the seafront Langford Antiques.
And the sun's come out, it's all picking up for us Brian.
It looks great, it looks all right.
NARRATOR: Nothing but the best for your 400 pounds Paul.
Good morning, SHOPKEEPER: Morning.
I'm Paul, PAT: Nice to meet you.
And my friend, Brian.
NARRATOR: Pat presides over furniture, jewelry China and more.
[INAUDIBLE] Shall we?
Thanks very much see you no more.
See you in a while.
Is this an environment you're familiar with or is this a territory?
Well, you know when I used to be a wee laddie I would go for props, just coming in here I suddenly reminded me of what I used to do.
And from that I'm going to say, what can I appeal to you?
I just get a feel.
Yeah, I'm eclectic, and I collect a lot of Indian stuff.
A lot of garnishes, and Buddhas, and stuff like that.
But I'm very open.
I'm really, I'm quite open about stuff.
NARRATOR: So Brian's up for the challenge, and in fact straight into it.
BRIAN: I found something here, which I rather like.
Is the a cane any good?
PAUL: Yeah but-- but-- but that worked for me that's passable.
There's your mark, you see that in there.
What is that?
I see Here?
Yeah it's yeah, it'd be better if I could read this.
Because Sony gives you something else to hang your expectations on.
Are you sure about?
T-H-O-N-ET Well, that's what that says I think.
NARRATOR: Michael Thonet was a German craftsman who devised new methods of steaming and bending wood to create simple elegant furniture.
PAUL: Steamed ash and willow makes it supple.
Mold these form-- But this is such a beautiful line, this whole thing just is an object to look at.
NARRATOR: A man who knows what he likes.
PAUL: I think that's all right.
PAUL: Yeah, I could live with that.
I love bentwood furniture.
What's the price on that?
That he's incredible even in a bad day it's got to be worth 20 to 30 pounds.
PAUL: Go for it.
Let's have a look, 34 well really has to be a straight 30.
Oh, that's pushing it, that's pushing it.
No 28, is you going to have, well-- 26?
NARRATOR: He's not bad at haggling.
[LAUGHTER] 27 then I'll get back to you after that.
What do you think, 27?
You certainly bid more than I would it bid.
Harder than Brian clearly.
Ah, it's a nice bentwood chair.
Hate this odd number.
26 and I'll totally bite my compadre.
All right, OK, 26.
Pat you're brilliant.
NARRATOR: So Brian successfully spotted and bagged his first lot of the trip for just 26 pounds.
Not far away Phil's wondering how Philip got into acting.
I did a couple of plays like in the church youth club and at school, I knew I quite liked it so I went to University and did drama at University thinking I could be in that world to avoid getting the proper job like you did in the 60s.
And I did a lot of acting when I was there so then I went on to say, I'm going to have a go at this, and I did.
You couldn't do drama on it's own in university in those I had to do German as well.
NARRATOR: Impressive Philip.
Now, how about getting your antiques education underway?
Where are we?
We're off further yonder.
OK. Off further yonder.
There's a theater there.
NARRATOR: Well, I'm all for a bit of drama, but actually your first port of call is Parmiters Antiques.
This is such a cool shop, isn't it?
PHILIP: It's amazing.
Cool, Aladdin's Cave kind of thing, isn't it?
NARRATOR: And no oil lamps or genies in sight but your wish is owner Ian's command anyway.
Guitars, I quite like to look at guitars.
Are you are guitar man.
Well, a bit.
NARRATOR: Ah, another one who knows what he likes.
How much is that one Ian?
IAN: That one is 250 pounds.
What about that one there?
IAN: Oh, that's-- that's quite nice.
I don't know why I'm putting these specs on.
[INAUDIBLE] good job.
I don't have to sing to this, do I?
NARRATOR: No, thank goodness.
Oh, get that man a record deal hey.
And all the better for you tuning out and that's about it.
He's good, isn't he?
IAN: [INAUDIBLE] NARRATOR: Phil's been scanning the shop.
How much of your [INAUDIBLE] round boards?
PAUL: Is that a hand-painted vase of some sort.
IAN: Oh, yeah, there yeah.
NARRATOR: And Phillips kept his eyes open too.
PHIL: You see I just like the fact that it's hand painted that's all.
PHILIP: And how much is that?
Yeah, see I've actually got no taste whatsoever.
IAN: You can't guarantee a profit, hey.
NARRATOR: Yep there's no accounting for taste.
So anything could happen at auction.
PHIL: It's a nice jug.
PHILIP: Oh it's that like before they had running water.
You put water in it when you went to bed and washed, and all that sort of thing?
PHIL: Is that Ronnie Corbin?
[LAUGHTER] PHILIP: It could well be.
I mean it's a bit damaged, and it's got a lot of cracks.
That's a lot damage hey.
it's-- oh, yeah.
PHIL: There are three golden rules really in this business and that is, if it's damage don't buy it.
That's the first one.
And the second one is, if it's damaged don't buy it.
And then you get the hang of this now the third one is, if it's damage don't buy it.
NARRATOR: Learn from the master Philip.
But that's a lovely shape, and it's all down to price, isn't it?
IAN: Asking price 50 pounds.
PHIL: At auction that's going to make around 20 to 40 pounds so you need really, it's got to come around the bottom sort of estimate if it-- And it's got to not be 50 quid.
It's got to be around 20, 25 quid really.
Do you like that?
I do but I'm a bit disappointed that it's cracked, you know.
I like it in itself.
What about that?
Oh the sensational flying comets.
Oh I always like them.
Television's crazy comics, they have television 1951?
NARRATOR: Before my time try Phil.
You're asking me like I was around then you know.
IAN: I'll tell what I'll do, 25 quid jug and I'll throw that in.
It's definitely a-- OK, that might be our first argument right there, but well we won't commit yet because we haven't had a look.
But that might be our first item.
It might well be.
NARRATOR: The vase is one to think about even though Ian's reduced the damaged jug and thrown in the poster free team Phil is playing hard to get.
Is it leather?
NARRATOR: Brian and Paul on the other hand, are proving hard to get out of the shop, and are still at Langford's Antiques.
Once again Brian's homed in on something.
[INAUDIBLE] Well I think it's Dutch.
One was quite early, and as far as I can tell it's a baby carriage.
I suspect the casters are the giveaway here.
You see this one was a solid wooden wheels.
Is that-- I'm going to use the word inexpensive?
I think it was about 125.
My bet is there is no price on that at all.
Can we haggle it?
Can we just name a starting point?
If it's unpriced I will go 85 on it.
We suffer auction charges, if it makes 100 pounds we get 82 pounds in our hands.
It's going to make 100 to break even from my point of view.
Is it going to do that?
Don't think so.
Don't think so.
OK, Talked ourselves out of that one.
Yeah, well done.
We're a very good team, you and me.
NARRATOR: Well, yes but you've only bought one lot on your first shop, the 26 pound bentwood chair.
It's time to move on or maybe not.
Is that-- whoa, whoa, whoa.
That's better [INAUDIBLE] that's the aesthetic price and then and irons or fire dogs.
Half ornamentation really.
Well, we'll take a quick look at them.
Oh, yeah God they're in amazing condition.
Look at this.
So they're crying out 18th century.
However, they're probably 20th century reproductions, yeah?
Because this aesthetic is never going to be a fashion, but they'll stomp substance in quality to them, and they are 58 pounds.
You know what they're worth at auction?
Pat, what can they-- they undoubtedly be?
The best on those would be 40.
And is that-- that's it 40 pounds?
That's it absolutely, yeah, fair price.
Just before we go then If we bought those and the little baby chariot-- Yeah?
80 and 40, 120.
120, um 115 and that's it.
But we need to consider it.
Yeah, would you give us an option on those until [INAUDIBLE] day?
Can you do that for us?
NARRATOR: While Brian and Paul agree on a strategy for the fire dogs and the baby chair on wheels, team Phil is meandering through Ian stock.
I honestly for an optician what a great prop.
That's nice guitar over there.
Top 20, same one as Robert Smith and [INAUDIBLE].. Yeah.
NARRATOR: Philip seems more interested in making music than profits.
[PLAYING GUITAR] [INAUDIBLE].
NARRATOR: Phil's been keeping a close eye on his apprentice.
I think he's got a good eye, and I also think he's-- he's keen to look at things that he chooses.
So it's really nice for me that he wants to go and buy guitar, and he wants to look at that hand-painted vase.
And that's great NARRATOR: Phil has also spotted what could be a handy little investment.
In a previous life these articulated hands priced at 20 pounds might have been used for modeling gloves or for artists to practice painting.
With lots to choose from and decisions to make, Phil puts a chest of drawers in the mix too.
Ian, what's the price on those?
The drawers, a 100 pounds.
The wood is vintage or retro.
BRIAN: Retro that's the word I'm familiar with.
PAUL: Trust me you and I are vintage and retro.
Right, yes, because that's the age of it.
BRIAN: OK. PAUL: And this now-- IAN: I thought I was antiquities.
PAUL: No, no that's actually [INAUDIBLE].. NARRATOR: Cheeky whippersnapper.
PAUL: Do you like that or not?
PAUL: No, you do, you don't.
BRIAN: No, I do.
No, I do actually I see where you're coming from.
You know I'm being guided by your superior knowledge.
What did you say?
You can't use language like that on this program let me tell you.
BRIAN: You suggesting the hands go with it?
PAUL: I just do love those.
IAN: Phil you might be having a mad moment, and I'm saying, call it a tenner for those, 30 and 80.
140-- 120 quid?
Shall we snatch his hand off?
NARRATOR: So with the hands reduced from 20 pounds to a tenner, the jug poster and vase now on offer in a job lot at 30 pounds, and the vintage draws down from 100 to 80 pounds.
Team Phil shakes on the deal.
Thank you very much.
I think we've done really well today.
I think the boy done well.
NARRATOR: Meanwhile Brian and Paul have made the short trip into the heart of Portsmouth with hopes pinned on the antiques store has there.
Military man Paul ought to love this.
[MUSIC PLAYING] There are plenty of things for brand to admire too, but with profits and priority there's one snag.
Are those spoiled for choice on range but we're nowhere like on price.
No, I mean the thing is that everything is wonderful here, but it is not, I mean when you compare it to where we've been previously it is that little more.
Harder to guess, that one, the [INAUDIBLE] or that little baby carriage would be priced at in a showroom here.
In hindsight, I think the value was there.
NARRATOR: Pat's baby chair on wheels was originally 85 pounds and the fire dogs were 58.
Suddenly her offer of 115 pounds for both is starting to look very attractive.
So outside in sight of HMS Warrior Brian and Paul put their hopes in a deal with Pat.
Three words for you.
You've got a deal.
That's four words.
[LAUGHTER] It's a deal.
You've got a deal.
It's four words, he can't count.
That's rubbish [INAUDIBLE].
But doomed on that basis.
Thanks very much for that absolutely great seeing you.
PAT: OK, then thank you.
Brian, what a job.
[LAUGHTER] Oh what a day.
And we've got to do it again.
NARRATOR: You're not even half done yet Brian.
Phil and Philip are showing much more stamina and are back on the road.
Who did you admire in the business?
Who did you think was a great actor?
Well, I always used to like Nicole Williamson.
He was a theater actor, worked the royal court a lot.
I saw him play Hamlet, and Marianne Faithful was Ophelia, the extraordinary.
And-- - When would that have been?
No, I think Jagger was still around just because a friend of mine went-- went to see somebody he knew was in that show, it was at the roundhouse and he walked down a corridor, and visiting actors on that particular evening were Mick Jagger and Jane Fonda.
And he thought-- That's pretty cool isn't it?
I mean pretty good company.
NARRATOR: The two Phils are driving in a big loop around Portsmouth harbor to Lee-on-the-Solent, to learn about the celebrated inventor of the hovercraft.
Actually a hovercraft might have saved them an awful lot of time.
It's a lot less bother with a hover, and that's a lawnmower, isn't it?
Yes, no, got that wrong.
NARRATOR: Pay attention Phil.
There it is.
It's a big old thing, isn't it?
That's it I went in one of them.
Did you go in one?
[MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: The Hovercraft Museum is a tribute to British inventor Sir Christopher Cockerell his genius helped develop wave power and radar technology.
But he's best known as the inventor of the hovercraft.
His legacy includes everything from snazzy little numbers to Princess Anne and Princess Margaret, that plied the cross-channel routes for 30 years until 2000.
One of the museum's founding trustees is Warwick Jacobs.
PHILIP: Good to see you.
WARWICK JACOBS: Pleasure, [INAUDIBLE] welcome to the Hovercraft Museum.
Nice to see you.
PHIL: Like an echo.
Have you been on the hovercraft before?
I went across the channel a few times.
It was quite noisy.
Still the same, yeah, still the same.
Well, come and see some of the others, we've got plenty more here.
[MUSIC PLAYING] What made him you know go into this to come up with the idea?
What prompted it?
WARWICK JACOBS: Well, during the war I mean he was an inventor by nature, and he was leading the team that invented radar during World War II.
He was thinking, well, all these poor souls landing at D-day, and they need to get up the beach.
So he thought, how do you make a boat amphibious?
And that sowed the seed.
So after the war he retired, bought a boatyard, and thought what I'll make boats go faster and dry it up the beach.
It all started in the 1950s with a coffee tin, kitkat tin and an industrial air blower, and of course his wife scales.
So all these were put together to prove the concept, and that's how it jumped from an idea to a reality.
PHILIP: It's incredible.
NARRATOR: With the coffee tin and another tin inside it, Sir Christopher had found a way to create a ring of high pressure that helped lift the object in the middle more efficiently than ever before.
The result was stunning.
NARRATOR: In the summer of 1959 Britain's first hovercraft, the experimental ESRM 150 was launched.
Was he viewed as a man from la-la land at first?
He was definitely an eccentric, but he invented 89 things, one for every year of his life.
So-- PHIL: I guess he take it seriously from day one.
He was, yeah, and it was in fact put on the secrets list.
So both the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force all wanted it kept on the secret list.
Much to Cockerell's discontent because he wanted it used and built, but it was definitely taken seriously, because it was a new form of transport.
[MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: Coastal defense, counter-insurgency, logistics support, tactical assault, crash rescue, river patrol, casualty evacuation, and aid to civil authorities, these are just some of the tasks for which the SRM6 can and is being used in many parts of the world.
NARRATOR: Whatever the issues the same principles of physics applied, and could be scaled down to the most basic level.
WARWICK JACOBS: This is just from an industrial hover from the 60s, instead of sucking, it's blowing, and it's blowing underneath a pallet.
It's very hard to move that at all, but once you put the air into it I'll be able to move you on a cushion of air.
Look at that PHIL: If only it could Hoover at the same time.
So I could go off well, Get to France now.
PHILIP: It's the same as lawnmowers.
Yes, hover mower was the great spin off from hovercraft.
NARRATOR: Mowers are probably the most common legacy of Sir Christopher Cockerell's research.
But he also got his wish to see hovercraft used for transport all over the world, from geophysical surveying in rough terrain to the cross-channel services, and even pleasure trips.
Sir Christopher was knighted in 1969, and died in 1999.
But he'd never grown rich, and felt the hovercraft was one of many British inventions with commercial potential wasn't fully exploited.
Philip's getting a chance to end his day experiencing Sir Christopher's genius.
This little beauty is the world's first light production hovercraft, and back in 1969 it would have set you back four grand, about the same as a hat.
[MUSIC PLAYING] While Philip rides high, Phil is having to use his imagination [MUSIC PLAYING] And doing rather well.
[MUSIC PLAYING] It's a new day and our glorious celebrities are back on the road.
So Philip-- Yes.
How did you do yesterday?
Well, we did very well.
I think we're-- I think we were winners.
Yeah, I think so.
NARRATOR: Fighting talk.
So how about you with Paul?
Paul is an absolute delight.
I mean, we're very sympathetic.
You know I think it helps that we're both Scots.
Do you think there's something essentially Scottish about the way you're both approaching this?
I think it was quintessentially Scottish actually right.
I didn't realize that I was much cannier than I ever thought.
I always thought I was not very canny.
I've always thought of you as being very canny Brian, always.
NARRATOR: And after yesterday's performance I concur.
[LAUGHTER] Meanwhile Paul fishing for information on Philip.
Does he do the right thing, was this a culture shock to him, or is this something he does?
I think it took him a nanosecond to get into it.
And he loves it, I think, you know.
Well, either that or he's a very good actor.
[LAUGHTER] NARRATOR: Yesterday Phil and his talented protege Phillip hope they hit the right note with a vase, a theater poster, and a jug.
Is that Ronnie Corbin?
NARRATOR: Complemented by vintage chest drawers and a handy third lot, that set them back 120 pounds so they have 280 pounds for today's treasures.
I think the boy done well.
NARRATOR: Brian proved to debt at spotting what he liked and going for it, amassing a bentwood chair, 25?
Oh, that's pushing it.
Woah, woah, woah, what is that?
NARRATOR: A little help from Paul.
You've got a deal.
NARRATOR: Added a baby carriage, and a set of fire dogs for a total of 141 pounds.
It leaves them with 259 pounds to spend today, and a determination to battle and defeat team Phil.
I know exactly what I'm looking for.
What you mean you know that you want a certain type of thing?
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Like a painting or something.
Something like that, yeah, I'm not going to tell you what it is, but I know-- No, I wasn't trying to get you to tell me what it was.
So it's a painting.
No, it's not painting.
It's not a painting.
NARRATOR: Mysterious, maybe one for [INAUDIBLE]..
The teams have left Portsmouth harbor behind, and are making their way along the coast to rendezvous at Emsworth on the shore of Chichester harbor.
Although PG Woodhouse once lived here these days it's best known as a spot for sailing types, just the place for our teams to cruise through their second day.
Good to see you.
- Nice to see you.
- Good to see you Brian.
Philip, how are you?
Are looking forward to our-- Hell, yeah.
And you did the right thing yesterday.
All I can say is little profit here, a little profit Good luck.
Any sincerity in that Philip?
None at all.
[LAUGHTER] See you later.
NARRATOR: Philip's taken the wheel of the e-type again but for now Brian and Paul prefer shank's pony.
Day 2's shopping begins after the short walk to Emsworth Antiques where Hillary is on hand to help.
Should we browse?
[MUSIC PLAYING] Adam coin's [INAUDIBLE].
It's got to stopper in it.
All these tools.
NARRATOR: Brian's a man on a mission and between them there's no stone left unturned.
Let me find another old belt here.
OK. NARRATOR: But this time it's Paul leading the charge.
It's a map, but that's not paper written.
During the war the British had the bright idea, if we printed a map on silk it would be water resistant.
It can be scrunched up, it can be concealed.
And why would that be useful and who would be useful to?
Join the IDF pilot bails out over Germany or-- Well, in this case, it would be born here certainly through the Japanese camp.
So this thing must be over 70 years old.
This is pre 1946.
Older than me.
It's a rather beautiful piece as well.
Ask me what they're worth?
What are they worth?
1000 pounds a piece, just kidding.
The desirable ones are not Northwest European or North Africa.
If you get me Belgium and Netherlands that's worth about 90 or 100 pounds at the moment.
Sumatra, Java worth about 45 pounds, at auction I think we should make 30 or 40 pounds.
It's actually rather beautiful really like it.
Yeah, keep it on your hands.
OK. For fear somebody else comes in OK. And let's say I cover the uncharted [INAUDIBLE].. OK. NARRATOR: Paul's impressed his screen idol with the map, which is priced at 30 pounds.
And he goes for broke with another suggestion.
What do you make of that?
Just pipe of some kind.
Yeah, the people that made this is a name to conjure with, the Zulu.
South African pipe.
Native South African pipe.
So it's probably from the Zulu camp or Zulu war.
It's going to be a bring back souvenir from that period.
But it's in incredible condition.
Do you like, I mean I think it's such a tactile object, and-- and the whole ethnic thing is a hot market.
Now that's not the rarest object because most Zulu man would smoke.
There has been Zulus working on this planet for centuries.
Well, you know what it reminds me, I was filming I was doing a thing about about tobacco, and we were filming just on the South bank opposite the Globe Theater.
And just there are all these clay pipes.
I mean there is literally thousands and thousands of clay pipes, and I picked up one of them.
And then we had a clay pipe expert that came in, and she looked at it-- it was pretty bad shape and she said that's 1592.
We couldn't believe it.
Yeah, but it's there.
I mean you go down there and you'll just see them, they're all there.
They're all on the shoreline.
So the last guy that handled that might be enough to watch Shakespeare's latest.
Yeah, exactly, exactly.
That's the point.
So the last guy that handled this might have been more of-- the guy who took this off might have been a Zulu warrior, you know.
Absolutely, that's part-- isn't that part of the pleasure of shopping in these environments.
We are transported by the simple object to-- to history.
- Well, I-- - Do you like?
I love, I think we should take it.
I think we should buy it NARRATOR: Brian's on board again this is true teamwork.
That's the price tag All right, yes, well, that's a very good reason to buy it.
Yes, OK. We are not going to get rich on this, on a good day, it can be 20 to 40 but look at a fiverr we would be robbed if we lost money on it.
You're such a Scott.
He's such a Scott I totally understand.
Hillary, hello another Scott, yes.
Well, we Scots have just been discussing this, and we love it.
And I think we want to buy, yeah?
That and the map?
Oh and this?
Yes, I forgot about this.
[LAUGHTER] NARRATOR: That old Chestnut.
Hillary really fantastic place on the pipe, that's tremendous.
What can the map be then?
Can the map be reasonable?
Well you have a competition to run so although it was 30 pounds, we can do it for 12.
I don't think we haggle on that.
No, no, not at all.
And there is an interesting thing.
A lot of people assume they were RAF maps.
But the RAF went out in Borneo and Java.
So it's a fleet air arm.
So it's even more unusual.
NARRATOR: So that you told Paul the fleet air arm is of course the flying wing of the Royal Navy.
It's an incredibly good drop price, would everybody like that?
Is that-- No, I have to say there are two sorts of dealers.
There are sticklers and there are tarts.
And the sticklers want to hold out for their top price, and the tarts are prepared to make the drops in order to make the sale.
And what's the ratio stickler to tarts?
Very few sticklers, lots of tarts.
NARRATOR: I'm not calling anyone a tart, let's credit teamwork with securing the map and pipe for a grand total of 17 pounds.
Meanwhile, true to form Phil is going off piece for day 2 taking a hapless Philip with him.
Nautical booty is the new objective geared to the auction at Swanmore close to the coast of Hampshire, outside Harbour Chandlers in Emsworth Phil's already on the lookout.
Look out John is here to assist.
Is it Chandler?
Was it originally somebody who had to do with candles?
Exactly correct, yes, it was.
[INAUDIBLE] become a marine person then.
That's good though.
That good knowledge.
I honestly don't know, but that's it's definitely the derivation of the Chandler, yes certainly.
PHIL: When we came in you've got CHANDLER: Yes.
PHIL: A couple of oars and CHANDLER: Oh, yes.
PHIL: Are they for sale?
CHANDLER: They're mainly for decoration, but you're very welcome to have a look.
And can we have a look?
Of course you may, yes.
See I think they would be ideal.
OK. Well, I think they'd be ideal for our purpose in that someone could use them.
Are they practical?
I mean you know if you had a holiday home by the sea, they'd decorate a wall, wouldn't they?
Or there's a real big demand for people who decorate pubs.
- You can use them as a weapon.
Have you thought of that?
[INTERPOSING VOICES] Yeah.
What about the lifebuoy toilet soap?
Should you use that?
I think in desperation you could probably use it, but I wouldn't suggest it.
It's better than nothing, wouldn't it?
So yes indeed.
So these redundant people don't use these anymore?
They still do but those are an old pair we just happen to have lying around.
So we-- they're decorative from our point of view.
So they're cheap?
NARRATOR: Nice try, Phil.
I really like this.
PHIL: These are going to make 15 to 30 quid at auction, aren't they?
20 to 30 quid, 20 to 40 quid which means we've got to try and buy them for five or 10 quid off you.
CHANDLER: The whole lot?
I can see the pain look on his face.
That sort of kind of what I was thinking, yeah.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
I guess we could do the whole lot for 10 pounds.
I think it's a deal.
NARRATOR: Who's the expert then?
You're a very fine man.
Am I doing the wrong thing?
Yeah, I've done it wrong, have I?
We want to try and just know get this-- go for this.
So generous is my problem?
Yeah, absolutely right.
Is 10 the best?
Most definitely the best I can do on that one.
- Right, yeah.
- I think it's all right.
Hes done us proud actually.
I think it's good.
NARRATOR: You see young Philip may be a beginner, but he's good.
Brian and Paul are nearing the end of their shopping day and have up to 242 pounds left to spend.
Chalcrafts Antiques in Emsworth.
NARRATOR: Gosh Brian spotted another thing he really likes.
Brooke Bond tea and it looks amazing condition.
I have no idea.
Do you like?
I don't know who that one is.
I don't know, but I love it.
I love it, I love Maiden.
NARRATOR: Well, chaps Maiden was an outdoor advertising firm.
This sign probably came from the foot of one of its hoardings.
With time short the signs are looking good for Brian.
We've done it, we have a price here.
Oh sorry, hello.
- Hi there - How are you?
- Fine, thank you.
- Brian Cox.
- Hello, Brian.
This is-- Paul Laidlaw, how you doing?
- Paul Laidlaw.
- You are?
- Hi my name is Martin.
- Hi Martin.
Good to see you.
There's another one.
Yeah, that's fantastic.
There's a great icon [INAUDIBLE],, isn't it?
That is nice.
You know, we're looking for maybe 65.
OK, well what would be the as good as you could go in the maiden sign, and then on the Brooke Bond?
Yeah, the Brooke Bond has got 95.
65, if you having the two I could do that one for 40.
OK what if we did the three?
NARRATOR: Brian's being canny again.
That one as well, I need probably 50 on that one.
No, no, no for the three I'm starting at 100 that's where I am.
Yeah, shade over the one.
I'll shake your hand at 120. Who do you-- well, you want to buy these, don't you?
I do want to buy them.
I do want to buy them and I actually 115?
Yeah, we-- I will do, reluctantly I will do that.
Well done then man.
Martin, thank you.
Cheers Martin, thanks very much.
NARRATOR: The celebrity has spoken, and he's got a deal too with three enamel signs in the bag for 115 pounds Brian's shopping is all done.
Phil and Philip are still in nautical mode and have come across a boatyard in Emsworth, where at least one of the teams into siestas.
PHILIP: Nice dog mate.
How are you?
PHIL: How much are you?
PHIL: How are you doing?
PHIL: I'm Phil.
PHILIP: I'm Phil.
PHILIP: Both Phil.
[INAUDIBLE] Hello, Phil.
All right, good to see you.
Hello, hi there.
Yeah, we wondered if you've got any maritime nautical-- he said looking at boats-- nautical type stuff that we might be interested to have as decorative items rather than strictly.
Well, we've got to make a profit, haven't we?
That's what we got to do make a profit [INAUDIBLE] General Auction.
So something that anyone would be interested in something that look for a boat, or for a house, or.
Well, we were sort of kind of thinking I don't know I think we remain to be persuaded, don't we?
Yeah, yeah, we do.
NARRATOR: Phil's in his element going off piste, and his new sidekick seems happy enough following in his wake.
Oh, a nice 4 inch bronze porthole.
A porthole in a storm.
And I think I've got more.
Than one at auction would make probably between 15 and 30 quid.
Oh, I think you get more than that.
The issue is in a general sale in my opinion that's 15 to 30 quid unless we strike lucky.
NARRATOR: Oh dear, we're in choppy waters, but Nick sees a potential sale and ruffles up some more portholes.
Four portholes, I would like for-- I'd like 25 quid each for these, which makes 50 which makes 100 quid.
No, we're not going anywhere near you.
No, give me your best.
40 [INAUDIBLE] you could have those for 50 quid.
No, because that's above.
40 quid to him yeah.
No, no, 45 quid that's the end.
No, 45 pounds, that's the end of it.
Beautiful portholes, and it's got a new [INAUDIBLE] - I'll wait to hear you here on.
- Yeah, OK. NARRATOR: So the novice is now in charge.
You have to stay on 45 for these.
I can't let them go for 45 because it would just be a crime to which I would never be able to hold my head high in the nautical world again.
- But 50 quid-- - All right.
Well, I have to say - I would Thank you.
OK. NARRATOR: Shaking means a deal Philip.
- Good luck.
- All right.
NARRATOR: Is there a deal?
Cheers NARRATOR: Look I'm confused.
All the best.
I'll tell you what?
How about 45 quid and a ride in your Jag?
45 quid and a ride in the Jag, OK. Yeah, cool.
NARRATOR: Well, it's not what they teach at antique dealer school, but it's done the trick.
Four portholes for 45 pounds and a ride in the Jag, how's that?
[MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: Brian and Paul have left Emsworth behind and heading 30 miles east to Goring-by-sea in West Sussex.
Yet an artistic and creative mind does that exhibit itself in any other way right?
One of the things I am interested in is painting, and I love painting.
And I love watching paintings, and collecting paintings.
I have quite a collection of paintings.
NARRATOR: Brian and Paul's destination is the English Martyrs Church in Goring, a rather unassuming prefab completed in 1970 with no obvious reason for a detour, but there is an extraordinary.
And they're about to find out with the help of Anne Nivin.
Welcome to our church.
Do come in and here we have our very own reproduction of the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
Oh my goodness.
[MUSIC PLAYING] This was painted by one of our parishioners Gary Bevan's, and he has never had an art lesson in his life.
By trade he is a sign writer, but he is a sign writer with a gift.
This is-- I didn't-- I never knew anything-- did you know anything like this existed?
Not at all NARRATOR: Inspired by a visit to the real Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City in 1987, Gary suggested reproducing the ceiling in Goring.
[MUSIC PLAYING] What was the reaction from the parish and the priest, and the powers that be to this.
I think-- Suggestion I think the priest was quite surprised, and he then had to go to see the Bishop to get permission.
And Bishop Cormac, who's now cardinal Cormac did give permission with one proviso that if he started he had to finish.
I think they gave Michelangelo with the same deal.
[LAUGHTER] This is 2/3 the size of the original ceiling.
Of course the Sistine Chapel is much taller, and it's square.
I've been to the Sistine Chapel.
And the thing that surprised me about the Sistine Chapel was how small it was.
But this is extraordinary.
NARRATOR: As a young man Gary had wanted to go to art school.
But his parents insisted he got a proper job.
He did but in addition he began copying famous paintings for his church.
If you'd like to come over here and take a closer look at the two copies of the hall bineth, which was Gary starting point.
And you've got Thomas Moore and John Fisher.
It's funny seeing the Thomas Moore, you know the actor Kenneth Moore?
Well, he was a descendant of Thomas Moore, and he always had a copy of this in his dressing room.
And so it's-- I kind of remember this very well I used to go in he'd be sitting there sipping his whiskey in front of his-- in front of the painting of his ancestor.
NARRATOR: Local man Gary's next work was a distinctive new take on a traditional theme.
This one over here is the Goring-by-sea Last Supper.
It's a traditional layout, but Gary felt quite sure that Mary, the mother of Jesus would have been there.
This is his last night on earth so of course she's going to be there.
What's particularly Goring-by-sea if you look at the apostle this side of the table in the blue and the Goldfield, if you'll see peeping over his shoulder is, Mick.
Mick is a Yorkie, and he was father Randy's dog.
Father Randy had two Yorkies with the paddy, and sadly Mick died.
So Mick has been immortalized our-- BRIAN: And this is an original piece by Gary?
ANNE: Oh, yes this is an original piece by Gary.
BRIAN: I love it.
I absolutely love it.
Don't you love it?
- I think it's great.
I love it.
I just love it.
NARRATOR: The Last Supper is no mean accomplishment but it pales beside Gary's masterpiece.
He worked evenings and weekends for 5 and 1/2 years to finish the ceiling.
He worked on a scaffolding tower.
It's thought that Michelangelo 500 years previously, had laid down to paint the ceiling but that we think was wet plaster with oil paint.
You can lie down to do that.
This is acrylic paint and if you lie down to paint with acrylic paint, it goes into your eyes, ears, nose and mouth it doesn't go on the ceiling, so Gary had to stand and lean back and paint.
And the muscles in his neck became quite huge.
I'm happy to say they've gone back to the right size, and he says he's never ever had a neck ache since.
So here's your answer to neck-ache.
NARRATOR: Since completing the ceiling Gary has become a deacon in his church, and he continues to paint.
But he prefers to stay off camera allowing people to focus on his work, not him.
ANNE: And at the end of it all Gary has said that he feels he held the brush.
So this is a prayer really.
BRIAN: Yeah, it is an act of worship.
ANNE: It really is an act of worship.
BRIAN: It really is, clearly you get that feeling as soon as you look at it.
NARRATOR: What an achievement hey.
Meanwhile, Phillips wrapped up in less spiritual concerns.
I think it's good for my image driving a car like this.
- It's pretty cool actually.
Well, people think I'm a capitalist pig.
No, I think you look like a cross between Roger Moore and Tony Curtis.
NARRATOR: So Roger Curtis and Phil are making their way from Emsworth 10 miles along the coast to Birdham in West Sussex.
They've already acquired an eclectic mix of lots from wooden hands to ores and with 225 pounds left to spend their at White Stone Farm Antiques.
It specializes in 18th, 19th, and 20th century UK and European antiques and collectibles.
Although the staff seem a touch more exotic, sadly Gladys is off.
But Joe is on duty.
Phillips proved a star student so far and is always keen to learn more.
I am to the Chinese.
They're the Japanese.
Sorry-- sorry I want to apologize to the whole Chinese nation for that remark.
NARRATOR: His antiques education still has some way to go.
Well, hang on that's not-- that doesn't go with that, does it?
You're trying to trick me there.
NARRATOR: But at last that degree in German is paying off.
True-- to be true is to be I'm none the wiser.
[SPEAKING GERMAN] means unified to be strong.
[SPEAKING GERMAN] I'm sorry.
If you [INAUDIBLE] me to death.
PHIL: That's that's a lovely little cupboard that one.
How much are these big glasses?
JOE: But I reckon you can get a good gin in that.
How much here Joe?
80 pounds a pair.
Do you like those or not?
I do quite like them actually.
Have another look let me bring them out here then.
NARRATOR: They may be gin glasses to fill but actually these are two late Victorian vases with foliage decoration, not quite a matching pair.
They are lovely, aren't they?
Yeah, they're smashing pieces.
NARRATOR: Don't say smashing around here.
I'm 40 to be any good.
NARRATOR: Half price Phil, that's cheeky.
You better win.
We'll do it for you Joe.
We'll do it for you.
You're a good man Joe.
Thank you very much indeed.
NARRATOR: Time to raise those very large glasses to the conclusion of today's shopping.
But will the teams be tasting success or drowning their sorrows when they reveal all to each other?
So what will they make of each other's offerings?
Izzy whizzy let's get busy.
Hold on it doesn't-- it doesn't finish there.
Yeah, the table extends somewhat.
You want to know, 80 pounds.
That is a fantastic thing if you've got to give it the top, wonderful.
What is the device in your right hand Philip?
Yeah, it's a hand-painted number.
It's caught my eye.
You like it?
You see I do have a taste.
Yeah, of course you have taste.
Yeah, it is all down to me.
Well, you've done fantastically well Phil, I'm very proud of you.
He sort of tagged along a bit.
Yeah, I'm very proud of you.
I think you've done an amazing job.
These are beautiful items.
NARRATOR: Less of the flattery, and on with the business please Brian and Paul.
- Here we go.
- Does this work?
There you go.
Here, this is an interesting item here.
That's a Zulu pipe.
There's a big demand for those in Hampshire.
This is interesting I won't pick it up.
It's a second world war silk escape map.
Should do 30 or 40 pounds.
It's not stratospheric, but the gate is an interesting thing.
And I can't see whatever that is.
These are signs, people love these.
They love them in their flats, - Yeah.
And their apartments.
So we bought this as a job lob of three.
And how much are they?
I think we've all done incredibly well.
I think we have and this time tomorrow we'll know the answer, won't we?
NARRATOR: Well, it's good notices all round, but what are the critics saying in private.
If you could wave a magic wand and have their offering rather than ours.
I think that you know railway stuff is very, very sought after.
And if-- and if that sign gets some attraction that could be a headache.
I like their things very, very much but I think we're going to win.
NARRATOR: No first night nerves there then.
Too close to call.
NARRATOR: It's auction day and the teams are making their way just a little inland to the Hampshire village of Swanmore where their fortunes or lack of them rest on the bidders at Pump House Auctions.
This must be the place.
We are here.
You chaps have got a lot to worry about.
You'll be all right.
You-- I would-- if I was in your situation I'd be really worried.
We may have a problem.
Good luck gentlemen.
[NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING] NARRATOR: No problem, auctioneer Dominic Foster is best placed to judge the team's purchases.
I think the brass portholes and aws in particular we tend to do quite well with nautical themed items like that because of our proximity to Portsmouth.
We have a lot of people who are quite interested in naval maritime items, so hopefully they'll do quite well.
The [INAUDIBLE] Bentwood Charles high chair that's quite nice and they're quite collectible.
And generally fairly popular, so hopefully that might make sort of 40, 50, 60 pounds maybe.
NARRATOR: Each of our team started with 400 pounds.
Brian and Paul plumped for an eclectic mix signing up for 6 lots that set them back a total of 273 pounds.
Rookie Philip and his partner Phil also acquired 6 lots some with the distinct tang of salty sea air about them.
Their outlay was a relatively modest 215 pounds.
69 the tool kit now NARRATOR: As the auction kicked off tensions building.
My heart is beating.
Beating, that's a good job, you have to worry when there isn't.
Worry when it isn't.
NARRATOR: First up is Brian and Paul's Zulu pipe.
Paul found it and Brian fell in love with it.
Was this the one that was used in the film?
Six zero seven eight the wooden pipe now.
Got eight pounds, 10 is there?
10 there is, 12 anywhere?
12, 14 anywhere?
That's a Zulu pipe by the way.
At 12 pounds.
NARRATOR: A 7 pounds profit is a great start for Brian and Paul.
How much was it?
Going down now.
[INAUDIBLE] NARRATOR: Philip and Phil's jug vase and theater poster have been combined into one rather odd job lot I've got a couple of bids at 18, I got 22, bid 24 anywhere?
24, 26 anywhere?
26, 28, 30 anywhere?
30 there is, and 2?
At 30 pounds, 2 anywhere?
Sell it then at 30 pounds.
That's just cost us a fiverr.
NARRATOR: Oh, I'm lucky after commission that's a slight loss.
Next up is the 19th century child's chair on wheels which Briant spotted.
I got 50 pound bid with 5 is there?
55 there is, 60 anywhere?
There is, and 5, 80?
5, 90 anywhere?
That is 85.
At 85 pounds then?
NARRATOR: It's a strange little thing but someone likes it, and it puts brown and Paul well ahead of the Phils, who've yet to make a penny.
That's our moment.
To bask in the glory of hype and profit, because that could be the highest ever.
NARRATOR: It's Phil and Phillips articulated hands now.
Could this be the lot to change their fortunes?
16 if you like.
16 there is, 18?
At 18, 20 anywhere?
Sell them then at 18 pounds?
NARRATOR: 8 pounds is the first profit for Phil and Philip.
You're on the way now chaps.
The competition is hotting up and very appropriately it's Brian and Paul's brass and wrought iron fire dogs A couple of bids here 24, 26, 28 is there?
28, 30 anywhere?
30 there is, 2 sir?
34, 36, 38, 40, 2 anywhere?
At 40 pounds.
At 40 pounds then?
NARRATOR: It's a profit and someone's pleased.
Can you please wipe the smiles off your face.
It's not very gentlemany.
NARRATOR: So far Phil and Philip are trailing Brian and Paul, now it's time to see if their speculation on nautical lots pays off.
I got 18, 22, 24, there is.
26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 32 only?
Sell then at 32 pounds.
That's right, isn't it?
Well, back on the net.
NARRATOR: It is indeed a result, putting Phillip and Phil into the lead.
Next up is the bentwood chair Brian's first purchase at 26 pounds.
Well 30 pounds for it somewhere?
30 for him, no?
20 to start then?
There is, 2 anywhere?
This is a moment 20 pounds 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 28 only.
30 there is.
Sell it then at 32 pounds.
NARRATOR: It's a profit for Brian and Paul, but they're still trailing team Phil.
The two glass vases are next with potential for giant G 30 there is, 2 anywhere?
30 pounds 32, 34, 36, 38, 40 anywhere?
38, 40 anywhere?
Sell them then at 38 pounds?
NARRATOR: Oh, Phil and Phillip's lead is starting to look decidedly fragile.
NARRATOR: Brian and Paul's silk map is under the hammer now, but does it chart the route to riches.
Interesting lot that, what 20 pounds for it somewhere?
20 there is, 2 anywhere?
22 there is, 24, 26, 28 anywhere?
26 here, 28 anywhere?
28 at the back.
30, 2, 34 anywhere?
Sell it then at 32 pounds.
NARRATOR: A very handsome profit puts Brian and Paul back into the lead.
Tell you what, this is Braveheart all over again.
NARRATOR: The awesome life belt did well for Philip and Phil, but will their luck hold with another nautical lot.
We're fairly close to the seat here.
We're further away than we were when we bought them.
Yeah, what 60 pounds was the lot somewhere?
50 to start then?
54 from somewhere?
I've got 40 here, and 45 there is.
50 there is.
5, 60, 5, 70 anywhere?
70 there is.
And 5, 80 anywhere?
Sell it at 75 pounds?
NARRATOR: Phillips 45 pounds on a ride in the Jag deal has paid off superbly.
And team Phil leaps back into the lead.
Oh, yeah you had a win.
NARRATOR: Yeah but auctions are unpredictable Brian, and your trio of enamel signs might put you back on track.
I've got a couple of bids, I've got 80 and I got 90 pounds, 100 is there?
100 there is, 5 anywhere?
And five anywhere?
And 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130.
At 125, 130 anywhere?
Sell them at 125 pounds?
NARRATOR: It's a profit Brian and Paul are closing the gap.
It's too close to call.
It wasn't good-- it wasn't that good.
Hey, it wasn't that good it only made a tenner on it.
NARRATOR: With friends like that.
The final lot is Phil and Phillips decidedly battered set of vintage draws, and everything rests on how they do.
I just hope Paul drawers don't get pulled down.
Here we go again.
231A now the old bank of drawers now to 60 pounds for it somewhere?
64, 50 if you like then.
50 there is, 5 anywhere?
55 there is.
60 there is.
75, and 80 anywhere?
80 there is.
And 5, 90 anywhere?
Sell it then at 85 pounds?
I think that's just got us out of trouble.
NARRATOR: The drawers are battered and that fiver helps determine which team emerges bruised.
God dear me.
I think-- I think you have to concede defeat.
NARRATOR: Phil seems to think team Phil's victorious, so let's check the math.
Brian and Phil did some nifty team work and made bold choices, but it wasn't quite enough.
After commission they actually lost 5.68 p, leaving them with 394 pounds 32p.
Antiques novice Phillip and his mentor Phil made waves at the auction by adding nautical lots to their haul resulting in a profit of 12.96 p, So they leave victorious with 412 pounds 96 p. All profits made on the road trip no matter how small go to children in need.
And we'll end on that note.
Brian I'll see you in the big [INAUDIBLE]..
It's been a pleasure.
Thank you very much.
- I've learned a lot from you.
- All right.
I really mean that.
- Let's go.
See you soon bye-bye.
[MUSIC PLAYING] PHILIP: It's just been completely enjoyable.
I've just enjoyed every minute.
BRIAN: I wouldn't have missed it for the world, not for the world.