This week is the first screening of BBC 1’s Antiques Road Trip to south Lincolnshire and the Fens, filmed by young local producer/director Michael Bennett.
Today’s episode of the daytime series shows BBC antiques experts Philip Serrell and Thomas Plant’s journey from north of Boston to Stamford and Ely, dropping in on the Burtey Fen Collection at Pinchbeck and shopping for quirky potential treasures in Spalding on the way.
Look out for the pair’s call in to see town dealer John Mumford after pulling up on the Abbey Path pavement in their classic Triumph Stag.
Don’t miss a meander through the stalls in Spalding Market Place and an unexpected visit to the town’s unique gunmakers Elderkin and Son in Broad Street.
Fans of the show, screened every week day at 4.30pm, will be able to see how much profit the experts made for charity after auctioning the items they bought in the Fens off at a sale in Ely.
Former Ayscoughfee Hall and Spalding Grammar School pupil Michael (26), whose parents live at Moulton Chapel, said: “I was brought in by STV, who made the series for the BBC, as shooting producer/director on this trip.
“So I was filming the experts and it was great to be on my home turf.
“I wanted to emphasise the unique atmosphere of the Fens so I took shots of the long views and empty roads, and we made sure when we stopped to ask directions it was from a guy on a combine harvester!”
Michael has worked in broadcasting for five years.