MILLIONS of TV viewers will get a good look around a Huddersfield antique shop.
A BBC film crew spent an afternoon at Serendipity in Lockwood.
They were filming an episode of the hit show Antiques Road Trip at the Bridge Street shop.
Owner Simon Franco told the Examiner: “The programme involves teams of two driving round the country in vintage cars, stopping off at various antique shops to buy items to put in an auction.
“The aim is to make as much profit as possible.”
Mr Franco said that antique dealer Paul Laidlaw liked his shop – but didn’t buy anything.
“He told me that the auction doesn’t specialise in expensive antiques – the challenge is to find something very, very cheap and make a profit on it,” he said.
“He said he loved the shop and would come back to buy something privately. But, because of the nature of the programme, he didn’t buy anything for the auction.
“He couldn’t stop apologising, he said it was a fantastic shop but he didn’t want to insult me by offering silly prices.”
The film crew spent four hours at the three-storey shop.
Mr Franco said: “It’s such a big shop and I don’t think they were prepared for that.”
Mr Franco, who has owned Serendipity since 1998, believes programmes like Antiques Road Trip are good for his business.
“They try to make people come out to antique shops and look for bargains. Everyone is a dealer at heart, we like to buy something for 50p and get a tenner for it,” he said.
The episode of Antiques Road Trip is due to be screened late this year.