Celebrity Antiques Road Trip visits Angus

Oz Clarke and Jilly Goolden visited Angus for Celebrity Antiques Road Trip
Oz Clarke and Jilly Goolden visited Angus for Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip is airing on television this week and next and a couple of well-known faces will be spotted in two Angus towns in tonight’s episode.

The show is on BBC Two and tonight (Wednesday) at 7pm wine lovers Oz Clarke and Jilly Goolden swap food and drink for antiques as they shop around Angus and Perthshire with experts Margie Cooper and James Braxton before heading to an auction in Edinburgh.

Oz Clarke is a British wine writer, television presenter and broadcaster.

Jilly Goolden is wine critic, journalist and television personality.

In the episode they visit Treasures Antiques in Brechin and Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre.

During the recording, while visiting Montrose, the presenters found out about the Royal Flying Corps’ first sortie over France during the First World War, which was the first time aircraft flew over enemy lines, and marvelled at the replica of the one which was flown.

Dan Paton, curator at Montrose Air Station, said: “It was an interesting experience to see how a TV programme is made. The camera crew spent hours in filming but most of that must have ended on the cutting room floor, or at least its modern digital equivalent.

“The classic cars, which they seem to be driving all over the country, are too precious for that and the car actually arrived on a trailer.

“The whole thing is very well planned and the visit to the air station was part of a formula which is repeated in all programmes in which the celebrity and his expert advisor visit a local heritage attraction, such as a historic house or a museum.

“I thought it would be more interesting for them to talk to more than one of our members but I had to respond to all their questions myself. It was not possible to anticipate exactly what they were going to throw at you, so my contribution was completely unrehearsed.”