Media release: STV Productions secures 220-episode antiques programming deal with Discovery


GLASGOW-based independent production company, STV Productions, today confirms a deal with Discovery for the licensing of 160 episodes of Antiques Road Trip and 60 episodes of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip – to air on free-to-air channel, Really.

The series follows the country’s top antiques experts as they battle it out in a search for quirky and valuable antiques to auction off for profit, with all profits going to Children in Need. The experts pair up for a scenic road trip through the British countryside, visiting antiques shops and local areas of interest while exploring the country’s rich historical and cultural heritage.

The celebrity edition of the show has seen a variety of famous faces from stage, screen, sport and media take on the challenge, including Jennifer Saunders, Charles Dance, Judy Murray and Chesney Hawkes.

Antiques Road Trip is a top-performing show on Really. The show has reached over 13.9 million people in 2019. Equally, Celebrity Antiques Road Trip has performed strongly on the channel, consistently reaching millions of viewers. The deal includes series 5-14 of Antiques Road Trip and series 4-6 of the Celebrity version. Previous series of both shows are currently airing on Really.

Antiques Road Trip and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip are original commissions for the BBC, with the brand new celebrity series currently airing on BBC2.

Paul Sheehan, chief operating officer at STV Productions, said: “Antiques Road Trip and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip continue to go from strength to strength, clearly resonating with and entertaining viewers, week in week out. We’re thrilled that the series continues to deliver impressive audiences for Really, and that Discovery has committed to an additional 220 episodes. This deal and our relationship with Discovery is testament to the brilliant team behind what has become a much-loved show, which maintains its vitality and energy with every new episode.”

Clare Laycock SVP head of Lifestyle and Entertainment Brands, Discovery said: “I’m delighted we’ve been able to secure further series of these two fantastic series from STV Productions. Both are firm favourites with Really’s audience.”


Notes to editors:

*Source: BARB/TechEdge, January – October 2019.

*Antiques Road Trip is Really’s #1 title in 2019 (based on ratings contribution), accounting for 21 per cent of all channel ratings from eight per cent of the schedule (efficiency index: 249)

For more information, please contact:

STV Productions
Kirstin Stevenson, 07803 970106 /

Christabel Smith, 44 (0) 7584 509426 /

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