21 Nov 2013
“The show that tries and succeeds to make antiques less dusty: Antiques Roadshow meets Deal or No Deal meets Dragons' Den.” Sam Wollaston, The Guardian.
Channel 4 has re-commissioned the hugely popular Four Rooms for a fourth series, ordering 30 brand new episodes from Boundless (part of FremantleMedia UK) .Four Rooms will return to Channel 4 with a host of curious collectables and nerve-wracking deals.
Anita Ranireturns as presenter with eightof Britain’s leading dealers once again prepared to spend their own money if the right item comes through their door. From artefacts and memorabilia to taxidermy, art and antiques, the new series will see members of the public enter the show’s daunting four rooms looking to strategically pit their wits against the dealers to sell a prized possession. Can the sellers hold their nerve and cut a deal that means they will walk away with a potentially vast amount of money or will they cave in and accept the first deal they are offered?
The dealers this series will include the original powerhouse line-up of Gordon Watson, Jeff Salmon, and Celia Sawyer – featuring alongside Wendy Meakin(art collector and dealer), Peter Ratcliffe (sports and memorabilia dealer),Raj Bisram(co-owner of Bentley’s Fine Art and Antiques Auction House), Alex Proud(owner of Proud Galleries) and David Sonnenthal (Bond Street Pawnbroker).
Some of last seasons’ highlights include items such as a vial of Thomas Becket’s blood, Couture Roadkill, The Queen Mother’s Handbag, a school book once owned by Princess Diana and the first British passport ever issued.
Four Roomswas commissioned by Sagina Shabaya, Commissioning Editor Daytime and Off Peak at Channel 4 and is a Boundless (a part of Fremantlemedia UK) production for Channel 4.Executive Producer is Claudia Lewis.
Patrick Holland, Managing Director of Boundless commented: “We are delighted that Four Rooms is coming back bigger and better than before. It’s a testament to our great dealers and the weird and wonderful items they bought, that the series will be returning to prime time. It’s terrific that we will also make another run of shows for the daytime schedule, bringing the same great drama and story-telling to the daytime audience.’
Four Roomsis casting now and the team would love to hear from anyone who has something original to sell and is willing to go head to head with the dealers. To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org call 01494 733 575 and leave a message.
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Notes to Editors:
FremantleMedia UK is the UK production arm of FremantleMedia, the global production and content business of the RTL Group, Europe’s largest television and radio company. FremantleMedia UK, comprises of a group of labels, Talkback, Retort, Boundless, Thames and Newman Street, which produce some of the UK’s most successful shows. The labels are headed up by some of the UK’s leading creative talent including Dan Baldwin, Jon Rolph, Patrick Holland, Richard Holloway and Paul Marquess. Across the group the labels provide award winning programming for all major terrestrial, digital channels and digital outlets. With an unparalleled range of programming including: The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Juice, Take Me Out, Over The Rainbow, Blockbusters, The Apprentice, You’re Fired, Can’t Take It With You, Four Rooms, Grand Designs, Great British Railway Journeys, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The IT Crowd, QI, The Rob Brydon Show, The Sinking of the Laconia, Kidnap and Ransom and Holy Flying Circus - the Group has aired over 450 hours of programming on terrestrial TV in the past 12 months alone.