A TYNEDALE antiques business will hit television screens later this year after popular show Antiques Road Trip chose to visit.

Antiques expert Margie Cooper arrived at Malcolm Eglin Antiques in Bywell on Monday afternoon in a vintage BMW 2002 Targa, accompanied by the film crew from the BBC1 show.

The antiques business, which moved to South Acomb Farm at Bywell from Haugh Lane Industrial Estate in November last year, has featured on the show several times before – but not for a few years.

Malcolm and his wife Pat were thrilled to welcome Margie and the team, who had already visited locations including Peebles, Alnwick, Amble and Newcastle on their trip.

Malcolm said: “It’s really good for us. We’ve been on a good few times.

“We work away a lot and can’t always do it when they get in touch, but it’s good fun when they do come.

“We do have a good showroom and it’s quite nice that we get compliments; the shows are often repeated and clearly it has an avid following.

“Margie had a look around and asked for information about various things.

“It’s not always easy because they haven’t got a huge budget, but a few smaller pieces took her interest and I think she went away quite happy.”

But avid viewers of the show will have to wait until September or October, when the series airs, to see what Margie purchased.

She will go head-to-head with expert Charles Hanson to seek out hidden gems with the aim of making the most profit at auction.

Margie said: “When I walked in, I thought ‘oh my goodness’, I didn’t have that much to spend and I thought ‘what a beautiful shop’ – I’m not going to be able to buy anything!’

“But I did find a couple of things.

“We do go to all sorts of places; we go to centres, junk shops and shops full of new stuff, and it’s very nice to come into such a beautiful place.”