Channel Four orders more Four Rooms

Channel FourChannel Four has commissioned a second series of its antiques programme Four Rooms.

Channel 4 has green-lit a new series of Four Rooms (8 X 60), the specialist factual formatted series that offered people a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sell to four of Britain’s top dealers in art, antiques and collectibles. The series proved compelling, suspense-filled viewing, with members of the public bringing an eclectic mix of items to the dealers, including a Banksy wall and a mummified mermaid. The show also launched four experts; Emma Hawkins, Andrew Lamberty, Jeff Salmon and Gordon Watson and was presented by Anita Rani.

The series is again commissioned by Specialist Factual Commissioning Editor Tanya Shaw, who said: “Four Rooms was a completely new and unique proposition to bring to our audience. It’s the first time that antiques and collectibles have been covered in a prime-time, 8pm slot and I’m thrilled with the work the team did in sourcing incredible items from around the country. The series covered art, modern social history and design – all through the prism of commercial reality. These aren’t insurance valuations; the dealers have to put their money where their mouth is.”

“We’re delighted to get cracking with a second series of Four Rooms. We will be building on the excitement and anticipation generated by series one, and sourcing even more amazing and wonderful collectibles for our team of dealers to bid on. With everything from a stuffed polar bear, to a Banksy Wall and a Concorde nose in last series, we’re going to leave no stone unturned in the hunt for the unusual, but ultimately, collectible.” – John Comerford, Executive Producer talkbackTHAMES

Four Rooms is a talkback THAMES production for Channel 4.