A Flamstead-based antiques business is set to appear on the BBC's Antiques Road Trip, after film crews visited.

Retrovation will appear on the popular BBC One show at 3.45pm tomorrow (Tuesday, February 28).


The business features decorative antiques, period props and unique interiors.

Dawn and Stephen Diggines, who run the business, were visited by expert Mark Hill who was on the hunt for "unique and quirky pieces".

Herts Advertiser: Mark searched the business for unique and quirky pieces.Mark searched the business for unique and quirky pieces. (Image: Dawn Diggines)

In a post on the organisation's website, Dawn wrote: "We had the wonderful pleasure to welcome Mark Hill to come and film as part of Antiques Road Trip.

"Mark is an antiques expert and has worked at many of the leading auction houses such as Bonhams and Sotherbys.

Herts Advertiser: The episode will air at 3.45pm tomorrow.The episode will air at 3.45pm tomorrow. (Image: Dawn Diggines)

"He is also a regular expert on the Antiques Road Show.

"Mark has a wealth of knowledge and was astounded at the amount of pieces we have tucked away in the Retrobarn.

"He searched high and low throughout and found pieces that we had forgotten about and were interesting.

"It was such a fun day. The classic car even matched Mark! He really was the 'Boy in Blue'!"

Herts Advertiser: The episode will conclude with an auction in Bedford.The episode will conclude with an auction in Bedford. (Image: Dawn Diggines)

According to the BBC, the episode will feature a 200-year-old regency ornament, Victorian anatomy moulds and a perfume pioneer.

The episode's description on the BBC's website reads: "Antiques experts Irita Marriott and Mark Hill continue their road trip around England in a classic car, scouring every nook, cranny and dusty shelf for treasures from the past while competing to make the most profit at auction.

"Irita gets excited by a 200-year-old regency ornament, and Mark indulges his taste in the macabre when he discovers some Victorian anatomy moulds.


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"But it’s not all shopping. Mark learns about a perfume pioneer from Amersham, and Irita dons her pads to find out about a towering figure from the world of women’s cricket.

"Their trip ends at auction in Bedford, where their antiques go under the gavel, and they find out who has made the most money."

Retrovation is open for appointment only, but the company's collection can be browsed via www.retrovation.co.uk.