Secret Dealers

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  • 2010
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.5  (18)

Secret Dealers is a thrilling TV show that runs on one of the world's leading digital providers, FilmRise. The show is hosted by the immensely talented Kate Bliss, David Ford, and Simon Schneider, and was on air from 2010 to 2017. The show follows a typical format where three antique dealers visit homes across the UK, looking for hidden treasures. In their search for valuable items, they often engage in friendly conversations with homeowners who tell stories and share the history of the artifacts they come across.

The three "secret" dealers, Bliss, Ford, and Schneider, are all professionals in the antique world, and they compete with one another to acquire items for their shops. Each of them brings their unique strengths to the show, and it's always fascinating witnessing their different approaches to finding the best deals.

Kate Bliss brings a female perspective and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Georgian and Victorian antiques. David Ford, on the other hand, is a suave dealer with a keen eye for items from the 20th Century, while Simon Schneider specializes in restoring antique furniture to give it new life.

The dealer with the most valuable items at the end of the show wins a prize, but that's not the only thing that makes Secret Dealers intriguing. The dealers' haggling skills are put to the test, as they try to negotiate the best prices from homeowners who are often unaware of the true worth of their belongings.

Throughout the show, viewers get to learn a thing or two about the antiques world. They discover what makes particular items valuable, and how to determine the authenticity of antiques. Often, the dealers provide historical context and share interesting trivia about the artifacts they're trying to acquire.

Besides, the show's settings are breathtaking. The team travels to some of the UK's most beautiful locations, including London, Devon, Yorkshire, and Cornwall, where they meet homeowners from all walks of life. From small cottages to palatial homes, each new location reveals more stunning antiques waiting to be uncovered, adding to the show's excitement.

One of the most fascinating aspects of this show is watching the dealers' reactions. Their faces light up when they notice something that fits in their collection, or their hearts sink when they discover they're about to let a real treasure go. They're all charming, and it's infectious seeing them get excited about the pieces they uncover.

Overall, Secret Dealers is an entertaining and informative show for anyone who loves antiques, history, and the thrill of the hunt. The team of host-dealers is delightful, and their camaraderie is lovely to watch. The show has a nostalgic feel to it, transporting viewers back in time to discover the stories behind the items that have been passed down through generations. It's a show that's hard to skip, and if you're an antique fanatic, this one is worth looking out for.

Secret Dealers is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (40 episodes). The series first aired on September 27, 2010.

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Seasons
Episode 30
30. Episode 30
July 15, 2011
James Layte, Simon Schneider, and Henry Nicholls engage in a bidding war for a Victorian page turner. Meanwhile, none of the dealers bid on a Lincolnshire husband's autographed sports memorabilia but all bid on the wife's various pieces of gold jewelry.
Episode 29
29. Episode 29
July 14, 2011
Simon Schneider tries to hide a highly valuable silver centerpiece so he can be the sole bidder, and Allison Chapman is determined to outbid the other dealers in acquring an inherited emerald and diamond ring.
Episode 28
28. Episode 28
July 13, 2011
Stewart Hofgartner bids on an architectural plant while Simon Schneider and Karen Dalmeny compete for the same items like a silver jewelry box and a Victorian canterbury.
Episode 27
27. Episode 27
July 12, 2011
Allison Chapman tries to distract the other dealers so she can be the only one who bids on a Dutch oil painting, and a set of silver marrow scoops starts a bidding war.
Episode 26
26. Episode 26
July 11, 2011
Tim Hogarth offers to donate money to the British Legion in exchange for a death plaque, and Brenda Haller accuses Tim Hogarth of gold scale trickery when she bids too low on a gold charm bracelet. Meanwhile, a pair of Royal Dux figures catches the bidders' eyes as soon as they walk in the door.
Episode 25
25. Episode 25
July 8, 2011
Tim Hogarth and Allison Chapman bid big on some gold jewelry, and a South Yorkshire widow has a hard time letting go of her antiques including a Bohemian glass centerpiece.
Episode 24
24. Episode 24
July 7, 2011
Homeowners in Lincolnshire and Wales invite antiques experts to bid for their possessions, including a Worcester vase bought from a charity shop and an emerald and diamond ring.
Episode 23
23. Episode 23
July 6, 2011
A Derbyshire homeowner looks to downsize but struggles to sell off her prized crown derby figurine collection. Also, a Cheshire homeowner sells off his late wife's antiques that he has no idea what the value of them are, but a hand-me-down carriage clock ends up being a hard sell.
Episode 22
22. Episode 22
July 5, 2011
A 19th century windsor chair in Oxfordshire has David Heckney and David Ford competing for the stronger bid. Also, a Berkshire homeowner learns about the history of her father's MBE while attempting to sell off a garage full of inhereted antiques.
Episode 21
21. Episode 21
July 4, 2011
A stylish arts and crafts copper box has the three dealers captivated, and a box of commerative silver coins and gold ingots hiding in a South Wales attic has Henry Nicholls making a massive bid.
Episode 20
20. Episode 20
July 1, 2011
Karen Dalmeny discovers the other dealers are attempting to hide a Victorian silver and pearl rattle from each other, but everyone manages to get a bid on it. Also, Mike Melody and Simon Schneider have trouble opening a 1920s Edison phonograph but end up bidding on it anyways.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
June 30, 2011
Tim Hogarth gets caught resorting to sneaky tactics in order to acquire a Victorian watercolor painting, and a boat lover attempts to sell his nautical antiques and model ships.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
June 29, 2011
A card case collector in Essex tries to sell off his collection to raise money for eye surgery, and ends up making a lot of money off of a gold cigarette case alone. Also, a retiring couple make the dealers compete in a bidding war for a pair of 19th century candelabra.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
June 28, 2011
Kate Bliss attempts to open up a bidding war for a French porcelein trinket box, and the dealers clamour for a horseshoe-shaped stool.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
June 27, 2011
Mark Stevens and David Hakeney compete for a number of inhereted and international antiques, including a silver and tortise shell dressing table set and a Chinese silver coral tea caddy. Meanwhile, a trio of younger dealers bid on more current items like a Winnie the Pooh bear and some pop art canvases.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
June 24, 2011
The dealers offer an amount for a husband's collectibles that brings his wife to tears. Also, a woman lets the dealers loose on her east Asian and orientalist antiques so she can travel to see family.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
June 23, 2011
A recent retiree struggles to sell off her antique jewelry collection, and a woman tries to sell her nautical antiques inherited from her late husband so she can afford a vacation.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
June 22, 2011
A doulton ware collector is looking to sell off pieces of his collection, and a bohemian amber glass goblet starts a bidding war.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
June 21, 2011
The secret dealers give the largest amount they've ever offered for a woman's family heirlooms including a large set of silverware. Also, Karen Dalmeny and Simon Schneider are forced to up their bids on a foxhunting print.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
June 20, 2011
Oxfordshire antique collectors expect to sell a Victorian salt cellar set, and all three dealers bid on a set of wind-up monkey toys from the homeowner's childhood that still bring her nostalgia.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
June 17, 2011
David Ford, Simon Schneider, and David Tutman fawn over a monogrammed inkstand originally gifted to the homeowner's grandfather on his 21st birthday. Also, an antique collecting bachelor looks to unload a Victorian mirror given to him by an ex and a 1970s studio pottery lamp.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
June 16, 2011
An elderly woman struggles to part with an antique sewing set and a gold snake bangle. Meanwhile, a woman in Cambridge is shocked to realize that a silver and enamel bowl she thought was worthless is actually worth thousands at auctions.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
June 15, 2011
Karen Dalmeny, Mike Melody, and Simon Schneider spend the entire episode in the "dream home" of an antiques expert who has valuable goods acquired from British aristrocracy and a 1976 Rolls Royce. However, the dealers struggle to make bids the expert finds high enough.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
June 14, 2011
A woman refuses to give up a painting of a dog despite the profit she would make. Also, the dealers engage in a bidding war over a glass scent bottle that Stewart Hofgartner wants to give to his wife as a Valentine's Day present.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
June 13, 2001
A couple in Berkshire are expecting a lot of money for their early 20th century antiques and collectibles, and a Hertfordshire woman is looking to unload a hoard of inherited antique bric-a-brac.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
June 10, 2011
New dealer Paul Hetchin and David Ford see potential in autographed L. S. Lowry prints, and Alison Chapman hides a painting from the other dealers so she can secure her bid.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
June 9, 2011
An elderly couple looks to sell off their collectibles so they can afford to visit their grandchildren in Australia. Meanwhile, a self-described hoarder realizes her collecting has gone too far and lets the dealers loose.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
June 8, 2011
A Yorkshire couple are trying to make their home fit an arts and crafts theme, but it's the arts and crafts items the dealers want, and a woman gets David Hakeney and Ian Towning to up their bids on a silver chatelaine heirloom.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
June 7, 2011
The dealers dive in on a collection of maritime antiques, and compete for parts of a large silver collection.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
June 6, 2011
Simon Schneider takes a risk when he bids on a large stack of sheet music from as long ago as 1803, and Alison Chapman buys a gold and turquoise pendant all for herself from a family in Suffolk.
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Where to Watch Secret Dealers
Secret Dealers is available for streaming on the FilmRise website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Secret Dealers on demand at , Tubi TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 27, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (18)