Pier to feature on TV show

  • 22 September, 2021
  • On the pier


A popular seaside attraction will be appearing on a hit BBC television
show next week.

Clacton Pier is featuring on the Antiques Road Trip with experts
Catherine Southon and Serhat Ahmet heading for the coast.

The programme goes out on Tuesday September 28 at 4.30pm on BBC1,
following filming back in April.

Catherine and Serhat spent more than six hours at the Pier with a crew
for the episode which is part of the 22nd series.

The pair crashed about on the dodgems, strolled along the decking, and
munched on candy floss during filming. The team also enjoyed a lunch of fish
and chips.

Pier director Billy Ball said that he is looking forward to watching the

“The team from Antiques Road Trip were with us for most of the day on a
blustery Saturday about five months ago,” he said.

“It will be interesting to see what footage they use but I am sure the
Dockside Dodgems will be a significant part of the show.

“We were pleased to be able to host them and the crew were delighted
with the result of the filming.”

It was a first visit for Serhat, but it was trip down memory lane for Catherine
who was a student at Essex University.

“I remember coming down to the Pier, but it has changed such a lot since
I was here last and there have been huge improvements,” she added.

Serhat, a London-based antiques dealer, is the new boy on the team and
this is only his second series. However, he has plenty of experience with more
than 25 years in his family’s business.

The programme follows pairs of experts as they head off across the
country trying to find hidden gems that will make them a profit at auction.

Under COVID restrictions the teams were unable to attend the auction and
had to find a venue from which to follow it on their iPads – and they chose the


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