Out with the old estate
favourite Gordon Brown (pictured) hosts the new series Auction Room. Brown accompanies guests to Sydney auction house, Lawsons, to share in the thrills and spills of auction day. They include Anne Darge, whose father was an obsessed collector of almost anything and everything. She and her husband Bruce are overwhelmed dealing with his estate. There is so much stuff they don’t know where to begin. Anne and Bruce need the money to pay for their first trip to England to visit their daughter in London. Another is Simon Szene. Simon has filled a warehouse with interesting and unusual construction site treasures after saving vintage pieces of hardware and industrial furniture from the tip face. Simon loves his old Art Deco birdcage lift but the time has come to say goodbye. Gordon, meanwhile, is always on the lookout for a bargain. Although he loves a classic antique, he spots some iconic pieces of 20thcentury design at Lawsons. Will he place the winning bid on a beautiful Italian coffee pot?
Sunday, 6pm, ABC1.