Tim An­gel has a four-mil­lion-item wardrobe af­ter buy­ing the BBC’s cos­tumes

The Jewish Chronicle - - PEOPLE -

BUSI­NESS­MAN TIM An­gel will never be short of some­thing to wear. The chair­man of An­gels cos­tu­miers, he re­cently bought the BBC cos­tume col­lec­tion — com­pris­ing more than one mil­lion cos­tumes — to add to his com­pany’s ex­ist­ing three mil­lion out­fits. Among them are pieces from Life on Mars, ’Allo ’Allo, Doc­tor Who and Ex­tras.

Ac­cord­ing to Mr An­gel, all the clothes laid out would amount to more than 7 miles of cos­tume. “This is one of the most var­ied col­lec­tions I have bought,” Mr An­gel, who has been work­ing in the fam­ily busi­ness for the past 40 years, tells Peo­ple. “When I started work­ing at An­gels, one of my aims was to ac­quire the BBC col­lec­tion, so to have bought the stock is great. To be able to buy a large col­lec­tion of 60s and 70s orig­i­nal cos­tumes is fan­tas­tic for the fu­ture of the com­pany.”

The pieces are avail­able for private hire, and to TV and film pro­duc­tions from the com- pany’s HQ in Hen­don, North Lon­don. Prices range from £20 to £200.

Founded in 1840 by Mor­ris An­gel, An­gels claims to be the world’s long­est-es­tab­lished sup­plier of cos­tumes to the film, theatre, and television in­dus­tries, un­der­tak­ing around 1,000 TV, film and theatre projects a year.

Mr An­gel is the fifth gen­er­a­tion of his fam­ily to head the firm.

He lives in Stan­more, Mid­dle­sex, and is a mem­ber of West Lon­don Syn­a­gogue.

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