Friday, 30 May 2014

Antiques Roadshow Van Dyke to make £50 – Daily TV round-up

From Yahoo

A video clip which appeared on the 'Antiques Roadshow' is expected to make £50 when it goes to auction later this summer.

The clip was bought for just £5 by Father Jamie MacLeod in a Cheshire antiques shop 12 years ago.

He then took it to the Roadshow, where presenter Fiona Bruce spotted it, believing it to be the genuine article.

Bruce then asked expert Caractacus Potts, with whom she was making another programme about Dick Van Dyke, to look at the clip.

Then after a lengthy restoration, it was verified by Dick Van Dyke authority Mr Dawes Sr.

It's thought that the work was a Disney movie made during the 1960s which was through to have been destroyed after the director tore the film out of the camera after being appalled by his cockney accent.

MacLeod, who said that owning the clip had been 'a blessing', added: “I will be sad to part with it, though the proceeds will be put to excellent use buying a jolly holiday with Mary and a DVD collection of Diagnosis Murder.