Tim first started appearing regularly on television
in the early 1990’s on BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW and has remained a regular
contributor ever since. He attended this year’s National TV Awards
Ceremony at the Albert Hall in October when the Antiques Roadshow was
short-listed for an award.
Tim was a regular ‘expert’
appearing on THE GREAT ANTIQUES HUNT with Jilly Goolden (and the
bloodhound). These appearances included two Christmas ‘specials’ when Tim
appeared with June Whitfield and Pauline Quirke!
In the mid 1990’s, he became a
co-presenter on the BBC 2 programme THE ANTIQUES SHOW with Francine Stock
and Fiona Bruce, completing over 60 programmes which became one of the
most popular programmes on BBC 2.
Tim has also appeared on LIGHT
LUNCH, has completed 50 programmes in the Lomond TV series GOING GOING
GONE with Lars Tharp and Stuart Hall and appeared on ALL OVER THE SHOP.
In 1997, Tim was one of the
ANTIQUES INSPECTORS on the BBC 1 series of that name, which was hosted for
one series by Carol Vorderman and for one last tragic series by Jill Dando
who was brutally killed three days after filming was completed.
In 2001/2002, Tim became
presenter of the ITV series BURIED TREASURES, made by Carlton West
Country. During this series, Tim interviewed personalities such as the
Duchess of Devonshire and Jean Shrimpton about their favourite rooms and
taste in antiques.
In July 2003, Tim took over as
Daytime Presenter of BBC 1 BARGAIN HUNT.
The initial commission was for
30 programmes and this was subsequently extended to over 100 shows in a
mix of 30 and 45 minute and hour long formats. This is one of the largest
commissions given to a single presenter and is a testament to Tim’s
skills. The next run of programmes started in September 2003 and with a
week of Live Programmes each day from 15 September – 19 September. Viewing
figures for the programmes in this series have broken the records for any
BBC Daytime Programme. An incredible feat!
Tim recently appeared on the
BBC 2 Series RESTORATION to champion the Grade 1 listed Mill at Moulton in
South Lincolnshire and has also filmed a piece for the up-coming series
‘The Divine Michelangelo’ which will appear in Spring 2004 on BBC 1.