Tim Wonnacott
TV Experience


TV Experience

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.