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Cash in the Attic

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Cash in the Attic
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series18
No. of episodes586
Running time30–60 minutes
Production companyLeopard Films
Original networkBBC One
Picture format16:9
Original release4 November 2002 (2002-11-04) –
24 May 2012 (2012-05-24)
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Cash in the Attic is a British television show on the BBC. The show premiered in 2002. The programme's tagline was The show that helps you find hidden treasures in your home, and then sells them for you at auction. The show aired its final episode in May 2012.


In the show, the presenter visited a family's house to find out what they need to raise money for. They then explored the house and its surroundings, finding antiques and valuing them, with the help of experts. The family then goes to auction with the aim of making their financial target. The auction never takes place on the same day as the rummage; often it can take place several weeks later.

Cash in the Celebrity Attic

In celebrity episodes, the well-known guest contributors rummaged around their homes for antiques to be valued and sold at auction. The celebrity donates the proceeds to his or her charity of choice. As of February 2010, 86 episodes have been made and a total of £91,266 has been raised for charities in the UK and abroad.

Aled Jones joined as a presenter for series 16 in 2010; pictured with Jennie Bond
Aled Jones joined as a presenter for series 16 in 2010; pictured with Jennie Bond

Presenters and experts

During its run the show was hosted by presenters including Angela Rippon, Jennie Bond, Gloria Hunniford, Jules Hudson, Lorne Spicer, Ben Fogle, Chris Hollins, Aled Jones, Alistair Appleton,[1] and Angus Purden.

The antiques experts included Paul Hayes, Jonty Hearnden, John Cameron, James Rylands and David Dickinson.

International broadcasts

Cash in the Attic ran each weekday morning on BBC One, usually at 11:30. Cash in the Celebrity Attic ran on weekday afternoons on BBC Two, usually at 17:15.

Repeats of the programme have since been screened on BBC Two, Home and Yesterday with London-centric episodes airing on London Live. It has also been broadcast in Australia on the HOW TO Channel, on New Zealand's The Living Channel and on BBC America.

International versions

The French version, Un trésor dans votre maison was presented by Jerome Anthony. The Dutch version Cash op Zolder aired from 2011 till 2014 and was presented by Art Rooijakkers.


The end of Cash in the Attic was announced in the summer of 2011, with the BBC intending to refresh its daytime schedules.[2]

The final episode aired on 24 May 2012.


  1. ^ "Alistair's Life and Work". Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2007.
  2. ^ "Cash In The Attic is being axed by the BBC after more than nine years on screen". Retrieved 5 April 2015.

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