Posh Pawnbrokers, which follows a number of high-end, characterful pawn-brokers from across the UK, returns to Channel 4 this week. Episode 1 airs today at 4pm on Channel 4.

The series follows London Road Pawnbrokers in Sheffield, owned by 31-year-old singleton Dan, who is supported by a bevy of ladies including sister Cherise, opinionated part-time assistant Selwa and hilariously wry Northern manageress Ellie; Nathan and Debs at Pickwicks in South East London, who affectionately bicker like an old married couple; and Charlie and Patrick at family-run Nikolas Patrick in Kent.

Sometimes weird and often wonderful, every item that comes through their doors has a story. But it’s not only the items that have interesting backgrounds; the owners are full of charisma too!

The series will unearth everything from high-value family heirlooms, stunning jewellery and flash cars, to curious collectables, unique antiques and bizarre memorabilia from all over the world. Some of these pieces are worth life-changing sums of money.

In the first programme, stories include everything from a race horse to a clay pigeon trap, a vintage cash register and signed memorabilia.

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