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Million Pound Pawn

  • Episode:

    1 of 5

  • Transmission (TX):

    Thu 09 Jun 2022

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 23 2022 : Sat 04 Jun - Fri 10 Jun

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Tue 24 May 2022

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Million Pound Pawn

Series Synopsis

Pawnbroking is big business, every 24 hours pawnbrokers across the country buy, sell and loan against over a million pounds worth of our treasured possessions. And as the country emerges from a period of economic uncertainty the number of pawnbroking shops on our high street is rising. With assets ranging from 35 carat gemstones to designer watches and handbags, to classic cars,  train carriages and even horses, a new breed of 21st century pawnbrokers are reshaping this ancient industry.

This series lifts the lid on this fascinating fast moving business where no two days are ever the same. Featuring everything from the treasured, to the unwanted and from the familiar to the rare and unusual, we follow each transaction from beginning to end- plotting the route the brokers take to make sure that they get the very best from every deal, and with sometimes tiny margins they must negotiate hard to secure a profit. Whether it's a millionaire businessman in need of a loan, or a terminally ill grandmother looking to make memories with her family this series tells the real life story behind the valuables. With exclusive access to some of the nations most exciting dealers, unforgettable characters, heartwarming stories and an array of incredible assets this series reveals the emotional and financial stakes at play in the intriguing world of pawnbroking.

Episode 1

Returning to ITV the first episode of this hit series lifts the lid on the fast moving and fascinating world of luxury pawnbroking. With more millionaires than Monte Carlo, the Costa Del Sol’s sun drenched coastline is a glitzy millionaire’s paradise. Also home to a growing number of super rich Brits, some of Britain’s brokers are heading here in search of rich pickings.

Sheffield based pawnbroker Dan arrives with big plans to expand his business, and that means tapping into his local contacts to secure the very best clients. First up he meets Aiden, a classic car restorer on the Costa who’s looking to sell his 1960’s Rolls Royce for over £300,000.

For Kathy, Spain’s sunshine coast offers the chance of closing lucrative deals with her family who have moved to the area and work in the gold bullion business. Kathy’s first client is George who wants to sell some luxury jewellery to add to his retirement pot. But with constantly fluctuating gold markets, will Kathy be able to meet George's high expectations?
 

Millionaire Anthony Barnes opened Marbella’s first ever pawnbrokers in the 1980’s. With sons Harrison and Thomas, Anthony’s built an eclectic client base of movie stars and wealthy locals, and a reputation for buying, selling and loaning against almost anything. His son Harrison meets expat model Adam, who’s hoping his prized Rolex might fund a deposit on his dream property. But will this particular timepiece have appreciated enough in value to raise the fortune he’s hoping for?