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Million Pound Pawn

  • Episode:

    1 of 3

  • Transmission (TX):

    Tue 23 Feb 2021

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    8.00pm - 9.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 08 2021 : Sat 20 Feb - Fri 26 Feb

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Wed 10 Feb 2021

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Million Pound Pawn

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Series overview

This fascinating new three-part ITV series opens the door to this fast moving and often lucrative industry, telling the story of people with incredible assets and the eye-watering stakes at play; for both the owners and pawnbrokers trying to close the deal and make a profit.

From the well-heeled entrepreneur looking to shore up their business, to the single Mum hoping to fund medical treatment for her son, we unearth the real life stories behind those walking through the pawnbroker’s door and how much they are hoping to raise by parting with their valuables.

Borrowing money from a pawnbroker comes with higher interest rates but customers can also sell their assets and with each transaction we will learn about the rare and sometimes unusual items, what their real value is according to the pawnbroker and ultimately whether the price is right to seal the deal.

With unforgettable characters, heart-warming stories and an array of incredible assets, this series will reveal the emotional and financial stakes at play in the often hidden world of pawnbroking.

Episode 1                                :

This new ITV series pulls back the curtain on the world of pawnbroking in the midst of the current economic crisis, telling the story of both the pawnbrokers and the people looking to part with their prized possessions. With over a million pounds worth of assets passing through Britain’s pawnbrokers hands each day, there’s no way of knowing who will be walking through the pawnbroker’s door next or what their valuables will be.

At one of the oldest pawnbrokers in the country, pawnbroker Ray meets a business owner looking to sell his exclusive Lamborghini for a big-money return. It’s a dream car and potentially a huge pay day for Ray, but only if he can sell it on to make a profit. Can he meet his client's expectations and still seal the deal? 

In Sheffield, third generation pawnbroker Dan meets divorcee Fran, who wants to sell a watch she inherited. If it’s genuine, the money it commands could be life-changing for Fran, but with the market in fake watches booming, Dan needs expert advice or he could be massively out of pocket.

Meanwhile, in affluent Cheshire, Kathy, one of just a few female pawnbrokers in the industry, has recently set up a new company. She meets a former 80's pop star hoping to raise money to see him through these tough times. The stakes are high, but his return all depends on whether Kathy thinks his prized valuable can still command a high price.