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ZDF takes BBC antiques format “For What It’s Worth”

German broadcaster ZDF has picked up the BBC antiques format For What It’s Worth from Tower Productions. The 20-episode German version will go into production before Christmas and the series will debut ...
October 17, 2016

German broadcaster ZDF has picked up the BBC antiques format For What It’s Worth from Tower Productions.

The 20-episode German version will go into production before Christmas and the series will debut in early 2017.

The original version was produced by Tuesday’s Child and has aired for two seasons on BBC1. The deal marks the format’s first international sale.

The series and format are distributed globally by BBC Worldwide.

Each episode of For What It’s Worth features three pairs of contestants answering general knowledge questions. A correct answer gives them a chance to pick one of 12 antique lots on display. At the end of the game, the team with the most valuable collection wins.

Tower Productions is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and All3Media. It also produces Sewing Bee for Vox, Great Bake Off for Sat.1 and Undercover Boss for RTL Germany and ORF Austria.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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