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The Extraordinary Collector

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Lifestyle
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Episode 1: Lord Rothschild - The Billionaire Collector

Summary

Following art dealer Gordon Watson, as he stakes his money and reputation on buying, selling and getting the best deals for his wealthy clients. In the first programme, he views the latest additions to Lord Rothschild's collection of traditional and contemporary art, furniture and design, to see whether there is anything he can add. Gordon also receives a tour of Flint House, a new-build on Rothschild's Buckinghamshire estate. Inspired by ideas of what he might sell to the peer, Gordon heads to Amsterdam to see an unique piece of contemporary lighting he has been advised about.

Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Gordon Watson is one of the fearsome toads from C4’s Four Rooms. He appears in less fearsome guise here at the start of a series on dealers of various kinds. Watson has been called in to help Lord Rothschild fill the odd nook of Waddesdon Manor that isn’t already full of priceless objets d’art that once belonged to Marie Antoinette.

Watching Watson oil his way around the estate with Lord R feels false and grubby, but the objects he then sources are interesting, especially a dandelion chandelier. That’s to say, a light fitting made by individually glueing thousands of real dandelion seeds to LED light bulbs. Lord R is intrigued.

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PresenterGordon Watson

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Executive producerRobi Dutta
Series producerMichelle Fobler

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  • Episode 1

    Lord Rothschild - The Billionaire Collector

    Summary

    Following art dealer Gordon Watson, as he stakes his money and reputation on buying, selling and getting the best deals for his wealthy clients. In the first programme, he views the latest additions to Lord Rothschild's collection of traditional and contemporary art, furniture and design, to see whether there is anything he can add. Gordon also receives a tour of Flint House, a new-build on Rothschild's Buckinghamshire estate. Inspired by ideas of what he might sell to the peer, Gordon heads to Amsterdam to see an unique piece of contemporary lighting he has been advised about.

    Review

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.

    Gordon Watson is one of the fearsome toads from C4’s Four Rooms. He appears in less fearsome guise here at the start of a series on dealers of various kinds. Watson has been called in to help Lord Rothschild fill the odd nook of Waddesdon Manor that isn’t already full of priceless objets d’art that once belonged to Marie Antoinette.

    Watching Watson oil his way around the estate with Lord R feels false and grubby, but the objects he then sources are interesting, especially a dandelion chandelier. That’s to say, a light fitting made by individually glueing thousands of real dandelion seeds to LED light bulbs. Lord R is intrigued.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show.

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterGordon Watson

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerRobi Dutta
    Series producerMichelle Fobler
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