Tamara Beckwith joins Channel 4’s new series of ‘Four Rooms’

by Lisa McGarry

Channel 4’s hugely popular Four Rooms is back for a brand new third series in early 2013.

Presented by Anita Rani, Four Rooms returns to screens with 12 of the UK’s biggest wheeler dealers, 30 brand new episodes and a new home within daytime. Joining original dealers Celia Sawyer and Gordon Watson are a host of ten new discerning experts who will be rotated throughout the series, including Tamara Beckwith, co-owner of The Little Black Gallery in Chelsea, Alex Proud of Proud Galleries and Raj Bisram, owner of Bentley’s Fine Art and Antiques Auction House.

Series Three will see members of the public once again enter the show’s famous Four Rooms to sell a prized possession. They come face to face with the country’s leading dealers, experts in their field who will stop at nothing in their quest to purchase stunning, iconic, unusual or macabre items.

Once negotiations have taken place, the would-be sellers must decide whether they want to accept the dealer’s offer or move on to the next room. But the seller must hold their nerve, for once they reject a bid from a dealer, the offer is off the table forever. Can the sellers play hardball and walk away with a life changing amount of money or will they cave and accept the first deal they are offered?

With nail-biting moments of pure tension, Four Rooms has become a cult phenomenon, winning over an army of loyal viewers. Previous shows have showcased remarkable collectibles and stories which saw the brave owner of Francis Bacon’s paint brushes turn down an offer of £15,000, only to reach £17,500 in another of the show’s Four Rooms. When a seller brought in an original piece of artwork created by the movie star Marlon Brando they expected it to reach £1,000 but went home with £5,000. Another seller who held their nerve with the dealers and reaped the rewards was the lady who rescued the tiles from the Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ album cover before they were turned to rubble, receiving £7,000 for her trouble.

New recruit Tamara Beckwith commented: “I’m hugely excited to be joining Four Rooms and I’m very much looking forward to discovering the weird and wonderful treasures the great British public have to offer this series. I’m very passionate about photography, furniture and simply beautiful and unusual artefacts. So, if you are in possession of an object that might interest me, get in touch with the show so you and I can do business!”

Patrick Holland, Managing Director of Boundless commented: “Four Rooms has proved a runaway success with viewers and critics alike and we’re delighted Channel 4 has re-commissioned the series for a run of 30 brand new episodes in daytime.”

Four Rooms is casting now and the team would love to hear from anyone who has something original to sell and is willing to go head to head with the dealers. To find out more email fourrooms@boundlessproductions.tv or call 01494 733 575 and leave a message.