So last night the hobby of collecting movie props and costumes managed to get quite a substantial plug on "The One Show" one of the UK's most watched evening chat shows - nightly at 7pm BBC1. Averages around 5.4 million viewers per show...
We had a team down to film an interview a few weeks ago with both myself as a 'professional' within the hobby and Andy from a collectors perspective.
This report was generally based around alternative investments due to the current credit crunch - part of a series of weekly spots looking an alternatives to putting your money into a bank or property.
We spent some time persuading them that the hobby had a great deal more depth than just 'how much money can I make' and I think they managed to present a reasonably well rounded overview.
As to be expected we had no control over the final edit and so some of the points that I really wanted to get across were cut and other info that they've used on their web site is a little miscommunicated and taken out of context. Generally I feel that they managed to glean an understanding of the hobby and perhaps pass that onto people who have never heard of these items as collectibles.
Here's a link to the main segment: