Films of popular TV shows inside Looses Emporium in Norwich

Published:
5:14 pm October 23, 2022



A popular daytime TV show has filmed in one of the city’s treasures.

The stars of BBC One’s Bargain Hunt descended on Looses Emporium on Magdalen Street, where they recorded an episode.

They sifted through items on offer at the city’s biggest antique shop for bargains, before having lunch at the recently reopened Looses tea room.


Both Bargain Hunt teams were inside Looses looking for items to auction off for a profit
– Credit: Amanda Cook

Amanda Cook, the cafe’s new owner, said it had been a fun day.

The 45-year-old said: “We had Raj Bisram [antiques expert and auctioneer from the show] with us, which has been really exciting.

She said the presence of the film crew drew a large number of people to Looses.

“The building is really busy and there are a lot of customers who are really excited to see the show filmed with us, she added.


Amanda Cook

Amanda’s staff was tasked with preparing all manner of treats to keep the food fed. Pictured: Ellie Dubbin
– Credit: Amanda Cook

Amanda and her team had baked cakes and savory dishes to keep the crew well fed throughout the day, and are looking forward to seeing the Norwich store on TV when the episode airs.

She said: “It’s been really nice for us to see so many people enjoying looking around the shop.”

Bargain Hunt, which first hit screens in 2000, sees two pairs of competitors go head-to-head to find bargains in the hopes of selling them for a profit.


Amanda Cook

Amanda Cook and her team at Looses Tea Room were tasked with feeding and watering the crew
– Credit: Amanda Cook

This is the latest in a series of TV shows filmed in Norfolk over recent months.

In August, Katherine Ryan and Joe Wilkinson were filmed paddling near the Red Lion pub in Bishop Bridge, for their show Joe and Katherine’s Bargain Holidays.


Amanda Cook

Bargain Hunt was shooting inside Looses on Sunday
– Credit: Amanda Cook

And the city’s food scene took center stage in an episode of Channel 4’s Best of Britain by the Sea.

Food critic Grace Dent and celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott traveled to Norwich and Great Yarmouth and visited a number of sites including Assembly House, the market and St Benedicts Street.

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