Bidding Wars


Royal Bastards: Rise of the Tudors 


The title Bidding WarsIt turned out that (C4) was an exaggeration. R­ather than a fierce battle, this was more like Friendly Bidding Skirmishes. 

Similar to Storage Hunters or other auction shows, it’s very similar. The eight contestants are placed in warehouses and place bids for pallet contents, which include goods that have been returned to buyers. 

Host Kevin Duala’s catchphrase ‘let’s push in the pallet’ sets the tone for Bidding Wards (C4)

Bidding Wards is hosted by Kevin Duala. Kevin’s catchphrase, “let’s shove in the pallet”, sets the tone.

The contestants know the approximate amount they will be bidding, but can only view what’s available by peeling off a protective layer. Each week, the winner is the one who makes the biggest profit by selling what they have bought. 

This is not the most popular idea in television history. 

Maybe it was Kevin Duala, the host’s catchphrase that said “Let’s push in the palette.” 

Or was it the moment when contestant Phil was opening a box of 1970s kitsch, for which he’d just paid £180? 

He said, “Interesting, hairdryer, that.” Most experts agree that this is the first occasion on which the words ‘interesting’ and ‘­hairdryer’ have appeared together on television at any time ever. 

Bidding Wars is, however, quite charming. You get a glimpse of eBay trading and car boot stalls, as well as the world that hinders ambition. 

Phil, who boasted that he was ‘Phil The Flipper — I can sell flippin’ anything!’ hoped his kitsch might sell for £900. In the end, he managed a profit of just £83. 

Some contestants believed they were auditioning on The Apprentice. Shola claimed that he was the goal-setter, and go-getter and then added: “Shola can do it.” 

Because she felt a little left out, she bought several unwanted bikes for children. 

She said, “I don’t know what to do with bikes,” as she loaded her stuff. She learned quickly, though, and cleared £420. 

The winner was trader Ben, who made more than £600 from a collection of assorted fashion items. 

The real hotshot in sales is the one who pitched this unlikely show to TV executives. Shola, it’s them who truly dominated. 

Royal Bastards: The Rise of the Tudors (Sky History) explained clearly and dramatically what happened during one of the most complicated episodes of English and Welsh history

Royal Bastards, The Rise of the Tudors (Sky History), explains clearly and dramatic what occurred during the most complex episode of English or Welsh history

The Rise Of The Tudors: The Royal Bastards Sky History was basically Game Of Thrones, produced by your history teacher. 

It was a bloody affair with the odd beheading and a fair amount of swearing even by Queen Margaret of Anjou. 

She was, however, married to Henry VI who was weedy so she had plenty to swear about. 


Famous people have traveled the globe. Where did David O’Doherty and Richard Ayoade, a comedian, take Richard Ayoade (C4)? Dungeness in Kent — ruggedly attractive but hardly the Silk Road.

Although the budget alone for chainmail must have been staggering, this action documentary was able to clearly explain what actually happened in one of the most difficult episodes of English or Welsh history. 

Margaret Beaufort (the central character in the story) was a 13-year-old widow who died at the hands of Edward Tudor on the Lancastrian side. 

Margaret was pregnant at the time (just 13 years old, r­emember) and eventually gave birth to a son, Henry Tudor. 

If you do not want to learn that the boy won the Battle of Bosworth, and was named Henry VII, then look away. We’ll be back with you in a future episode. 

Last night we were able to leave it. The Yorkists held the advantage after they won the Battle of Towton. This gorefest claimed 28,000 victims in one day. 

This is equivalent to killing everyone in a small town the same size as Stratford-upon-Avon. Our medieval ancestors were no slouches when it came to fighting.