Cumbria will be back on our TV screens next week.

Two antique hunters are touring the county in a classic car on the look-out for bargains in the latest series of a hit BBC show.

Experts Phil Serrell and Steph Connell will be travelling around some of our countryside in Monday’s episode of the long-running show Antiques Road Trip.

The programme gives five pairs of antique enthusiasts £200, and sends them off to see who can put it to best use and make the most profit at auction.

In episodes on BBC1 at 3.45pm each day, Phil and Steph will be trying their luck in Cumbria, through southern and central Scotland and then to north-east England, and travelling through them in an antique car - a 1966 Jaguar MK2.

Monday’s episode sees them in Cumbria. They begin the bargain hunting by looking for hidden gems in Cockermouth before travelling to Maryport, Keswick, Egremont, Lowther, Windermere and Kendal.

Both experts decide to buy chairs, Phil opts for a rocker while Steph goes for Arts and Crafts items from an auction near Kendal. During the episode the classic car breaks down, and Steph regrets buying a very heavy antique.

The idea of the programme is also to unearth some of the lesser-known stories of British history by visiting historic and cultural sites as well as antique dealers.

During the course of the journey, Phil visits a boatyard for an unlikely purchase before taking a trip down Honister Slate Mine – despite his phobia about going underground.

Steph meets a relative of Hugh Lowther, “the Yellow Earl”, who blew the family fortune on extravagant living but left a sporting legacy.

On Tuesday the duo head to Dumfries and Galloway, visiting a bookshop in Wigtown and looking in streams for gold nuggets.

They are in the Scottish Borders on Wednesday, the central belt on Thursday, and Newcastle, Hexham and Darlington on Friday.

Phil said: “It’s great to be back. The team of fellow experts all get on really well and I really enjoy driving around the best bits of Britain. We are very lucky to call this a job!”