Norwich Cathedral to appear on Celebrity Antiques Road trip starring Dad’s Army’s Ian Lavender and Grumpy Old Men’s Rick Wakeman

Ian Lavender today, but still always associated with Private Pike of Dad’s Army fame. Picture: Suppl

Ian Lavender today, but still always associated with Private Pike of Dad’s Army fame. Picture: Supplied - Credit: Supplied

Dad's Army's Private Pike and star of Grumpy Old Men Rick Wakeman travel east for the latest episode of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.

Norwich Cathedral at night

Norwich Cathedral at night - Credit: Archant

The BBC One show follows two celebrities as they hunt for antiques across the UK accompanied by a pair of antiques experts.

The celebrities then go head-to-head and bid for victory at auction with any profits made from their treasures donated to Children in Need.

Accompanied by experts Raj Bisram and David Harper, rocker Rick and Dad's Army star Ian visit Norwich Cathedral and explore the north Norfolk coast in the latest episode.

Whilst Rick discovers medieval grafitti at the Cathedral, Ian relives his Dad's Army days at the world's largest collection of model soldiers at Houghton Hall and Gardens in West Norfolk.

Phil Thomas, Estates Manager at the Cathedral, said: 'It was a real treat to have Rick Wakeman come to the Cathedral as he was very friendly and chatty.

It did not take too much persuasion to get him to play for us on the Cathedral organ and he gave us a short rendition under the watchful eye of our organist, David Dunnett.

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'Apparently Rick had performed a charity concert at the Cathedral a number of years ago, so knows both Norwich and the Cathedral well.'

Series six of the celebrity edition kicked off on November 14 with Absolutely Fabulous star Jennifer Saunders and best friend Holby City actress Patricia Potter.

The normal edition of the show, which launched in March 2010, has just finished its 13th series.

Will Rick and Ian prove better than all the rust? Tune into BBC One at 7.00pm on Tuesday November 22 to find out.

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