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Years active
  
1982-present

Role
  
Antique dealer

Agent
  
Capel & Land

Residence
  
Seend, United Kingdom

Known for
  
BBC antiques presenter

Education
  
Falmouth University

Name
  
Paul Martin


Paul Martin wearing a purple polo shirt.


Born
  
5 January 1959 (age 65) (
1959-01-05
)
Teddington, Middlesex, England, UK

Alma mater
  
Falmouth College of Arts

Occupation
  
Television
  
Flog It!Trust Me, I'm a DealerPaul Martin's Handmade Revolution

Spouse
  
Charlotte Godfrey (m. 2007)

TV shows
  
Similar People
  
Philip Serrell, Anita Manning, David Barby, Mark Stacey, Kate Bliss

Paul Martin (born 5 January 1959) is an antiques dealer and professional drummer, best known for being the presenter of various BBC antiques programmes including Flog It!, Trust Me, I'm a Dealer and Paul Martin's Handmade Revolution.

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Paul Martin wearing a brown suit, a white shirt, and brown pants with his wife, Charlotte Godfrey with long hair, wearing earrings, a watch, and a sexy white dress.

Paul Martin Starting up the Drumathon Auction in our Studio


Biography

Paul Martin wearing a blue suit, a white shirt, and blue pants with a woman wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans with a girl at their back wearing sunglasses.

Born in Teddington, after his family moved to Cornwall he was educated at Falmouth Grammar School, and then studied art and woodwork at Falmouth College of Arts. Following graduation, he was employed at Pinewood Studios, spending two years as a scenic painter on film sets, working first on Santa Claus: The Movie with Dudley Moore.

Paul Martin wearing a blue shirt and a watch.

He then developed a parallel career, as both an antiques trader and dealer, as well as a professional drummer. Martin worked with bands such as Average White Band, The Quireboys and Dogs D'Amour in the 1990s. To this day, he can be seen playing in local jazz and blues bands around Wiltshire.

Paul Martin wearing a blue suit, a white shirt, and blue jeans with a treasure box on his side.

From the age of 25, he owned a pitch on London's famous Portobello Road. He also worked as an antiques props stylist for magazines like Marie Claire and New Woman, whilst also undertaking larger projects by designing antique sets for television shoots for BBC One's The Clothes Show and Granada TV. Most recently he ran the shop The Table Gallery in Marlborough, Wiltshire, specialising in 17th and 18th century Welsh and English oak furniture and Victorian lavatories.

Paul Martin wearing a brown suit.

Martin was discovered by a team from BBC Bristol when he was interviewed about his passion for oak furniture. He was then signed up to present Flog It!, which has led to a series of television shows and spin-off books.

In 2014, he began hosting I Never Knew That About Britain for the ITV network.

He also presented the BBC Countryfile spin-off Summer Diaries in 2016.

Personal life

Martin married BBC production co-ordinator Charlotte Godfrey in September 2007. The couple live in the village of Seend, Wiltshire, with their two children: son Dylan William Martin, born in November 2009; daughter Meredith Elizabeth Martin, born in October 2011.

References

Paul Martin (TV presenter) Wikipedia