This one-hour programme is not just about the drama that unfolds at the auction block, but the whole journey that ultimately starts from how these objects of desire are found, cultivated or groomed, to how and where they are sold.
As much as the story is built on how and why big money change hands over these commodities, Real Deal also reveals the history and phenomenon behind these auctions and focuses on the people whose labour of love created these products. The series features the sale of the world’s most expensive grapes and Bluefin tuna in Japan, thoroughbred yearlings at the Tattersalls auction in England’s Newmarket, Hanwoo beef in South Korea and white truffles in Alba, Italy.
Episode: 5 x 60 mins
Production year: 2019