Pawnbroker Regal Pawn to make small screen premiere in August.

Chester-based pawnbroker Regal Pawn and will star in the new UK TV series Pawn Stars UK, showcasing the day-to-day running of its business, unusual customers and incoming jewellery, coins and precious metals.

The new series will follow Regal Pawn’s five employees including its owner Mark Andrew Manning, known as Big Mark in the series, his daughter Victoria Manning and colleagues Mark Lever Holland, Mark Peter Holland and Simon Penworth.


A statement from Regal Pawn said: "We all had a fantastic time filming the worldwide promotion for the up-and-coming series. It was great fun, but hard work."

Pawn Stars UK will air on History at 9pm on August 26. It will have a similar format to the US version of the show, following fascinating items that come into the store and various customers and characters. The Pawn Stars TV series is said to have been sold to more than 100 countries.

Regal Pawn recently travelled to Spain with a view to potentially opening its first international store. Manning wrote on Regal Pawn’s blog: "The idea is to replicate the UK business – Regal Pawn and Pawn Stars UK merchandising, pawnbroking, currency exchange – but with the added attraction of a high-end bespoke jewellery business."