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Long-serving former editor dons tartan suit for Antiques Road Trip

A former weekly editor donned a tartan suit when he appeared on the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip.

Drew Cochrane, who edited the Largs & Millport Weekly News until 2014, appeared on the programme with Franco Narducci, an antiques dealer from his old patch.

In the programme, experts compete against each other to find the most valuable antiques and collectibles from Narducci’s before selling them on at auction.

Drew, pictured, was the longest-serving editor in British journalism at the time of his departure, clocking up 40 years in the role, and still writes a column for the paper.

Drew Cochrane

He told the News: “The filming went well and I was in my tartan suit, which is made for television.”

The show aired on Thursday on BBC1, and is available on the iPlayer here.

Mr Narducci said: “I like to ask some of the well-kent faces from around Largs who are real characters and who will represent the town.

“It is good business for me to be asked to participate and I think it is good for Largs too.

“It is screened across the world and I have friends from America and Australia contacting me when they see us on TV.”

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  • October 8, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    I love the suit. Definitely a case of ‘suits you Sir’.

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