Also There's another piece of music before bob's bongo's!
It's just a looped version of the theme used at the time with the cartoon gavel. Could get a bit irritating after a while so the bongos were a marked improvement.
I'm not sure whether it was an actual loop of any of the idents - I haven't been able to find a perfect match to loop. It's definitely very closely based on the idents though. It got annoying just in the little clips I've watched!
Also this was the era right at the beginning where Paul Ross and BBC Points West's Alex Lovell were hosts (though Ross returned for a very brief stint a few years later).
And who remembers when Cheryl Baker hosted for a short while on price-drop.tv?
It was the era where most of the Auction World faces were on bid-up.tv - Alex Lovell, Anoushka Williams, Paul Weedon, Sophia Rafaat and many more, I'm sure.
Cheryl Baker had the Monday afternoon shift for a few months, I seem to remember. I can't find the interview anymore, but one of the papers ran a piece where she slated the whole thing, stating that she hated every single moment of her time there.
I think Paul Ross did two or three different stints at sit-up. I think he did some Screenshop, as well as bid. He had a film night strand which lasted a few weeks, and then did the odd shift here and there. It always seemed like he *needed* a fuss to be made around him in order to be a presenter there, though.