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TV star Paul Martin officially opens the Belfast Telegraph Holiday World Show later this week

Flog It's Paul Martin on why he loves useful antiques - and exciting new holiday experiences 

Television antiques expert Paul Martin is no stranger to Northern Ireland where his knowledge of all things old and valuable has unearthed some priceless gems over the years. And the star of Flog It! and new daytime show Make Me a Dealer can't wait to get back to Belfast this Friday when he will again mingle with local people as he helps launch the 2019 Belfast Telegraph Holiday World Show at the Titanic Exhibition Centre.

John C Reilly and Steve Coogan as the comedy legends

You're having a laugh: New Laurel and Hardy movie mirrors duo's Belfast visit 

One of my great regrets is that I never got to see Laurel and Hardy live on stage. In the late-1960s, when I would have been 14 or 15 years old, my dad Sam used to take me to Belfast for a trip around Smithfield's secondhand bookshops. We always had lunch in the Kensington Hotel (it used to be on College Square East), followed by a trip to the nearby Classic cinema. That's where I first saw Stan and Ollie - those were the days when cinemas still showed a few shorts between the B feature and the main film.

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