IT WAS lights, camera and action time for Alva Antiques this week, as the Wee County business featured on the BBC's Antiques Road Trip.

The shop, and its owner Tom Muncie, both appeared on the latest episode, which aired on Monday, January 21 at 4.30pm.

Speaking ahead of the show, Tom talked about how he came to get involved in the antiques business.

He said: "It was just a hobby basically, I was into postcards and then coins.

"Before I knew it I was collecting a lot of things, but it was always just a hobby.

"Then around three years ago I left the Royal Bank of Scotland to try and run a shop and see how it'd go - and I've loved every minute of it."

Since then, Tom's shop on Stirling Street has been buying and selling a whole range of antique items, including postcards, vintage toy cars, books and more.

Despite being relatively new to the antiques business, Tom and his store caught the eye of the BBC's Antiques Road Trip team.

The programme features experts travelling around the country searching for treasures and competing to make the most money at auction.

When asked about how he ended up on the show, Tom said: "I just got a phone call from them one day to see if I would be interested in them coming to the shop.

"It was an obvious bit of publicity so I said, by all means, come along, and they've been twice now.

"They came for the episode on Monday, and I'll be on again in the Autumn of this year.

"I think it will be strange seeing myself on the TV, and the shop as well to be honest.

"But I am pleased because it gets the shop on the map, and Alva too."