In a bid to attract a younger audience, the Antiques Roadshow will allow members of the public to have games consoles, mobile phones, cd's and dvd's valued and possibly sold to their experts.
As the economical crisis has gripped the country, pawnshops have increased in revenue and the BBC see this as an opportunity to take a share in the market.
The announcement was met with delight with some members of the public. Jamie Shaw, 22, from Gateshead said: "Well I think it's good news. I have 2 Nokia 3210's in a drawer in wor room that are ancient so must be worth a fortune and 3 Bitty McLean cd's and he's dead...I think so they'll be worth more."
Fiona Hall, 29, from Blackpool said: "My little girl has a Nintendo Gameboy Advance with Zelda and Mario World - she doesn't have the original charger for it but I bought one from the market. It's in great condition so I wonder what I'll...I mean she'll get for it. This is brilliant. Will I be on telly?"
BBC Spokesperson, Clive Norton, said: "An antique, by definition, is an item of historical value or sentimental value which is no longer in production or an artifact so there will be a vetting process before our experts are exposed to an array of xbox's and wii's."