Synopsis by Hal Erickson
At one point the most-watched TV series in Australia, Hot Auctions was loosely described as a "reality" program. In truth, it was a weekly auction session, distinguished by kaleidoscopic camerawork and lightning-paced direction. The series was taped in Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland, "the auction capitals" of the world. Hosted by Michael Caton, Hot Auctions premiered in 2000.