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BBC1 to explore “Britain’s Compulsive Shoppers”

UK pubcaster BBC1 has tapped Twofour to produce a documentary about shopping addiction, hosted by Jasmine Harman (pictured).
February 4, 2014

UK pubcaster BBC1 has tapped Twofour to produce Britain’s Compulsive Shoppers (w/t), a 60-minute documentary hosted by Jasmine Harman (pictured).

In the program, Harman and a team of experts will work with people suffering from shopping addiction, to find the root of where the condition comes from.

This is the latest Twofour project for BBC1, after the three-part seriesĀ Britain’s Biggest Hoarders, also presented by Harman, aired in May.

“After her work with Britain’s Biggest Hoarders it’s a natural next step to see Jasmine use her uniquely empathetic approach to help people struggling with shopping addiction,” said Dan Adamson, director of programs for Twofour. “Through the eyes of the people she meets she’ll understand the lengths addicts go to in hiding their habit and the debts they amass from family and friends.”

“We’re delighted how well Britain’s Biggest Hoarders performed so look forward to Jasmine’s take on an equally important subject,” added Emma Willis, BBC’s head of commissioning for documentaries. “There is a sensitivity in Jasmine’s approach that allows her to get to the heart of extremely difficult subjects in a unique way.”

Twofour’s Dan Adamson and Bridget Sneyd will produce, with Tom Macdonald producing for the BBC. The program was commissioned by BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore and Willis.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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