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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.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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