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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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