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ITV orders “Bargain Fever Britain” from Boomerang

Due to air this spring, the two-part documentary series follows employees and discount-hunting customers in four UK retailers.
February 10, 2015

UK broadcaster ITV has ordered the series Bargain Fever Britain from Cardiff-based producer Boomerang.

The two x 60-minute documentary series, which will air during primetime this spring, is set inside four discount retailers: American wholesaler Costco, supermarket Motorpoint, high-street shoe chain Shoe Zone, and Approved Food, which sells food that is past its best before date.

Cameras will follow store employees as well as the bargain-hunting shoppers who go to great lengths in the name of discounts. The first episode focuses on a retailer selling eight-foot teddy bears and a woman who has stockpiled 60 pizzas in her freezer. The second chronicles the mayhem that ensues during Black Friday as well as the post-Christmas sales season.

Andrew O’Connell commissioned Bargain Fever Britain for ITV. Tess Cuming serves as exec producer for Boomerang.

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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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