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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.

About The Author
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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