Channel 5 Shops Smart with True North

31st August

Channel 5 Shops Smart with True North

Following the success of the first series of Channel 5’s primetime consumer series Shop Smart Save Money, the brand has been recommissioned for a second and third series (8 x 60 – 16 episodes in total).

Series 2, produced by True North, is presented by Gaby Roslin and Fiona Phillips and will once again come from The Broadway Centre in Bradford where viewers will be offered trolley-loads of up to the minute cash-saving tips and tricks.

Joining Gaby and Fiona each week in the studio will be Deal Detective Andy Webb. As well as sharing the latest offers available on the high street, he’ll be out and about with his ‘1K Challenge’ trying to save the nation’s families large chunks of cash by making some relatively small changes to the way they spend.

Alexis Conran will also be back to lift the lid on big-name brands as he uncovers the best – and worst – value products on the market.

Every week the show will also challenge two competing teams of Smart Shoppers to save some serious cash on a family’s weekly shop.

Shop Smart Save Money (series one) launched on Channel 5 in June this year with three episodes airing on consecutive Wednesdays at 8pm.

Daniel Pearl Channel 5 commissioner said: “I’m delighted that Shop Smart Save Money has been recommissioned for a further two series. The programme hit the ground running and filled a gap for a topical consumer show which was a real treat for our viewers.”

Jess Fowle, Creative Director, True North commented,Making a topical, weekly show brings a brand-new energy to the True North production office in Leeds so we are delighted that Channel 5 has got behind the Shop Smart brand so whole-heartedly with such a substantial commission.”


Notes to Editors:

The new commission is for a further two series of 8 x 60 (16 episodes in total). Series two will air later this autumn and the third series in 2019.

The Commissioning Editor for 5 is Daniel Pearl. The Executive Producer for True North is Julie Beanland, with Richard Mortimer Series Producing.

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Faber & Bishopp PR

Steph Faber or Tamara Bishopp


Channel 5 Press

About Channel 5:

Channel 5 is a public service broadcaster and third biggest commercial TV station owned by Viacom International Media Networks. It reaches over 80% of the UK population with a diverse schedule of high quality content spanning a range of genres from critically acclaimed issue-led documentaries to BAFTA-winning features, popular factual content to talent-led entertainment series, stunning natural history programming to insightful and accessible history commissions. Through its agenda-driving commissions, Channel 5 has led on issues that range from inequality to inner city gang life, homelessness to health, domestic abuse to mental health and is the channel that aims to tell the story of modern Britain, reflecting the lives of people throughout the nation.  Sister channels 5STAR, 5USA, 5SPIKE and 5SELECT complement Channel 5 with a mix of original commissions, entertainment and U.S. drama. My5 is an on demand service available across multiple platforms and devices.

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About True North:

True North is one of the fastest growing television and media producers in the UK – creating smart contemporary shows and devising entertaining factual formats. In the past twelve months, we have made and transmitted more than 150 hours of content, with our high-profile productions airing on BBC One, Channel 4, Channel 5, MTV, National Geographic, CBBC, UKTV and Crime and Investigation Network. We’re proud of our ability to make first-class content that’s watched in almost every territory in the world.

True North has its own post-production house with outstanding facilities and resources. From our base in the North of England, we create sought-after content for global audiences.

We are proud of our integrity and our commitment to the very highest production values. As one of the 2018 Broadcast Best Places to Work, our exceptionally friendly and supportive atmosphere means that we’re the company of choice for many of t

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