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This new series provides an eye-opening and intriguing look at how we shop, which products we buy, and what its 6.7 billion-a-week shopping habit says about Britain today. Each episode, Mary Portas meets the high street buyers, trend forecasters, celebrity endorsers and the great British public - to discover what's flying off the shelves and what's not shifting. Armed with inside information from the nation's biggest retailers - including M&S, Amazon, Waitrose, Superdrug, Halfords, Waterstones, John Lewis, and more - What Britain Buys lifts the lid on what we spend our hard earned cash on and why. So if you are wondering why adults are playing Lego, don't know why your bathroom is overrun with male beauty products, have never tried a freakshake, or wondering why the great British cuppa is facing competition from coconut water, Mary provides the answers you need.

Station: Channel 4 (GB)
Rating: 0/10 from 0 users
Status: Running
Start: 2016-05-09

What Britain Buys Air Dates

S01E01 - Episode 1 Air Date: 09 May 2016 20:00 -

S01E02 - Episode 2 Air Date: 23 June 2016 19:00 -

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What Britain Buys is an eye-opening and intriguing look at how we shop, which products we buy, and what our £6.7 billion a week shopping habit says about Britain today. This time, Mary Portas discovers how in 2016 it's not just what we buy, but how we buy, that is changing -with the switch to contactless spending, with cards, phones and even watches. Mary looks at the trend of putting snail slime on the face, and face masks for the bottom; at the millions of mums - and dads - doing the school run in leggings; what car pool karaoke means for the dash cam; how smart toys are affecting the way our kids play; and how virtual reality is on the verge of changing the way we all see the world.

S01E03 - Episode 3 Air Date: 30 June 2016 19:00 -

Mary Portas examines why British shoppers are spending more on pets than ever - a massive ú4.6 billion a year. Why is Victoria Beckham making the news wearing flat shoes, not heels? What products of the 1970s are making a comeback? And there's a look at the rise of 'she sheds' as a rival to the 'man cave'.

S01E04 - Episode 4 Air Date: 07 July 2016 19:00 -

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Mary Portas looks at the impact that Brazil is having on our bottoms. With M&S predicting that the shape of the humble knicker is changing, what might this mean for jeans? As a country, the UK is moving away from disposable fashion and spending more on experiences, from cycling to festivals or weddings. Britain is a world leader of the outdoor music event, with festivals having a direct impact on high street trends. Mary also meets some mamils, who form a big part of the booming cycle industry. There's also a look at the impact that social media is having on weddings, from cakes to dresses and flowers. And, lastly, should you digitally detox and swap your smartphone for a new 'dumb' phone?

What Britain Buys Actors

Mary Portas(Mary Portas)

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