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  1. Phillip Schofield Returns for RDF’s Christmas Series on ITV

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    RDF West, a Banijay Company, today announces ITV has commissioned it to make a fourth, 3×60’ series of prime-time factual show, How to Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield. The series will be made in Bristol and is due to air this winter.

     

    How To Spend It Well At Christmas is returning to our screens after a hugely challenging year for families up and down the land. More than ever, people want to spend quality time with their loved ones this Christmas and, if they buy a gift, make sure it will be truly valued as well as cost effective.

     

    Phillip Schofield will be on hand to try and help us make sense of what’s on offer. With the help of celebrity guests, experts and members of the public, he’ll be putting the latest must-have gifts through their paces in the ultimate consumer guide to Christmas spending. From children’s toys, gadgets and gifts for loved ones and friends, to festive food – How To Spend It Well At Christmas aims to show viewers how to make seasonal savings and get their Christmas all wrapped up before Santa arrives.

     

    Jo Scarratt-Jones, Executive Producer, RDF West said: “In what has been a strange year for us all, we will be bringing viewers a really useful guide to where to spend their money this Christmas, as well as some much needed Christmas cheer from Phillip Schofield, whose love of the season is truly infectious. After a year to forget, let’s make this a Christmas to remember.”

     

    How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield was commissioned by Priya Singh at ITV and is Executive Produced by Jo Scarratt-Jones at RDF West. RDF is part of Banijay and all worldwide rights are owned by Banijay Rights.

  2. RDF’s How to Spend it Well at Christmas to Return For Third Series and Holiday Spin-off on ITV

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    RDF, a Banijay Group Company, today announces ITV has commissioned a new prime-time series How to Spend It Well On Holiday With Phillip Schofield, due to air next year. The show is an extension of the How To Spend It Well brand, with the successful factual consumer format How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield also being commissioned for a third 3×60’ series, airing in the run up to Christmas this year.

     

    How To Spend It Well On Holiday With Phillip Schofield will be aiming to help families make the most of their money on holiday next year, revealing the inside tips and secrets on how to get the best deals, avoid paying over the odds and getting the best holidays for your budget from staycations at home to family holidays in the Mediterranean, exotic long haul  beach getaways and sunshine cruises.

     

    How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield will return, aiming to be an indispensable guide to what is on offer in the shops and online, to help the nation save money and make savvy choices as it gears up for Christmas 2019. For the first time on How To Spend It, Phillip and the team investigate that big date in the calendar – Black Friday – to find out what the hype is all about, and where viewers might find the genuine deals on the day.

     

    In each programme, Phillip enlists the help of some famous faces, his wife Steph, and members of the public to test and rate this year’s Christmas offerings, and advise consumers where they should spend their cash, at one of the most expensive times of the year. The series will cover the latest ‘must-have’ toys, to see if they are worth the sometimes-huge price tags? Food and drink will be taste-tested, and gifts and gadgets will be tried out to see if they are gifts for life, or a novelty just for Christmas. At the end of each episode, Phillip will reveal the top three picks he thinks should take pride of place under your Christmas tree.

     

    Dan Barraclough, Executive Producer, RDF said: “We are really excited to be extending this successful and well-loved brand into holidays with the ever-talented Phillip Schofield. Our holidays are now more precious to us all than ever and we are faced with a myriad of choices and decisions when we book them, so who better to guide us through the maze and to help us have the best holidays we can afford than Phillip and the Spend It Well team?”

     

    Priya Singh, Commissioning Editor, Factual for ITV said: “Holidays and Christmas are two of the nation’s favourite, yet  most expensive times of the year and we’re pleased to be on hand to help empower viewers get the very best for their money on both thanks to Phillip Schofield and the team. “

     

    How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield and How To Spend It Well On Holiday With Phillip Schofield were commissioned by Priya Singh at ITV and are Executive Produced by Dan Barraclough at RDF and Mark Hill at RDF West. RDF is part of the Banijay Group and all worldwide rights to both series are owned by Banijay Rights.

  3. BBC One Commissions Further Series of Eat Well For Less? and Shop Well For Less?

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    BBC One today announces it has commissioned RDF West to make a seventh series of Eat Well for Less? and a fifth series of Shop Well for Less? for the channel. Both recommissions of these successful long-running lifestyle formats will be 6×60’ and begin filming later this year.

    The Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin fronted Eat Well for Less? will be returning to show more families that they can save significant amounts of money on food and reduce their waste, without scrimping on quality or nutrition. By using simple tips, tricks, swaps and easy recipes, they can slash a weekly food budget. In Shop Well for Less? The One Show’s Alex Jones and BBC Breakfast’s Steph McGovern tackle families who are over-spending on products, from branded cleaning spray to designer clothes; aiming to change the way people shop, without changing their lifestyle.

    Both series have recently been on air and continue to rate well, particularly with family audiences. Series six of Eat Well For Less? started going out in May and series four of Shop Well for Less? is currently transmitting on Wednesdays at 8pm.

    BBC Commissioning Executive Ricky Cooper said: “We’re absolutely thrilled Eat Well for Less? and Shop Well for Less? are returning to BBC One.  Whether saving us money, improving our diets or showing us all simple ways to live more sustainably, these series continue to delight and entertain in equal measure.”

    Managing Director of RDF, Jim Allen said: “Less is more is the blindingly simple mantra of both shows and that message and mission is as relevant today as it was when the series were launched.   Whether it’s exorbitantly priced, branded mosturisers or eye wateringly expensive ‘luxury’ muesli, both shows remain ready to take on and tame conspicuous consumption. And have fun while doing it!”

    Eat Well for Less? and Shop Well for Less? were commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director, BBC Content and David Brindley, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment. Ricky Cooper is the Commissioning Executive, and they are Executive Produced by Jo Scarratt-Jones for RDF West. All worldwide rights to Eat Well for Less? and Shop Well for Less? are owned by Banijay Rights.