LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION – A BUSY DAY AT THE OFFICE
I was delighted to be contacted by Firecracker media company who were looking for entrepreneurial ideas for a new BBC 1 daytime show called ‘The Customer is Always right.’ I was intrigued….it was described as a cross between GoggleBox and Dragon’s Den. ‘What’s not to love’……. I thought!
We had great fun filming both at the house and in a mock design studio, The concept was brilliant: three products were sent to several ‘Goggle Box’ style households. They work out what the product is, use it and then score it out of 10 for how good it is and if it is value for money.
Thanks to David Attenborough and Blue Planet there has been a massive rise in awareness of how damaging single use plastic bags are to the environment, so, enter the Wrapper, Stage Right.
The RE-WRAP-IT Wrappers are pretty simple – it’s a Reusable Sandwich Wrapper. Rather than having single use plastic bags, cling film or tinfoil, for your packed lunch, you would use a Wrapper. It folds round your sandwich, wrap or roll and is sealed with a velcro strip. Ingenious. You give it a wipe down with a cloth to clean the inside, and if the outside gets grubby it can be thrown in the washing machine. The Wrappers are made with the help of the Inmates at Kilmarnock Prison – they learn a skill, gain a qualification and get paid for their work. I get them made in Scotland so a win win situation all round!
My fellow contestants were as diverse as could be. All I needs say is Bugs and Trugs! Watch this space.
‘The Customer is Always Right’ starts on Easter Monday on BBC 1 and runs for 15 episodes. There is a Tremendous Trophy for the winner of each episode…. sorry, no spoiler alerts for who wins my round so turn on and tune in for episode 9 on Thursday 2nd MAY AT 11am to see IF the customer is always right!