Don't Get Done, Get Dom
|Don't Get Done, Get Dom|
|Developed by||Flame Television|
|Directed by||Bill Bailey
|Presented by||Dominic Littlewood|
|Theme music composer||Barrie Bignold|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||7|
|No. of episodes||100|
|Executive producer(s)||Matthew Gordon
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Original channel||BBC One|
|Original run||12 June 2006 – present|
Don't Get Done, Get Dom is a British consumer rights television series. The show is named for its presenter Dominic (Dom) Littlewood. Each series is transmitted, usually daily during daytime, on BBC One and repeated on BBC Two in the UK.
Series one was first shown in June 2006, and a second series was commissioned and broadcast from June 2007. Series three began in June 2008. Series four was transmitted for two weeks on BBC in late May to early June 2010. Series five began on 25 April 2011. Series six was shown from 9–27 April 2012. Series seven began on 15 April 2013.
Dom Littlewood has also presented a daily series Fake Britain about various aspects of counterfeiting and effects on consumers (e.g., dangerous tools, ineffective or dangerous medicines, shoddy goods sold under reputable names, documents used for identity theft).
The show also helps people who have been treated unfairly to get deals or refunds on products or services. Examples from the series are people who have had their wedding holiday spoilt by the company they booked with, and someone being overcharged by their mobile phone provider. Littlewood explores the gaps in regulation that allowed this injustice to happen.
Littlewood also deals with complaints to companies for matters such as excessive utility bills. In many cases customers receive a refund or prices are reduced to correct values.
There is a segment on the show dealing with what people know about their consumer rights and giving out tips on how to get best value for money.
During previous versions of the show, a member of the public was"tutored" into getting a better deal on a product which they are attempting to buy; typically giving them more confidence in talking to and making deals with the store assistants and managers. Examples from the series are people purchasing video cameras and sports gear.
This is achieved by Littlewood seeing camera footage of a first attempt, and giving them pointers. After this they try another shop but this time Littlewood can communicate to the member of the public by means of a hidden earpiece.
There was also previously a section where Littlewood attempts to save a shopper he meets in the street money by haggling the deal himself.
- What Consumer: Consumer Rights Television Programmes
- Sample BBC schedule, with daily broadcasts.
- BBC Fake Britain programmes