Don't Get Screwed

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Don't Get Screwed
Starring Polly Parsons
Carole Machin
Spencer Brown
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Running time 29 mins
Broadcast
Original channel BBC Three
Original run 26 October 2009 – 21 December 2009
Chronology
Related shows The Real Hustle
External links
Website

Don't Get Screwed is a BBC television series made by Objective Productions. It is a consumer show that goes to extreme lengths to make viewers aware of their rights so they can fight back and avoid being cheated.

History[edit]

Don't Get Screwed was first broadcast in October 2009 on BBC Three following the success of The Real Hustle, a show with a similar format. Much like The Real Hustle, the show's presenters put themselves in a position of authority, and manipulate the "victims" in a way that normally involves them losing money or been unfairly treated. Afterwards, another presenter explains what the consumers' rights are, and how to resolve the situation.

List of episodes[edit]

  • Episode 1: 26 October 2009. Featuring a client whose coat is set on fire by her hairdresser.
  • Episode 2: 2 November 2009. Featuring a hotel guest who, in spite of his innocence, is billed for watching porn.
  • Episode 3: 9 November 2009. Featuring a man whose jeans are stolen from a shop changing room.
  • Episode 4: 16 November 2009. Featuring a shopper who is disappointed by a free promotional gift.
  • Episode 5: 23 November 2009. Featuring a motorist whose car is towed away and two friends who receive the massage from hell.
  • Episode 6: 30 November 2009. Featuring a man whose car is repossessed and a couple whose car is vandalised.
  • Episode 7: 7 December 2009. Featuring a group of students who have a meal ruined by waiting staff and a motorist who has additional items added to a garage bill.
  • Episode 8: 21 December 2009. Featuring a couple who miss their flight because of an inept taxi driver, and a shopper refused a refund for a ruined t-shirt.

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