Short Change

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Short Change
Genre Consumer affairs
Presented by Zoë Ball (1994-1995)
Andi Peters (1996)
Tim Vincent (1997-1999)
Ortis Deley (1999-2005)
Rhodri Owen (2000-2005)
Angellica Bell (2001-2004)
Thalia Pellegrini (2005)
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 13
No. of episodes 139
Release
Original channel BBC One
CBBC
Original release 20 February 1994 (1994-02-20) – 9 July 2005 (2005-07-09)

Short Change was a consumer affairs programme for children, broadcast on BBC One and later also the CBBC Channel. It was essentially a version of the prime-time show Watchdog except that it was aimed at children. The show was first aired on 20 February 1994. It had 13 series; the last episode broadcast on 9 July 2005.

Transmission guide[edit]

Number of Series Number of episodes Duration Presenter(s)
1 6 20 February 1994 – 27 March 1994 Zoë Ball
2 19 February 1995 – 26 March 1995
3 7 18 February 1996 – 31 March 1996 Andi Peters
4 8 9 February 1997 – 30 March 1997 Tim Vincent
5 6 11 January 1998 – 15 February 1998
6 12 7 January 1999 – 25 March 1999 Tim Vincent & Ortis Deley
7 6 January 2000 – 23 March 2000 Ortis Deley & Rhodri Owen
8 4 January 2001 – 22 March 2001 Ortis Deley, Rhodri Owen & Angellica Bell
9 14 29 March 2001 – 28 June 2001
10 13 18 April 2002 – 11 July 2002
11 24 April 2003 – 17 July 2003
12 15 8 April 2004 – 15 July 2004
13 2 April 2005 – 9 July 2005 Ortis Deley, Rhodri Owen and Thalia Pellegrini

Specials

  • Series 3 compilation: 5 January 1997
  • Fan Clubs Special: 9 November 1997
  • The Fat Nation Challenge: 18 editions from 9 September 2004 – 7 November 2004

References[edit]

  • Source: BFI/BBC Motion Gallery

See also[edit]