Fake Britain

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Fake Britain
The Fake Britain logo
Genre Consumer rights
Presented by Dominic Littlewood (2010-12)
Matt Allwright (2013—)
Country of origin  United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 5
No. of episodes 65 (+ 3 special episodes)
Executive producer(s) Gerard Melling
Emma Barker
Peter Lowe
Editor(s) Nick Laughton
Tom Lowe
Julian Hill
Running time 45 minutes
Distributor BBC
Original channel BBC One
Picture format 576i (PAL)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 8 March 2010 – present
Related shows Watchdog
Doorstep Crime 999
External links

Fake Britain is a UK BBC consumer rights programme, presented by Dominic Littlewood between 2010 and 2012, and by Matt Allwright since 2013.

The programme is broadcast on weekdays in a daytime slot, with shortened repeats often shown in the evening prime time.

The programme covers various aspects of counterfeiting and its effects on consumers, including dangerous tools, ineffective or dangerous medicines, shoddy goods sold under reputable names, and documents used for identity theft.[1]


Series Start date End date Episodes
1 8 March 2010 12 March 2010 5
2 16 May 2011 3 June 2011 15
3 21 May 2012 8 June 2012 15
4 29 April 2013 10 May 2013 10
5 28 April 2014 23 May 2014 20

Special episodes[edit]

  • Fake Britain: Bogus Booze Special (18 July 2011) – A one-off programme presented by Littlewood about counterfeit alcohol.
  • Fake Britain: Fake Food Special (3 June 2013) – A one-off programme presented by Allwright about food fraud in the UK. The show was watched by 3.25 million viewers.
  • Fake Britain Special: Furniture Inferno (13 January 2014) - A one-off programme presented by Allwright about potentially lethal sofas and mattresses being sold by UK retailers.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ BBC Fake Britain programmes