Swag (TV series)
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2|
|Picture format||16:9 576i|
|Original release||2002 – 2004|
Swag is a United Kingdom prank show broadcast on Five from 2002 to 2004. The general theme of the show was to trick members of the public into committing a minor crime (usually stealing) but then get their comeuppance in one way or another. There were some pranks that were repeated on multiple occasions, while others were one offs in a certain episode.
A very popular prank from the series was one where a car was parked on the side of a road with its keys in the door and left unlocked in order to tempt people to steal it. However, the car was fitted to lock when started and then do a variety of things, such as talk to the burglar or start snowing inside the car. They were eventually let out.
In one incident, a person enticed to steal an expensive car which was then filled with foam spotted the cameraman filming and stabbed him in the leg with a screwdriver.
A DVD of series one has been released on 19 September 2005, however there is still no word of series two on DVD.
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- Born, Matt. "Reality hits hard for Guy Ritchie's new show", The Daily Telegraph, 6 Jan 2003.
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