Totally Shows hits mainstream TV

Published:  07 July, 2010

UK: An episode of 'Mary Queen of Shops', was partly filmed at the Totally Shows earlier this year and is scheduled for Monday 12 July on BBC2 at 2100.

In the show, retail guru Mary Portas takes on a selection of independent high street stores and shows them how to compete against the supermarkets and, in some cases, their own reluctance to move with the times.

The episode features Lightwater Homecare, based in Lightwater, Surrey and shows Tony Leach, the store's owner and Jane Curtis, a store assistant being put through their paces in the show's product demonstration area by Ms Portas, with help from Nigel Blow, product manager at Toolbank.

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