Don't Get Done, Get Dom

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Don't Get Done, Get Dom
GenreConsumer rights
Investigative journalism
Developed byFlame Television
Directed byBill Bailey
Christina Nutter
Carrie Preston
Claire Richmond
Presented byDominic Littlewood
Theme music composerBarrie Bignold
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series8
No. of episodes130
Production
Executive producer(s)Matthew Gordon
Jacqueline Hewer
Producer(s)Lydia Arding
Claire Featherstone
Running time45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelBBC One
Original run12 June 2006 – present
External links
Website
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Don't Get Done, Get Dom
GenreConsumer rights
Investigative journalism
Developed byFlame Television
Directed byBill Bailey
Christina Nutter
Carrie Preston
Claire Richmond
Presented byDominic Littlewood
Theme music composerBarrie Bignold
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series8
No. of episodes130
Production
Executive producer(s)Matthew Gordon
Jacqueline Hewer
Producer(s)Lydia Arding
Claire Featherstone
Running time45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelBBC One
Original run12 June 2006 – present
External links
Website

Don't Get Done, Get Dom is a British consumer rights television series.[1] The show is named for its presenter Dominic (Dom) Littlewood. Each series is transmitted, usually daily during daytime,[2] on BBC One and repeated on BBC Two in the UK.

Series eight began on 31 March 2014.[3]

Format[edit]

The show also helps people who have been treated unfairly to get deals or refunds on products or services. Examples from the series are people who have had their wedding holiday spoilt by the company they booked with, and someone being overcharged by their mobile phone provider. Littlewood explores the gaps in regulation that allowed this injustice to happen.[citation needed]

Littlewood also deals with complaints to companies for matters such as excessive utility bills. In many cases customers receive a refund or prices are reduced to correct values.

There is a segment on the show dealing with what people know about their consumer rights and giving out tips on how to get best value for money.

During previous versions of the show, a member of the public was"tutored" into getting a better deal on a product which they are attempting to buy; typically giving them more confidence in talking to and making deals with the store assistants and managers. Examples from the series are people purchasing video cameras and sports gear.

This is achieved by Littlewood seeing camera footage of a first attempt, and giving them pointers. After this they try another shop but this time Littlewood can communicate to the member of the public by means of a hidden earpiece.

There was also previously a section where Littlewood attempts to save a shopper he meets in the street money by haggling the deal himself.

Transmissions[edit]

Original Series[edit]

SeriesStart dateEnd dateEpisodes
112 June 200623 June 200610
219 March 200713 July 200720
32 June 200827 June 200820
424 May 20104 June 201010
525 April 201116 May 201115
69 April 201227 April 201215
715 April 20134 September 201320
831 March 201418 April 201420

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ What Consumer: Consumer Rights Television Programmes
  2. ^ Sample BBC schedule, with daily broadcasts.
  3. ^ Series 8 - Episode Guide

External links[edit]