Documentary series following the competition between the rival pound shop chains on Britain's high streets.

Pound Shop Wars - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2014-02-06

Pound Shop Wars - Pound Shop Wars - Netflix

Pound Shop Wars is a British factual television series that was first broadcast on BBC One from 7 November 2012 until 30 September 2015. Narrated by Caroline Aherne, the series shows the competition between rival pound shops, focusing on Poundworld. The second series, comprising eight episodes, began on 12 August 2015.

Pound Shop Wars - Critical reception - Netflix

Tim Dowling of The Guardian said the series “was not enhanced by Caroline Aherne's jokey narration, and it had more than its fair share of isn't-he-a-character type characters, but it was saved for me by a surprising discovery: the pound shop business is actually pretty interesting.” Metro's Caroline Westbrook said it “certainly didn't disappoint”. Bath Chronicle called the narration “lacklustre” and commented on how boring the series was. Andrew Billen from The Times gave the programme three stars out of five. The Sunday Times said “Full marks to the makers of this documentary, who find a clever and absorbing way to tell the story of the biggest current trend on Britain's high streets.”

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