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Mary, Queen of Charity Shops


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New series. 1/3. Charity shops are rarely seen as a destination outlet for the discerning high-street shopper, but retail guru Mary Portas wants to change all that. Put in charge of one of Save the Children's worst-performing shops in Orpington, Kent. Mary shows the long-serving volunteer workforce how to go about reinvigorating the items they handle, while launching a campaign to improve the dire quality of donations. But. faced with initial local indifference, has she bitten off more than she can chew?
Executive producers Becky Clarke and Pat Llewellyn Moment of the week: page 5; Retail reborn: page 26


Unknown: Mary Portas
Producers: Becky Clarke
Producers: Pat Llewellyn

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Mary, Queen of Charity Shops

BBC Two England, 2 June 2009 21.00

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