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A Good Read

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes talk with Harriett Gilbert about books they love. Alan chooses The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles and Melanie picks Andrea Ashworth's memoir. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Alan Carr
Interviewed Guest:
Melanie Sykes

Shop Well for the Planet?

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 7 months

A young family are challenged to cut their carbon footprint and save money. Can they be convinced that being green doesn’t have to cost the earth and can still be convenient? Show more

Shop Well for Less

Series 5

The Davis Family

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One South WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 3 months

Jo and Melanie help a Gloucester family to stop spending on store cards and online credit and start saving their money for a new kitchen. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Joanna Page
Presenter:
Melanie Sykes
Director:
Nana Wilson
Producer:
Nana Wilson
Series Producer:
Kate Drysdale
Executive Producer:
Jo Scarratt-Jones
Production Company:
RDF Television West

Shop Well for the Planet?

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 7 months

The gang help a family at different stages of their eco journey. Reusable kitchen roll is put to the test, and we get some top tips on how to be more eco when going on holiday. Show more

Shop Well for the Planet?

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 7 months

The gang help a family go green and save some cash. Eco toilet roll and natural deodorant are put through their paces, and how will the family get on with a new electric car? Show more

Shop Well for Less

Series 5

Ross and George

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Channel IslandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 3 months

Can Jo and Melanie break some tough shopping habits to get a Leicester couple closer to their dream home? Jo tests shiatsu massagers, and does it pay to spend more on secateurs? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Joanna Page
Presenter:
Melanie Sykes
Director:
Nana Wilson
Director:
Vicki Lines
Producer:
Vicki Lines
Series Producer:
Kate Drysdale
Executive Producer:
Jo Scarratt-Jones
Production Company:
RDF Television West

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Stanley Johnson, Melanie Sykes and Henning Wehn take on a long-distance hike in Mexico's little-explored but beautiful Copper Canyon. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Renegade Pictures
Producer:
Jo Young
Executive Producer:
Natalie Wilkinson
Executive Producer:
Alan Hayling
Production Manager:
Karen Kelly
Participant:
Stanley Johnson
Participant:
Melanie Sykes
Participant:
Henning Wehn

Shop Well for Less

Series 5

The Katnoria Family

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 3 months

Jo and Melanie help a family of six save money to finish their hallway. Steam irons and air fryers are put to the test, and can the public tell a budget bathrobe from a pricier one? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Joanna Page
Presenter:
Melanie Sykes
Director:
Nana Wilson
Director:
Jo Harding
Producer:
Nana Wilson
Producer:
Jo Harding
Executive Producer:
Jo Scarratt-Jones
Production Company:
RDF Television West

Shop Well for Less

Series 5

The Gell Family

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 3 months

Jo and Melanie are in North Yorkshire with a family who have been using shopping as a way to deal with anxiety resulting from the premature birth of their twins. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Joanna Page
Presenter:
Melanie Sykes
Director:
Nana Wilson
Producer:
Nana Wilson
Series Producer:
Kate Drysdale
Executive Producer:
Jo Scarratt-Jones
Production Company:
RDF Television West