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£1 Crime Spree

Pound Shop Wars, Series 1 Episode 3 of 4

Poundworld CEO Chris Edwards is facing an assault on all fronts, and it's not just from his rival stores.

Facing a £1 shoplifting epidemic, Chris decides to stop relying on his cardboard coppers and instead employ undercover store detectives to catch the culprits. Each item may only be priced at £1, but Chris believes it is costing his company up to £5 million a year.

Elsewhere, a big discount retail chain is trying to poach Chris's staff. Will the manager of Colwyn Bay's Poundworld, Sally Pritchard, be tempted by a 20 per cent pay rise?

Chris prepares to open a new shop in Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland but his head of human resources, Frances Dove, makes a shocking discovery. Just around the corner from their new premises, there is another shop called Poundworld already trading. Chris discovers the store is owned by a rival company. Can he persuade them to change their name in time for Chris's new shop's big opening?

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 28 Mar 2014 10:05


Role Contributor
NarratorCaroline Aherne
Series ProducerKerry Brierley
DirectorEmeka Onono

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