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I'll be featured in Channel 4 documentary

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onelily Fri 12-Aug-11 11:28:06

Channel 4 is looking for Britain's Most Frugal Person. And since i mailed them abt my savings on online shopping for furniture, baby stuff and phone contract. they were impressed.They have approched me for this documentary.
SO looking fwd for it. Pls people watch me! i hope i look nice fingers crossed

cheesesarnie Fri 12-Aug-11 11:37:25

exciting.when do you hear more?

ilovemydogandMrObama Fri 12-Aug-11 11:38:19

oooh, any tips?

onelily Fri 12-Aug-11 11:51:02

well, people i shop thru recommended my name for the doucmentary. It will be shot end of this month.
This is my debut and am totally hysterical!

encyclogirl Fri 12-Aug-11 11:52:04

That is fab! I'll be watching, I love a bit of frugality me.

onelily Fri 12-Aug-11 11:53:43

Hehe.. really? Why don't u try as well? i am sure the more the merrier! smile

encyclogirl Fri 12-Aug-11 12:01:49

Onelily I feel a thread coming on. You can be our leader wink

onelily Fri 12-Aug-11 12:03:56


onelily Fri 12-Aug-11 12:19:21

Its meant to be a one hour cutting edge documentary celebrating people’s attitudes to being frugal and finding out ways that people get value for money. I hope i do sound promising and intelligent!

AitchTwoOh Fri 12-Aug-11 12:21:20

be careful. don't let them wander round your house getting 'batty lady' pick up shots. 'celebrating' can mean 'taking the unholy piss out of'.

AitchTwoOh Fri 12-Aug-11 12:22:57

also, is it really 'cutting edge' or is it 'first cut'? those strands are v different.

AitchTwoOh Fri 12-Aug-11 12:23:50

and what is the prod co? (indeed, are you from the prod co, trying to get more characters for your doc?)

going Fri 12-Aug-11 12:25:00

Be careful.....

AitchTwoOh Fri 12-Aug-11 12:26:46

ah no i see you have posted before, apols for doubting you... <echoes 'be careful'>

onelily Fri 12-Aug-11 12:33:42

No problem AitchTwoOh ,
Bt now u are scaring me, guys
the anchor's name is chris aristidou and i think the prodcution company is raw television
have googled. have spoken to them over the phone, seemed like really nice people. Lets be optimistic, they won't wander round my house getting 'batty lady' pick up shots.
Relax guys and thnx for the concern , bt i am sure they have a reputation to save also.
And its cutting edge, as lots of people wud be featuring in smile

AitchTwoOh Fri 12-Aug-11 12:37:29

raw are pretty decent, actually, but just be aware (like, hyper-aware) that they have a story to tell at the end of the day, and if you say one bonkers thing it will take pride of place.

onelily Fri 12-Aug-11 12:46:48

Thanks! Btw u have a lot knowledge. intrested to be a part of it?

OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 12-Aug-11 13:01:21

Having taken part in two documentaries, I can tell you that they very definitely will have their own agenda, and whatever you say/do you can't derail that. Just hope they're positive about you!

AitchTwoOh Fri 12-Aug-11 13:07:27

absofuckinglutely not. i would never in a million years do anything other than live telly, unless i was involved in the production process. and tbh if i can give you one other piece of advice, it would be not to involve any friends of yours. because if it goes tits-up, you'll be the one who takes any flack.

onelily Fri 12-Aug-11 13:07:39

Really, care to share some experiences?

OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 12-Aug-11 13:58:32

First time was a documentary about teenage pregnancy in Edinburgh, back in the early 80's. My flatmate was responsible for a fair few of same, and they wanted to talk to him and his current gf. He didn't have a current gf so I was talked into pretending I was... Cue many takes of us walking hand in hand along the canal, stopping for a kiss before going into the flat and so on, an utterly manufactured scene in a pub... When the programme was broadcast they'd swapped questions and answers around and we all looked like total eejits. I fled the country visited a friend in Cornwall immediately after.

Second time was more honest and positive.

onelily Fri 12-Aug-11 14:06:10

Wow, i am speechless, would u do something of that sort again?
As jst got to knw, channel needs 4-5 more people

OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 12-Aug-11 14:29:25

Well, I did take part in another documentary, which was essentially about my hobby at the time. I agreed to take part because I knew the presenter shared my hobby and wouldn't rip the piss out of us. He didn't. grin

Just be aware that they might have a "see how weird people can be" agenda ("And here's Ms Onelily, who hangs her teabags out on the line to reuse...") rather than a "hard times are with us, let's see how resourceful people can be" one.

AitchTwoOh Fri 12-Aug-11 14:34:57

seriously, do stop lobbying people to go on the show with you... if you want to do it, great. but if it goes badly and you have persuaded people to do it, it'll be you who gets it in the neck.

actually, i'll ask because it has always fascinated me... why do you want to be on telly?

onelily Fri 12-Aug-11 14:48:38

Guys, why are you taking it the other way?
And for the record i don't reuse my tea bags & neither am i lobbying anybody.
Its all in a very good interest as they want to know how i saved so much from just shopping.
You don't think its worth it, no problem, was just suggesting, doesn't want to hurt any feelings
And about whats attracting me to be on t.v? Its simple, i want to tell people how i saved £120 on a new phone contract, £88 on bed room fittings and etc. Its something to be proud of. How many of you have done that?

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