Saving Poundstretcher – C4

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Following Poundworld founder Chris Edwards after he was brought in to try to revive the fortunes of the Poundstretcher chain of discount stores

Whether you’re after pet food, shaving foam or a new pair of socks, Poundstretcher has probably got some of the best deals on the high street.


But the discount store, which has over 400 outlets across the UK, has hit hard times and now owner Aziz Tayub is hiring his former rival, Poundworld founder Chris Edwards, to help him save the flagging business.

The two tycoons don’t always see eye to eye and, as this three-part series progresses, there are sure to be some boardroom battles.

But it’s staff like Sue (main picture), on the shop floor in Walkden, who genuinely seem to care for their store, that we really empathise with.

TV Times rating: ****

Mandy Cooper
TV Times Highlights Editor

As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.