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No this is not about the Nick Leeson movie starring Ewna McGregor and Anna Friel, nor is it concerning the group who gave us ‘Voodoo child’, it is about a simple BBC program which brings helpful information to the general public. Although the title may sound as though this show follows ... Read review

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Rogue traders are being watched

Advantagestries to keep the general public informed

Disadvantagesnone unless you're a rogue trader of course

"...it is about a simple BBC program which brings helpful information to the general public. Although the title may sound as though this show follows some dodgy traders around whilst they go about their business of ripping people off, maybe glorifying them in some way, well let me inform you that is not… in fact it is the complete opposite. ==* What is it? I hear you ask.== It is a fact based Consumer show which began its life on the BBC channel ..." Read review
17.03.2009

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Community Level 3Montenegrin

Montenegrin

They will go and get them

AdvantagesIt shows some of the tricks of rogue traders

DisadvantagesIt is only 30 minutes

"...meet the standards. And the BBC seems to be doing something about this. “Rogue Traders” is one of the latest watchdog-type programmes. For quite some time, “Rogue Traders” has been on BBC 1 - every Friday evening at 7 p.m.. The program is conducted by Matt Allwright and his team of specialists and chasers. The plot is very simple. Each week the watchdog team focuses on one category of professionals (such as electricians, plumbers, double-glazers, ..." Read review
21.03.2002

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Community Level 5TeenyB

TeenyB

Rogue's caught in the act!

AdvantagesNames and Shames real companies - so you know who to avoid

DisadvantagesNever seems to cover my area - Norfolk!!

"...complaint letters received at the BBC by disgruntled customers who feel that they have received poor service from individuals or companies, the intrepid two interview members of the public to get the full rundown on what had happened to them. The keen to find proof of ill-work themselves, the BBC set themselves up in a house along with an expert in the field of the trade of the particular "Rogue". They then make very minor changes to the set up of ..." Read review
12.07.2003

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Community Level 1EdwinEverard

Quick review of BBC 1 Rogue Traders

"as someone who works in media is sad to see programs desperate to make programs sensationalizing the most minor of problems and on occasion trying making things up and editing to make problems - we all know TV ratings are falling but come on its almost 2010 only the oldies are fooled ... the programs a bit of a laugh, but not for the right reasons sorry x x D- must try harder
20.10.2008

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Community Level 1LizVaughan

LizVaughan

Rogue Trqders

AdvantagesHighlights traders who are not honest or following the rules

DisadvantagesMakes them all look so bad.

"Rogue traders is a very good programme, if you live around London, it would be good if they were able to visit the West Country. The programme is able to identify people who claim to have valid training and qualifications mentioning CORGI and NICIEC. The Electricians have to work hard and pay for qualifactions and registration, NICIEC are not the only approved registered bodies, this is NEVER mentioned in the programme. Our local electrician ..." Read review
10.12.2008

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