How not to get caught on camera

PUBLISHED: 11:48 15 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:20 06 May 2010

Jeremy and Renate

Jeremy and Renate

OWNERS of a day nursery are to appear on our television screens in a new daytime consumer affairs show. Renate and Jeremy Burrowes, who own Kinders Day Nursery in Grove Road, Hitchin, were contacted by the BBC to see if they wanted to appear in its new da

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OWNERS of a day nursery are to appear on our television screens in a new daytime consumer affairs show.

Renate and Jeremy Burrowes, who own Kinders Day Nursery in Grove Road, Hitchin, were contacted by the BBC to see if they wanted to appear in its new daytime show Don't get Done, get Dom.

The couple were asked if they were currently in the market to buy equipment for the nursery.

As luck would have it they were looking to buy new play equipment and jumped at the chance to learn how to haggle from former To Buy or Not to Buy host Dominic Littlewood.

Mr Burrowes said: "They called us up and asked us if we would like to take part in this covertly filmed negotiation.

"The idea was that if we wanted to take part they would come along and have lots of hidden cameras about the place and they would help us negotiate the price down.

"Renate had an ear piece in and was given advice on how to negotiate the price."

After the crew took measurements they called a number of companies for quotes.

One company came to have a look at the nursery and Renate managed to knock the price down from £19,000 to £16,500, with help from Dominic.

Mr Burrowes said: "Although we didn't have to agree to buy there and then, it was quite an experience and everyone had a great time.

"We are currently looking into a second quote from someone else but the TV show took up the whole week and it was quite a unique experience."

Kinders day nursery appears on BBC1 on Friday, June 23. at 9.15am.

Another show which has a local theme is Steve Coogan's new BBC 2 comedy Saxondale.

The show, which has Coogan as an ex-roadie turned pest controller Tommy Saxondale, is based in Stevenage and will be on our screens from Monday, June 19.

During the seven episodes Tommy gets his eyesight improved by a prostitute and almost befriends a celebrity.

Although based in the town it was actually filmed in Watford using a single camera.

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