Daisybeck Studios has been re-commissioned by Channel 5 to make another two part documentary series Countdown to Christmas. Following the success of last year’s series featuring the Intu Trafford Centre in Manchester, this year, Daisybeck will be following the team in Harrogate as they prepare for the spa town’s festive season.
“Harrogate is one of the best towns in the Country. It’s been voted as the “happiest place to live” many times and the effort that the people of the town put in to make Christmas merry and memorable is huge” said Producer, Sarah Allen. Amongst other events, the series will follow retailers in the North Yorkshire town as they prepare for the annual “Christmas Window Competition”.
As with the Trafford Centre, towns like Harrogate have to increasingly compete for customers who buy their gifts and presents online. “We’ll see how hard the Harrogate folk work to give an experience you simply can’t get online as we follow their preparations which begin in the spring”. The series will be broadcast in the run up to Christmas on Channel 5.