What to Buy and Why: Series 1

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Technology Documentary hosted by Cherry Healey, published by BBC in 2016 - English narration

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What to Buy and Why Cherry Healey enlists the help of top industry experts to get the inside track on the latest products, from cosmetics to clothing, technology to kitchen equipment.

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Cherry Heeley enlists the help of the UK's top professionals to work out which products we should be spending our money on. In this episode, elite athletes decide whether splashing out on an activity tracker is the best way to hit those New Year fitness targets, and we conduct the ultimate drop test to find out if cases really do protect the screen of your mobile phone.

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Cherry Heeley enlists the help of the UK's top professionals to work out which products we should be spending our money on. The elite groundsmen from English Heritage's most visited palace road test the latest gardening equipment. The programme also asks whether compact cameras should be ditched in favour of smart phones, and investigates whether travelling abroad to buy cosmetics could save money.

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The engineers who run the Blackpool Illuminations discuss how to slash lighting bills, top audio visual engineers offer advice on which TVs to invest in, and the show investigates whether shops are misleading us about thread count when we buy bed linen.

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Cherry is backstage in the West End's largest theatre to find out if the wardrobe department would buy a steam generator iron and if the prop builders think there is any point investing in a budget power tool. Also, are runners being misled about the protection offered to them by expensive trainers?

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The Michelin-starred chefs at Edinburgh's most prestigious hotel put the latest food processors to the test and reveal the surprising appliance they think could revolutionise home cooking. And how to beat the subliminal tricks used by shops to entice you to spend more.

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Cherry finds out if cordless vacuums are worth buying and investigates if there is a way to avoid spending hundreds on a coffee machine. And which luggage to buy for maximum protection when taking belongings abroad.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
  • Video Bitrate: 3030 Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1280 x 720
  • Video Resolution: 1.778 (16:9)
  • Audio Codec: AAC LC
  • Audio: English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s VBR 48 KHz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 29mins
  • Framerate: 25 fps
  • Number of Parts: 6
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 661 MB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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