Mary Queen of the High Street
About the Show
Mary Portas wants to revive Britain's failing high streets, putting local people at the heart of the solution
Series 1 Summary
No stranger to controversy, this series shows Mary Portas sticking her head above the parapet, as she fights for Britain's failing high streets
Episode 1 - Roman Road, East London
Mary is at Roman Road in London's East End. Investment is pouring into the area but the market's not reaping the benefits. Mary wants to revitalise it, but some stallholders are sceptical.
Episode 2 - Margate
Mary Portas tries to inject new life into Margate's high street, with the help of artist Tracy Emin, an inland pier and a cut-price deal for the London to Margate daytripper
Episode 3 - Cornwall
Mary travels to Liskeard in Cornwall, where her usual rocket pace and direct approach meets the laid-back Cornish attitude to life. But will this combination bring success or cause fireworks?