Mary Queen of the High Street

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Mary Portas wants to revive Britain's failing high streets, putting local people at the heart of the solution

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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

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    Episode 1 - Roman Road, East London

    Mary is at Roman Road in London's East End. Despite investment pouring into the area for the Olympics, the market is not reaping the benefits. Mary wants to revitalise it, but some stallholders are sceptical.

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    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

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    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?

Mary Queen of the High Street synopsis

Mary Portas wants to revive Britain's failing high streets, putting local people at the heart of the solution

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