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BBC reveals how to turn a hobby into a business with Make it at Market



BBC One Daytime has announced its new commission – Make it at Market (15×45 episodes), presented by The Repair Shop’s Dom Chinea.

Filmed in the heart of Leicestershire’s countryside in the secret grounds of Stoneywell, Make It At Market sees Dom Chinea work with a team of business and craft experts to help a group of budding entrepreneurs make a living from their crafting hobby.

Dom and his team of experts will set challenges that will assess if the amateurs have what it takes to make a living from their talents, and work out what kind of business model might work best for them in the real world.

The series features an eclectic mix of amateurs, ranging from potters, blacksmiths and weavers to woodworkers, jewellers and furniture makers, each a passionate maker extraordinaire from across the UK.

Dom says: “We have already started filming this series and it has been really inspirational to watch the amateurs develop and bloom. They have the skills already, but it’s great to see them really shine and fulfil their potential of making a viable business that will undoubtedly change their lives.”

Acting Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak, Lindsay Bradbury says: “Make it At Market reveals the extraordinary skills that, with a helping hand, people can use to change the course of their lives.”

Make it at Market was commissioned by former Head of Daytime and Early-Peak Carla-Maria Lawson as part of BBC Daytime’s commitment to deliver realistic, informative programming with universal appeal, to better serve audiences.

Make It At Market is made by Flabbergast, the Executive Producer is Andrew Snowball for Flabbergast, the Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime is Rachel Platt and the Commissioner for BritBox International is Diederick Santer. The programme will be arriving on screens later this year.