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Reality show to put focus on Street life

ONE of Scotland's best-known streets is to become the backdrop for a new reality TV show.

Glasgow's Sauchiehall Street will provide the setting for a BBC documentary, featuring shop and bar workers.

Shown in three parts, the programme films the street by day, when thousands are employed in its shops, restaurants and bars.

By night, the street attracts hordes of visitors to sample its buzzing nightlife.

A BBC Scotland spokeswoman said: "This series is very much a portrait of a modern retail street and the stories of people who are part of that pulse of the city."

Documentary makers said they had tracked down some of the street's biggest characters - from taxi drivers to business owners.

Produced by Friel Kean Films, those featured will range from shopkeepers and buskers, to revellers, street pastors, bar workers, and caterers.

Main characters will include Savoy Centre manager Jim and his assistant Neil, as they try to introduce Sunday opening to the centre, and restaurateur Nick, specialising in lunchtime takeaways for shoppers and office workers.

Taxi marshalls at the rank outside the main nightclubs are shown helping revellers.

The first hour-long programme is on BBC1 at 10.35pm on Monday.

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