Short Change

Short Change (Also written as ShortChange) was a consumer affairs programme for children, broadcast on BBC One (as part of CBBC and later also the CBBC Channel.

It was essentially a version of the prime-time show Watchdog except that it was aimed at children. The show was first aired on 20 February 1994. It had 13 series; the last episode broadcast on 9 July 2005.

The series did a lot of customer tests where they buy multiple version of a products eg a CD player, and allow a group of children to test each model and evaluate which was best.


  • Zoë Ball (1994–1995)
  • Andi Peters (1996)
  • Tim Vincent (1997–1999)
  • Ortis Deley (1999–2005)
  • Rhodri Owen (2000–2005)
  • Angellica Bell (2001–2004)
  • Thalia Pellegrini (2005)

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