Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!

Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away follows High Court Enforcement Agents exclusively working for DCBL as they go about their daily business of repossessing homes and collecting debt.

About The Show

Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away follows High Court Enforcement Agents exclusively working for DCBL as they go about their daily business of repossessing homes and collecting debt. This highly regarded observational documentary series for Channel 5 is often their highest rating show, achieving regular figures of between 2 million and 3 million viewers per episode. It is produced by Brinkworth Films and has been entered for multiple awards including BAFTA, the National Television Awards and was shortlisted for a Grierson. To date there have been five series – with approaching 100 episodes.

Here at DCBL we are very proud of the programme and believe that it has changed the face of High Court Enforcement for the better. We feel the programme has humanised the Enforcement Industry and highlights DCBL’s empathetic, fair, yet tenacious work ethos.

Producer- Malcolm Brinkworth

Malcolm is a highly respected Executive Producer with many prestigious series for British and international broadcasters to his credit. With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Malcolm spent many years as an award winning documentary film-maker, producing and directing acclaimed programmes for premier primetime slots. He a member of Bafta and is also active on a number of Pact committees.

Producer- Charlie Clay

With a wealth of experience in the industry, Charlie has been involved in many successful factual programmes, including: Channel 4’s The Catch and BBC’s Jimmys Farm as well as most recently being involved in Can’t Pay We’ll Take It Away on Channel 5.

Editor – Susan Crook

Susan has created and produced a wide range of acclaimed factual programmes. These include the BBC’s multi-platform current affairs debate show, Free Speech, RTS Award-nominated documentaries for Channel 4, and Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away for Channel 5. The series was one of Channel 5’s highest rating programmes for 2014/15/16. Susan has also series produced many long-running factual formats, including BBC2’s The Restaurant.

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