The series, which has the working title ‘Making Liberty’, will show Liberty’s retail team preparing for the Christmas season.
It is not the first retailer to feature in a documentary: others include ‘Greggs: More Than Meats The Pie’ on Sky 1 earlier this year and ‘Inside John Lewis’ on BBC 2 in 2010.
The press release for ‘Making Liberty’ from the production company, Rize USA, and Channel 4 reads: ‘Run by a sparky, charismatic, rule-breaker from NYC, Ed Burstell, along with his right-hand woman Kate Brindley (head of marketing and communications), they manage a tightly knit team of self-confessed eccentrics.
‘Fabric guru Kirstie Carey helps to make this is a retail team like no other. They are opinionated, fiery and passionate, with a business acumen rarely found on the shop floor.
‘Not everyone fits in to the Liberty family, but those who do are fiercely loyal, as are its customers. From the VIPs - those customers that spend the most in-store - down to the once-a-year visitors to the scarf hall. Everyone comes with a story and a dream and leaves with an experience.’
Liberty was first opened by Arthur Liberty in 1875 and its current mock Tudor premises were built in 1924.