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You Can’t Get The Staff

The demand for domestic staff in Britain is now higher than in Victorian times, with 1 in 4 households hiring in help.  But with the need for good staff higher than ever, how do you go about finding the best person to work in your home?

You Can’t Get the Staff is an entertaining series following privileged Brits as they seek to fill positions in their home – from butlers to gardeners, housekeepers, nannies and grooms. Sir Benjamin is looking to hire a new handyman after his last one ran off with the lady of the house. Anna is looking for a real-life Mary Poppins to care for her three children. And Carine… well, Carine just wants somebody to “basically do everything I do except sleep with my husband”.

This series reveals the humorous and sometimes outrageous recruitment process carried out by the well-to-do eccentrics who inhabit some of Britain’s most magnificent homes and introduces the face of domestic service in the 21st Century.