Undercover investigators put tradesmen’s professionalism to the ultimate test
As any homeowner knows, keeping your house in order can result in an endless to-do list of tasks; as soon as one thing is fixed, another repair job presents itself. So when you call out that specialist plumber, electrician or handyman, you want the job done right the first time and you want to be treated fairly – but can you trust the tradesman whom you know nothing about, except for their ad in the local directory?
By presenting real-life situations, Fair & Square puts professional tradesmen to the test and shines a light on the ones who are honest experts in their field. A trusted journalist host is present at each undercover operation when we call on the services of various individuals and businesses for simple repair jobs. Caught on film, some fraudsters fail to repair the problems and use their cheapest tricks to cheat the unwitting customer. However, unlike other shows, Fair & Square also focuses on praising those who prove to be professional and trustworthy, offering consumers real value for money.
Keshet’s successful factual entertainment format, currently in its fourth season, is a resounding success. The third season of Fair & Square was the most viewed series in Israel in the summer of 2012, with a 43.4% avg. share (HH). It topped the ratings charts in seven of the nine weeks it was on air and surpassed its own records for previous seasons.