Peaky Blinders fever: from David Beckham-backed clothing to a two-day festival

As the BBC’s cult gangster drama returns, superfans help to take the brand globalGet set for peak Peaky Blinders as the return of the cult gangster drama heralds a global expansion, from a dapper clothing range backed by David Beckham to books, video g…

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Bake Off effect: ‘dual-screening’ sees eBay users shop during shows

Sales of specialist bakeware rise during The Great British Bake Off and flat cap purchases peak during Peaky Blinders

Primetime TV programmes such as The Great British Bake Off and Game of Thrones have helped fuel a boom in “dual-screening” by consumers – watching television while simultaneously browsing and shopping online – new research has revealed.

Reinforcing the ongoing “Bake Off effect” on retail sales, shoppers are snapping up specialist bakeware such as tins and cookie cutters from the comfort of their sofas via their laptop, tablet or smartphone during the programme, according to online marketplace eBay.

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