Reel History of Britain

The Glory Days of Fishing

Series 1 - Episode 9 The Glory Days of Fishing



Melvyn Bragg visits Great Yarmouth, once home to the world's largest herring fleet, to look back to the 1920s and the heyday of British fishing. In the Norfolk town he meets Fred Normandale, whose family has been in the fishing industry since the 18th century, and maritime writer Mike Smylie, who talks about the popularity of herrings before fish fingers became a teatime favourite.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Melvyn Bragg
Executive Producer Ruth Pitt
Series Producer Dympna Jackson