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Inside the Factory

  • 2016
  • Season 2
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • News and current affairs

Summary

Exclusive access to some of the largest factories in Britain to reveal the secrets behind production on an epic scale.

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Episode 5: Sweets

Summary

Gregg Wallace helps to unload a tanker full of sugar from Norfolk and follows it through one of the oldest sweet factories in Britain - Swizzels in Derbyshire - to see how more than 500 workers, as well as some mind-boggling machines, transform it into over 100 million individual sweets within just 24 hours. Cherry Healey finds out how the letters are put in seaside rock and is given special access to the Fisherman's Friend factory in Lancashire to discover how a local family turned a niche product into a worldwide success

Review

Gregg Wallace is like a child in a sweetshop this week, mainly because he’s in Britain’s largest family-owned sweet factory. Swizzels turn out 100 million sweets every 24 hours including Love Hearts, which they’ve been making since 1954 (although the messages have been updated).

Even Gregg’s notoriously sweet tooth should be satisfied after a few hours here although he’s less keen when he tastes concentrated parma violet flavouring: “it’s like getting your tongue scrubbed with washing-up liquid!” he grimaces. He’s happier gazing at the “river of jam” that gets turned into 750,000 lollies every day. What’s interesting is learning just what – apart from lots of sugar – goes in to those sweets.

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Crew

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PresenterGregg Wallace
UnknownRuth Goodman
PresenterCherry Healey
UnknownAlice Harper
UnknownSanjay Singhal
UnknownChris Parkin
UnknownChris Parkin
UnknownAmanda Lyon
ProducerEmma Pound

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  • Episode 5

    Sweets

    Summary

    Gregg Wallace helps to unload a tanker full of sugar from Norfolk and follows it through one of the oldest sweet factories in Britain - Swizzels in Derbyshire - to see how more than 500 workers, as well as some mind-boggling machines, transform it into over 100 million individual sweets within just 24 hours. Cherry Healey finds out how the letters are put in seaside rock and is given special access to the Fisherman's Friend factory in Lancashire to discover how a local family turned a niche product into a worldwide success

    Review

    Gregg Wallace is like a child in a sweetshop this week, mainly because he’s in Britain’s largest family-owned sweet factory. Swizzels turn out 100 million sweets every 24 hours including Love Hearts, which they’ve been making since 1954 (although the messages have been updated).

    Even Gregg’s notoriously sweet tooth should be satisfied after a few hours here although he’s less keen when he tastes concentrated parma violet flavouring: “it’s like getting your tongue scrubbed with washing-up liquid!” he grimaces. He’s happier gazing at the “river of jam” that gets turned into 750,000 lollies every day. What’s interesting is learning just what – apart from lots of sugar – goes in to those sweets.

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterGregg Wallace
    UnknownRuth Goodman
    PresenterCherry Healey
    UnknownAlice Harper
    UnknownSanjay Singhal
    UnknownChris Parkin
    UnknownChris Parkin
    UnknownAmanda Lyon
    ProducerEmma Pound
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