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Inside the Factory

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

Summary

In Season 2, Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healey learn about the immunity-boosting powers of vitamin D, investigate how crisps are made and explore the production of baked beans.

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Episode 1: Cereal

Summary

Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healey shed light on how some of Britain's biggest factories make the nation's favourite products, beginning with popular breakfast cereals. Gregg starts by receiving a boat-load of corn fresh from Argentina, and witnesses as it is cooked, milled and flavoured to become a top-selling cereal brand. Cherry learns about the immunity-boosting powers of vitamin D, which is added to many of the UK's most popular cereals, and historian Ruth Gordon samples a Victorian breakfast of lobster and pig's head, as part of a daily meal that included 4,500 calories

Review

How production lines work: it’s the kind of stolid, explanatory TV you used to get in the 1960s. I can still remember a clip of a milk bottling plant that mesmerised me as a child. And in this surprisingly absorbing series the informative turns informal as matey Gregg Wallace wields his bonhomie like a wooden club to make factory foremen explain their work.

He starts at the Kelloggs plant in Manchester, where we follow the route from kernel to cornflake. That means hoppers, conveyor belts, mangles, giant stainless steel drums and a brilliant star-shaped machine that makes a flat-pack into a cereal box. It shouldn’t be a great watch, but it is.

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Released on
2016-07-26
Languages
Formats
Colour | HD

Credits

Crew

rolename
PresenterGregg Wallace
PresenterCherry Healey
UnknownRuth Goodman
Executive producerAlice Harper
Executive producerSanjay Singhal
Series producerChris Parkin
Series directorChris Parkin
Series producerAmanda Lyon
ProducerEmma Pound

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  • Summary

    Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healey shed light on how some of Britain's biggest factories make the nation's favourite products, beginning with popular breakfast cereals. Gregg starts by receiving a boat-load of corn fresh from Argentina, and witnesses as it is cooked, milled and flavoured to become a top-selling cereal brand. Cherry learns about the immunity-boosting powers of vitamin D, which is added to many of the UK's most popular cereals, and historian Ruth Gordon samples a Victorian breakfast of lobster and pig's head, as part of a daily meal that included 4,500 calories

    Review

    How production lines work: it’s the kind of stolid, explanatory TV you used to get in the 1960s. I can still remember a clip of a milk bottling plant that mesmerised me as a child. And in this surprisingly absorbing series the informative turns informal as matey Gregg Wallace wields his bonhomie like a wooden club to make factory foremen explain their work.

    He starts at the Kelloggs plant in Manchester, where we follow the route from kernel to cornflake. That means hoppers, conveyor belts, mangles, giant stainless steel drums and a brilliant star-shaped machine that makes a flat-pack into a cereal box. It shouldn’t be a great watch, but it is.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    channeltimestatus

    Smithsonian

    Smithsonian
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    Repeat

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    Repeat

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    Details

    Released on
    2016-07-26
    Languages
    Formats
    Colour | HD

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterGregg Wallace
    PresenterCherry Healey
    UnknownRuth Goodman
    Executive producerAlice Harper
    Executive producerSanjay Singhal
    Series producerChris Parkin
    Series directorChris Parkin
    Series producerAmanda Lyon
    ProducerEmma Pound
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