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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 3: Baked Beans

Summary

Gregg Wallace helps to unload 27 tons of dried haricot beans from North America, and follows them on a one-and-a-half mile journey through the largest baked bean factory in the world. Meanwhile, Cherry Healey follows a discarded baked bean can through a recycling centre and on to the largest steelworks in the UK, and historian Ruth Goodman reveals how tinned food was invented to improve sailors' nutrition

Review

Gregg Wallace, in a hairnet and totally unnecessary ear defenders (we need the protection, not him) yells his way through another noisy, over-excited look at food production.

“MATE! THAT’S WHAT IT TAKES TO GIVE US BEANS ON TOAST?” Yes mate, it is, as Wallace visits Heinz’s Wigan production plant, which can process up to three million cans of baked beans a day. Wallace watches, and COMMENTS ON, every step of the remarkably quick process.

It’s actually fascinating, if you can somehow tune out Wallace and a wide-eyed, shrieking Cherry Healey, who visits the Tata steel plant in Port Talbot (presumably before news of its possible demise was announced) to watch the can-making process.

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Credits

Crew

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

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  • Episode 3

    Baked Beans

    Summary

    Gregg Wallace helps to unload 27 tons of dried haricot beans from North America, and follows them on a one-and-a-half mile journey through the largest baked bean factory in the world. Meanwhile, Cherry Healey follows a discarded baked bean can through a recycling centre and on to the largest steelworks in the UK, and historian Ruth Goodman reveals how tinned food was invented to improve sailors' nutrition

    Review

    Gregg Wallace, in a hairnet and totally unnecessary ear defenders (we need the protection, not him) yells his way through another noisy, over-excited look at food production.

    “MATE! THAT’S WHAT IT TAKES TO GIVE US BEANS ON TOAST?” Yes mate, it is, as Wallace visits Heinz’s Wigan production plant, which can process up to three million cans of baked beans a day. Wallace watches, and COMMENTS ON, every step of the remarkably quick process.

    It’s actually fascinating, if you can somehow tune out Wallace and a wide-eyed, shrieking Cherry Healey, who visits the Tata steel plant in Port Talbot (presumably before news of its possible demise was announced) to watch the can-making process.

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

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