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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 4: Bicycles

Summary

Gregg Wallace explores the largest bicycle factory in Britain which produces 150 folding bike every 24 hours and joins a multi-stage manual production line to make his own bicycle. Meanwhile Cherry Healey gets some tips from Cycling Team GB to help us all improve our pedal power, including how lowering your body position can make a 10 per cent improvement to speed and efficiency. And historian Ruth Goodman reveals that folding bikes date back to the 1870s, and how 70,000 folding `parabikes" were manufactured during the Second World War, some of which played a role in the D-Day landings

Review

You may have assumed that Gregg Wallace’s gobby enthusiasm was confined to stuff he could eat. You’d be wrong. He almost implodes with excitement at the UK’s largest bicycle manufacturing factory, where a new, handmade, unique bike comes off the production line EVERY THREE AND A HALF MINUTES. Yes, all right mate, we can hear you.

He calms down a little when he’s got a 1,000-degree brazing torch in his hand, but that’s only because he’s frightened of burning himself. What’s even more frightening is discovering how difficult it is for lorry drivers who are turning left to see cyclists. Not so much a blind spot as a blind zone.

Meanwhile, Ruth Goodman’s history of folding bikes includes the fact that Second World War soldiers parachuted into occupied territory with a folded-down bicycle strapped to them.

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Released on
2016-08-16
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Colour

Credits

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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  • Summary

    Gregg Wallace explores the largest bicycle factory in Britain which produces 150 folding bike every 24 hours and joins a multi-stage manual production line to make his own bicycle. Meanwhile Cherry Healey gets some tips from Cycling Team GB to help us all improve our pedal power, including how lowering your body position can make a 10 per cent improvement to speed and efficiency. And historian Ruth Goodman reveals that folding bikes date back to the 1870s, and how 70,000 folding `parabikes" were manufactured during the Second World War, some of which played a role in the D-Day landings

    Review

    You may have assumed that Gregg Wallace’s gobby enthusiasm was confined to stuff he could eat. You’d be wrong. He almost implodes with excitement at the UK’s largest bicycle manufacturing factory, where a new, handmade, unique bike comes off the production line EVERY THREE AND A HALF MINUTES. Yes, all right mate, we can hear you.

    He calms down a little when he’s got a 1,000-degree brazing torch in his hand, but that’s only because he’s frightened of burning himself. What’s even more frightening is discovering how difficult it is for lorry drivers who are turning left to see cyclists. Not so much a blind spot as a blind zone.

    Meanwhile, Ruth Goodman’s history of folding bikes includes the fact that Second World War soldiers parachuted into occupied territory with a folded-down bicycle strapped to them.

    Details

    Released on
    2016-08-16
    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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