Hidden Histories: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses

Balson the Butcher

Series 1 - Episode 1 Balson the Butcher



Profiling present-day bosses of three long-running family companies as they face a crossroads in their lives, beginning with Richard Balson, from Bridport in Dorset, whose butcher's business is almost 500 years old. He meets historians and experts, unearthing the age-old secrets of his trade and charting the origin of the British high street. Narrated by Margaret Mountford.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Margaret Mountford
Executive Producer Lucy Willis
Series Director Chris Durlacher