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Inside the Factory

  • Season 3
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary
  • Education

Summary

Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healey get exclusive access to some of the biggest factories in Britain and Europe to follow the relentless production lines making our favourite products.

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Episode 6: Soft Drinks

Summary

Gregg Wallace explores Ribena's Gloucestershire factory, which turns 90 per cent of Britain's blackcurrants into soft drinks, producing three million bottles a week. Meanwhile, Cherry Healey is harvesting the berries on a 543-acre farm in Kent - one of 40 that supply the factory. Plus, historian Ruth Goodman investigates the origins of fizzy drinks.
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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This show always bombards us with facts and statistics, but you’ve got to love this one: the man who grows some of the 90 per cent of blackcurrants in Britain that end up in bottles of Ribena is called Josh Berry. How brilliant is that?

Following the production of this soft drink concentrate, Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healey discover that it involves pumping back in the blackcurrant aroma that’s lost during the heating process.

Meanwhile, Ruth Goodman explores the history of carbonated drinks and learns that a certain Mr Schweppe first sold fizzy water in 1783, although it was a Mr R White and his wife Mary who popularised fizzy pop in 1890.

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Cast

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PresenterGregg Wallace
PresenterCherry Healey
ContributorRuth Goodman

Crew

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DirectorSam Bailey
DirectorWill Aspinall
Executive producerSanjay Singhal
Executive producerAlice Harper
ProducerEmma Pound
ProducerWill Aspinall
ProducerSam Bailey
Series directorMichael Rees
Series producerAmanda Lyon

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  • Episode 6

    Soft Drinks

    Summary

    Gregg Wallace explores Ribena's Gloucestershire factory, which turns 90 per cent of Britain's blackcurrants into soft drinks, producing three million bottles a week. Meanwhile, Cherry Healey is harvesting the berries on a 543-acre farm in Kent - one of 40 that supply the factory. Plus, historian Ruth Goodman investigates the origins of fizzy drinks.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    This show always bombards us with facts and statistics, but you’ve got to love this one: the man who grows some of the 90 per cent of blackcurrants in Britain that end up in bottles of Ribena is called Josh Berry. How brilliant is that?

    Following the production of this soft drink concentrate, Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healey discover that it involves pumping back in the blackcurrant aroma that’s lost during the heating process.

    Meanwhile, Ruth Goodman explores the history of carbonated drinks and learns that a certain Mr Schweppe first sold fizzy water in 1783, although it was a Mr R White and his wife Mary who popularised fizzy pop in 1890.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterGregg Wallace
    PresenterCherry Healey
    ContributorRuth Goodman

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorSam Bailey
    DirectorWill Aspinall
    Executive producerSanjay Singhal
    Executive producerAlice Harper
    ProducerEmma Pound
    ProducerWill Aspinall
    ProducerSam Bailey
    Series directorMichael Rees
    Series producerAmanda Lyon
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