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Inside the Factory

A look at some of the largest factories in Britain.

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Series 7: Buses

Inside The Factory - Series 7: Buses

The red double-decker bus is a global icon. They carry millions of passengers every day across the capital and are as synonymous with London as Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palac ...

14-05-2024

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Series 8: 10. Paint And Wallpaper

Inside The Factory - Series 8: 10. Paint And Wallpaper

Gregg Wallace explores the Farrow & Ball factory in Dorset to learn how they produce up to 200,000 litres of paint and 10,000 metres of wallpaper a week. They make 270 different ...

15-03-2024

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Series 8: 9. Sofas

Inside The Factory - Series 8: 9. Sofas

Gregg Wallace explores the HSL factory in West Yorkshire to find out how they make more than 5,000 sofas every year. The huge site has 250 staff dedicated to furniture making. G ...

08-03-2024

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Series 8: 8. Chocolate Bars

Inside The Factory - Series 8: 8. Chocolate Bars

Gregg Wallace is in the UK’s city of chocolate, York, exploring how the Nestle factory makes more than eight million bars of chocolate every day. The bar he’s follow ...

01-03-2024

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Series 8: 7. Carpets

Inside The Factory - Series 8: 7. Carpets

Gregg Wallace explores the Axminster factory in Devon to reveal how it produces 46,000 square metres of carpet every year. He follows the production of one of their best sellers ...

23-02-2024

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Series 8: 6. Bath Bombs

Inside The Factory - Series 8: 6. Bath Bombs

Gregg Wallace visits the colourful and fragrant Lush factory in Dorset to learn how an astonishing 14 million bath bombs are produced every year.\n\nCherry Healey visits Loughbo ...

16-02-2024

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Series 8: 5. Stout

Inside The Factory - Series 8: 5. Stout

Gregg Wallace explores the secrets of the Guinness brewery in Dublin to reveal how it makes two million litres of Irish stout every single day.\n\nCherry Healey visits a water t ...

09-02-2024

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Series 8: 4. Stuffed Pasta

Inside The Factory - Series 8: 4. Stuffed Pasta

Gregg Wallace explores the Dell Ugo factory in Hertfordshire to reveal how it makes 500 million stuffed pasta parcels every year. \n\nHe’s following production of one of ...

02-02-2024

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Series 8: 3. Jeans

Inside The Factory - Series 8: 3. Jeans

Gregg Wallace visits two factories in Italy and Wales to explore the fascinating secrets behind how Welsh jeans brand Hiut make their trousers, learning how denim cloth is made ...

26-01-2024

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Series 8: 2. Jelly Beans

Inside The Factory - Series 8: 2. Jelly Beans

Gregg Wallace explores the Jelly Bean Factory in Dublin to reveal the incredible processes it employs to make ten million colourful little sweets every day.\n\nCherry Healey vis ...

19-01-2024

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Series 8: 1. Yorkshire Puddings

Inside The Factory - Series 8: 1. Yorkshire Puddings

Gregg Wallace steps inside a huge Yorkshire puddings factory in Hull to learn how Aunt Bessie’s produces a staggering 500 million Yorkshire puddings every year.\n\nMeanwhi ...

12-01-2024

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Christmas 2018

Inside The Factory - Christmas 2018

Chocolates are an essential part of many people's festive celebrations. In this Christmas special, Gregg Wallace visits a factory which produces a staggering two million tins of ...

24-12-2023

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Series 7: 1. Christmas Cards

Inside The Factory - Series 7: 1. Christmas Cards

Gregg Wallace visits the Woodmansterne card factory in in Watford. It’s one of the largest greeting card companies in the UK, a family business sending out 35 million card ...

15-12-2023

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Christmas

Inside The Factory - Christmas

19-11-2023

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Series 7: Trains

Inside The Factory - Series 7: Trains

When he was a child, Gregg loved playing with toy trainsets. Now he’s got special access to learn how the ultimate model is made: a huge 187-tonne, five-carriage electric ...

15-10-2023

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Series 5: 10. Cereal Bars

Inside The Factory - Series 5: 10. Cereal Bars

Gregg Wallace is in Essex at an enormous cereal bar factory, which produces 400,000 fruit- and nut-packed treats a day. Gregg follows production from the arrival of two tonnes o ...

01-10-2023

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Series 5: 4. Mattresses

Inside The Factory - Series 5: 4. Mattresses

Gregg Wallace is in Leeds, at an enormous mattress factory where they produce 600 bouncy beds every day. He follows the production of pocket-sprung mattresses from the arrival o ...

20-09-2023

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Series 5: 3. Croissants

Inside The Factory - Series 5: 3. Croissants

Gregg Wallace is in France at an enormous croissant factory where they produce 336,000 of the flaky pastries every day. He follows the production of croissants from the arrival ...

13-09-2023

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Series 5: 2. Wax Jackets

Inside The Factory - Series 5: 2. Wax Jackets

Gregg Wallace is in South Shields at a clothing factory where they produce 650 waxed jackets a day. He follows the production of water-resistant jackets from the arrival of 500- ...

10-09-2023

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Series 7: 1. Diggers

Inside The Factory - Series 7: 1. Diggers

In the first episode of this supersized series, Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healey get special access to a factory that makes as many as a hundred iconic yellow diggers every singl ...

24-08-2023

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Series 6: 10. Vacuums

Inside The Factory - Series 6: 10. Vacuums

Gregg Wallace visits a huge vacuum cleaner factory in the heart of Somerset. This 32-acre site is a hive of activity where 1.2 million vacuums are made every year. Gregg is foll ...

17-08-2023

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Series 5: 1. Cherry Bakewells

Inside The Factory - Series 5: 1. Cherry Bakewells

Gregg Wallace is in Stoke-on-Trent at an enormous cherry bakewell factory where they produce 250,000 little tarts every day. He follows the production of cherry bakewells, from ...

03-08-2023

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Series 6: Tortilla Chips

Inside The Factory - Series 6: Tortilla Chips

Gregg Wallace visits the biggest tortilla factory in Europe. The Coventry site covers more than 21,000 square meters, the size of three football pitches, and makes 60,000 tonnes ...

21-06-2023

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Series 7: Mints

Inside The Factory - Series 7: Mints

Gregg Wallace visits a factory with a menthol scent - the Polos factory in York, which produces 32 million mints every day and contributes to the 19,000 tonnes of mints per year ...

14-06-2023

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Series 7: Rice Pudding

Inside The Factory - Series 7: Rice Pudding

Gregg Wallace explores the Ambrosia factory in Lifton, Devon, to reveal how it makes up to 360,000 rice puddings every single day.\n\nCherry Healey is in the Po Valley in Italy ...

08-06-2023

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Series 5: 6. Pasties

Inside The Factory - Series 5: 6. Pasties

Gregg Wallace is in Cornwall at an enormous bakery where they produce 180,000 Cornish pasties a day. He follows the production of the pastry snacks from the arrival of two tonne ...

04-06-2023

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Series 7: Vegan Sausages

Inside The Factory - Series 7: Vegan Sausages

Gregg Wallace visits a Yorkshire team that churn out up to 90,000 vegan sausages a day! Heck have been making these bangers since 2018, and the process is surprisingly futuristi ...

31-05-2023

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Series 7: Crumpets

Inside The Factory - Series 7: Crumpets

Gregg Wallace visits the factory making 432 million crumpets every year. Crumpets are a British classic made from a precise combination of ingredients, using some clever chemist ...

24-05-2023

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Series 6: Ice Cream

Inside The Factory - Series 6: Ice Cream

Gregg Wallace visits a family-run factory in the heart of rural Aberdeenshire, which churns out more than 49 tonnes of dairy ice cream every day. Gregg is delighted to learn he& ...

21-05-2023

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Series 7: Pork Pies

Inside The Factory - Series 7: Pork Pies

Gregg Wallace explores the Vale of Mowbray pork pie factory in Northallerton, Yorkshire, which began making pork pies in 1928. He visited the factory in May 2022, following prod ...

18-05-2023

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Series 6: Mugs

Inside The Factory - Series 6: Mugs

Gregg Wallace visits the Denby factory in Derbyshire, which has been making pottery since 1809. We Brits drink a staggering 195 million mugs of tea and coffee every day, so Greg ...

16-05-2023

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Series 7: Jaffa Cakes

Inside The Factory - Series 7: Jaffa Cakes

Gregg Wallace visits a Manchester factory that churns out 6 million Jaffa Cakes every single day - 1.4 billion per year. Cherry Healey is in Jaffa, the city responsible for grow ...

11-05-2023

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Series 6: 6. Leather Boots

Inside The Factory - Series 6: 6. Leather Boots

Gregg Wallace visits a factory tucked away amongst thatched cottages in the village of Wollaston, Northamptonshire. It may be a tranquil setting, but this factory has been makin ...

16-02-2023

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Series 6: 5. Chairs

Inside The Factory - Series 6: 5. Chairs

Gregg Wallace visits the Ercol factory in Buckinghamshire, an area associated with furniture making since the 19th century.\n\nWe Brits spend a staggering £300 million pou ...

15-02-2023

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Series 6: 4. Malt Loaf

Inside The Factory - Series 6: 4. Malt Loaf

Malt loaf has been a popular teatime treat for more than 80 years; these days we get through a staggering 130 million of them every year. So to get to grips with how this sweet ...

14-02-2023

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Series 6: 3. Yogurt

Inside The Factory - Series 6: 3. Yogurt

We eat them for breakfast, pack them in our lunch boxes and enjoy them for dessert; here in the UK we spend £1.4 billion a year on yogurt pots. Gregg Wallace visits a fact ...

09-02-2023

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Series 6: 2. Socks

Inside The Factory - Series 6: 2. Socks

To keep their feet nice and warm, the British spend almost 723 million pounds a year on socks! In the second episode of this new series, Gregg Wallace visits a sock factory in L ...

08-02-2023

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Series 6: 1. Cider

Inside The Factory - Series 6: 1. Cider

Gregg Wallace visits the biggest cider factory in the world, which produces more than 350 million litres each year. The scale of production blows his mind as at each turn he&rsq ...

07-02-2023

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Christmas 2017

Inside The Factory - Christmas 2017

In this Christmas special, Gregg Wallace, Cherry Healey and Ruth Goodman explore the fascinating factory processes and surprising history behind favourite festive treats.\n\nGre ...

23-12-2022

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Series 3: 6. Soft Drinks

Inside The Factory - Series 3: 6. Soft Drinks

Gregg Wallace explores Ribena's Gloucestershire factory. It turns 90 per cent of Britain's blackcurrants into soft drinks, producing three million bottles a week. Gregg takes de ...

24-07-2022

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Series 3: 4. Fish Fingers

Inside The Factory - Series 3: 4. Fish Fingers

Gregg Wallace explores the Grimsby factory that processes 165 tonnes of fish a week and produces 80,000 cod fish fingers every day. Cod arrives at the factory as compressed bloc ...

12-06-2022

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Series 5: 9. Liqueurs

Inside The Factory - Series 5: 9. Liqueurs

Gregg Wallace is in Ireland at an enormous liqueurs factory that produces 540,000 bottles a day. He follows the production of cream liqueur from the arrival of maize to make Iri ...

28-12-2021

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Series 5: Xmas Party Food

Inside The Factory - Series 5: Xmas Party Food

Gregg Wallace heads to Nottingham to a factory that makes 200,000 canapes every 24 hours. He discovers the secrets of creating party food on a grand scale as he follows producti ...

22-12-2021

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Series 5: 7. Pots And Pans

Inside The Factory - Series 5: 7. Pots And Pans

Gregg Wallace is in France at an enormous foundry that produces a cast iron pot every five seconds. He follows production of casserole dishes from the arrival of 20 tonnes of cr ...

25-08-2021

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Series 4: 2. Toilet Roll

Inside The Factory - Series 4: 2. Toilet Roll

Gregg Wallace explores the Manchester factory that produces 700,000 toilet rolls a day. He begins 940 miles away in Sweden, where the raw material - wood - is harvested from a s ...

16-08-2020

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Series 4: 10. Cheese

Inside The Factory - Series 4: 10. Cheese

Gregg Wallace is in Gateshead at a cheese factory where they produce 3,000 tonnes of spreadable cheese every year. He follows the production of jalapeno chilli flavour cheese fr ...

08-12-2019

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Series 4: 1. Coffee

Inside The Factory - Series 4: 1. Coffee

Gregg Wallace is in Derbyshire at an enormous coffee factory where they produce 175,000 jars of instant coffee every day. He follows the production of freeze-dried instant coffe ...

23-07-2019

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Series 4: 4. Curry

Inside The Factory - Series 4: 4. Curry

Gregg Wallace explores the Nottinghamshire factory that produces 250,000 jars of curry sauce each day. Gregg is making a supersized 3,000-kilo batch of tikka masala - enough to ...

16-07-2019

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Series 3: 5. Sauces

Inside The Factory - Series 3: 5. Sauces

Gregg Wallace is in the Netherlands at one of the world's biggest sauce factories. Its annual output is a quarter of a million tonnes of condiments, and more than 50 per cent of ...

26-06-2019

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Series 4: 3. Sausages

Inside The Factory - Series 4: 3. Sausages

Gregg Wallace explores a North Yorkshire factory that produces 625,000 sausages a day. He dons stainless steel armour to join 28 Durham butchers who prepare 2,500 pork shoulders ...

25-06-2019

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Series 4: 9. Pencils

Inside The Factory - Series 4: 9. Pencils

Gregg Wallace is in Germany, at a historic factory which produces 600,000 pencils a day. At materials intake he is astonished that the main material in a pencil is not lead, but ...

16-04-2019

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Series 5: 7. Beer

Inside The Factory - Series 5: 7. Beer

Gregg Wallace is in Burton upon Trent at Britain’s biggest brewery, where they produce 3 million pints of beer a day. He follows the production of Britain’s best-sel ...

09-04-2019

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Series 5: 6. Pizza

Inside The Factory - Series 5: 6. Pizza

Gregg Wallace is in Italy, at an enormous pizza factory where they produce 400,000 frozen pizzas each day. He mixes up a 450 kilo batch of dough for the bases; enough for 180 00 ...

02-04-2019

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Series 5: 1. Potato Waffles

Inside The Factory - Series 5: 1. Potato Waffles

Gregg Wallace is in Lowestoft, at an enormous factory where they produce 450 tonnes of frozen food each day. He follows the production of frozen potato waffles, from the arrival ...

26-03-2019

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