Baker Boys stars explore the history of co-operatives

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Two stars from the drama Baker Boys take a journey into the past to find out about the history of co-operatives.

A documentary, Baker Boys: How the Co-op Started, is broadcast tonight, Monday 7 February, 10.35pm on BBC One Wales.

Mark Lewis Jones explores the incredible vision of the co-operative movement's Welsh founder Robert Owen.

Steven Meo uncovers how Robert Owen's radical thinking is impacting on Welsh communities even today.

You can watch a preview clip of the documentary below.

Also in tonight's documentary, Mark Lewis Jones meets Pat Brandwood, the curator of the Robert Owen Museum in Newtown. Pat has written a blog article for BBC Wales History about the work of museum and her passion for Owen.

Alun Burge has written two articles about co-operatives in Wales. Read Alun's article on the co-operative economy and on the history of the co-operative movement in Wales.

Phil Carradice has written a blog on the life of Robert Owen.

Baker Boys: Behind the Co-operative Movement is broadcast tonight, 10.35pm on BBC One Wales. Visit the programme page to find out more about the documentary and view some exclusive footage.

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