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Episode 2

The Town Taking on China Episode 2 of 2

Tony Caldeira's experiment to bring jobs back to Britain from China is hanging by a thread. At his cushion factory in Merseyside, orders are up but a third of his new staff have jumped ship. Time is starting to run out for Tony and his trusted team to prove that British manufacturing can compete with China. At the world's biggest cushion trade fair in Frankfurt, they must win enough orders to help secure the factory's future. Then they must recruit new staff and expand the sewing floor in order to meet demand. With the experiment reaching a critical phase, experienced machinists Joanne and Sharon fly out to the Chinese factory to see the competition face to face. It's a huge culture shock as they witness first hand how their fellow employees both work and live at the factory. The experiment concludes with a direct competition between the two workforces - before Tony makes his final decision about whether to move jobs back to Britain permanently.

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Thu 28 Jun 2012 23:30

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Role Contributor
NarratorBill Paterson
NarratorBill Paterson
Assistant ProducerDavid Williams
Assistant ProducerDavid Williams
Executive ProducerFiona Campbell
ProducerAnju Passi
ProducerPaul Durgan
DirectorPaul Durgan