The Fish Market: Inside Billingsgate

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Duration: 1 hour

London's oldest wholesale market is on the verge of its biggest change in over a thousand years. Fish merchants are facing tough times. The market is under pressure to modernise and its iconic and ancient traditions are under threat. The job of the licensed fish porter, once a job for life, could be thrown open to all comers. The market is divided: will ancient custom or modern commerce win out?

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Credits

Executive Producer
Steve Robinson
Producer
Jamie Balment
Director
Jamie Balment

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