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Inside John Lewis

In a television first BBC Two goes behind the scenes of John Lewis – one of Britain's biggest and best known department stores – as it tackles the worst recession for 80 years in Inside John Lewis.

In a television first BBC Two goes behind the scenes of John Lewis – one of Britain's biggest and best known department stores – as it tackles changing tastes, tougher competition and the worst recession for 80 years in Inside John Lewis.

When John Spedan Lewis gave his shops to his employees he pioneered the commercial co-operative, making every staff member a partner and handing out a share of the profits.

However, times have been hard for the last six months, and the pressure is on for the second half of the year. The series explores whether a business model developed in the Twenties can really survive the commercial turmoil of the 21st century.

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