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The Fish Market: Inside Billingsgate

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A film about London's oldest wholesale market, which is on the verge of big changes. Under pressure to modernise, the market is divided. Will ancient custom or commerce win out?

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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Fri 29 Jan 2016 00:20

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Role Contributor
Executive Producer Steve Robinson
Producer Jamie Balment
Director Jamie Balment

Broadcasts

  • Thu 24 May 2012 21:00
  • Sat 26 May 2012 22:15
  • Wed 13 Jun 2012 23:20
  • Wed 13 Jun 2012 23:50
  • Wed 4 Jul 2012 02:10
  • Fri 20 Jul 2012 00:45
  • Tue 19 Aug 2014 22:00
  • Fri 14 Nov 2014 21:00
  • Mon 25 Jan 2016 22:00
  • Fri 29 Jan 2016 00:20

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