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The Meat Market: Inside Smithfield

Episode 2 of 3

What does the future hold for the men of the night-time meat market at Smithfield? The modern world of political correctness and customer service is proving a challenge for some.

The night-time market at Smithfield was once the sole supplier of meat and poultry to London and could play by its own rules.

But now the modern world of political correctness and customer service is proving a challenge for some in this closed, traditional man's world.

Smithfield has been supplying the capital with meat since the 12th century, but what does the future hold for the men of the meat market?

1 hour

Credits

Role Contributor
Executive Producer Steve Robinson
Producer Fergus O'Brien
Director Fergus O'Brien

Broadcasts

  • Thu 31 May 2012 21:30
  • Sat 2 Jun 2012 22:05
  • Wed 20 Jun 2012 23:20
  • Wed 20 Jun 2012 23:50
  • Thu 21 Jun 2012 00:30
  • Wed 11 Jul 2012 01:30
  • Fri 27 Jul 2012 00:00
  • Tue 26 Aug 2014 22:00
  • Wed 10 Dec 2014 23:20
  • Wed 10 Dec 2014 23:50
  • Mon 1 Feb 2016 22:00
  • Fri 5 Feb 2016 00:10

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