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Britain's Oldest Family Businesses

Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:19 am

Present-day members of Britain's oldest family businesses get a WDYTYA-style unravelling of their forebears' story. Three episodes beginning on Wednesday 15 January 9pm BBC4.

Re: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses

Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:42 pm

The series is called "Hidden Histories: Britain's oldest family businesses."

The first episode relates to the family of RJ Balson & Son, butchers in Bridport, Dorset.

The second episode relates to the family of Toye & Co, designers and craftsmen.

I have not been able to find out which business will be featured in the third episode.

Re: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses

Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:33 am

I kinda liked this show. What an extraordinary history of three of Britain's longest-running family businesses!

Re: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses

Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:45 am

Each film follows the present-day head of the business as they face a crossroads in their working life, and joins them on a journey into the past as they discover the secrets of their business, what it’s taken to stay afloat and keep it in the family.
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