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Title Inside the factory. Series 2, Bicycles / producer directors, Sam Bailey, George Hughes ; producer, Emma Pound ; series producer director, Chris Parkin ; BBC
Published [London, England] : British Broadcasting Corporation, 2016


Description 1 online resource (59 min.)
Summary With exclusive access to some of the world's biggest and busiest factories - some opening their doors to TV cameras for the very first time - Inside the Factory reveals the extraordinary secrets of our favorite consumer goods. Gregg Wallace discovers the astonishing machinery and processes that allow these supersized factories to produce the food and goods we buy, meeting the people who work there and watching raw ingredients transformed into precision-engineered products. In this second series, Gregg reveals the processes behind the production of well-known brands of cereals, sweets, potato snacks, tinned beans, bicycles and sneakers. Gregg Wallace explores the largest bicycle factory in Britain, which produces 150 folding bicycles every 24 hours, and joins a multi-stage manual production line to make his very own bike. He learns how to put together 1,200 individual parts and attempt to braze a bike frame together using extreme heat of 1,000 degrees, a skill that takes years to master. He also visits a leather saddlemaker in Birmingham that has been making saddles for 150 years and discovers how they use cowhide from UK and Ireland cows because the cold weather means they have thicker skins. Meanwhile, Cherry Healey gets some tips from Cycling Team GB to help us all improve our pedal power, including how lowering your body position can make a 10 per cent improvement to speed and efficiency. She also learns how to paint a bike frame fit for the British weather using an electrostatic charge and a 180 degree hot oven, and investigates why cyclists and trucks are such a deadly combination - in London alone there have been 66 fatalities since 2011 and half of them were collisions with a truck. Historian Ruth Goodman reveals that folding bikes date back to the 1870's and discovers how 70,000 folding 'parabikes' were manufactured during World War II, some of which played a role in the D-Day landings. She also finds out how the invention of the safety bicycle in the late 1880's was used by suffragettes to ride to rallies and spread the word in their fight for equality
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed July 20, 2017)
Performer Presented by: Gregg Wallace, Cherry Healey, Ruth Goodman
Notes In English
Subject Bicycle industry -- Technological innovations -- Great Britain
Bicycles -- History
Folding cycles -- History
Cycling -- Training.
Cycling -- Training.
Folding cycles.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Documentaires télévisés.
Form Streaming video
Author Bailey, Sam, producer, director
Hughes, George, producer, director
Pound, Emma, producer
British Broadcasting Corporation, production company.