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BBC2, DSP to examine “What Britain Buys and Sells in a Day”

British pubcaster BBC2 is to explore the complex world of Britain’s imports and exports in the three-part specialist factual series What Britain Buys and Sells in a Day. Produced by Endemol ...
September 11, 2019

British pubcaster BBC2 is to explore the complex world of Britain’s imports and exports in the three-part specialist factual series What Britain Buys and Sells in a Day.

Produced by Endemol Shine UK-owned prodco DSP, the investigative series will examine the science and systems that enable Britain – the sixth largest trading nation – to import and export goods throughout the country’s diverse landscape. In a 24-hour period, Britain moves £2.4 billion (US$2.96 billion) worth of goods across its borders, including £18 million worth of fresh fruit and vegetables imported each day.

The series will follow presenters Ade Adepitan (pictured, left), Cherry Healey (center) and Ed Balls (right) as they offer an in-depth look into some of the UK’s busiest cargo hubs – including Heathrow Airport and the Port of Southampton – to understand how the nation’s favorite products are made and transported across the globe.

What Britain Buys and Sells in a Day is executive produced by DSP’s Diene Petterle and Donna Clark. It was commissioned by BBC2 controller Patrick Holland and Tom McDonald, head of commissioning for specialist factual and natural history. Jack Bootle is commissioning editor for the BBC.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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