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.