Preview – Inside The Factory

Cherry Healey, Gregg Wallace in fish fingers factory

Gregg Wallace explores the Grimsby factory that processes 165 tonnes of fish a week and produces 80,000 cod fish fingers every day and watches as each block is cut into 168 naked fish fingers which are then floured, battered and breaded, ready for a quick 45-second trip through the fryer.

Meanwhile, Cherry Healey travels to Grindavik in Iceland where they land up to 50 tonnes of cod a day. She follows the fish through the processing factory, even trying her hand at gutting the fish.

Finally, historian Ruth Goodman is investigating the origins of cod fish fingers. She finds that Bird’s Eye were the first to introduce them to the UK, basing them on a US product called fish sticks. They were introduced in 1955 and were an instant hit.

Inside The Factory, Tuesday, 8 pm – BBC Two

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