The Firm

A new series looking at whether blood really is thicker than water in the familiar and fraught world of family business.

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20071007

2/6.

A new series looking at whether blood really is thicker than water in the familiar and fraught world of family business.

Candy Balls, Ginger Creams, Cherry Lips and Kola Kubes; it's every child's dream to work in a sweet shop.

But as presenter Bruce MacGregor discovers, mother and daughter Irene and Julie Birkett had quite different plans before a sudden death in the family put the survival of a hundred year old business on their shoulders.

20071014

3/6.

A new series looking at whether blood really is thicker than water in the familiar and fraught world of family business.

Misconceptions and superstitions surround the profession of James, Iain and Jane Marin.

Presenter Bruce MacGregor hears some extraordinary tales from an eighty year old family firm of funeral directors.

20071021

4/6.

Presenter Bruce Macgregor casts aside his 9-to-5 routine and hits the surf to discover two brothers who have turned their sporting passion into a profitable business.

20071104

6/6.

Bruce MacGregor discovers if blood really is thicker than water as he investigates the familiar and fraught world of family business.

0120070930

From cleaning kitchens to creating a much-loved Scottish brand, Mrs Shaheen Unis has built a business and survived a devastating fire along the way.

Presenter Bruce MacGregor chats to Mrs Unis and finds out that family ties can be both a blessing and a curse.

0520071028

Bruce MacGregor discovers if blood really is thicker than water as he investigates the familiar and fraught world of family business.