Gregg Wallace visits five British street markets to assess how they are facing up to competition from supermarkets and out-of-town shopping developments.
The Sussex resort's Open Market is in need of regeneration, but what form should it take? And if the money is not available for a face-lift, will it have to close?
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In Christopher Denys 's comedy, craftsmanship and pride in good work are taking a hammering from income tax and VAT - but the eponymous Wally is at hand.
Director Tony Cliff. Stereo
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Unknown: Christopher Denys
Director: Tony Cliff.
Ches Croft: Geoffrey Banks
Ern Bradshaw: Keith Clifford
Joe Clegg: Graham Colclough
Dorothy Croft: Lesley Nicol
Wally Clegg: Russell Dixon
East Street is a 600 year old market in the London Borough of Southwark, where Charlie Chaplin once bought his groceries.
Today Africans, Asians, East Europeans and old time traders jostle for business, but with the council planning to redevelop the area, some traders fear for the market's future.
This market in Kent offers produce from both local farmers and French stall-holders.
It has an enviable town centre location, but can it still compete with the big supermarket across the road?
Walking round the Market you will hear 'lingua Portuguesa' spoken on every corner.
No, it's not Lisbon, this is Thetford, Norfolk.
Thetford has a large Portuguese community, but how does that affect the market and what is sold there?
In 1941, the Plymouth Pannier Market was destroyed.
It was rebuilt after the war; a testament to the locals' determination to keep the market going.
But how long can this ancient market survive competition from the larger stores across the road?
Gregg visits Brighton's Open Market which is in need of regeneration, but what form should it take? And if no one provides the cash needed to give it a face-lift, will it have to close?