Market Forces

Gregg Wallace visits five British street markets to assess how they are facing up to competition from supermarkets and out of town shopping developments.

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20070107

Gregg Wallace visits five British street markets to assess how they are facing up to competition from supermarkets and out of town shopping developments.

1/5. East Street

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.

20070114

Gregg Wallace visits five British street markets to assess how they are facing up to competition from supermarkets and out of town shopping developments.

2/5. Faversham

Faversham 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?

20070121

Gregg Wallace visits five British street markets to assess how they are facing up to competition from supermarkets and out of town shopping developments.

3/5. Thetford

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?

20070128

Gregg Wallace visits five British street markets to assess how they are facing up to competition from supermarkets and out of town shopping developments.

4/5. Plymouth

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?

20070204

Gregg Wallace visits five British street markets to assess how they are facing up to competition from supermarkets and out of town shopping developments.

5/5. Brighton

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?

20070825

Gregg Wallace visits British street markets to assess how they are facing up to competition from supermarkets and out of town shopping developments.

1/5. 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 fear for the market's future.

20070901

Gregg Wallace visits British street markets to assess how they are facing up to competition from supermarkets and out of town shopping developments.

2/5. Faversham 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?

20070908

Gregg Wallace visits five British street markets to assess how they are facing up to competition from supermarkets and out of town shopping developments.

3/5. Thetford in Norfolk has a large Portuguese community, but how does that affect the market and what is sold there?

20070915

Gregg Wallace visits five British street markets to assess how they are facing up to competition from supermarkets and out of town shopping developments.

4/5. Plymouth

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?

20070922

Gregg Wallace visits five British street markets to assess how they are facing up to competition from supermarkets and out-of-town shopping developments.

5/5.

Brighton

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?

20070922

Gregg Wallace visits five British street markets to assess how they are facing up to competition from supermarkets and out-of-town shopping developments.

5/5.

Brighton

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?

5/5. Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920316]

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

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920316]

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

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920316]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920316]

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

01East Street2007010720070825

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.

01East Street2007010720070825

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.

02Faversham2007011420070901

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?

02Faversham2007011420070901

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?

03Thetford2007012120070908

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?

03Thetford2007012120070908

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?

04Plymouth2007012820070915

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?

04Plymouth2007012820070915

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?

05 LASTBrighton20070204

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?

05 LASTBrighton20070204

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?