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Made In England

7.30pm, Channel 4

The stats are stark: in 1979, 70,000 people were employed in clothing manufacturing in the Manchester area; now there are less than a thousand. This film, directed by Satnam Authi, looks at one of the few success stories, a garment factory called Cooper & Stollbrand that has benefited from the resurgence in demand for UK-produced goods. It's a straight portrait of the company during a busy period, replete with characters who could have been working for Mike Baldwin. Not much happens – but maybe it's enough just to see a UK factory that is successful in action.

Martin Skegg


9pm, BBC1

The team find a crate waiting for them at Eddie's bar, and inside that crate one Cool Hand Cooper, legendary safe-cracker, who has managed to post himself out of prison. »

- Martin Skegg, David Stubbs, Richard Vine, Jonathan Wright, Rebecca Nicholson, John Robinson

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