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Mary's Bottom Line - Series 1
Episode 1 - Episode 1

Aired - 15 March 2012

Episode summary:


Mary Portas believes this is a window of opportunity to restore some life back to British manufacturing. So she's heading to Middleton, Greater Manchester, to set up a new production line for British-made knickers. Mary wants the next generation of consumers to understand the true value of buying British: skills, UK jobs, pride in our manufacturing heritage. It will be a challenge for Mary who normally frequents an altogether different shop-floor. She not only needs to breathe life back into a mothballed factory, she has to persuade the old seamstresses to teach the new recruits, and track down some of the last fabric suppliers in the country. Will she pull it off, or will her first ever foray into manufacturing be simply a brief encounter?