Healthy lifestyle brand Lucy Bee films in Rochdale for BBC World News documentary

Date published: 07 March 2019

Healthy lifestyle brand Lucy Bee recently filmed a visit to Rochdale for a new BBC World News documentary.

The company – famed for its coconut oil – paid a visit to food manufacturer Richard Whittaker Ltd on Monday 25 February, which packages some of Lucy Bee’s products, including turmeric powder, which was filmed by Lion TV for an upcoming BBC documentary series, Made On Earth, The Story of Global Trade.

Made on Earth will follow trading routes crafted over centuries, an incredible world of intricate, international networks that grow, make, design, build and distribute goods from all four corners of the earth, such as coffee, spices, whisky and paper.

The documentary will also visit Lucy Bee’s producers at their turmeric plantation in Kerala, India, plus an interview with company founder, Lucy Buckingham.

Lucy said: “It was great to visit Richard Whittaker and see how our spices are packaged and I was so impressed with the factory and the way in which they worked.

“It was also a fantastic experience to film for such an interesting documentary on the production of our turmeric powder seeing it through from the plantation in Kerala, India to the shop floor here in the UK.”

Quality Manager of Richard Whittaker, Sue Rigby said: “They were very thorough in their filming and it was great to see the name behind the business.

“There is a lot of good business which goes on in Rochdale which people don’t know about.”

The documentary will be broadcast to 94 million people across the globe in autumn, but will not air in the UK.

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