BBC TV's Coast to cover British-Danish pork trade

Tonight's Coast programme on BBC TV will explore, among other themes, Britain's longstanding pork and bacon trade with Denmark.

As the title suggests, the coastlines of both countries will be covered, but the pig industry relations between the two countries are looked at in some depth, with archive material.

There will also be excerpts from filming recently on a farm and in an abattoir in Denmark as part of the BBC2 programme.

Following defeats in the Napoleonic wars and the loss of fertile farm land, Danish farmers put pigs on the resultant poor soil they were left with. But why did the British provide such a lucrative market for their pork? The programme tonight answers this and other questions.

The programme will be repeated on BBC2 on 31 August at 7pm, or it can also be viewed on BBC iPlayer.

For more information go to the BBC's Coast website.

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