Several Bristol Port Company employees featured in the BBC One documentary series ‘We Are England’, offering an insight into their lives working at a busy port.
Last year, the BBC reached out in regards to an upcoming project, ‘We Are England’, a documentary series which explores various topics from mental health to night work in six hubs up and down England.
As a national port operating 24/7, BBC producers wanted to investigate how the Port works at night. Few people understand the critical work our employees carry out each and every day, as most the country are fast asleep in their beds.
Several of our employees volunteered to get involved and share an insight into their life at Bristol Port. Port Operative & Training Instructor Spencer Flay, Operations Supervisor Richard Estcourt, Deputy Harbour Master Dave Herbert and Car Driver Oksana Pahirko all featured in the programme, as the cameras delved on a journey on a night down at the docks.
The episode aired originally back in February on BBC One regionally but was such a success, it was aired again nationally on 15th August on BBC One. If you missed it again, you can catch it until January 2023 by clicking here.
The Bristol Port Company is delighted to have had the opportunity to shed light on port operations and our brilliant employees who ensure that the Port remains operating 24/7, as a critical part of the nation’s supply chain whether their be a blizzard, a labour shortage or even a pandemic.
Source: UK Haulier - ‘Down at the Docks’: Bristol Port employees give an insight into docker life in national BBC One program