Part of a series about Britain’s Oldest Family businesses, this film is about the RJ Balson and Sons of Bridport, who have been butchers in that town for 500 years. Can this be true? How did the Balsons survive? Is there another generation to carry it on? All these questions and more were answered in this film, which reveals Richard Balson’s journey of discovery back through the lives of his ancestors all the way to the time of Henry VIII.

60 minutes, a Raw production broadcast on BBC4 in 2014