Profile series focused on former industrial heartlands of the UK
5x 24mins, by Burning Bright Productions Ltd, first aired June 2022
Heartlands takes listeners on a journey around Britain and paints a picture of what work – in the shadow of heavy industry – looks like in 2021.
Through visiting former industrial epicentres we aim to uncover which new industries are thriving and how working culture has evolved. Each episode will be guided by a young person (aged 16-26) living in a former industrial heartland.
From call centre workers in Newport, coal mining in Whitehaven, tech entrepreneurs in Govan and Amazon workers in Tilbury, this series will shine a light on contemporary work through the lens of youth.