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This week What Britain Buys and Sells in a Day focuses on the car industry in Britain and explains exactly what "just in time" manufacturing is all about

In this final episode of What Britain Buys and Sells in a Day, the focus is the UK's car industry (Monday, 9pm, see our TV Guide for full details).

Ed Balls is at Southampton docks to witness the finely tuned logistical operation that allows huge container ships from around the world to constantly come in and out of the port full of cars and car parts.

Cherry Healey in a crash helmet

Cherry Healey finds out about "just in time" manufacturing

Cherry Healey is at the Toyota factory in Burnaston, Derbyshire to discover how the 2600-strong workforce assemble 700 new cars a day using a "just in time" production process.

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Finally, Ade Adepitan has a spin in a Ferrari at its factory in Italy and then travels to America to learn how the future of the car industry is electric.

TV Times rating: ***