Historian Carl Chinn meets some of those who work in Birmingham's jewellery quarter, which covers barely more than a square mile, yet which employs over 11,500 people: jobbers, casters, bullion dealers, stone setters, enamellers, polishers and assayers.
Historian Carl Chinn traces the development of Birmingham's jewellery quarter, from the mid-18th century when Matthew Boulton petitioned Parliament for the city's own assay office, through the growth of the early-Victorian industrial estate, to its heyday, just before World War I.
Historian Carl Chinn investigates the history of Birmingham's jewellery quarter. As well as being a focus of the jewellery industry, the area has also been the world centre for steel pen nibs, and still is the hub of whistle-making - including those used on the Titanic.
In this final programme, historian Carl Chinn examines the resurgence of Birmingham's jewellery quarter, since its lowest point, the Second World War. It is benefiting from the introduction of retail, new technologies and designs and from its new status as an English Heritage urban village.