The markets attend the preview of ‘Gent de Mercats’ at Cinemas Girona

Barcelona's Municipal Institute of Markets has supported this docuseries, seeing it as a way of recognising the municipal markets, their workers and their suppliers.

This Tuesday, at the prime time of 11.10 pm, viewers will be able to see the first episode in the new TV3 docuseries Gent de Mercats. But representatives of the IMMB and the stallholders, the real stars of the series, have already had the chance to enjoy the first episode on the big screen, when they attended the preview at Cinemas Girona.

Gent de Mercats (Market People) is the new docuseries produced by TV3’s New Formats Department, which reflects the everyday life of a total of 18 markets around Catalonia – 9 in Barcelona. The series has 6 episodes which will be broadcast every Tuesday at prime time, with repeats every Saturday at midday. The programme shows the local work markets do, promoting trade and fostering social cohesion, and everything that lies behind the day-to-day work of market stallholders.

Tana Collados, the TV journalist who has already directed various ‘30 minutes’ on the markets, is the director of this production which will be broadcast in December and January. It reveals the lives of market traders, their customers, and the wide variety of people to be found in our markets. It also shows the problems stallholders face every day, along with the solutions they come up with, and even what happens behind the stall. Viewers will see how they get up very early in the morning to buy fresh produce at the wholesale market Mercabarna, for example, and even the odd love story of between stallholders.

Barcelona’s Municipal Institute of Markets has supported this docuseries, seeing it as a way of recognising the municipal markets, their workers and their suppliers.