Fred Dibnah’s Industrial Age 12 January 2022: Wednesday on BBC Four

Ships and Engineering – Episode 6 of 6 – Fred Dibnah examines the skill of the shipbuilders and machine engineers who turned Britain into a great manufacturing nation.

In Bristol, Fred visits the SS Great Britain and pays tribute to the designer and his hero, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Fred also travels to Scotland to take a voyage on the paddle steamer Waverley. Back in England, he visits the Windermere Steamboat Museum, the Long Shop Museum in Leiston, Suffolk, and the Kew Bridge Steam Museum.

Plus, Fred drives his pride and joy, the Aveling & Porter steam roller, talking about its history and recalling one rather dramatic crash he had while driving it.



About Fred Dibnah’s Industrial Age

Documentary series celebrating Britain’s rich industrial heritage.

This show is broadcast on BBC Four, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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