6 x 1 hour
In this six part series mechanic, motorcycle racer and engineering enthusiast Guy Martin celebrates the workers of Brtain's Industrial Revolution by getting stuck into six of the country's biggest restoration projects, bringing some of the 19th Century's most impressive engineering achievements back to life. Each episode focuses on the jobs of the Industrial Revolution's unsung heroes - the ordinary men, women and children who worked 14 hour days for little pay to create extraordinary things that changed the country forever. Guy explores their way of life, the dangers they faced and the skills they possessed which were the envy of the world.
Across the series, he overhauls the machine that turned Britain into the first industrialised nation in the world - a steam locomotive. He also renovates a Yorkshire saw mill powered by the world's oldest surviving water turbine; rebuilds one of the fastest ever Victorian fishing trawlers; designs his own giant fountain and rockery at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens; helps renovate the first ever coal mine steam pumping engine and braves crashing waves and sub-zero temperatures to help preserve the metalwork underneath Llandudno Pier.
North One Television for Channel 4, UK
James Woodroffe And Ewan Keil
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