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Horizon: Not the Cheapest But the Best


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Leonard Rossiter investigates a Victorian phenomenon: Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859)
At the age of 20, Brunel was engineer in charge of the Thames Tunnel, the first tunnel ever driven under a river, now used by the Underground. At 27 he designed the Great Western Railway, completed from London to Bristol when he was 35. He also built the first transatlantic steam-ship, the first screw-propelled liner, and the Great Eastern, each in turn by far the largest ships to sail the seas.
While he was directing his great works, Brunel confided his private doubts and ambitions to secret journals. Leonard Rossiter, using many unpublished letters and diaries, plays a dual role, as Brunel himself, and as narrator visiting the scenes of Brunel's triumphs.
Man of iron: pane 4


Presenter: Leonard Rossiter
Isambard Kingdom Brunel: Leonard Rossiter
Written By: Tim Aspinall
Film Editor: Ted Walter
Cameraman: Henry Farrar
Sound Recordist: Bob Roberts
Editor: Peter Coodchild
Director: Michael Andrews

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Horizon: Not the Cheapest But the Best

BBC Two England, 21 April 1975 21.30

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