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Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain

Episode 7: Mechanics and Riveters

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Fred Dibnah travels Britain in a traction engine in search of engineering skills from a bygone age. Fred visits a company that makes ornate carvings. Show more

Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain

Episode 1: The Passion of a Lifetime

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

The late Fred Dibnah searches for technology from a bygone age. In this first episode, he demolishes his last ever chimney at a textile mill near Oldham. Show more

Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain

Episode 2: Collecting the Coal

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Documentary series. Fred visits an open cast mine near Wigan to get coal to power his engine, then goes to Astley Green Mining Museum in Lancashire. Show more

Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain

Episode 3: The Source of Iron

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Fred reaches Cumbria where iron ore was once mined on a large scale, and enjoys the Lake District on a friend's steam boat. It's then on to the Florence Mine. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Fred and his steersman Alf travel up to Scotland, where they marvel at the ingenuity of the Falkirk Wheel and visit one of the region's few surviving iron works. Show more

Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain

Episode 5: Water and Boilers

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four

Fred Dibnah searches Britain for technology from a bygone age, visiting Ryhope pumping station in Sunderland and the Israel Newton boiler works in Bradford. Show more

Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain

Episode 6: The Road to Steel City

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Fred Dibnah travels Britain in a traction engine in search of engineering skills and technology from a bygone age. He visits a forge in Sheffield. Show more

Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam

Episode 3: Driving the Wheels of Industry

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Steam history series. A look at the industrial expansion of the 18th century, and the use of steam engines in mills, collieries and steel works. Show more

Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam

Episode 6: Steam and the Modern Age

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Fred Dibnah looks at the advances made with the invention of the steam turbine, still used to generate electricity in coal-fired and nuclear power stations. Show more

Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam

Episode 1: The Early Pioneers

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Science history with Fred Dibnah. Fred visits Cornwall to look at the early history of the steam engine, first developed to pump water from mines. Show more

Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone

Episode 11: Masters of Their Trade

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One SouthLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Celebrating Dibnah's contribution to our appreciation of our industrial heritage. Looking at how the skills of the past are being carried on today. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Fred shares his enthusiasm for Britain's industrial heritage. In this final programme, Fred visits Warwick Castle and Ely Cathedral. Show more

Tonight's the Night

Series 3

Episode 6

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Entertainment show with John Barrowman. The Saturdays perform a surprise duet; Dame Kiri Te Kanawa teams up with a deserving teenager; and Jay Sean sings for a very special mum. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Barrowman
Participant:
Kiri Te Kanawa
Executive Producer:
Louise Rainbow
Series Producer:
David Hall
Participant:
Samantha Womack
Participant:
Jay Sean
Participant:
Jodie Prenger
Executive Producer:
Eileen Herlihy

Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain

Episode 12: A Lifetime's Achievement (Part 1)

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series in which Fred Dibnah travels around Britain. Fred Dibnah navigates Snowdonia and the Llanberis Pass, before starting his journey from Bolton to Buckingham Palace. Show more

Tonight's the Night

Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

John Barrowman makes more dreams come true for some special people. A fan of Dolly Parton gets a masterclass from the queen of country, and a lady vicar rally races at Silverstone. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Barrowman
Series Producer:
David Hall
Participant:
The Wanted
Participant:
Dolly Parton
Executive Producer:
Louise Rainbow
Executive Producer:
Eileen Herlihy

Tonight's the Night

Series 3

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

John Barrowman makes more dreams come true for some very deserving people. Beverley Knight duets with one of her biggest fans and a mum who has battled cancer goes skydiving. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Barrowman
Participant:
Beverley Knight
Participant:
Ruthie Henshall
Participant:
Sam Attwater
Participant:
Susanna Allman
Series Producer:
David Hall
Executive Producer:
Louise Rainbow
Executive Producer:
Eileen Herlihy

Tonight's the Night

Series 3

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

The stars join John Barrowman to help make dreams come true. Sophie Ellis-Bextor duets with a brave young woman, and Matthew Morrison makes one of his biggest fans very happy. Show more

Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain

A Lifetime's Achievement (Part 2)

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Fred Dibnah completes his monumental journey around Britain on his traction engine as he makes one final trip down to London to collect his MBE. Show more