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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 Industrial Age

Episode 6: Ships and Engineering

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Documentary series celebrating Britain's rich industrial heritage, presented by Fred Dibnah. This programme looks at the great age of shipbuilding. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fred Dibnah
Director:
David Hall
Producer:
Fred Dibnah
Producer:
David Hall

Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments

Episode 1: Forts and Castles

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Steeplejack Fred Dibnah tours Britain's engineering marvels. This edition visits Warwick, Edinburgh and Conwy to explore the development of the fortress. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fred Dibnah
Executive Producer:
Claire Powell
Executive Producer:
Mike Greenwood

Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments

Episode 6: Pleasure Palaces

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Steeplejack Fred Dibnah tours Britain admiring some of its engineering marvels. This edition focuses on structures that have been built for entertainment purposes. Show more

Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments

Episode 5: Bridges and Tunnels

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Fred Dibnah looks at some of the great achievements in civil engineering, from the earliest wrought iron suspension bridge to the Channel Tunnel.

Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain

Episode 2: The Art of Castle Building

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Fred Dibnah explores the skills that went into building Britain. He examines the construction of the great chain of castles on the coast of north Wales. Show more

Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain

Episode 1: Mighty Cathedrals

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Series revealing the skills that went into the building of Britain over the centuries. Fred looks at the 11th-century building programme of the Normans. Show more

Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments

Episode 4: Places of Work

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Fred Dibnah tours Britain's great building feats. In Chatham he visits one of the UK's oldest dockyards, while in Leeds he discovers an early form of fireproofing. Show more

Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain

Episode 3: The Age of the Carpenter

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Fred Dibnah looks at how carpenters have used their talents to transform buildings such as Stokesey Castle, Little Moreton Hall and Harvington Hall. Show more

Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain

Episode 6: Victorian Splendour

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Series in which Fred Dibnah explores the engineering skills that went into the building of Britain. This edition is devoted to 19th-century achievements. Show more

Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain

Episode 5: Building the Canals

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

In his exploration of the engineering skills that went into the building of Britain, Fred Dibnah looks at the construction of the canal network. Show more

Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments

Episode 2: Houses and Palaces

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Steeplejack Fred Dibnah tours Britain's engineering marvels. Here, he visits Hampton Court Palace and one of the first homes to have electric lighting - Cragside. Show more

Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments

Episode 3: Places of Worship

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Steeplejack Fred Dibnah tours Britain admiring some of its engineering marvels. This edition takes in Preston, County Durham, St Paul's Cathedral and York Minster.

Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone

Episode 10: Great British Builders

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Fred served his apprenticeship as a joiner, and showed a great appreciation for the skills of the men who built Britain's castles, palaces and country houses. Show more

Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain

Episode 4: Scottish Style

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

The series in which Fred Dibnah explores the engineering skills that went into the building of Britain focuses on Scottish baronial style. Show more

Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam

Episode 2: The Age of the Steam Locomotive

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Fred Dibnah traces the development of steam power, from early colliery railways to the end of steam travel in Britain in the 1960s.

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

Available for 5 months

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

Available for 5 months

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 6: Preserving Our Past

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

Exploring the life of Fred Dibnah. Fred was often associated with demolition, but his real passion was the preservation and restoration of Britain's past. Show more