Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain

Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain

Fred Dibnah examines the engineering skills that went into building Britain.
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Episode Guide

  • Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain - Victorian Splendour (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Victorian Splendour

    Fred Dibnah shows how steam-powered machinery helped build Herefordshire's Eastnor Castle; and takes a look at the work of Augustus Welby Pugin.

  • Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain - Building the Canals (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Building the Canals

    Fred Dibnah visits Worsley to see where it all began and demonstrates the early canal-building process; he takes a trip on the Leeds-Liverpool waterway, revealing the hard work and skill that made such a passage possible.

  • Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain - Scottish Style (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Scottish Style

    Fred focuses on Scottish baronial style; Fred reveals how a simple sandstone tower house was transformed with the help of stonemasons from Aberdeen and plasterers from Italy; he visits the house of Dun and Culezean Castle on the Ayshire coast.

  • Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain - The Age of the Carpenter (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Age of the Carpenter

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

  • Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain - The Art of Castle Building (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Art of Castle Building

    Fred investigates the construction of the great chain of castles of North Wales; revealing the building techniques and the defensive features that helped Edwards I subdue the rebellious Welsh.

  • Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain - Mighty Cathedrals (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Mighty Cathedrals

    Focusing on the 11th century building program undertaken by the Normans which resulted in impressive fortress cathedrals at Peterborough and Ely and a magnificent castle in Rochester.

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