Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age

Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age

1999 - 2001, Other, Technology
The much-loved steeplejack sets out on an enthusiastic tour of Britain's industrial heritage, visiting a number of areas around the country.
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Episode Guide

  • Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age - Houses and Palaces (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Houses and Palaces

  • Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age - Forts and Castles (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Forts and Castles

    This episode features the discovery of an astonishing Anglo Saxon gold sword hilt in Lincolnshire.

  • Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age - Ships and Engineering (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Ships and Engineering

    Fred moves on to the golden age of shipbuilding, examining the skills of engineers who turned Britain into one of the foremost manufacturing nations.

  • Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age - Railways (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:


    The development of the railways.

  • Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age - Mining (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:


    Starting in Cornwall and traveling all the way to Scotland, Fred turns his eye to the practice of mining; on his travels, he finds out exactly how tin, slate, lead and coal were all extracted from the ground.

  • Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age - Iron and Steel (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Iron and Steel

    The development of the iron and steel industries.

  • Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age - Mills and Factories (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Mills and Factories

    Traveling from the Scottish countryside of New Lanark to Burnley, Fred talks to ex-weavers about life in the mills and meets a group of volunteers who have spent 30 years saving mill engines.

  • Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age - Wind, Water and Steam (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Wind, Water and Steam

    The early uses of wind and water power; the development of the steam engine.

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