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Brunel Documentary

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Richard A Thackeray, 7 Dec 2017.

  1. Friday 8th & Friday 15th
    Channel 5
    20:00 - 21:00

    It could be of interest to quite a few of you?
    It's the same presenter who did the 'Greatest Bridges' series

    http://www.channel5.com/show/brunel-the-man-who-built-britain/


    Digressing slightly, in terms of broadcaster (& age of transmission)
    Sadly, though, I doubt it'll have scene like Jeremy Clarkson crossing the Avon Gorge, in a basket, as he did in the 'Greatest Briton' poll/series a few years ago
    (at about 15:50 - 18:00, & he gets scared in the middle........ as would I!)

    And, the Maidenhead Bridge; 27:15 - 29:30
    (Worlds widest, flattest, bridge arch)




    Was it in this, or another Brunel programme/tribute, where Ron Cook convincingly played IK?
    (he may be better known, for his role as Parker, in the live-action version of 'Thunderbirds'?)
     
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  2. No it wasn't. I've checked, it was 'Seven Wonders Of The Industrial World'
    (I have the book)

    Scarily similar
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  3. Spinney

    Spinney Work-avoider & tea drinker ! Staff Member

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    Thanks for the heads-up - I enjoyed that chap's bridges series.
     
  4. Inertia

    Inertia I feel like I could... TAKE ON THE WORLD!!

    That was a great series, thanks for the reminder, I will be watching,
     
  5. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Must try and remember this as we did loads about him when at school
     
  6. pplpilot

    pplpilot Veteran

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    One of my fantasy dinner guests. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  7. Mr Celine

    Mr Celine Discordian

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    Every time I travel on a broad guage atmospheric railway I remember what a brilliant engineer he was.
     
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  8. You visit Starcross often then?^_^
     
  9. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry More gruff than grumpy

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    VHS vs Betamax innit?
     
  10. Mr Celine

    Mr Celine Discordian

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    Only if I can get my time machine to work. Which is as likely to work as an atmospheric railway, or even a Brunel designed locomotive.
     
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  12. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Banana

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    Watching it now :thumbsup:
     
  13. Dave7

    Dave7 Veteran

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    As @Lullabelle I am watching it. I also checked wickapedia.....true genius (thats Brunel...not Lullabelle)
    I am not an engineer (bit fick really) but nearly 200 years after he "did it" i still cant fathom how he engineered those amazing structures.
     
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  14. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Banana

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    Oi :angry:















    :giggle:
     
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  15. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

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