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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


    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 Bimbleur extraordinaire Staff Member

    Under the Edge
    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

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

    pplpilot Veteran

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

    Mr Celine Discordian

    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 non-contributing ex-member

    VHS vs Betamax innit?
  10. Mr Celine

    Mr Celine Discordian

    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

    Midlands UK
    Watching it now :thumbsup:
  13. Dave7

    Dave7 Veteran

    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

    Midlands UK
    Oi :angry:

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  15. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity