Industrial Revelations: The Complete First Series

  |  Buy to Own: 14/05/2007
  |  260 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Fast Show comic Mark Williams presents a ten-part documentary series on the engineering of the industrial revolution. Traveling across the country discovering the technology at the heart of the industrial revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries. With a witty outlook and a genuine fascination, Williams takes an informative look, going as far as getting his overalls on and his hands dirty to get close to these often awesome engines. Along the way he visits Bridgewater's Worsley Mine where the national canal system originated; Arkwright's Cotton Mills, the great Leeds-Liverpool Canal, the Menai Straits Bridge and the steelyards of Sheffield in his quest to find out why this period of innovation was so successful and path-changing for the empire.