FRED DIBNAH S World of Steam, Steel & Stone - This series looks at the many sides of Fred engineer, steeplejack, artist, craftsman, steam enthusiast, inventor and story teller and celebrates his contribution to our knowledge and appreciation of Britain s architectural, industrial and engineering heritage. CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE: As Fred was growing up his house was surrounded by canals, railway lines, bridges and tunnels and he was captivated by such great civil engineering projects and the lives of the men who changed the landscape of Britain. GREAT BRITISH BUILDERS: The steeplejack shares his appreciation for the skills of the men who built Britain s great castles, palaces and country houses. He draws on his experiences as an apprentice joiner to offer demonstrations of building techniques, including the hilarious falling-down arch. MASTERS OF THEIR TRADE: An insight into the steeplejack s appreciation for the craftsmanship of men and women of the past and for the work of those people who have carried on the traditions. A GOOD DAYS WORK: A look at the steeplejack s admiration for ordinary workers. From the labourers and stonemasons who built great medieval castles, to 20thcentury coal miners and mill workers, Fred recognised that without hard graft nothing would have been possible. FRED DIBNAH S Industrial Age - Fred Dibnah takes a nostalgic look at Britain s Industrial Heritage. In this series he recounts Britain s industrial history, bringing to life landmark events from the eighteenth century up to the early twentieth century in his typically anecdotal and engaging manner. WIND, WATER & STEAM: Fred traces the development of the steam engine and visits a man who has built a windmill in his own back garden. He then sets off in search of early beam engines that are still functioning today. MILLS & FACTORIES: This programme traces the development of Britain s textile industry from the picturesque Scottish countryside of New Lanark to the urban mill town of 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 from the scrapheap. IRON & STEEL: Fred comes across a rolling mill which he remembers once operating in Bolton, tries his hand at chain making, and then it s eyes-on-stalks time as Fred drives the biggest steam rolling mill engine he has ever seen.