This fantastic series sees Fred Dibnah explore his passion for great building and engineering as he visits a host of houses, castles, churches and shipyards right across Britain, bringing the history of each location to life as only he can.
Fred visits a number of iconic sites during his travels, from the medieval tithe barn in Sussex and the historic castle used as a command post during the Second World War, to the Windermere Steam Boat Museum and cruising on a Scottish loch on a steamboat. Fred also goes onboard some of his favourite ships, including SS Great Britain.
This three-disc set is Fred Dibnah’s sixth DVD collection, and features over five hours of previously unseen footage.
Disk One: CASTLE BUILDERS
From Roman and Iron Age fortifications to a medieval castle that became a Second World War command centre, Fred looks at the work of some of Britain ‘s greatest castle builders. Shot on location at Dover , Eastnor, Warwick , Edinburgh , Beaumaris, Caernarfon, Conwy and Harlech Castles , Old Sarum and Hadrian’s Wall .
Disk Two: MASTER BUILDERS
Fred served his apprenticeship as a joiner and he always had a great appreciation for the work of the craftsmen who worked on construction projects throughout the ages. Here he visits Bath , Winchester , York , Lacock, Culross, Ightham Mote and a medieval tithe barn in Sussex to see the work of builders, thatchers, roofers, carpenters and stonemasons.
Disk Three: SHIP BUILDERS
Ship building was one of Britain ‘s major industries and here, starting at the Historic Dockyard in Chatham , Fred gives his own distinctive view of the industry. He goes on board some of his favourite ships including SS Great Britain, HMS Warrior, the paddle steamer Waverley, SS Shieldhall and the Royal Yacht Britannia, visits the Windermere Steam Boat Museum and goes cruising on a steamboat on a Scottish loch.
Region: Region 2
Number of discs: 3
DVD Release Date: 28 December 2009
Run Time: 360 minutes