Brunel: The Man Who Built Britain

December 2017

Season 1, Episode 2

3.0 19 x
The story of Brunel's two masterpieces of ship design - the SS Great Britain, the great-great-grandmother of all modern ships, and the SS Great Eastern, the world's largest ship that dominated the final years of his life and generated such great controversy that it has been blamed for causing his death.

Season 1, Episode 1

3.5 56 x
Rob Bell tells the story of the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, exploring his complex personality as well as his prolific achievements. Brunel was just 19 when his father appointed him his assistant and chief engineer on the Thames Tunnel.