Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age details
|Director:||david hall (xiv), David Hall|
|Genre:||Television - BBC|
|Studio:||BECKMANN VISUAL PUBLISHING|
Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age
|Run time:||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Mar 2004|
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Fred is my hero.By Rob from Essex, England , 30 May 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Fred Dibnah is such a character, an inspiration and a hero to us all. I have seen most of the Fred Dibnah series and although this isn't the best of them, it charts Fred's final adventure, driving his traction engine across the country in search of the original industrial crafts that made such a feat of engineering possible. It took Fred 27 years to restore his engine by hand and cost him 2 divorces but he gets underway eventually. This is particularly poinient because Fred was dying of an incurable cancer and was making the trip while still able to do so. Fred may not be the most polished presenter in the business, and you can often sense how many times he's tried certain scenes and reports before getting them right but its Freds enthusiasm for the subject that sets it alight in a way other TV presenters always fail.
Out of interest, I'm not an old aged rail fanatic - at least I wasn't until I discovered Fred Dibnah....
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ExcellentBy Graham Agnew from UK , 30 Apr 2009Like having an old friend around for a chinwag.
Industrial AgeBy a customer from Norwich , 14 Feb 2008A fantastic insight into the 'Industrial Age' covering a vast array of working practices and British history. Fred Dibnah was without doubt a legend and narrates this series to perfection with his own brand of humour and broad Bolton accent, absolutely brilliant and It will appeal to any age group.
A god amongst menBy NorthernTony from West Yorkshire , 20 Oct 2005Lovely man who brimmed over with genuine enthusiasm. Bit like an Industrial John Peel. The content is lightweight enough to keep the attention of the casual viewer, but as a snapshot of this country's contribution to the world it fills you with pride. Those days will never be seen again. Mr Dibnah will be sadly missed.
You cannot beat em!By blueskip from NORFOLK , 12 Sep 2005We love all of Fred Dibnah's films on his lifes work. It is out of this world, so interesting what he did in the past. It's ten out of ten from us.
excellent a great manBy a customer from cornwall , 04 Aug 2005a wonderful series that fred did. we miss you fred. as usual so interesting and he tells it so well we will miss you