Industrial Revelations

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History, Science, Technology Documentary hosted by Mark Williams and published by Discovery Channel in 2002 - English narration

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The Fast Show comedian, Mark Williams, indulges his secret passion for the engineering of the industrial revolution as he presents Industrial Revelations - a fascinating, ten part documentary series examining how inventive advances in engineering and technology during this period changed Britain forever.

Mark travels across the country to discover the technology at the heart of the industrial revolution in the 18th and 19th Centuries, bringing his own unique wit and style to the series as he dons his overalls to fire-up 200 year old, huge steam engines, pilot early canal boats, descend into ancient mines and operate early industrial machinery.

Along the way he visits Bridgwater's Worsley Mine - the birthplace of Britain's canal system, Arkwright's Cotton Mills, the Leeds-Liverpool canal, the Menai Straits Bridge and Ironbridge, the steelyards of Sheffield and the dockyards of Scotland as well as revealing the development of the first steam locomotive, Birmingham's industrial heritage and the achievements of Josiah Wedgwood in the pottery business.

[edit] Boom Time

The introduction of Britain's canal system. Plus, how coal transportation was crucial to the Industrial Revolution.

[edit] Pants for All

Mark Williams discovers how comfortable cotton fabrics became available to everyone with the introduction of water-powered textile mills.

[edit] Clocking on

Mark Williams discovers how engineer James Brindley tunnelled through hills in a straight line and details the emergence of Josiah Wedgwood's pottery business as a global industry.

[edit] Pennine Passage

How the Leeds and Liverpool canal turned two rival counties into hotbeds of activity, bringing wealth to mill owners during the Industrial Revolution.

[edit] Working Iron

How Thomas Telford and the Darby family used iron to create new transport routes during the Industrial Revolution.

[edit] Coining It

Mark Williams visits Birmingham to experience what life was like during the Industrial Revolution for those employed in the glassworks and jewellery trades.

[edit] Cutting Edge

How mass-produced, high-quality steel and the development of structured transport systems in northern England created a world-renowned industry.

[edit] The Iron Horse

Mark Williams learns how frantic competition among Welsh rivals drove the development and installation of the world's first steam locomotive.

[edit] Highland Flop

More powerful steam engines solve a variety of problems during the Industrial Revolution.

[edit] Power Crazy

Why steam engines were developed during the Industrial Revolution to solve a range of engineering and social problems.

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  • Video Codec: XVID
  • Video Bitrate: ~886kbps
  • Video Resolution: 480x368
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.3:1
  • Audio Codec: MP3
  • Audio BitRate: 128kbps 48 kHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • RunTime Per Part: 23min x 10
  • Number Of Parts: 10
  • Part Size: 171MB (1.67GB)
  • Ripped by DigitalDistractions (RIP)

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