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Guy Martin's Industrial Wonders

Starts Monday November 12

Show Synopsis

Mechanic, motorcycle racer and engineering enthusiast Guy Martin celebrates the workers of the Industrial Revolution by getting stuck into six of the biggest restoration projects, bringing some of the 19th Century's most impressive engineering achievements back to life.

Guy Martin's Industrial Wonders

Guy Martin's Industrial Wonders

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About the Show

Each episode focuses on the jobs of the Industrial Revolution's unsung heroes - the ordinary men, women and children who worked 14 hour days for little pay to create extraordinary things that changed the world forever. Guy explores their way of life, the dangers they faced and the skills they possessed which were the envy of the world.

Across the series, he overhauls the machine that turned Britain into the first industrialised nation in the world - a steam locomotive. He also renovates a Yorkshire saw mill powered by the world's oldest surviving water turbine; rebuilds one of the fastest ever Victorian fishing trawlers; designs his own giant fountain and rockery at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens; helps renovate the first ever coal mine steam pumping engine and braves crashing waves and sub-zero temperatures to help preserve the metalwork underneath Llandudno Pier.

Next On

Episode 1, Series 1

Tuesday November 13 at 1:25am

Train

Episode 1 | Series 1

Guy Martin helps to overhaul a steam locomotive used on the Severn Valley Railway. He joins a team of volunteers to help repair its boiler, safety valves and one of its two-tonne wheels…

Episode 1, Series 1

Saturday November 17 at 6:30pm

Train

Episode 1 | Series 1

Guy Martin helps to overhaul a steam locomotive used on the Severn Valley Railway. He joins a team of volunteers to help repair its boiler, safety valves and one of its two-tonne wheels…

Episode 1, Series 1

Sunday November 18 at 4:05am

Train

Episode 1 | Series 1

Guy Martin helps to overhaul a steam locomotive used on the Severn Valley Railway. He joins a team of volunteers to help repair its boiler, safety valves and one of its two-tonne wheels…

Episode 2, Series 1

Monday November 19 at 8:30pm

Mill

Episode 2 | Series 1

Guy Martin helps repair the water turbine needed to power an old saw mill in North Yorkshire and then helps fell a tree and transport it to the building on a steam traction engine.

Episode 2, Series 1

Tuesday November 20 at 1:30am

Mill

Episode 2 | Series 1

Guy Martin helps repair the water turbine needed to power an old saw mill in North Yorkshire and then helps fell a tree and transport it to the building on a steam traction engine.

Episode 2, Series 1

Saturday November 24 at 6:30pm

Mill

Episode 2 | Series 1

Guy Martin helps repair the water turbine needed to power an old saw mill in North Yorkshire and then helps fell a tree and transport it to the building on a steam traction engine.

Episode 2, Series 1

Sunday November 25 at 4:15am

Mill

Episode 2 | Series 1

Guy Martin helps repair the water turbine needed to power an old saw mill in North Yorkshire and then helps fell a tree and transport it to the building on a steam traction engine.

Episode 3, Series 1

Monday November 26 at 8:30pm

Seaside

Episode 3 | Series 1

Guy Martin visits Llandudno in north Wales to try to return the seaside resort to its former Victorian glory. He rebuilds an original helter-skelter and services the town's tramway…

Episode 3, Series 1

Tuesday November 27 at 1:30am

Seaside

Episode 3 | Series 1

Guy Martin visits Llandudno in north Wales to try to return the seaside resort to its former Victorian glory. He rebuilds an original helter-skelter and services the town's tramway…

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