How We Built Britain - The North: Full Steam Ahead

David Dimbleby's architectural tour of Britain heads north to Newcastle, home of George and Robert Stephenson, and then west to Manchester, where Dimbleby finds warehouses based on Venetian palaces and a stunning town hall. He explores the sewers that changed the lives of the Victorian poor, the model village of Saltaire, and the grand merchant houses and shopping arcades of Leeds. He ends his journey in Blackpool, where Victorian engineering was put to the serious business of having fun.


  • 2007-07-08 21:00:00 - 2007-07-08 22:00:00 on BBC One Scotland, BBC One South East, BBC One South West, BBC One West, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One Oxford, BBC One South, BBC One North East, BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Wales, BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One North West, BBC One East, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One Cambridge,
  • 2007-12-27 10:15:00 - 2007-12-27 11:15:00 on BBC Two England, BBC Two Wales,


  • Presenter David Dimbleby