How Britain Worked

Series 1 - Episode 3

How Britain Worked

About this programme

3/6. Guy Martin visits Llandudno in north Wales to try to return the seaside resort to its former Victorian glory. Over the course of the winter, Guy gets stuck into restoration work on the town's pier, rebuilds an original helter skelter and services the town's funicular tramway. He learns how the appetite for sea-bathing began when word spread that it was good for the glands and finds out how engineering developments in factories also led to a revolution in musical instruments.

Cast and crew


Guy Martin


Executive Producer
Ewan Keil
Executive Producer
Neil Duncanson
Series Director
James Woodroffe
Series Producer
James Woodroffe