Reel History of Britain

Steel Ships and Iron Men

Series 1 - Episode 12 Steel Ships and Iron Men



Melvyn Bragg takes his vintage mobile cinema to Clydebank, near Glasgow, to reveal the vitality of Britain's shipyards in the 1930s. He learns about the spectacle surrounding launch days, travels to the top of the Titan crane to meet historian Anthony Burton, and finds out the consequences the collapse of the shipbuilding industry had on local communities.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Melvyn Bragg
Executive Producer Ruth Pitt
Series Producer Dympna Jackson