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How Britain Worked

Series 1-Episode 2

Series 1-Episode 2

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Engineering enthusiast Guy Martin and the team repair the water turbine needed to power an old saw mill in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire. He then ropes in a carpenter friend to help fell a tree and transport it to the building on a steam traction engine, before using the cut wood to make a replica of the first pedal-powered bicycle. Along the way, Guy learns about the lives of factory workers during the Industrial Revolution and how child apprentices were often little more than slave labour.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Guy Martin
Executive Producer Ewan Keil
Executive Producer Neil Duncanson
Series Director James Woodroffe
Series Producer James Woodroffe


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