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4 September 2003 (UK) See more »
Drama-documentary series which describes some of the key technological achievements of the industrial age.
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British Cinema: Monsters (2010)
 (From Flickeringmyth. 11 November 2010, 11:42 PM, PST)

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Another great documentary from the BBC. See more (7 total) »


 (Series Cast [1])

Robert Lindsay ... Narrator (7 episodes, 2003)

Series Directed by
Christopher Spencer (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Writing credits
Paul Bryers (1 episode, 2003)
Gregory Evans (1 episode, 2003)
Mark Everest (1 episode, 2003)
Tony Mulholland (1 episode, 2003)
Christopher Spencer (1 episode, 2003)
Paul Wilmshurst (1 episode, 2003)
Rachel Wright (1 episode, 2003)

Series Produced by
Jules Hussey .... line producer (3 episodes, 2003)

Abi Bach .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Lucy Bowden .... assistant producer (unknown episodes)
Deborah Cadbury .... series producer (unknown episodes)
Jill Fullerton-Smith .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Sara Kenney .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Steve Jablonsky (7 episodes, 2003)
Richard Heacock (2 episodes, 2003)

The Fratelli Brothers (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
John Christie (1 episode, 2003)
Chris Hartley (1 episode, 2003)
Christopher Titus King (1 episode, 2003)
Malcolm J. McLean (1 episode, 2003)
Jeremy Pollard (1 episode, 2003)
Mike Spragg (1 episode, 2003)
Katie Swain (1 episode, 2003)
Series Film Editing by
Elliot McCaffrey (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Casting by
Jennifer Duffy (unknown episodes)
Carl Proctor (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Philip Barber (1 episode, 2003)
Alan Spalding (1 episode, 2003)

Patrick Bill (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Sarah Jane Barnes (1 episode, 2003)
Gerard Bryan (1 episode, 2003)
Elizabeth Loach (1 episode, 2003)

Hannah Spice (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Emma Fryer (1 episode, 2003)

Katherine Burchill (unknown episodes)
Katy McPhee (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Caitlin Tanner .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 2003)
Jo Grover .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2003)

Laura Schalker .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Barbara Taylor .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Kevin O'Neill .... unit manager (1 episode, 2003)

Paul Ralph .... series production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nick Justin .... first assistant director (1 episode, 2003)
Kevin O'Neill .... third assistant director (1 episode, 2003)
Andrea Slater .... second assistant director (1 episode, 2003)
DJ Stefanich .... first assistant director (1 episode, 2003)
Adriana Vior .... first assistant director (1 episode, 2003)
Series Art Department
Sarah Jane Barnes .... assistant art director (1 episode, 2003)
Toby Riches .... assistant art director (1 episode, 2003)

Peter Cooper .... stand-by props (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Allan Brereton .... sound recordist (1 episode, 2003)
Freddie Claire .... sound recordist (1 episode, 2003)
Simon Tomlinson .... sound maintenance (1 episode, 2003)

Phil Reed .... dubbing mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Perry Costello .... special effects supervisor (1 episode, 2003)
Series Visual Effects by
Gareth Edwards .... visual effects (7 episodes, 2003)
Julian Parry .... visual effects consultant (7 episodes, 2003)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Anderson .... a-camera assistant (1 episode, 2003)
Jorge Luengas .... camera operator (1 episode, 2003)
John Slater .... electrician (1 episode, 2003)
Julian White .... gaffer (1 episode, 2003)

Audrey Aquilina .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Tom Legge .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amber Beard .... wardrobe assistant (1 episode, 2003)
Heidi Miller .... costume assistant (1 episode, 2003)
Series Editorial Department
Chris Reynolds .... on-line editor (1 episode, 2003)

Nick Adams .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Alan Jones .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Jenny Brown .... production team (unknown episodes)
Charlie Holliday .... acting coach (unknown episodes)
Hannah Riesner .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)

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Another great documentary from the BBC., 27 September 2013
Author: Hotwok2013 from United Kingdom

"The Seven Wonders Of The Industrial World" focuses on some of the most ambitious engineering achievements ever undertaken. Six out of the seven were done in the 19th century with only the construction of the Hoover Dam in the USA being a 20th century project. Taken in chronological order, (though not in the order they were televised), they were 1.The Bell Rock Lighthouse. It was built under the guidance & religious zeal of Robert Stevenson. Lying 12 miles off the west coast of Scotland, many ships & lives had been lost around its treacherous waters. 2.The Sewer King. The construction of London's sewer system was masterminded by Joseph Bazalgette. The Thames river had become so terribly polluted that by the hot summer of 1851 it had caused "The Great Stink" forcing parliament to take action. 3. The Great Ship. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel to circumnavigate the globe & carry sufficient fuel to do so, the ship named "The Great Eastern" was way ahead of its time. 4. The Transcontinental Railway. To connect the east & west coasts of the USA by rail had been a dream of Abraham Lincoln's before his assassination. 5. The Brooklyn Bridge. Begun by John Roebling & completed by his son Washington Roebling it was an ambitious & very dangerous undertaking. Work on the bridge's foundations had caused many deaths & illness from what is now called "the bends". After Washington, himself, became seriously ill his wife Emily stepped in. She had familiarised herself with every aspect of her husband's work & devotedly saw it through to completion. 6. The Panama Canal. It was begun by the french engineer Ferdinand De Lesseps (who had already overseen the construction of the Suez Canal) in the late 19th century until financial & many other problems forced him to abandon it. President Theodore Roosevelt saw the paramount importance to shipping of an Atlantic/Pacific Ocean connection & engaged railroad engineer John Frank Stevens to complete the project in the early 20th century. 7. The Hoover Dam. It was realised by around 1900 that the damming of the fast-flowing Colorado river could provide hydro-electric power to develop the barren near-desert area of Arizona. After careful study of various possible locations a site was chosen & president Calvin Coolidge gave it the green light in 1928. In this documentary the actors & actresses playing the leading roles of the various people involved in all these undertakings are using historical documents as their source material.

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