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Made in Britain 

Fred Dibnah embarks on a journey around Britain in his newly-restored 1912 Aveling and Porter traction engine, in search of engineering skills and technology from a bygone age.
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Series cast summary:
James Masters James Masters ...  Narrator 12 episodes, 2005
Fred Dibnah Fred Dibnah ...  Himself 12 episodes, 2005
Alf Molyneux Alf Molyneux ...  Himself 11 episodes, 2005
Jimmy Crooks Jimmy Crooks ...  Himself 10 episodes, 2005
Jack Dibnah Jack Dibnah ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2005
Roger Dibnah Roger Dibnah ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2005
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Fred Dibnah embarks on a journey around Britain in his newly-restored 1912 Aveling and Porter traction engine, in search of engineering skills and technology from a bygone age.

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Documentary

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain See more »

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The View from the North See more »
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(12 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

Dibnah was accompanied on his journey by two of his friends, Alf Molyneux and Jimmy Crooks, who both used to be coal-miners. The three men shared the firing and steering of the traction engine. They slept in the trailer that the traction engine towed behind it. Fred's sons Jack Dibnah and Roger Dibnah, also keen steam enthusiasts, joined him for part of the journey. See more »

Quotes

[talking about how he should greet Fred when he returns from Buckingham Palace with his MBE]
Alf Molyneux: I don't know whether to doff me cap to 'im, bow or curtsy!
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Connections

Referenced in The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

The Carnival of Venice
Composed by Jean-Baptiste Arban
Played by Black Dyke Band
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Farewell Fred, you will be sadly missed
19 May 2005 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

Made in Britain was Fred Dibnah's last series before he died from cancer in November 2004. He was determined to finish this, despite suffering from the cancer and he achieved it.

Fred, his two sons Jack and Roger and two of his mates tour Britain in his newly restored traction engine. They visit various places on the tour, including steel works, mills, factories, pumping engines and some preserved railways including the Severn Valley, Midland Railway Centre, Great Central Railway and Ffestiniog Railway in north Wales. The last episode of the series was a one hour special, concluding with Fred collecting his MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Made in Britain was one of Fred's best TV series, although anything with him is excellent.


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