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The Great Ship 

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel set out to build the largest ship ever constructed. Would it prove to be the engineer's finest hour, or his ultimate undoing?

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Robert Lindsay ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Attwell ... William Hope
Andrew Bannerman Andrew Bannerman ... Minister
John Bennett ... John Donovan
Michael Carter ... John Scott Russell
Ron Cook ... Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Alexander Delamere Alexander Delamere ... Director
Anna Farnworth Anna Farnworth ... Mary Brunel
Fred Pearson ... Captain Harrison
Shaun Prendergast ... Ned Hepworth
Jonathan Salter Jonathan Salter ... Jack Donovan
Jo Stone-Fewings ... William Jacomb
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Isambard Kingdom Brunel set out to build the largest ship ever constructed. Would it prove to be the engineer's finest hour, or his ultimate undoing?

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Drama | History

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TV-PG
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Release Date:

4 September 2003 (UK) See more »

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In the scene describing the riveting of the hull plates, visible arc welding seams can be seen. Arc welding wasn't adopted for shipbuilding for another 60 years. See more »

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