Not the usual boring documentary you may first think, this was a rivetting docu-drama series (Great reviews on amazon, scores 9.3/10 on imdb.com). Next cheapest is £22.48 @ Amazon.
Seven Wonders Of The Industrial World uncovers the truth behind the epic monuments of the Industrial Revolution, from Isambard Kingdom Brunel's 'great ship' the SS Great Eastern to the Panama Canal that linked the Atlantic and Pacific oceans more than half a century later.
These are stories driven by burning ambition, extravagent dreams, passion and rivalry of great minds. Each film uses dramatic reconstruction to tell a different story. Each film is based on real events and the actors' words are adapted from records of the day. Each ground breaking film explores ways the Industrial Revolution changed the world and reveals how the modern world was forged: in rivets, grease and steam, in blood sweat and human imagination.
Containing all 7 programmes:
1. The Great Ship
2. The Brooklyn Bridge
3. The Bell Rock Lighthouse
4. The Hoover Dam
5. The Transcontinental Railroad
6. The Sewer King
7. The Panama Canal