Seven Wonders of the Industrial World
encounter with the most brilliant pioneers of the industrial age.
Recreating their stories of burning ambition, extravagant dreams,
passion and rivalry as great minds clashed, this programme delves into
the history of seven epic monuments spanning the industrial revolution.
Using spectacular CGI, the seven stories that are revealed here are: the
SS Great Eastern; the London sewer systems; the Bell Rock Lighthouse;
the US Transcontinental Railway; the Panama Canal; the Hoover Dam; and
the Brooklyn Bridge.
Another winner for the BBC. Writing excellent, production values high,
good special effects. Thing that I got from the series was what these
Engineers had in bucket loads was ambition. Not necessarily for there
own fame and fortune (though if that came then so be it), but for the
project. To build a sewage system for London, build the Panama Canal or
build a Railway across America needed that ambition and drive. Every
episode left me feeling humble; we have technology, which these
engineers could have scarcely imagined. But somewhere along the line we
have lost that ambition. To see what could be achieved with primitive
technology, human toil, imagination and ambition makes me wonder what
could be achieved today if we put our mind to it.
I would recommend this to anybody has a passing interest or uses
technology. Watch this and you will feel humble.