The Hairy Bikers: Rebuilding Industrial Britain w/t (3 x 60′) – Follows The Hairy Bikers – Si King and Dave Myers – as they ride around the UK on vintage motorbikes as they rediscover and help to fix a number of lost treasures of the industrial age
Each episode will cover different themes within the industrial revolution – agriculture, transport, and industry. The Bikers travel the length and breadth of the UK to meet those with a passion for both keeping the skills of their ancestors alive and restoring the machines that kept industrial Britain moving to rediscover how each development was significant in the transformation of the British Isles.
Si and Dave will not only learn how to re-forge the wheel of a steam train, renovate rusted cogs and master hot riveting, they’ll also uncover secrets of their own past and get a glimpse of what life was like for their forefathers.
Producer: Arrow Media
TX: Autumn 2013
Source: BBC press release