The Crane Gang (3 x 60′) – This series takes a look at the changing industrial landscape of Britain through the gritty world of mobile cranes and their drivers. Granted unprecedented access to UK’s largest mobile crane operator, this new series follows a range of characters from the crane to the boardroom as they battle to keep everything running smoothly. These cranes are capable of lifting up to 1000 tonnes and are hired by the UK’s biggest industrial, construction and engineering companies as well as by the public.
With a national network of 30 crane hire depots and a massive fleet of over 500 cranes, the series will profile a diverse array of jobs from lifting massive wind turbines, bridges, boats as well as smaller jobs like hot-tubs and million pound sculptures.
Producer: Avalon UK
TX: Autumn 2014
Source: BBC press release