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When Brunel's Ship Came Home

Documentary revealing the epic story of how the SS Great Britain, Brunel's iconic ship, was brought home to Bristol in 1970.

Key figures from the salvage team recall their audacious mission to rescue a rusting hulk from a desolate corner of the Falkland Islands. When the ship eventually returned to Bristol, thousands of people lined the banks of the River Avon to welcome her home. The SS Great Britain is now a hugely successful visitor attraction.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 12 Jul 2010 19:30
BBC One West


Role Contributor
ProducerAlastair McKee
DirectorAlastair McKee
Executive ProducerRoger Farrant