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When Brunel's Ship Came Home

The story of how Brunel's ship, the SS Great Britain, was brought home to Bristol in 1970. The salvage team recall how their mission was fraught with difficulties.

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


Role Contributor
Producer Alastair McKee
Director Alastair McKee
Executive Producer Roger Farrant


  • Mon 12 Jul 2010 19:30