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Bridging the Gap: How the Severn Bridge Was Built

Episode 1 of 5

2016 saw the 50th anniversary of the Severn Bridge, which completed the motorway link between England and Wales. Timeshift tells the inside story of the design and construction of 'the most perfect suspension bridge in the world', and how its unique slimline structure arose by accident.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 1 Mar 2022 22:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:04

    John Coltrane

    My Favorite Things

  • 00:09

    Max Harris

    Gurney Slade Theme

  • 00:09

    Max Harris

    Gurney Slade (Theme from)

  • 00:12

    Miles Davis

    Blue In Green

  • 00:19

    The Shadows

    Wonderful Land

  • 00:23

    Bobby Vinton

    Blue Velvet

  • 00:24

    The Dave Brubeck Quartet

    Take Five

  • 00:28

    Dusty Springfield

    I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself

  • 00:39

    Horst Jankowski

    Eine Schwarzwaldfahrt

  • 00:40

    Arcade Fire

    Scenes From The Suburbs

  • 00:47

    Bob Dylan

    The Times They Are A-Changin' 


Role Contributor
Narrator Liz Bonnin
Producer Julian Mercer
Director Julian Mercer
Series Producer William Naylor