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Robson Green joins the team of engineering craftsman responsible for restoring the Flying Scotsman and reveals the astonishing story behind the rebirth of the most famous steam engine in the world.
This is the story of the world’s most famous steam engine – Flying Scotsman. Today it is lying in pieces in a workshop just outside Manchester where a team of engineers is using traditional craft skills to restore his symbol of the best in British engineering to its former glory. Robson Green will tell the story of its restoration from the hub of the workshop operations. He’ll get involved in the rebuild, meet the men and women responsible for it, and will be there to witness the milestones in its reconstruction. And while he is doing that he’ll tell the story of how Flying Scotsman came to be the most famous steam locomotive in the world and, how, against all the odds, it survived when the days of steam were numbered.
With exclusive access to the re-build, Robson Green will follow its progress from the workshop to the railway line. For him, it’s the steam journey of a lifetime. The chance to realise a boyhood dream: riding on the footplate of the world’s most iconic steam engine. And for the nation, it's the chance to witness the homecoming of an engineering legend.
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- Episode Title : Flying Scotsman with Robson Green
- Format : 1 x 60'
- Production company : Available Light
- Year of production : 2015
- Commissioning channels : ITV
- Availability : 23/04/2016