Isambard Kingdom Brunel was the outstanding entrepreneurial Victorian engineer. He helped construct the Thames Tunnel, build the Great Western Railway and its terminus, Paddington Station, but his boldest endeavours were three gigantic ships.
Annabel Gillings is a producer of the BBC Horizon programme series, most recently for the Horizon special on SARS. She also produced the TV series 'What the Victorians Did for Us' (2001). She has written widely, including an article for the magazine Prospect on 'Genes and Behaviour'.
‘This exploration of the man and the culture that shaped him is a fitting reminder of his achievements and legacy.' - Publishing News