On video

Short videos have been made to tie-in with the Making Manchester radio programmes. Links will be added below as the videos are published.

Theatres of Dreams: The civil engineering behind a great sporting city

This video looks at some of Manchester’s key sports infrastructure. The full interviews and much more can be heard in our two-part programme Theatres of Dreams: The civil engineering behind a great sporting city.

Music in this video is used with the kind permission of the Manchester String Quartet and Glucose Records.

Manchester Smart Motorways

This video features Dave Emery, Project Director at Manchester Smart Motorways. The full interview can be heard in Moving Manchester: Trams, planes and smart motorways.

Music in this video is used with the kind permission of the Manchester String Quartet and Glucose Records.

Metrolink

This video features interviews with Cllr Andrew Fender of Manchester City Council and Peter Cushing, Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink Director, during the building of Metrolink’s Second City Crossing.

The full story is related in the sixth programme in the Making Manchester series, Moving Manchester: Trams, planes and smart motorways, along with packages on the development of Manchester Airport and the Manchester Smart Motorways project.

Music in the video is used with the kind permission of the Manchester String Quartet and Glucose Records.

The Origins of Manchester Airport

This video features John Twigg, Planning Director at Manchester Airports Group, talking about the airport’s early days.

The full story is related in the sixth programme in the Making Manchester series, along with packages on Manchester Smart Motorways and the Metrolink tram system.

Music in the video is used with the kind permission of the Manchester String Quartet and Glucose Records.

The epic civil engineering behind a glass of Manchester tap water

Water, screen house at Thirlmere

This video features Jon Butcher of United Utilities, explaining how Victorian civil engineer George Henry Hill dammed a small lake in Cumbria to create Thirlmere Reservoir, which since 1894 has brought drinking water to Manchester via Britain’s longest aqueduct.

The full story and more is related in the third programme in the Making Manchester series.

Music in the video is used with the kind permission of the Manchester String Quartet and Glucose Records.

 

Manchester on track: The world’s first intercity railway

Railways, Katie Belshaw of MSI DSC00666-1

The second video in the Making Manchester series accompanies the programme Manchester on track, first broadcast 0900-1000 GMT on Monday 18 January 2016.

This video features an interview with Katie Belshaw, Curator of Engineering at the Museum of cience and Industry in Castlefield, Manchester.

Katie talks about the world’s oldest intercity railway station – which survives on the site of the Museum of Science and Industry – and how the early railways transformed society.

Music in the video is used with the kind permission of the Manchester String Quartet and Glucose Records.

 

The Venice of the North: The transport infrastructure behind the first Northern Powerhouse

Canals, Ancoats volunteers

The first video, to accompany the initial programme in the series – The Venice of the North – can be seen here. It includes interviews with professor Walter Menzies of the Manchester and Pennine Waterways Partnership; Canal and River Trust manager David Baldocchino; canal tours operator Ruth Seneviratne-Bratt; Cllr Kate Chappell of Manchester City Canal and Helen Ramsden from Transport for Greater Manchester.

Music in the video is used with the kind permission of the Manchester String Quartet and Glucose Records.

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