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Fred Dibnah's Backyard [DVD]

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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Nov 2009
  • Run Time: 462 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00264GB5G
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,737 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

An extensive collection of BBC footage shot in the backyard of Britain's best-loved steeplejack Fred Dibnah. The footage has been assembled into three separate programmes: 'Back Street Mechanic', 'Fred's Engines' and 'Fred's Coal Mine'.

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Fred Dibnah was a steeplejack, engineer and eccentric who became a TV presenter, cult figure and lattlerly a national institution. Fred was legendary for his backyard which contained everything from a mineshaft to a fully-functioning steam-powered workshop - all built from parts that Fred had been able to salvage over the years.


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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a genius Fred was. 1 Dec 2009
By Cyril
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There are three marvellous titles in this box set, Back Street Mechanic, Fred's Engines and Fred's Coal Mine. They are compiled from archive footage from his television series, and though you may have seen the footage from the television you never seem to tire from watching Fred and his pals at work. They show the genius that Fred was in reading up and picking the brains of engineers when renovating steam engines and having to make parts from scrap metal. I thoroughly enjoyed viewing the DVD's and though I rented them I am sure that I will purchase them in the near future to watch and enjoy again.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fred at his best ! 20 Dec 2009
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This is Fred at his best, mucking about in his backyard, doing all the things he loved the most. A lovely reminder of a real character, the likes of which we probably won't see again.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fred Dibnah at his best 1 Feb 2010
This is a very well put together dvd set,it is simply Fred at his best,it is sad that he is no longer with us,but his wit and humour will be with us forever,a very interesting dvd set.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fred dibnah's backyard collection dvd 12 Jan 2010
By Fredfan
I found this to be an excellent purchase and at a very good price from Amazon, and with free delivery! I can thoroughly recommend this triple dvd set from Amazon to any Fred Dibnah fan. It shows a great deal of footage of Fred's workshops, mineshaft and steam engines, that I have certainly never seen before, and shows more than ever what Fred achieved and made with rescued old machinery that would otherwise have ended up on the scrap-heap. He should be an inspiration to us all, and I hope the new owners of Fred's house are successful in their application to Bolton Council to create The Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre to preserve the site that was so lovingly created by Fred for all to see in the future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fred Dibnah Backyard Collection 28 Feb 2012
I'm about a quarter of the way through the third and last disc and all I can say is what an absolute gem. Well worth every penny I spent on it, not that it was expensive. It is informative, interesting, soothing all at the same time. Fred's knowledge is amazing and his friendly attitude is a real pleasure to watch. He evokes a degree of sadness for lost industry and talent; for skills that are very hard to find these days. Yet, he is also so full of humour and fun that you can't stay sad for long. I cannot rate this DVD too highly and intend to buy all of his DVDs as and when I can afford them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fred Dibnah 26 Dec 2011
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We found this vbideo entertaining and very good, but would have been better had it not got scenes in of Fred's previous vodeos, apaert from that, it was enjoyable viewing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fred Dibnah's Backyard Collection 7 Oct 2011
This video is very interesting and educational, with his extensive knowledge of mechanics I found this video very compelling knowing Freds enthusiasium for steam driven machines, a thing of the past, hopefully not forgotten.
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