Great British Ships (2018): S01E02 – Cutty Sark


Introduction

Presenter Rob Bell reveals the secrets of the historic ships that shaped the world.

Also known as World’s Greatest Ships (Australia and Amazon Prime).

Outline

One of the most glamorous ships of her day, Cutty Sark made her name racking precious cargoes of tea from Shanghai to London. The ship endured long vagabond years of ‘tramping’, when she was mistreated by her captains and deserted by her crews. He uncovers the Cutty Sark’s link to Prohibition, and a famous brand of whiskey, and how the ship survived fire with a remarkable piece of good luck.

Great British Ships Series

You can find a full index and overview of Great British Ships here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 15 December 2018 (Amazon Prime).
  • Running time: 42-44 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: 13+.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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