Man of Iron
Thomas Telford's name is familiar; his story less so. A stonemason turned architect turned engineer, he created the backbone of our national road network.
Coming to talk about Telford’s legacy is Julian Glover from his new book Man of Iron. Journalist, and speechwriter, Julian is the special adviser in the UK Department for Transport. Man of Iron is a book of roads and landscapes, waterways and bridges, but above all, of how one man transformed himself into the greatest engineer Britain has ever produced.