The BBC’s popular Great British Railway Journeys programme presented by Michael Portillo, the former Secretary of State and steam train enthusiast, recently alighted to film at Crittall’s Witham-based state-of-the-art manufacturing facility base for iconic steel windows, doors and internal screen production for over 170 years.
The resulting programme will be aired on BBC2 on Wednesday 22 January 2020, at 6.30pm, and shows the affable and intrepid presenter in the factory where he helps shape a window for US Ivy League University, Yale.
Michael also tours the factory before being seen heading to Silver End to discuss its impact as a concept and the Silver End (Crittall) trainline that used to be there.
In the programme Crittall Chairman John Pyatt is seen outside the manor house in Silver End, discussing its history and the 1930’s housing boom, highlighting Crittall’s significant influence on architectural design.
Crittall is the only company featuring in this episode produced by Boundless Productions.