The man who made Swindon is the subject of a six-part television series. But the programme makes no saint of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel made Swindon great but it took blood, sweat, tears and slave-driving.
That is the finding of a six-part TV series by HTV charting the life of the engineer behind the Great Western Railway.
The series, called Brunel: The Little Giant, will take a fresh look at his engineering feats and unflinching ambition.