This just in: steeplejacking is insane. Much to enjoy in the little docu aside from watching an elderly man climb an insanely tall ladder without a harness and then walk about at the top like a bipedal mountain goat.
Like the extremely endearing Bolton accent, for one. Just wait until he says square.
The steeplejack is Fred Dibnah, who presented a series of television programs on steam engines and various proto-industrial machines and implements on the BBC while Miss Mussel was studying in Manchester. Obviously she was too busy practicing to ever watch TV, but her housemates assured her that Fred was top… *ahem*