Following the men and women of the UK's largest mobile crane company as they compete to stay top of the crane tree, lifting everything from precious works of art to enormous wind turbines.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Crane Gang - The Crane Gang - Netflix
The Crane Gang is a British documentary television series that first broadcast on BBC Two on 22 September 2013. The final episode aired on 6 October 2013.
The Crane Gang - Critical reception - Netflix
Time Out gave the series two stars out of five and noticed a move towards documenting working lives recently (Ice Road Truckers, The London Markets and The Call Centre have been broadcast recently). Jane Rackman of Radio Times called it “terrific viewing for fans of shows like Monster Moves – and there are as many characters as on Ice Road Truckers - while the sight of a German construction fair bristling with gigantic cranes is simply astounding.” The Daily Telegraph named it in an article about terrible television shows and said: “The hi-viz crane jockeys of Manchester’s Ainscough Crane Hire are no doubt very good at their jobs, and if you ever want a wind turbine or a Barbara Hepworth moving from A to B, they’d definitely be the people to call. But are their day-to-day lives truly deserving of their own TV showcase? Only if you’re Alan Partridge.”
The Crane Gang - References - Netflix