Rhod Gilberts Merthyr Mining Experience

Television funny man Rhod Gilbert found himself up at the Ffos-y-fran open cast mine in Merthyr Tydfil. Here he learnt all about how the site operates while he attempted to become a driver of one of the mines one hundred tonne ‘Tonka’ dump trucks.

In this, the final episode of the current Rhod Gilbert Work Experience series, Rhod received lessons on how to operate one of the huge dump trucks at the mine. In addition to his trucking adventures, Rhod also tried his hand at setting up and detonating a blast.

Following his driver’s test, viewers were kept waiting to see whether Rhod would make the grade to become a fully-fledged dump truck driver. The show aired on BBC One Wales on Tuesday 8th March.

Episodes from the series are available on BBC iPlayer here.