An insight into the workings of a car ferry on board the B&I vessel Connacht crossing from Dublin to Holyhead.

Aonghus McAnally travels across the Irish sea by car ferry to find out what goes on behind the scenes.

As the 'Connacht' prepares to leave Dublin port, Captain Pope explains what goes on in the brains of the ship, commonly known as the bridge. 

The most important part of the ship.

The journey to Holyhead will take almost four hours.

The Second Mate, Ian, is in charge of checking that all the equipment on the bridge and safety equipment around the ship are all working correctly. He plots the course that the ship will take crossing the Irish sea. It is a standard route that only varies dependent on winds and tides.  

The Chief Engineer explains the communication that takes place between the engine room and the bridge. The engine room has water tight bulkheads and houses four engines with a total of 18,000 horsepower.

This episode of 'Anything Goes' was broadcast on 18 February 1984. The presenter is Aonghus McAnally.