Antiques-lover Patty Coley scours the country for historic materials to build a stunning contemporary home. Her journey throws up weighty challenges, like what to do with a hundred-year-old wharf?
Lifting the lid on the world's finest engineering company, this program tells the story of two men who created the byword for luxury, helped us win two world wars, and conquer the skies. The story begins in 1906 when a Cambridge educated aristocrat, Charles Rolls, met the self-taught engineer Henry Royce, and between them they came up with the Silver Ghost, soon dubbed "the best car in the world". Four years later, Charles Rolls was dead, as the plane he was piloting crashed at the Bournemouth Air Show. Alternative title: Secrets of the Rolls-Royce Luxury Car.
Technology continues to transform homes in the '90s as we see the impact of CDs, dishwashers becoming commonplace, and, most revolutionary of all, the internet arrives in homes.
James May, Kate Humble and Ant Anstead are broadcasting live from one of the biggest and busiest car factories in Britain. Think you know how a car is born? Think again. James races against the clock on the production line and embraces the Japanese philosophy of kaizen. Kate gets to the bottom of how manufacturers test car seats for mass production, and Ant heads to Germany to put his faith in a driverless car on the Autobahn. Inside the factory, the team reveal what it takes to build a thousand different cars a day, and are live as a car that started being built yesterday drives off the production line for the very first time.
As Big Ben goes silent for a multimillion-dollar restoration, architectural historian Anna Keay gains exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the work.
Architect Chris Moller returns for a second season of Grand Designs New Zealand. In this episode Chris meets a man planning to create a concrete home on the cliffs of an Auckland suburb Point Chevalier.
Isabel Weston, daughter of world-famous motorbike inventor John Britten, takes on a daunting endurance test with her husband Tim - restoring the earthquake-damaged family home. Can they pull it off?
This episode reveals the hidden stories of the world's oldest and largest toy store. From its links to the royals, to the vital role its owners played in World War II; from battling, to bringing in 5 million visitors every year, this is a toy story like no other.
Come and visit a home from the '80s. Some familiar technology is starting to appear in homes, such microwaves, computers and mobile phones, but they all look much bigger than what we use today.
Buckle up for an incredible journey into the fascinating secret world of the car factory. Every 68 seconds a brand-new car drives off the production line at the Mini plant in Oxford. In this series, James May, Kate Humble and Ant Anstead go live behind the scenes to bring us this modern miracle in real time. Over two nights they will reveal the science, engineering and people that keep us all on the road, and see a car built from start to finish in a little over 24 hours. In the first episode, James makes friends with an army of diligent robots and busts the myth that British manufacturing is dead. Kate heads to Norway to discover why the electric car is king of the Norwegian road and Ant explores the history and heritage of one of the most iconic cars ever built. With access all areas live on the factory floor, the team will see exactly how a car is born - a car that tomorrow will be driven off the line ready for life on the open road.
Wedding dress designer Robyn and her husband David are pursuing a dream to build a home that they could one day retire to. Sea views and privacy are at the top of their wish list.
This documentary reveals how Ray Kroc, a middle-aged milkshake machine salesman, transformed the McDonald brothers' burger restaurant into what was to become the world's most successful fast food chain.
For almost 200 years, Cadbury had been the home of chocolate, making a staggering 350 tonnes of milk chocolate a day. But it's far more than just a factory. From its very beginnings the company set out to change Britain. Not just by giving a great taste to the nation but, like Willy Wonka's fictional creation, building a magical place for its employees to live, work and play in. But as we'll find out, it's not all been a sweet story.
What was family life like in the 1970s? In this episode, mum Carol has gone back to work and the children now have to look after themselves after school.
The Bayfields plan to build a house for their family on the highest point on their 1000-acre property - but not a traditional country homestead; they are chasing something agricultural.
Step into a home in the 1960s. Students can take a look at what everyday life may have looked like for their grandparents. Why is there only one phone for the whole house and why is it connected to the wall?
After tragically losing their wife and mother to cancer, Roberto and his two children are hoping that the transformation of their garden will not only bring them healing but also create an everlasting tribute to their loved one.
George and Yvonne retired to peaceful Nelson to build their dream home. But George, a retired architect, isn't ready to take it easy. He wants to pioneer a new way to build affordable and contemporary houses.
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