Dior turned 70 in 2016. We take an exclusive look behind the scenes at two huge fashion shows, with all the drama of dress makers, models and international clients, who spend fortunes each year on Dior couture.
Discover the life and achievements of Henry Ford the man behind the famous automobile. Learn about how his idea changed the world and our lifestyles.
An obscure footnote in a declassified government file leads to a secret group of scientists tasked with one of the most important missions of all time - protect the president. On November 22, 1963, President John F Kennedy is assassinated while riding in an open car motorcade in downtown Dallas. His death makes clear the failures of presidential protection. Three lead scientists from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - DARPA, determine more needs to be done, and it needs to be done in secret. The black budget program and the technology that would result from it is known as Project Star. Dedicated and committed to protecting the president, scientists are continually expanding technology beyond the future to protest the star of the US, the president. Mike Baker investigates.
Five expert engineers abandoned in freezing conditions face a race against time trying to turn airplane wreckage into an escape vehicle as the ice closes in.
The ground conditions are extreme as five abandoned engineers seek to build an escape craft out of ship wreckage.
Spectacular bridges, breathtaking buildings, extraordinary structures. Our man-made world is awe inspiring, but in an instant, it can crumble before our eyes. Rob Bell investigates why sometimes our buildings and bridges fail with disastrous consequences, visiting the scenes of some of the world's worst disasters. From fatal design flaws and killer construction errors, these deadly mistakes cost lives and have taught engineers how to save them to make our man-made world a safer place.
In a remote jungle, five expert engineers are stranded in a simulated crash site caused by a flash flood and must salvage parts from the wrecked vehicles to build a boat.
Five experienced engineers must build a vehicle from wreckage and make their escape from a deep canyon in a remote mountainous region.
Five engineers are stranded in hostile desert terrain. They must engineer their way out of an increasingly critical situation, and quickly.
An intimate portrait of seminal Australian architect Richard Leplastrier. Filmed over 15 years, the documentary explores his life, his influences and his built works.
Two ingenious engineers work on their biggest challenge yet - to create a Kahn inspired Jeep that's bigger and better than any that have gone before it.
Follow the tragedy of the 2019 Notre Dame cathedral fire and the battle to save it, minute-by-minute through the actions of the first responders.
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.
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.
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.
Documentary series that goes behind the safety cordon to explore the explosive world of demolition, charting the dramatic end to some of Britain's biggest and most iconic buildings. In this episode, Hull's tallest building has to come crashing to the ground, but it's surrounded by houses on all sides. Come blowdown day, the entire estate has to be evacuated as the team find out whether their explosive calculations are correct. One of the few women working in demolition, Debbie Burns, takes on a massive 750 million-pounds renovation project at Britain's busiest interchange station, Birmingham New Street, which brings commuters and demolition on a crash course. Howard Stott, a veteran demolition man who's been working in the industry since the days of Fred Dibnah, meets a deadly foe while slicing a shopping centre in two.
Demolition duo the Ogden brothers take on the highest profile job of their career, bringing down a 12-storey office block in the centre of Doncaster. In central London, a gas holder that towers over the Thames has come to the end of its life and developers are waiting to move in. But, standing just metres from two busy railway lines, the team has to devise a never-used-before technique to take down the iconic structure while London looks on. Demolition dynamo Paul Johnson gambles everything on finding valuable scrap while demolishing a former school.
The demolition crew attempts to bring the 100m-high cooling towers of Didcot, a power station, which have long dominated the Oxfordshire landscape, down to earth with a bang. But, in addition to tackling the complex engineering, the team faces a public outcry when they schedule the blow-down at night, and this threatens to derail their plans. Hastings Pier is on its last legs after a devastating fire, but local demolition man Mark Hodgson hatches a water-borne plan to try to save it for future generations. And one of the industry's biggest and boldest characters has to take down a disused bridge, in a race against the clock.
One black box has come to define the sound of rock. This film tells the story of the iconic Marshall guitar amplifier. It all started in 1962 when drum shop owner Jim Marshall discovered the distinctive growl that gave the electric guitar an exciting new voice. Music got a whole lot louder as young musicians like Clapton, Townshend and Hendrix adopted the revolutionary 'Marshall Sound', a new genre of rock was born. Featuring contributions from rock legends Pete Townshend, Slash and the late Lemmy, plus an interview with the 'Father of Loud' Jim Marshall, this documentary cruises down the rock ages at a ferocious speed.
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