See how everything from hand-crafted to factory-made products are put together.
New documentary series that goes behind the scenes at Britain's biggest and busiest international airport. This episode follows Heathrow staff struggling to turn around hundreds of arriving planes, and get them back into the air on time. Cleaners, ground staff and flight crew race to get the world's biggest passenger plane ready for departure. Meanwhile Heathrow prepares to open a 2 billion pound new terminal, and welcomes a very special royal guest. Airport duty manager Andy is called on to defuse a major international protest, and a team of workers battle the elements as they attempt to resurface the runway overnight in time for the first flight of the morning.
Solar and wind power, skyscraper farms and vertical forests; China is looking for sustainable, green solutions to some of its biggest challenges.
New documentary series that goes behind the scenes at Britain's biggest and busiest international airport. This episode follows Heathrow staff racing against the clock to process thousands of passengers arriving from 84 different countries. Airside Safety Officer Glenn and his colleagues work closely with Air Traffic Control to keep Heathrow's two runways open and clear of debris. Meanwhile, staff from the Animal Reception Centre welcome a variety of weird and wonderful animals - from pet ferrets to a wild tiger. Inside the terminals, Heathrow staff deal with passengers including a man who is stuck living at the airport after being deported from Thailand, and a family whose young relatives have got lost in Arrivals.
Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan are in Mexico City, uncovering the hidden systems and armies of people that help run this sprawling megalopolis of over 22 million people. It is crowded, it is congested and this haphazard city sits in a major earthquake zone, but the people here have a strength of spirit that allows them to defy everything nature can throw at them. Anita discovers how they are trying to stop this megacity from drowning in its own waste, while Ade heads to the edge of the sprawl to find out about the daily struggle for clean, affordable drinking water. Dan reveals how you build a skyscraper in an earthquake zone and learns the hard way that Mexican street food can be hot! Mexico City has grown at a staggering pace. How on earth does this epic sprawl survive its many daily battles?
For the first time, Bentley invite cameras behind the scenes. We meet their staff and customers in the factory, the showrooms and the secret upgrades department.
More than half of us now live in cities. Crowded, chaotic and bursting with life - these are places under pressure. In this series, Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan go behind the scenes to reveal the hidden systems and armies of people running some of the greatest cities on earth. This time, they are in Hong Kong, where space is at a premium and real estate is the most expensive in the world, so Ade heads into the high rises to find people living in tiny spaces no larger than a cupboard. This former British colony, handed back to the Chinese in 1997, is a city driven by trade and commerce and Dan discovers how it is adapting to life in China's embrace, while Anita learns about the city's many traditions - from bamboo scaffolding to banishing bad spirits on the daily commute. Ade heads to the races at Happy Valley, and Dan discovers the history of the origins of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation - HSBC. Hong Kong is crowded, chaotic and facing an uncertain future. How does this city of contrasts manage the delicate daily balancing act that keeps it on track?
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.
A couple dream of a waterfront home with a resort style garden. They also dream of both jobs finishing at the same time. They've green lit work on the garden while the house is still under construction. A good idea, in theory.
Stewart and Sandra lost their home and garden in the devastating 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. Now it's time to start again with a spectacular new garden designed by one of Australia's most well-known designers, Paul Bangay.
Watch as an oil rig under one of the planet's roughest seas is taken apart at a purpose-built facility in Britain.
We often think of Napoleon Bonaparte as the incredible legislator and war leader, but we tend to forget that he was a prolific patron and instigated many constructions that are anchored in the Parisian landscape. The Arc de Triomphe, the Vendome Column, the Palais de la Bourse, the church of La Madeleine, the building of bridges and piercing of canals. This film tells the story of these megastructures that we owe to Napoleon. How many architects, sculptors, workers, had to be called for these constructions? How to build such imposing sites in the heart of Paris? How long did these construction works last as they were often disturbed by an unstable political context? Why were these changes necessary? What innovations in terms of materials and what technical prowess their constructions engendered? Examine these questions. Let's throw it back to the extraordinary transformations of the First Empire, a precursory work that will be extended and amplified during the Second Empire.
Presenter Michael McCoy visits Frank and Mary-Anne D'Aquila from Essendon, Victoria, who are in pursuit of a family garden complete with pool, plants and an entertaining space.
Napoleon III had one ambition to modernise the whole French capital city. Why? Because he had lived in London, a city that impressed him, and that Paris at the time was simply the opposite, a huge putrefaction workshop, where misery, plague and diseases worked together, with no room for the air or the sun to break. Napoleon employed Georges-Eugene Haussmann, who seemed to be the right man for the job, to take on a mission to aerate, homogenise and embellish Paris. How did they do it? Which revolutionary transformations did they undertake?
In 1858, Virgin Mary appears 18 times in the Grotto of Massabielle. At first, nobody believes it, but when the Catholic Church recognised the place, the construction of one of the biggest Christian complexes begins, and pilgrims rush to visit it... Today, it is the second most visited Catholic complex with about 600000 visitors per year. How did the architects manage to build big enough structures to welcome all these believers? 52 hectares, is the surface area on which the domain of the sanctuary spreads. It includes natural places such as the grotto, as well as monumental structures built by men: 15 pools, a church, no less than three basilicas, and a 1500 metres-long Stations of the Cross. Let's get back to the construction of these extravagant edifices. Four religious edifices were built one after another. The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in 1866, the Rosary Basilica in 1881, the Basilica of St Pius X in 1956, and finally, the church of St Bernadette in 1986. All built in different styles and different times, what technical challenges had to be risen to for these constructions to see the light of day? What difficulties were encountered during the works? This film is the incredible story of a serious challenge: how to succeed in welcoming hundreds of thousands of believers while respecting and resisting the hostile natural environment of the Gave de Pau river.
See the inner workings of the Nimitz aircraft carriers: incredible floating cities delivering the US military wherever it is needed in the world.
This Australian series begins with a rural Queensland couple's journey to transform a rock hard paddock into an ambitious and extensive kitchen garden so that they can live out their "grow it, eat it, live it" dream.
Watch as a Lockheed C-5 Galaxy - the biggest cargo plane ever - is stripped down, overhauled and rebuilt for the US military.
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