Two ingenious engineers face what seems an impossible task set by pop star client Shane Lynch: take his refined, elegant, 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, and turn it into a drift machine.
In this episode, 25-year-olds Chris and Roxie take a risk building their first home together using an untested flatpack construction system which sees 380 plywood boxes having to be bolted together. It proves repetitive work, especially painting the hundreds of wooden cladding units, and the stress and strain of the project threatens the young couples relationship. Meanwhile, Peter and Anita and their two teenagers live locally but have outgrown their current house. Father and son hope to bond while building a dream family home with space for all, but the process isn't all plain sailing.
In this episode, Paul and Blanka and their two children attempt to construct an eco-home on Plot 6 of the street. Paul, a human rights lawyer, puts his career on hold to build a sustainable home using natural, chemical-free materials. The ambitious plan is to build a three-bed ecological family home for no more than 160,000 pounds, including the price of the plot. However, the project ends up costing the family more than they bargained for, and not just financially.
The Mitzis want a garden to match their fabulous art deco home in Melbourne. But project managing the ambitious build themselves will take courage. Loved ones think they are crazy, can they prove their doubters wrong?
Lockheed Martin is opening their hangar doors and pulling back the veil on 'Skunk Works,' the secret program and subdivision long hidden from the public. Founder and leader Kelly Johnson, as voiced by actor Dennis Quaid, congregated a team comprised of innovators, rule benders and chance takers to partake in the aerospace organization responsible for creating the most innovative machines in modern history - the U-2, the SR-71 Blackbird and the first Stealth bomber to name a few. From the mysterious Area 51 test facility to the latest 'spy' plane, explore a world that is still shrouded in secrecy - a world where wars are won not on a battlefield but at a design table of men drafting aviation blueprints and working with their hands to create modern marvels from the ground up.
Kevin McCloud witnesses the beginnings of Britain's biggest self-build project as he charts the creation of a brand-new street. In the series we follow a group of pioneers as they build ten neighbouring properties, an epic undertaking five years in the making. Two young couples, Jack and Hannah, and James and Shannon, have been priced out of the local housing market but endeavour to get on the property ladder by opting to build their own homes. Financial issues force Jack to go scavenging for raw materials and to build much of his house using his own labour. Meanwhile, next door, James and Shannon who dream of the Good Life', are building an agriculturally inspired dwelling. But building their barn-house home pushes their relationship to breaking point.
Justine and Greg are busy with three kids and high-pressure jobs that often take them away from home. It's their dream to have a garden sanctuary to escape, relax and recharge in. Can they find sanity from the insanity?
A documentary series that goes behind the scenes at Britain's biggest and busiest international airport. This episode follows Heathrow staff trying to process 100,000 departing passengers a day, and get their flights away on time. Dispatcher Callie and ramp manager Steve have their plans thrown into chaos by a passenger who disappears after checking on to their flight. In security, Sundeep and his team have to search an unusually dressed traveller, and deal with a man who is unhappy about having his bag searched. Meanwhile, Heathrow's extradition team ensures police suspects are put on departing flights, while paparazzi photographer Kate is on the lookout for celebrities flying through the airport.
China is increasingly turning to technology to meet the needs of its burgeoning population. Will robots help the population, or put them out of work?
In this new six-part series, as part of Britains biggest self-build project, Kevin McCloud follows 10 households as they embark on an epic five-year mission to construct their own homes and create a brand-new street. Terry and Olwen and their neighbour Lynn, all three of retirement age and the most senior builders on the street, set out to create two unique, bespoke new homes. Terry and Olwen's home is planned to be a giant blue steel wedge forming a bold bookend at the beginning of the street. While the design of Lynn's home proves to be as quirky as she is. But during the construction process, these old friends face serious structural challenges and physical hardship, as well as seeing their relationship severely tested.
Phillip and Maria are awaiting the birth of their first child and the creation of a lakeside garden. Sounds idyllic, right? However, delays, bad weather and budget constraints conspire to keep the expecting couple ever waiting.
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?
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