Two teams of tough men with a Licence to Drill hunt for natural gas in the remote Canadian North. 300km above the Arctic Circle, MGM superintendent John Williams and his drilling crew fight for survival as they get slammed with a monster snowstorm bringing 150-km winds and a temperature below minus 70C. In northern BC, Nabors' team is testing a bold idea that may change the face of gas exploration in remote areas: flying in their huge rig using the world's biggest chopper. Boss Denny Millan has his hands full with an arrogant roughneck.
Titanic was made up of hundreds of thousands of individually crafted steel components. To explore the skills that went into each and every one of them, the team of engineers will cast Titanic's iconic 16 ton steel bow anchor at one of the last steelworks in Britain: Forgemasters in Sheffield.
On July 19, 1989, a DC10-10 operated by United Airlines flight 232 experiences a catastrophic failure on its number two tail mounted engine. The plane becomes uncontrollable and plunges towards the runway at Sioux City, Iowa in the United States at speeds almost three times the normal rate. In a dramatic emergency landing, it cartwheels, veers right into a field, breaks into three parts and erupts into a massive fireball. Of the 285 passengers on board 112 are killed.
In WWII, Sir Winston Churchill tasked a secret team of scientists to come up with an ingenious way to make supply drops reach the ground quickly and on target. Their retro rocket tests ended in spectacular disaster. Can the team succeed where WWII's greatest minds failed? T
In tonight's finale, Heston Blumenthal tackles the challenge of making the ultimate Christmas dinner. In the grownup world, Christmas has lost some of its wonder. But Heston wants to change that and plans to create a supersized festive food adventure, to be enjoyed by people who normally have to work on Christmas Day.
With the main structure in place, Kevin looks to add some final touches to his coastal retreat introducing a few of life's little luxuries. He installs a solar-powered shower made from a repurposed telephone box and builds a floating beach bar using discarded odds and ends found on the beach.
Car fanatic Philip Glenister (Gene Hunt - Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes) and internationally renowned car designer Ant Anstead are on a mission to scour the barns and lock-ups of Britain for wrecked treasures to bring back to life. The first episode focuses on The Mark I Ford Escort Mexico, the car that brought speed to the average lad on the street.
Best-selling author and chef Anthony Bourdain heads back for seconds to one of his favourite places - Vietnam. Accompanied by his former boss, 'Les Halles' owner Philippe Lajaunie, Anthony visits the countryside, street markets and newly upscale areas of Ho Chi Minh City.
Throughout the 20th century the car has been tangled up in the social, political and economic fabric of Australia. It conquered the interior, shaped the design of our cities, was the basis of our manufacturing industry for many years, and created some of our best-loved heroes. Wide Open Road follows three key themes: how a group of maverick petrol heads were able to unite the country by conquering the vast distances between the main colonial cities and towns; how cars were agents of change for numerous Australians keen to prove themselves on four wheels; and how the industry of making cars became the mainstay of our manufacturing industry.
In its 500-year history, Chatsworth has been home to some notable inhabitants, among them the 5th Duke of Devonshire, his wife, Lady Georgiana Spencer, and Lady Elizabeth Foster, who lived together in a menage a trois.
In the late 1830's the railways arrived in London and linked the capital to Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester. This was the start of a truly national network - and one of the greatest civil engineering projects in history. The spread of the railways triggered a mania across Britain with many winners and losers.
The Airbus A380; the largest airliner in history. As tall as a 7 story building and certified to carry over 850 passengers, it dwarfs even it nearest rival. But getting the world's only Super Jumbo into the skies was a gargantuan challenge in itself, taking nearly 20 years and costing upwards of $17 billion.
Marco presents the first semi-final, throwing down the culinary gauntlet to three couples from Exmouth, Goring-on-Thames and Liverpool. They have to cook a three-course meal and serve it to 25 diners against the clock - but they need to be careful as they are given only enough ingredients to make the required number of portions.
Every day in Britain, 6000 aircraft soar above our heads, ranging from passenger planes and cargo-laden airbuses, from air ambulances to rescue helicopters. Without our carefully choreographed airways, the world below would be stuck - quite literally, grounded. If things go wrong, the consequences are devastating. It's the job of a hidden army of men and women to keep our skies and all who fly in them safe, to uphold the daily miracle of flight. Yet most of us take this complex system for granted - with no idea of the extraordinary technical and aerial ballet that keeps Britain up in the air. Until now.
In Heston's Feasts, top UK chef Heston Blumenthal does what he does best: cooks up a feast. The future of cooking, Heston tells us, lies in the secret recipes of the past. So, the gastronomic adventurer heads back in time through a myriad of historical and mythical culinary worlds on a mission to recreate famous period dishes for the ultimate 21st century banquets.
Kevin meets two designers who plan to convert a crumbling Victorian dairy into a family home, but when the true extent of its condition is exposed, the couple have to decide how much decay they are willing to live with.
Patrick Bradley, a young farmer and architect, has come up with a 100k house design the like of which has never been seen before in his native Northern Ireland. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater house, Patrick's dream house is to be built of four shipping containers, welded together to form a giant cross and cantilevered over the top of a stream.
Every year the Royal Institute of British Architects holds a competition to find the best new home in Britain and Grand Designs is along for the ride. This episode, Kevin McCloud visits five homes built for country living.
Trevor and Francoise Sullivan plan to build a cyclone proof, tropical tree house that is windowless and based on the shape of a 50 cent piece. Trevor, a wood carver, is building it all himself with the help of generous mates.
During World War II, Hitler controlled a vast system of railways. Of all the functions this system served, the most sinister was to facilitate the Final Solution by transporting prisoners to concentration camps and, eventually, their death.
To protect occupied Europe from an Allied invasion Hitler demanded the construction of a defensive wall stretching thousands of kilometres from France in the South to Norway in the North. This is the story of how this vast engineering project sucked in huge quantities of raw materials and men from all over the Third Reich.
Heathrow Airport in London is the busiest international airport in the world. This film reveals how seven ingenious technological breakthroughs enabled engineers to build the most modern terminal of this super-structure - Terminal 5. With its enormous free span roof and fully automated baggage system to the robotic vehicles speeding passengers to its doors, T5 has changed airport design forever.
Tonight, James and his family of helpers build a life-size bridge made entirely of Meccano - a world first. Once James has found a river to build his bridge over and a design to follow, it takes two months to painstakingly piece together this huge feat of engineering. With the help of a group of engineering undergraduates, James uses 100,000 standard Meccano 1cm wide steel bars, nuts and bolts to achieve his extraordinary model.
Chefs Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo tour Campania, where they learn how poverty in the area created Italy's best-loved dishes and made the region rich. The duo visit Gennaro's home town Minori to get a lesson in pasta-making from his great aunt, then head to Naples, where they discover the humble beginnings of pizza.
In the unforgiving winter of the Canadian North, where the sun shines only a few hours a day and temperatures drop to 70 degrees below zero, a special breed of men risk their lives drilling thousands of meters below the ground in search of natural gas.
Jeremy and his team are called in by a local historical society. They reluctantly agree to move a 90 tonne church, an old school house, and a black smith shop. Can the team safely move these historical structures?
Danya Alhamrani shows Anthony around her hometown of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Together they explore the cuisine, culture and heritage of Saudi Arabia that few Westerners have ever seen. Danya shows Anthony some of the most popular and delicious roasted chicken in the country.
Claire Farrow and her husband Ian Hogarth have always dreamed of building a house large enough for a dance floor and DJ booth. That's a tall order in London where plots are as scarce as hen's teeth. All they can find is a tiny scrap of land carved out of someone's back garden at the end of a mews. The plot is right next to a mainline railway, hemmed in on all sides by neighbours and trees and it sits on top of an old riverbed.
In November 2010, Australian Qantas Flight 32, en route to Sydney Airport, suffered an uncontained engine explosion shortly after take-off. Pilots and experts tell their harrowing tale of what went wrong and how one wrong move could have ended in disaster.
The engineers unleash the force that made Titanic a technological marvel: electricity. They bring to life her century-old electrical gadgetry, including one of her massive electric ovens, and use it to host a first class dinner for some descendents of those who were aboard Titanic's maiden voyage.
Built by King Edward I of England in the late 13th century in northern Wales, Comwy Castle was designed to suppress Welsh rebellions against English rule. Positioned on the River Conwy, the castle's deadly entrance, lofty crenellated towers, and cleverly-designed river gate are statements to its determined King and enduring domination.
James May gets to the heart of the nation's childhood love affair with the model plane and sets out to achieve what seems an impossible dream: the first cross channel flight ever achieved by an engineless, homemade supersized toy. If it survives the perilous 22 mile journey, James's classic toy glider, lovingly built from over 1,000 pieces of balsa, will smash the British distance record.
It's time to rescue a glorious Triumph Stag sports car. Originally representing the best in British motoring with Continental styling, it was THE car for the aspirational playboy. But its reputation faded quickly; becoming known as a glorious mess and having trouble with overheating and unexpected breakdowns. Under a tarpaulin in a scrapyard, Ant finds a specimen while Philip meets some fans of the Stag to discover if the car's unreliable image is justified.
Three Michelin starred cooking maestro Heston Blumenthal creates an extraordinary feast inspired by the remarkable food of the Medieval age. This was a time when food was all about trickery and illusion, and Heston's celebrity diners are certainly in for a meal they'll never forget. On the menu: a bowl of fruit that is actually made of bull's testicles, blood sucking eels, live birds in a pie and edible cutlery and candles.
Engineer and eco-warrior Dick Strawbridge challenges a team of modern-day engineers to rebuild and improve some of history's most impressive machines using their 21st century knowledge. Ancient genius is revealed and modern ingenuity tested as the team works on a medieval machine gun, a Roman war machine, a Byzantine fire boat, a Gothic mega crane and Churchill's rocket parachute.
Kevin McCloud buys himself a beautiful piece of woodland, and with the help of friends and experts, builds a cabin. Everything has to be made by hand from his woodland, or has to be sourced from someone's rubbish.
Italian men used to be 'macho', able to stand up for their honour, woo women and do the tough things that men do. In Rome - where fathers sent their sons to become 'men' - Gennaro and Antonio look at the modern Italian man and ask if there is still a place in Italy for 'macho' men.
In 2010, Claire Farrow and Ian Hogarth embarked on an adrenalin-fuelled journey to build the ultimate fun family home right in the heart of London. Ian's radical design included a dance floor, sauna and DJ booth, but the only plot they could find was someone's back garden at the end of a mews, backing perilously onto a railway line.
Dick Strawbrige and the team continue to work hard, however after 6 days of non-stop building, the teams are getting tired and they seize upon the fact that it is one of their team mate's birthdays and have a party.
On January 27, 1951, a plane flew through the dawn darkness above Nevada's desolate Frenchman Flat. On board was a 1000lb atomic bomb, named Able. At dawn, the crew released Able toward the desert floor. The age of nuclear weapons testing in the continental US had begun. Through eyewitness reports, classified documents, photos and film, this is a fascinating, sobering, look at the largest nuclear testing program in history.
April 1945. Hitler is in the centre of Berlin, 10 metres underground, surrounded by 4 metre-thick concrete walls, safe from any attack the Allies can throw at him from the air. But the Russians are advancing on the ground the Red Army is lined up on the Oder River, and they're coming for the Fuhrer.
Architect Domenic Alvaro and his partner Sue Bassett are urban animals who love inner city suburb Surry Hills in Sydney. However, the suburb comes with a nightmare price tag, so their solution is to buy small and build tall.
Fergus Henderson and Jeremy Lee are two of the UK's most daring chefs. Both are at the frontline of 'nose to tail' eating, which literally means that everything is on the menu. Now they are being sent on an epic culinary journey across Europe, Asia and Africa to truly test their own limitations. The duo attempt to eat their way up through the ladder of animals considered taboo for consumption in Britain but very much part of the daily diet in other parts of the world.
This week the volunteers discover how chickens are killed and turned into nuggets. They get the opportunity to actually kill animals themselves - but who out of the volunteers will have what it takes to stun and bleed a chicken to death?
Discover digital solutions that are relevant in a world where digital realms are transforming education, business and many other industries while informing students of the change in technology overtime.
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
Celebrate National Science week with EnhanceTV showcasing major breakthroughs like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, 40th anniversary of the birth of the first IVF baby and celebrate International Year of the Reef.
Digital literacy is an essential part of an education and many students are learning to program much like their parents learned to write. Check out what children are coding as they prepare for their digital world.
Use this playlist to help students to understand how digital devices work around them. Discover the latest emerging technologies and the affect on individuals from the rise of the digital world. (ACTDIK023,ACTDIK024,VCDSTS043,VCDSTS044)
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
Go on a culinary journey through the world of science. Find out how to transform the taste and texture of food through molecular gastronomy, or prepare dinner in your kitchen kettle using particle theory. With help from some of UQ's most engaging teachers and researchers, Ben Milbourne explains and demonstrates common scientific principles in a way that's fun and easy to understand - through cooking! (ACTDEK045,VCDSTC047,VCDSTC058)