Beat the Ancestors
45:02

Beat the Ancestors: Byzantine Flame Throwing Boat

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS September 2, 2013

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This week presenter Dick Strawbridge sets the team to work on a Byzantine Flame Throwing Boat, an invention that saved the Byzantine Empire from almost certain defeat.

This week presenter Dick Strawbridge sets the team to work on a Byzantine Flame Throwing Boat, an invention that saved the Byzantine Empire from almost certain defeat.

Beat the Ancestors
44:37

Beat the Ancestors: Gothic Megacrane

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS September 9, 2013

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This week, presenter Dick Strawbridge sets the modern day engineers to work on the biggest build of the series, the Gothic Mega Crane.

This week, presenter Dick Strawbridge sets the modern day engineers to work on the biggest build of the series, the Gothic Mega Crane.

Beat the Ancestors
44:46

Beat the Ancestors: Churchill's Rocket Parachute

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS September 16, 2013

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History

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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 ...

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

Beginner's guide to kitchen knives
1:49

Beginner's guide to kitchen knives

Clip from Short Cuts to Glory: Matt Okine vs Food

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Chef Mitch Orr explains what different kitchen knives are for, discusses knife quality, and recommends how to care for them.

Chef Mitch Orr explains what different kitchen knives are for, discusses knife quality, and recommends how to care for them.

Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary
1:32:22

Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary

SBS December 10, 2017

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Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge and Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson take us on a journey through the Lego universe like you have never seen before. They explore the ...

Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge and Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson take us on a journey through the Lego universe like you have never seen before. They explore the brick that has captured imaginations for generations and look at the fundamental question: Is it a toy or something more? The program delves into the extraordinary impact of the Lego brick and the innovative uses for it that have sprung up all over the world. The film takes us to art galleries full of Lego creations, introduces us to master builders making movies, into the world of Lego therapy, and brings us along to meet AFOLS (adult fans of Lego), each with amazing stories to tell.

Big, Bigger, Biggest
50:05

Big, Bigger, Biggest: Bridge

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS November 6, 2010

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A new four-part series that examines the engineering breakthroughs that helped various structures become the biggest in their field. How, for example, did bridges evolve in ...

A new four-part series that examines the engineering breakthroughs that helped various structures become the biggest in their field. How, for example, did bridges evolve in size from simple bamboo walkways to modern marvels such as Japan's Akashi Bridge? From the robots that paint it to its earthquake-proof towers, the Akashi Bridge is now the longest suspension bridge in the world and changed bridge design because of seven technological innovations.

Big, Bigger, Biggest
49:59

Big, Bigger, Biggest: Submarine

Season 2 Episode 1 SBS December 4, 2010

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At 171 metres long, the USS Pennsylvania is the biggest submarine in the US Navy. It can dive deeper than a thousand feet, sail for 20 years without refuelling, and remain ...

At 171 metres long, the USS Pennsylvania is the biggest submarine in the US Navy. It can dive deeper than a thousand feet, sail for 20 years without refuelling, and remain submerged for up to six months. The vessel carries a crew of 155 men and a deadly nuclear arsenal. Using a mix of CGI animation and on-location filming, the program explores how this submarine was made possible through a series of six historic engineering breakthroughs.

Big, Bigger, Biggest
45:00

Big, Bigger, Biggest: Canal

Season 3 Episode 1 SBS March 24, 2012

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Science

Geography

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Through the rainforests of Central America stretches one of the biggest manmade marvels on the planet, the Panama Canal. A colossal engineering project aims to double the ...

Through the rainforests of Central America stretches one of the biggest manmade marvels on the planet, the Panama Canal. A colossal engineering project aims to double the Canal's capacity, almost a century after it was inaugurated in 1914. The Panama Canal owes its success to four key inventions found in a series of landmark canals.

Big, Bigger, Biggest
50:05

Big, Bigger, Biggest: Airport

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS November 13, 2010

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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 ...

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.

Big, Bigger, Biggest
49:59

Big, Bigger, Biggest: Dam

Season 2 Episode 2 SBS December 11, 2010

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This program reveals the technological leaps forward that have allowed the world's largest hydroelectric dam - the Three Gorges Dam in China - to be built. The Dam is over two ...

This program reveals the technological leaps forward that have allowed the world's largest hydroelectric dam - the Three Gorges Dam in China - to be built. The Dam is over two kilometres long, towers over 60 storeys high and creates a reservoir 600 kilometres in length. On completion the scheme will be able to generate enough electricity to supply 60 million people. Using a mix of CGI animation and on-location filming, the program explores how this immense project was made possible through a series of six historic engineering breakthroughs.

Big, Bigger, Biggest
45:00

Big, Bigger, Biggest: Icebreaker

Season 3 Episode 2 SBS March 31, 2012

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Science

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Weighing in at over 93 thousand tonnes, the Timofey Guzhenko is by far the biggest icebreaking ship to operate in the Arctic Ocean. It can smash through solid ice a metre and ...

Weighing in at over 93 thousand tonnes, the Timofey Guzhenko is by far the biggest icebreaking ship to operate in the Arctic Ocean. It can smash through solid ice a metre and a half thick and pulverise blocks of ice the size of a car with its huge propellers. This film explores how this icebreaking ship was made possible through a series of four historic engineering breakthroughs.

Big, Bigger, Biggest
50:10

Big, Bigger, Biggest: Aircraft Carrier

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS November 20, 2010

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The world's largest aircraft carrier, the 100,000 tonne USS Nimitz, is a remarkable feat of design engineering, and is able to sail for 20 years without refuelling. One of the ...

The world's largest aircraft carrier, the 100,000 tonne USS Nimitz, is a remarkable feat of design engineering, and is able to sail for 20 years without refuelling. One of the most complex machines ever built, the ship is closer to a city on the sea, equipped to serve 6,000 personnel at any one time, but only in existence because of seven prior stages of nautical evolution.

Big, Bigger, Biggest
49:59

Big, Bigger, Biggest: Space Station

Season 2 Episode 3 SBS December 18, 2010

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This program reveals the technological leaps forward that have enabled the world's biggest space station - the International Space Station - to be built. The International ...

This program reveals the technological leaps forward that have enabled the world's biggest space station - the International Space Station - to be built. The International Space Station orbits 200 miles above our heads, hurtling around the Earth at seventeen and a half thousand miles an hour. It is one of the greatest engineering feats of all time.

Big, Bigger, Biggest
44:59

Big, Bigger, Biggest: Metro

Season 3 Episode 3 SBS April 7, 2012

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The 402 kilometres long London Underground is the biggest metro system in the Western world. It is currently undergoing a 26 billion dollar expansion project. This film ...

The 402 kilometres long London Underground is the biggest metro system in the Western world. It is currently undergoing a 26 billion dollar expansion project. This film explores how this metro system was made possible through a series of four historic engineering breakthroughs.

Big, Bigger, Biggest
50:00

Big, Bigger, Biggest: Skyscraper

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS November 27, 2010

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Geography

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The tallest man-made structure on Earth towering nearly half a mile high is the Burj Dubai Skyscraper in the Persian Gulf. This film reveals how seven ingenious technological ...

The tallest man-made structure on Earth towering nearly half a mile high is the Burj Dubai Skyscraper in the Persian Gulf. This film reveals how seven ingenious technological breakthroughs enabled engineers to build this super-structure. From its double-decker elevators and fire-proof evacuation rooms to its unique wind-cheating design. Using a mix of CGI animation and on-location filming, the program reveals the innovations that changed Skyscraper design forever.

Big, Bigger, Biggest
49:58

Big, Bigger, Biggest: Cruise Ship

Season 2 Episode 4 SBS January 8, 2011

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An examination of the six technological steps that preceded the construction of 160,000-ton cruise liner the Independence of the Seas. Longer than five jumbo jets and weighing ...

An examination of the six technological steps that preceded the construction of 160,000-ton cruise liner the Independence of the Seas. Longer than five jumbo jets and weighing more than 80,000 family cars, this gargantuan ship was made possible through a series of historic engineering breakthroughs.

Big, Bigger, Biggest
45:00

Big, Bigger, Biggest: Prison

Season 3 Episode 4 SBS April 14, 2012

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Holding over 1400 of America's most dangerous prisoners, the North Branch Correctional Institution is one of the most secure prisons in the world. Over two thirds of the men ...

Holding over 1400 of America's most dangerous prisoners, the North Branch Correctional Institution is one of the most secure prisons in the world. Over two thirds of the men at the prison have killed and most dream of escape. They are locked up in cells able to withstand bomb blasts and the prison is brimming with technology designed to keep them safe from each other. This film explores how the prison was made possible through a series of four historic engineering breakthroughs.

Big, Bigger, Biggest
49:58

Big, Bigger, Biggest: Tunnel

Season 2 Episode 5 SBS January 15, 2011

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An examination of the technological leaps behind the construction of the world's longest tunnel - the Gotthard Base Tunnel. It stretches 57 kilometres through the heart of the ...

An examination of the technological leaps behind the construction of the world's longest tunnel - the Gotthard Base Tunnel. It stretches 57 kilometres through the heart of the Swiss Alps. It is deeper than any other tunnel on Earth and paves the way for a vital high-speed rail link between Zurich and Milan. This film explores how this structure was made possible through a series of six engineering breakthroughs.