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  • The Alhambra: The Watchtower show

    The Alhambra: The Watchtower

    Discover the secrets of the Alhambra’s defences and explore the watchtower – the anchor for the planned Muslim fortress.

    (02:57)
  • Petra: Master Engineering show

    Petra: Master Engineering

    Find out about the constructional engineering that went in to building Al Khazneh, which is integrated into the rock face.

    (02:55)
  • Hagia Sofia: Historical Updates show

    Hagia Sofia: Historical Updates

    Discover the architectural updates that have been made to Hagia Sophia over the centuries to support the building and the...

    (02:57)
  • Hagia Sofia: Ancient Heart show

    Hagia Sofia: Ancient Heart

    Istanbul, ancient Constantinople, home to the Byzantium Empire, has at its heart the Hagia Sophia. Uncover the startling...

    (02:53)
  • Machu Picchu: Battling Gravity show

    Machu Picchu: Battling Gravity

    Perched high above a mountain ridge, Machu Picchu architects face a constant battle with gravity – discover how the...

    (03:00)
  • Going Nuclear show

    Going Nuclear

    A nuclear power plant needs a new turbine, and it’s a race against time. We’ve got to get the power flowing back to the grid.

    (00:44)
  • Behind the Scenes show

    Behind the Scenes

    Go behind the scenes with Chris Barrie during the making of Britain's Greatest Machines.

    (03:29)
  • All aluminium show

    All aluminium

    Lightweight yet strong. Discover how aluminium has revolutionised automotive construction.

    (03:03)
  • Liquid Power show

    Liquid Power

    Discover how this unique Hydroforming process uses a high-pressure liquid to change the shape of metal.

    (03:02)
  • Painting by Science show

    Painting by Science

    The aluminum body is submerged into electrostatic coat to protect against corrosion.

    (03:00)
  • Particleboard show

    Particleboard

    Spruce trees harvested from local sustainable forests are smashed to wood chips to form Ikea's Particleboard.

    (03:06)
  • The Paint Job show

    The Paint Job

    Unpainted body shells are sent 35 kilometres to be sanded, primed and painted. All by hand.

    (03:01)
  • Finishing Touches show

    Finishing Touches

    The SV gets its finishing touches before being tested, then it’s onto the public road for a spin around the block.

    (02:57)
  • Body Robotic show

    Body Robotic

    105 robots and teams of skilled engineers join forces to weld the porsche 911 body together.

    (03:00)
  • 117 stations show

    117 stations

    At station 18, the assembly areas' only robot installs the windshield and works entirely in the dark.

    (02:56)
  • Space Frame show

    Space Frame

    Welded entirely by hand the Phantom's body is the largest all aluminium space frame car ever made. But how?!

    (03:01)
  • Spirit of Ecstasy show

    Spirit of Ecstasy

    The Spirit of Ecstacy Mascot, sculpted by Charles Sykes, has graced each and every Rolls Royce since 1911.

    (03:04)
  • Steel Skeleton show

    Steel Skeleton

    Every weld of every car must be perfect. The welders average six years of experience. Temperature is key.

    (02:54)
  • In the beginning show

    In the beginning

    The subway system has been part of the New York City landscape since 1904 and has played a critical role in NYC.

    (02:28)
  • Just in Time show

    Just in Time

    Workers have just 15 minutes to finish work on a particular piece before the line moves on - No Dynamic Breaking!

    (02:48)