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  • St Pauls Cathedral: Parliament show

    St Pauls Cathedral: Parliament

    Sir Christopher Wren made a colossal gamble in completing St. Paul’s Cathedral, putting in the equivalent of $6 million of...

    (03:00)
  • St Pauls Cathedral: Religious Conflict show

    St Pauls Cathedral: Religious Conflict

    It was 9 years after the Great Fire of London before work on St Paul’s Cathedral began. But in an age of intense religious...

    (02:59)
  • St Pauls Cathedral: Out of the Fire show

    St Pauls Cathedral: Out of the Fire

    Discover the secrets behind the building of St Paul’s Cathedral, one of the iconic landmarks of London and how its...

    (04:52)
  • Hagia Sofia: Decoration show

    Hagia Sofia: Decoration

    Discover the intricate detail of mosaics, gold and marble that went into the lavish decoration of Hagia Sophia.

    (03:00)
  • Machu Picchu: Water Problems show

    Machu Picchu: Water Problems

    How did the residents of Machu Picchu get the water needed to survive in a hostile, mountainous, environment? Find out how...

    (02:59)
  • 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)
  • Machu Picchu: Mountain Building show

    Machu Picchu: Mountain Building

    Machu Picchu is a spectacular sight, but its location meant considerable hardship for builders. Heavy rainfall and earthquake...

    (02:59)
  • Angkor Wat: Magic Stone show

    Angkor Wat: Magic Stone

    Laterite, a ‘magic stone,’ was massively important in the construction of Angkor Wat, plus, we uncover the difficulties...

    (03:00)
  • Wren’s Best Building show

    Wren’s Best Building

    What was Sir Christopher Wren’s best building? Find out what building trumps St. Paul’s Cathedral as his major...

    (01:19)
  • Flying High show

    Flying High

    Our very own investigative engineering expert Sean Riley literally scrambles his brain in an air-pressure experiment that...

    (01:59)
  • Behind the Scenes show

    Behind the Scenes

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

    (03:29)
  • An interview with Hugh Whitworth show

    An interview with Hugh Whitworth

    Series Producer, Hugh Whitworth, talks about making Britain's Greatest Machines.

    (03:11)
  • Painting by Science show

    Painting by Science

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

    (03:00)
  • Prototyping show

    Prototyping

    2000 prototypes are made each year. Some products take up to two years to develop.

    (02:59)
  • Billy Bookcase show

    Billy Bookcase

    Functional, durable and timeless. 130,000 of this bestselling bookshelf are built every week.

    (03:07)
  • Ektorp Sofa show

    Ektorp Sofa

    900 Ektorps are manufactured every day by a team of over 700 fabric specialists.

    (03:02)
  • Fireproof show

    Fireproof

    How do Ikea know their furniture is made of fire-resistant materials? They set fire to it, of course!

    (02:55)
  • Extreme show

    Extreme

    Louder, larger, and with sharper design, the Lamborghini will always be the "bad boy" of the super-sports-car.

    (00:04)
  • Custom Built show

    Custom Built

    Every car on the line is custom built to a customer's specific order. It takes 12 hours to make just one engine.

    (03:07)
  • The Paint Job show

    The Paint Job

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

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