Big, Bigger, Biggest

2015
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S3 Ep6 - Train

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Train - The French train known as the TGV regularly reaches speeds exceeding 300 kilometres per hour, making it the fastest train on earth. By exploring the inner workings of four iconic trains, including Stephenson’s record breaking Rocket and Japan’s revolutionary Bullet Train, this episode reveals the incredible stories behind these machines and the engineering breakthroughs that have enabled them to get faster and faster. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Final) G CC
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S3 Ep5 - Tower

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Tower - Rising 610 metres tall, the Canton Tower is the tallest television tower in the world. Its construction was made possible by four great leaps in technology. This program explores the key historic towers that made these engineering breakthroughs. Using stunning CGI animation, the program reveals the incredible stories behind the Washington Monument, the Eiffel Tower, Canada's CN Tower and the record-breaking Canton Tower itself. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 5 of 6) G CC
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S3 Ep4 - Prison

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Prison - 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. (From ...
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S3 Ep3 - Metro

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Metro - 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. It looks at the inner workings of four landmark metro systems, including the Paris Metro and New York City Subway. Each features a major technological innovation that allowed engineers to build bigger and bigger ...
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S3 Ep2 - Icebreaker

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Icebreaker - 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. Using dramatic CGI animation, it reveals the incredible stories behind these machines and the inventio...
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S3 Ep1 - Canal

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Canal - 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. At the heart of each lies a major technological breakthrough that allows ever bigger ships to navigate landlocked areas. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) ...
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