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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...

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 stori...

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...

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 fou...

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 ma...

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 o...