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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)
  • Angkor Wat: The Moat Explained show

    Angkor Wat: The Moat Explained

    Find out why the gigantic moat surrounding Angkor Wat was so important in the construction of this ancient megastructure,...

    (03:00)
  • Wren and St Paul’s Cathedral show

    Wren and St Paul’s Cathedral

    How does St. Paul’s Cathedral compare with other cathedrals around the world? Architect Alistair Lenczner from Foster &...

    (03:08)
  • Building Through History show

    Building Through History

    Discover how the pyramids, Victorian railways and Wembley stadium are all connected. Confused? Alistair Lenczner from...

    (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)
  • Hitler's Stealth Fighter show

    Hitler's Stealth Fighter

    A team of aviation experts rebuild and put the legendary stealth fighter to the test.

    (01:05)
  • All aluminium show

    All aluminium

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

    (03:03)
  • Engine Pleasure show

    Engine Pleasure

    Find out why the R8 engine is guaranteed to put a smile on its owner's face.

    (03:01)
  • Prototyping show

    Prototyping

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

    (02:59)
  • Fireproof show

    Fireproof

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

    (02:55)
  • 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)
  • Hand-made in Italy show

    Hand-made in Italy

    Taking 5 days to build, there is no place for mass production in this high-end, super sports car business.

    (02:45)
  • 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)
  • Luxury show

    Luxury

    Current owners BMW have revived the “Double R” motorcar brand with a transfusion of high technology.

    (03:00)
  • Road Dip show

    Road Dip

    A cross between a carwash and a carnival ride submerges the car into a series of 7 chemical baths.

    (02:52)
  • 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)
  • The Coachline show

    The Coachline

    No machines or robots to paint the signature coachline! This finishing touch is entirely hand painted... by one man!

    (02:53)
  • 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)
  • From Subway to SubAqua show

    From Subway to SubAqua

    Almost 50 of the cities retired subway cars are now home to millions of fish!

    (01:00)