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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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Ektorp Sofa show

    Ektorp Sofa

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

    (03:02)
  • 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)
  • Porsche City show

    Porsche City

    Look inside the factory that builds about 40 Porsche Boxters and 110 Porsche 911s, each day.

    (02:26)
  • 117 stations show

    117 stations

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

    (02:56)
  • Luxury show

    Luxury

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

    (03:00)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • The Longest Subway Journey show

    The Longest Subway Journey

    Welded in Brazil, assembled in New York. Discover how this engineering marvel is built.

    (01:09)
  • 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)
  • The 'Super' Supercar show

    The 'Super' Supercar

    Designed with aerospace technology and with nearly twice as much horsepower as other supercars, this Bugatti is far from normal.

    (02:59)
  • Monster Engine show

    Monster Engine

    It took engineers five years to design the Bugatti’s new and monstrous 16-cylinder engine. See how the engine is built by hand.

    (03:17)