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  • Hanger Rooftop show

    Hanger Rooftop

    The unique design of the hanger rooftop creates a difficult challenge for builders.

    (03:02)
  • Hagia Sofia show

    Hagia Sofia

    Built to revive the Roman Empire, now a mosque, Hagia Sophia has had a turbulent history and how it was built reveals a...

    (00:59)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Reassuringly Expensive show

    Reassuringly Expensive

    Our daring rigger Sean Riley burrows into the bowels of a 767 jet – and learns why aircraft engineers are very careful to...

    (02:44)
  • Liquid Power show

    Liquid Power

    Discover how this unique Hydroforming process uses a high-pressure liquid to change the shape of metal.

    (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Ferdinand Porsche show

    Ferdinand Porsche

    From the VW Beatle to Porsche's 911, discover what inspired Ferdinand Porsche and his sons.

    (02:56)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Just in Time show

    Just in Time

    Workers have just 15 minutes to finish work on a particular piece before the line moves on - No Dynamic Breaking!

    (02:48)
  • Testing 123 show

    Testing 123

    It takes 90 days, 11,000 parts, two continents and hundreds of skilled workers to complete just one car.

    (02:45)
  • 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)
  • Taste Test show

    Taste Test

    Swirl it, smell it, then take a small sip. In the final phase of production, can the beer pass the brew master’s taste test?

    (03:04)