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  • Solar Paella show

    Solar Paella

    Dick and Jem take on their most ambitious challenge yet. They plan to harness the power of our planet’s biggest natural...

    (01:53)
  • Final Day show

    Final Day

    It’s the final day at the finca. And the Planet Mechanics have one last chance to draw water from Jesus’s well.

    (02:45)
  • Low Tech Pump show

    Low Tech Pump

    Like the rest of the windmill, the pump is unashamedly low tech but remarkably effective.

    (02:48)
  • High Spinning Windmill show

    High Spinning Windmill

    Dick’s also got a mechanical mountain to climb. He’s got a few short days to manufacture a high spinning windmill.

    (02:50)
  • Hi-Tech Lab show

    Hi-Tech Lab

    Jem is finally beginning to realize the enormity of the challenge he’s set himself. Stirling engines are usually built in...

    (04:55)
  • Stirling Engine show

    Stirling Engine

    In theory a Stirling engine can be an extremely quiet efficient way of converting heat into movement, and if that heat is...

    (02:50)
  • Diesel Pump show

    Diesel Pump

    Antonio draws drinking water using an antiquated fume belching diesel pump. It’s not exactly environmentally friendly and...

    (02:55)
  • Sunseekers show

    Sunseekers

    Our eco-engineers are seeking out sunshine and they’ve certainly arrived in the right place – Andalucia, the most...

    (02:55)
  • Airplane to Air Force show

    Airplane to Air Force

    A fascinating look at the evolution of aerial combat from fighter tactics to the use of the plane as an 'eye in the sky'.

    (01:15)
  • Jet show

    Jet

    The jet engine led to revolutionary changes in aerial combat but huge risks were taken by designers, pilots and air crews in...

    (00:52)
  • The Alhambra show

    The Alhambra

    The most impressive monument to Muslim engineering in the Western world the Alhambra towers over Granada in southern Spain....

    (01:01)
  • The Alhambra: Wonder of Islam show

    The Alhambra: Wonder of Islam

    Dominating the skyline of Granada in Southern Spain, The Alhambra is an architectural wonder born from battle between Muslims...

    (04:48)
  • 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)
  • The Alhambra: Palaces & Gardens show

    The Alhambra: Palaces & Gardens

    There was more to the Alhambra than a fortress – it was also designed with Palaces and peaceful gardens in mind. Discover...

    (05:00)
  • The Alhambra: Water show

    The Alhambra: Water

    How did the Alhambra get water for survival? Find out how the practical uses of water created a beautiful oasis in the heart...

    (02:58)
  • Petra show

    Petra

    Petra is one of the world’s most mysterious ancient cities with the Al Khazneh building at its entrance an engineering...

    (01:04)
  • Petra: Water in the Desert show

    Petra: Water in the Desert

    Discover how the Nabutian builders of Petra transported water through the scorching desert using terracotta pipes, and...

    (02:59)
  • Petra: Master Engineering show

    Petra: Master Engineering

    Find out about the constructional engineering that went in to building Al Khazneh, which is integrated into the rock face.

    (02:55)
  • Petra: Al Khazneh show

    Petra: Al Khazneh

    Al Khazneh is Petra’s architectural highlight. Find out about the engineering genius behinds its construction and who...

    (04:59)
  • Petra: Ancient City show

    Petra: Ancient City

    The ancient lost city of Petra is a magnificent sight – find out how it was discovered in the eighteenth century and why it...

    (02:28)