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  • New York Air Crash show

    New York Air Crash

    In November 2001 an American Airlines Airbus, carrying 260 people, crashed. Was the cause terrorism or engine failure?

    (00:55)
  • 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: 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)
  • 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)
  • St Pauls Cathedral: The Great Model Design show

    St Pauls Cathedral: The Great Model Design

    The equivalent of half a million dollars in today’s money, Sir Christopher Wren’s ‘great model design’ of St. Paul’s...

    (02:58)
  • 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)
  • Hagia Sofia: Decoration show

    Hagia Sofia: Decoration

    Discover the intricate detail of mosaics, gold and marble that went into the lavish decoration of Hagia Sophia.

    (03:00)
  • Hagia Sofia: Historical Updates show

    Hagia Sofia: Historical Updates

    Discover the architectural updates that have been made to Hagia Sophia over the centuries to support the building and the...

    (02:57)
  • 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)
  • Machu Picchu: Battling Gravity show

    Machu Picchu: Battling Gravity

    Perched high above a mountain ridge, Machu Picchu architects face a constant battle with gravity – discover how the...

    (03:00)
  • 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)
  • Angkor Wat show

    Angkor Wat

    Home to more than 1 million people in the twelfth century and larger than any European Cathedral, Angkor Wat remains one of...

    (00:53)
  • Angkor Wat: Magic Stone show

    Angkor Wat: Magic Stone

    Laterite, a ‘magic stone,’ was massively important in the construction of Angkor Wat, plus, we uncover the difficulties...

    (03:00)
  • Wren’s Best Building show

    Wren’s Best Building

    What was Sir Christopher Wren’s best building? Find out what building trumps St. Paul’s Cathedral as his major...

    (01:19)
  • 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)
  • Churchill's German Army show

    Churchill's German Army

    The Allied victory of WW2 was helped along by a small group of unlikely soldiers – the Germans and Austrians who joined the...

    (02:40)
  • The Secret Forest Harlequin Ducks show

    The Secret Forest Harlequin Ducks

    Harlequin ducks will endure the long winter here. Meantime, they bob around like corks in the breakers and dive beneath the...

    (03:06)