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  • MADE IN A DAY

  • Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 8:00PM
  • National Geographic

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The last decade has seen a revolution in manufacturing. A just in time economy means the products we love are being made on a massive scale in record time. While lightening logistics mean global trade and distribution happens faster than ever. This is the story of how some of today's biggest brands, from Tesla Cars to Gibson Guitars, from Tabasco Sauce to Space Rockets, are made in America.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Made in a Day: Suvs
    With a history stretching back almost 80 years, Jeep is the original all-terrain car maker. Unprecedented access to their Ohio factory lifts the lid on how everyday they harness robot power to make thousands of the world's most iconic 4x4- the Jeep Wrangler. We discover the secrets of the Wrangler's success, and how they ship hundreds of thousands of cars per year.
  • Made in a Day: Sneakers
    In the series exploring cutting-edge manufacturing in America, the new balance flagship factory in Lawrence, Massachusetts is featured. They are one of the few big brand sneaker companies still making their shoes in America. A combination of high-tech machinery, hand crafting skills and global logistics come together to make and distribute their best-selling sneaker and bring it to the world.
  • Made in a Day: Helicopters
    Helicopters are the machines at the frontlines of every, major emergency and there are 30,000 civilian ones in the world today. In this episode we see how Airbus make the H-125 - the most popular single engine chopper on the planet.
  • Made in a Day: Airplane Meals
    Gate Gourmet are the world's largest airline caterers, producing millions of meals from their huge Los Angeles kitchen every year. In this episode we go behind-the-scenes to reveal how locally sourced ingredients, and expert chefs, manage to feed 40,000 people flying from LAX every day.
  • Made in a Day: Electric Cars
    In the series exploring cutting-edge manufacturing in an inter-connected world, OneWeb Satellites in Florida spill the beans on how they're making the world's first mass-produced satellites. A combination of space vehicle designers, manufacturing engineers and robotics come together to build and launch web satellites into space, providing internet to almost every part of the globe.
  • Made in a Day: Hot Sauce
    The story of how hot sauce is made and distributed. From its humble beginnings as chili peppers grown on the farms of Central and South America, this zingy fruit has spread globally to become one of the most sought after ingredients in a booming hot sauce market worth over $4 billion in sales. Tabasco, one of the originals, still sets the market on fire, selling over 182 million bottles per year.
    Next Showing:  
    Friday 28 May 2021 at 10:00AM - National Geographic
  • Made in a Day: Space Rockets
    The story of a rocket from metal sheets to a 1.3 million pound-heavy taxi service to the stars. With opportunities and benefits to all mankind, it's open season in space with rocket missions set toward a trillion dollar economy in the next 20 years. US heavyweight rocket builder, ULA is at the cutting edge of final frontier exploration.
    Next Showing:  
    Friday 28 May 2021 at 10:30AM - National Geographic
  • Made in a Day: Electric Guitars
    In the series exploring cutting-edge manufacturing in an inter-connected world, Gibson Guitars in Nashville, Tennessee, spill the beans on how they make their iconic instruments. A combination of high-tech machinery, hand crafting skills and global logistics come together to bring their famous Les Paul electric guitar to the world's stage.
    Next Showing:  
    Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 3:00AM - National Geographic
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    Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 8:00AM - National Geographic

    Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 8:00PM - National Geographic
  • Made in a Day: Space Fire Trucks
    At the heart of every community, is a firehouse; at the heart of that firehouse are the firefighters who put their lives on the line 24/7. The warhorse that carries them in to battle is the iconic fire truck. There are nearly 250,000 fire trucks worldwide. This is the story of how America's favorite ones are made.
    Next Showing:  
    Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 3:30AM - National Geographic
    Repeats:  
    Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 8:30AM - National Geographic

    Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 8:30PM - National Geographic
  • Made in a Day: Satellites
    In the series exploring cutting-edge manufacturing in an inter-connected world, OneWeb Satellites in Florida spill the beans on how they're making the world's first mass-produced satellites. A combination of space vehicle designers, manufacturing engineers and robotics come together to build and launch web satellites into space, providing internet to almost every part of the globe.
  • Made in a Day: Tractors
    As the world gears up to feed growing populations, world-renowned agricultural giant John Deere opens the doors to their Iowa mega-factory to reveal how they make the world's most powerful tractors. Combining a giant iron foundry with high-tech manufacturing operation, they built big machines designed to feed the world.
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