Way Things Work Episode guide

  1. Images

    During a golfing tournament, Olive stumbles across the principles of photography.

    First broadcast: 15 Nov 2007

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  2. Sensors and Sensorbility

    Brenda and Frank set about modernising Mammoth Inn.

    First broadcast: 07 Mar 2008

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  3. Stuck in the Mud

    Frank and Pilbeam go on a fishing expedition, using magnets as bait.

    First broadcast: 06 Mar 2008

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  4. Pulleys

    The islanders need to find a better way to milk a mammoth.

    First broadcast: 04 Mar 2008

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  5. A Knight's Tale

    A village clubs together to build a spiral ramp around a tower.

    First broadcast: 04 Mar 2008

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  6. Fun at the Fair

    By combining a swing, a roundabout and a series of gears, a merry-go-round is built.

    First broadcast: 04 Mar 2008

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  7. Take a Mammoth to Water

    The islanders decide it's time to wash the mammoths.

    First broadcast: 03 Mar 2008

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  8. A See Saw World: Levers

    Olive masters the fine art of weighing a mammoth by using an intricate lever system.

    First broadcast: 03 Mar 2008

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  9. She Wears My Ring

    Brenda's wedding ring falls down the sink.

    First broadcast: 16 Nov 2007

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  10. Take It to the Bridge

    The Mammoth Island Orchestra improves its performances.

    First broadcast: 16 Nov 2007

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  11. Shocking

    The air turns electric as the mammoths and riders harpoon lemons and get a bit of a shock.

    First broadcast: 16 Nov 2007

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  12. Coconut Crumble

    Schools programme. Troy accidentally discovers springs during the coconut harvest.

    First broadcast: 16 Nov 2007

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  13. Cooling

    Olive and her family learn about refrigerators and air conditioning.

    First broadcast: 15 Nov 2007

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  14. Hot Wheels

    Schools science programme. Troy and Olive's mail cart keeps running out of control.

    First broadcast: 15 Nov 2007

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  15. Sound of a Mammoth

    A ride through the mountains and canyons with the mammoths proves chaotic.

    First broadcast: 14 Nov 2007

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  16. Heating

    The inventor just can't stop himself from singing in the mammoth-fuelled shower!

    First broadcast: 14 Nov 2007

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  17. The Far Side

    Brenda's laundry comes in very handy when the Islanders decide to take a trip.

    First broadcast: 14 Nov 2007

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  18. The Sinking Feeling

    Troy is in charge of the first Mammoth submersible ferry's maiden voyage.

    First broadcast: 13 Nov 2007

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  19. Somewhere over the Mammoth

    Schools programme. Troy believes that there's a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow.

    First broadcast: 13 Nov 2007

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  20. Rolling Stones

    The islanders come up with a plan to build a new road.

    First broadcast: 05 Oct 2007

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  21. Oh for the Wings of a Mammoth

    Pilbeam discovers that with the aid of an awning and a strong wind, even mammoths can fly.

    First broadcast: 09 May 2007

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  22. Engine Trouble

    Olive designs some faster pizza-delivery vehicles.

    First broadcast: 09 May 2007

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  23. On Squeezing Mammoths

    Olive sets out to build a fire pump.

    First broadcast: 09 May 2007

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  24. A Head Full of Steam

    The discovery of the steam engine opens up all sorts of possibilities for the theme park.

    First broadcast: 09 May 2007

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  25. Life on the Water

    Pilbeam and the mammoths have to swim ashore when the bridge collapses.

    First broadcast: 02 May 2007

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  26. The Way Things Work

    Schools programme in which the inhabitants of Mammoth Island face practical problems.

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