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...about Engineering

James May uncovers the fascinating science of engineering, giving the real 'nuts and bolts' account of how things really work, from the wheel to the Saturn V rocket.

How have smart men with spanners managed to change the world? James finds out by asking things like: what did steam ever do for us? What is the smartest machine? And when can I move to Mars?

Through a wonderful world of animation and motion graphics, James reveals the answers and along the way, finds out who has been building skyscrapers for millions of years, what a football has to do with nanotechnology and how a 180mph chicken gun and foul-tasting tea help keep you safe on a plane.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 21 Sep 2012 01:00
BBC Two Scotland