Episode 2

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Duration: 1 hour

The pressure is on for the UK's largest mobile crane company.

Lifting a hugely expensive sculpture into a private home in Somerset proves to be a logistical nightmare as an important client watches. In East London, the removal of an old railway bridge turns to angst and argument when the job falls 12 hours behind schedule.

For crane driver teams like Leigh and Lee, it all means a relentless and frustrating 24/7 schedule as they criss-cross the country in their 2-berth transit van, eating take-away dinners on the go and rarely seeing home. As the firm tries to get jobs done, it is not just the workers who are feeling the heat. With private investors leaning on him to up the profits, commercial director Gareth Jones sees balance sheets hit hard when high winds lead to jobs being cancelled across the country. To make matters worse, his new purchase of a £4m state-of the art crane has yet to lead to a job for the firm.

Credits

Director
Rob McCabe
Executive Producer
Matthew Gordon
Executive Producer
Jamie Isaacs

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