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Tunnels Under the Thames

This episode follows engineers building London's brand new underground railway, Crossrail, as they take on a Great British obsession - building train tunnels underwater.

Linda Miller, an engineer more at home building space launch complexes at Cape Canaveral, battles to rebuild a Victorian tunnel under the Royal Docks in London's East End. Meanwhile, a British tunnelling dynasty - the Bermingham family - follow in the footsteps of the original father-son team of Marc and Isambard Kingdom Brunel to build a brand new tunnel under the River Thames.

Release date:

59 minutes

Last on

Sun 11 Jun 2017 19:00
BBC Two Scotland


Role Contributor
ParticipantLinda Miller
Executive ProducerCarlo Massarella
Series ProducerJane Fitzgerald
DirectorJoby Lubman

BBC Four Collection: Steam Railways

Steam Railways collection

Programmes from the BBC archives celebrating the beauty of steam locomotives.