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Ferry Strip-Down

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Revealing the secrets of the world's biggest machines. Tom Wrigglesworth and Rob Bell climb on board a massive North Sea ferry as it undergoes a huge overhaul.

Engineer turned comedian Tom Wrigglesworth and rising star of mechanical engineering Rob Bell climb on board the Pride of Bruges, a massive 25,000-tonne North Sea ferry as it is brought into dry dock in Newcastle.

It has been ploughing the route from Hull to Zeebrugge for over a quarter of a century and is now in need of the biggest overhaul of its life in an attempt to prolong its seaworthiness for another decade. Tom and Rob also travel to Europe's largest ship-breaking yard in Belgium, to discover what happens to ships at the end of their lives. As they watch massive hulls being torn apart, they gain more insights into how a ship works and how their massive carcasses are recycled.

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Sun 15 Sep 2019 23:40

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Role Contributor
Presenter Tom Wrigglesworth
Presenter Rob Bell
Series Producer Lindsay Keith
Executive Producer Jeremy Mills


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