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...about Engineering

James May uncovers the fascinating science of engineering, giving a 'nuts and bolts' account of how things really work though a mix of animation and motion graphics.

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.

30 minutes

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter James May
Executive Producer John Farren
Director David Starkey
Producer David Starkey

Broadcasts

  • Mon 10 Sep 2012 22:00
  • Mon 10 Sep 2012 23:20
  • Thu 20 Sep 2012 23:50
  • Fri 21 Sep 2012 00:05
  • Fri 21 Sep 2012 01:00