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Urban Heart Surgery

Documentary series following a team of engineers and construction workers as they build London's Crossrail - trying not to disrupt traffic or cause damage.

This series follows a team of more than 10,000 engineers and construction workers as they race to build a brand new railway under London - Crossrail - London's new Underground. Costing fifteen billion pounds, it's the biggest engineering project in Europe and a huge challenge to pull off. As they burrow the 42km of tunnels, engineers must battle to make sure that listed buildings don't crack, London Underground trains keep running, roads don't shut and the City stays in business. Crucially, they must drive one of their gigantic 1,000-tonne tunnel-boring machines through a tiny gap in the congested underbelly of Tottenham Court Road station without the passengers on the tube platforms below knowing they are there.

59 minutes

Last on

Mon 11 Dec 2017 16:05

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Credits

Role Contributor
Executive Producer Carlo Massarella
Series Producer Jane Fitzgerald
Director Joby Lubman

Broadcasts

  • Wed 16 Jul 2014 21:00
  • Thu 17 Jul 2014 23:20
  • Thu 17 Jul 2014 23:50
  • Sat 9 Aug 2014 01:10
  • Sat 9 Aug 2014 02:10
  • Sun 22 Feb 2015 19:00
  • Sun 20 Mar 2016 05:15
  • Sun 4 Jun 2017 18:00
  • Sun 4 Jun 2017 19:00
  • Mon 11 Dec 2017 16:05

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