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Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections

Series 2

Episode 4: Guggenheim Bilbao

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Richard Hammond visits the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain to learn how a visionary architect transformed a decaying city with his futuristic building. Show more

Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections

Series 2

Episode 6: Hong Kong's Ocean Airport

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Richard Hammond reveals the inspiration behind Hong Kong's Ocean Airport, the new gateway to Asia, sited on a specially constructed island. Show more

Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections

Series 2

Episode 2: Sydney Opera House

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Richard Hammond climbs to the top of Sydney's iconic Opera House to unlock the engineering behind one of the most instantly recognisable buildings in the world. Show more

Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections

Series 2

Episode 3: HMS Illustrious

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Richard Hammond unpicks the engineering DNA of the mighty aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious: a floating airport, city and battleship all rolled into one. Show more

Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections

Series 2

Episode 5: Millau Sky Bridge

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Richard Hammond reveals the inspiration behind the Millau Viaduct, France, which would look down on the Eiffel Tower as the tallest road bridge in the world. Show more

Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections

Series 2

Episode 1: Wembley Stadium

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Richard Hammond discovers the Engineering Connections behind the new high-tech home of English football, and reveals the unlikely inspiration for the architects. Show more

Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections

Series 3

Episode 5: The Space Shuttle

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Richard Hammond visits the Kennedy Space Centre to reveal the engineering connections behind NASA's Space Shuttle, the first re-usable space craft. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

The Bikers work on the biggest steam train restoration in Britain, 'The Night Owl'. Dave checks on the oldest steam engine still on-site, after 60 years of neglect. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dave Myers
Presenter:
Si King
Series Producer:
Thomas Viner
Executive Producer:
Tom Brisley

Genres

Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections

Series 3

Episode 1: Burj Al Arab

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Richard Hammond looks at how Dubai's sail-shaped hotel Burj Al Arab was built, including creating sea defences and coping with steel expansion due to extreme heat. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Hammond
Presenter:
Richard Hammond
Camera Assistant:
Gail Jenkinson
Camera Assistant:
Simon de Glanville
Sound Recordist:
Grant Covacic
Sound Recordist:
Grant Covacic
Sound Recordist:
David Thirion
Director of photography:
Pete Allibone
Director of photography:
Damian Eggs
Director of photography:
Paul Williams
Producer:
Jake Cardew
Director:
Jake Cardew
Executive Producer:
Tom Brisley
Executive Producer:
Tom Brisley
Executive Producer:
Cassian Harrison
Executive Producer:
Cassian Harrison
Executive Producer:
Carol Sennett
Series Editor:
Nick Metcalfe

Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections

Series 3

Episode 2: Formula 1

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Richard Hammond reveals the surprising engineering connections behind the Formula 1 car, including a revolutionary 19th-century cannon and ancient sailing boats. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Hammond
Presenter:
Richard Hammond
Camera Assistant:
Gail Jenkinson
Sound Recordist:
Grant Covacic
Sound Recordist:
Grant Covacic
Sound Recordist:
Kenny Ralston
Director of photography:
Pete Allibone
Director of photography:
Damian Eggs
Director of photography:
Paul Williams
Producer:
Jake Cardew
Director:
Jake Cardew
Executive Producer:
Tom Brisley
Executive Producer:
Tom Brisley
Executive Producer:
Cassian Harrison
Executive Producer:
Cassian Harrison
Executive Producer:
Carol Sennett
Series Editor:
Nick Metcalfe

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

How volunteers are helping to restore the machines that powered Britain. Dave and Si help to rebuild an early traction engine and restore a rare barge, once used to transport coal. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dave Myers
Presenter:
Si King
Series Producer:
Thomas Viner
Executive Producer:
Tom Brisley

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary about the development of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet, a billion-dollar gamble that pushed 1960s technology to the limits and revolutionised mass air travel. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Tom Brisley
Executive Producer:
Alan Handel

Duration: 2 hours

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama based on the events of May 1915, when the passenger liner Lusitania was sunk just off the coast of Ireland by a single torpedo fired from the German submarine U-20. Show more

Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections

Series 1

Episode 1: Super Jumbo - A380

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Richard Hammond sets out on a quest to find the amazing engineering connections behind the Airbus A380, the largest passenger airliner in history. Show more

Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections

Series 1

Episode 3: Deep Space Observatory - Keck, Hawaii

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Richard Hammond visits the Keck Observatory, which has seen further into the universe than any other telescope on earth. Show more

Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections

Series 1

Episode 4: Super Rig: Troll A Gas Platform

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Richard Hammond investigates the Troll A gas platform, the largest object ever moved by man across the surface of the Earth. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Dave Myers and Si King help volunteers to restore the machines that powered Britain. The Bikers visit a Derbyshire coal mine and celebrate 150 years of the London Underground. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dave Myers
Presenter:
Si King
Series Producer:
Thomas Viner
Executive Producer:
Tom Brisley

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

With unique access to Nasa, Brian Cox follows Perseverance rover’s search for life on Mars during a critical seven-day period as it undertakes an epic journey across the red planet Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Producer:
Sarah Barker
Line Producer:
Donna Higgins
Production Manager:
Daisy Levy
Executive Producer:
Ashley Potterton
Executive Producer:
Tom Brisley
Production Company:
Arrow Media