Costing almost fifteen billion pounds and taking ten years to build, it s the biggest engineering project in Europe. The challenges facing the team are immense from digging out forty-two kilometres of tunnels to constructing ten vast new stations all while keeping London moving. Urban Heart Surgery As they burrow the forty-two kilometres 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. Tunnels Under the Thames 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. Platforms and Plague Pits A team battles to put together the giant jigsaw that will become a cathedral-sized station at Canary Wharf. It s so big they have to build it in a dock and underwater. Its architect-designed roof is so complicated it comes in a kit of over 2,500 pieces. As engineers carve out the underground caverns that will become the new stations, they hit on some gruesome discoveries of London s past.
A fascinating look at how we have shaped our planet. In our relatively brief time on the planet, mankind has truly changed the world in many ways, from the global scale down to the minutiae of our day-to-day lives. Groundbreaking technological inventions, objects of beauty and genius, agricultural advances and increasingly deadly weapons have continually reshaped the world in which we live. This incredible 3 DVD collection explores just how those changes have come about, and what they mean to all of us. Including inventions such as the telescope and the internet, everyday objects from guitars to wedding rings and everything from fast food to atomic bombs and audio cassettes, these programmes reveal how even the smallest items can have globally significant effects. The results will make you look at the world around you from the TV you re watching to the contents of your pockets in an entirely new way!
Using authentic newsreel footage from the era, discover the reality of life during WWII for those who remained in Britain. It was a difficult time, when every citizen had to share the nations burden, from children, hundreds of thousands of whom were evacuated from cities, to older men and women who had already served their country in previous wars, yet were called upon to form the country's last line of defence, the home guard.
They are experts in guerrilla warfare, sabotage and subversion. Two Weeks In Hell takes you inside their selection process “ a two-week, hellish assessment with tasks specifically designed to mentally and physically smash men down to their core and expose their real character. A Green Beret candidate may think hes the right man for the job, but the Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) will find out. SFAS has only one purpose: find those candidates who have the physical and emotional ability to become Green Berets. Every challenge has its reason, but its like no other selection process in the world. Letting the wrong candidate into this special family gets people killed. For those who try out, its an avalanche of chaos, stress, doubt and a massive dose of œWhat the hell did I get myself into?? Get ready to witness 14 days of HELL!
Law of Attraction & EFT Guide to maximising the 2012 consciousness shift. Ancient texts, wise old masters and up-to-date scientific evidence supports the upcoming shift in universal consciousness. 2012 represents the end of a 26,000 year cycle where all the planets in our universe coming into Galactic alignment. Something wonderful is coming so relax and enjoy the ride!
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