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Building the Ultimate

This series reveals the engineering secrets built into the most extreme structures and machines on the planet. From Europe's fastest passenger train, to the largest luxury cruise ship and the world's toughest bridge.

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    Season 1, Episode 1
    • Sunday 12 Jan 2020

    G This episode unlocks the engineering secrets of Montreal's New Champlain Bridge to reveal how it's built to survive 125 years of extreme temperature changes and crushing ice.

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      • Sunday 12 Jan 2020

      G This episode unlocks the engineering secrets of Montreal's New Champlain Bridge to reveal how it's built to survive 125 years of extreme temperature changes and crushing ice.

      • Sunday 19 Jan 2020

      G This episode unlocks the engineering secrets of MSC Bellissima to reveal how one of the world's largest cruise ships speeds 5,600 passengers between 7 Mediterranean cities.

      • Sunday 26 Jan 2020

      G This episode unlocks the engineering secrets of the Antonov 124, to reveal how one of the world's biggest transport aircraft moves the heaviest cargoes to any point on the planet.

      • Sunday 2 Feb 2020

      G This episode charts the 650-kilometre, cross-country journey of Europe's fastest passenger train, showcasing the innovative technology that keeps it on the rails through tunnels and around tight bends at 300 kilometres per hour.

      • Sunday 9 Feb 2020

      G This episode unlocks the engineering secrets of the Las Vegas High Roller to reveal how America's tallest big wheel spins one million people over Sin City each year.

      • Sunday 16 Feb 2020

      G This episode unlocks the engineering secrets of Valkyria - Europe's tallest dive coaster - to reveal how it drops riders 50 metres straight down to reach a speed of 105 kph.