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Discovery

Monday

26th October

4:30pm

About The Show

As the modern world becomes progressively automated and mechanised it’s easy to become detached from how things are made and how they work. The hit series returns to uncover the miraculous feats of engineering which underpin life in the 21st century. How the seemingly mundane are often the result of highly sophisticated engineering and production processes. This fascinating behind-the-scenes journey delves deep into the production of everyday modern items from surfboards to satchels and trombones to cricket bats.

Episodes

Episode 1

Episode 1

How does one family in America make three quarters of the world's peppermint oil? Also, how do they make state-of-the-art, performance-enhancing tennis rackets?

Episode 2

Episode 2

How do they make a trombone? How do they make traditional Spanish wineskins? And, how do they turn smelly muddy peat into rejuvenating face cream?

Episode 3

Episode 3

Over 35 million people love to surf, so how do they make the perfect board for catching waves? Plus, the world eats 10 million tonnes of butter a year -...

Episode 4

Episode 4

Top race horses are given VIP treatment to get to their new owners, how are they transported? Plus, what creative methods do they use to photograph food?

Episode 5

Episode 5

Many items that make up the modern world are the result of sophisticated engineering and production processes. How do they do it?

Episode 6

Episode 6

Many items that make up the modern world are the result of sophisticated engineering and production processes. How do they do it?

Episode 7

Episode 7

How do they build one of the world's most exclusive luxury cars? Plus, how do they make a referee's whistle that can be heard above 50,000 screaming fans?

Episode 8

Episode 8

How do they turn English willow into cricket bats for India's finest cricketers? And, how do they construct the foundations for tall buildings?

Episode 9

Episode 9

How do they build a tractor every three minutes to power Indian agriculture? How do they cast the bronze bells that help Swiss farmers keep track of their cows?

Episode 10

Episode 10

How do they collect millions of real birds' nests to make birds' nest soup? Plus, how do they use aerospace technology to make rowers go faster?

Episode 11

Episode 11

How do they quadruple the power of the world's biggest engines with the world's most powerful turbochargers? How do they build new roads from old waste plastic?

Episode 12

Episode 12

How do they harness the wind to power a racing yacht to Olympic gold? Plus, how do they make a sword fit for an officer at the world's largest sword...

Episode 13

Episode 13

How do they make the amplifier used by rock legends, the famous Marshall amp? Plus, how do they turn wet clay into frost-proof garden pots?

Episode 14

Episode 14

How do they keep the world's tallest twin towers clean? How do they make a jigsaw where every piece is unique? And, how do they craft Olympic level hockey sticks?

Episode 15

Episode 15

How do they fit all the features of a luxury apartment into a motorhome? And, how do they make a ballet shoe that can take the weight of a dancer...

Episode 16

Episode 16

How do they grow nearly 200,000 tonnes of mushrooms a year in the mushroom capital of the world? And, how do they make billions of life-saving gloves?

Episode 17

Episode 17

How do they mine a million tonnes of fertiliser from below the sea? And, how do they hand print millions of colourful clothes using the ancient art of batik?

Episode 18

Episode 18

How do they turn thousands of tonnes of basmati rice into millions of microwaveable meals? And, how do they craft beautiful mechanical singing birds?

Episode 19

Episode 19

How do they make an almost invisible hearing aid that connects wirelessly to your phone? And, how do they build the carriages for London's new underground railway?

Episode 20

Episode 20

How do they build the remote-controlled underwater robots that do the jobs too dangerous for human divers? And, how do they make the world's most cuddly teddy bears?