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Episodes

Episode 1

Buildings

Rory McGrath explores whether British buildings deserve their iconic status and examines what makes them so recognisable.

Episode 2

Planes

Rory McGrath takes a closer look at the planes that have achieved iconic status, including the Spitfire, the most famous British plane ever built.

Episode 3

Bridges

Rory McGrath travels the length and breadth of the country in a bid to find out which bridges are the most innovative for their time.

Episode 5

Ships

Rory McGrath celebrates Britain's maritime achievements, from the Battle of Trafalgar, through the ingenuity of Brunel, to the advance of swift shore submarines.

Episode 6

Transport Networks

From canals to rail networks and underground systems, Rory McGrath goes behind the scenes of the engineering projects that keep us moving.