Engineering Giants

The world's most enormous machines are stripped down and torn apart to discover their hidden secrets and reveal how each one has changed our world in its own unique way.

Unparalleled access to events never filmed before allow us to dive deep inside these monsters of engineering. 

Production Information

Broadcaster: BBC Two

TX Date: June 2012

Format: 3 x 60


all3media / Empire Media Productions (S1 only)

Executive Producer(s):

Nick Catliff

Jeremy Mills


Rob Bell

Tom Wrigglesworth


First up is the Boeing 747, a 200-ton machine that’s broken down into its constituent parts (all 20,000 of them) before being painstakingly reassembled like an over-sized Meccano kit.