Now then! Do you like your science big, industrial and – preferably – loud? Then you’re going to love this: a new BBC series, Engineering Giants, produced by my friend Lindsay Keith. Lindsay’s a scientist-turned-TV producer – she worked at the BBC for a long while, and she went on to direct Brainiac.
Engineering Giants follows teams of mechanics as they dismantle mechanical superstructures. The series starts with Jumbo Jet Strip Down, in which a Boeing 747 is painstakingly taken apart, piece-by-piece, before being fully reassembled and released to fly once more. And Engineering Giants is way more than just a tech-heads gawp-fest: by showing us the innards of these megamachines, we’ll be able to get a much better picture of how they actually work.
The series starts on Sunday 15th July, at 8 pm on BBC2. You can follow Lindsay’s work on Twitter at @RefineryTV.