Building the Impossible

Genre: Autumn 22, Science & Engineering

Duration: 3 x 60'

Year of Production: 2022

Production Company: October Films

Commissioned By: Channel 5, UK

Definition: HD

Revealing the inner workings of major structures

Presenter Rob Bell is on a new voyage of discovery, taking him from the North Sea to the tropics of Panama and the dust of the Mojave Desert. He’s uncovering extraordinary feats of human ingenuity and exploring some of the wonders of the engineering world, seeking to crack the code of these enigmatic structures.

We follow Rob as he goes behind the scenes and gets hands- on with some of the recent past’s most spectacular engineering achievements. With exclusive access to the inner workings of the Hoover Dam, Panama Canal and the oil rigs of the North Sea, Rob finds out about the incredible ways they were constructed and, as he rolls up his sleeves to learn about their maintenance, he meets the men and women who keep these industrial giants working.