Documentary series as Rob Bell explores the global phenomenon that is the skyscraper. What does it take to keep these vertical cities functioning around the clock? How will new technology – including the brave new world of wooden ‘plyscrapers’ – affect the towers of the future?
Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow (Channel 4 | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 27th June 2018)
In this episode, a family restores one of only two surviving coaches used by Queen Victoria. The carriage has been rotting in a car park for decades. But now owner Stephen Middleton is putting his heart and soul into a restoration fit for a queen. Helped by his wife Ying, and teenage daughter Honey, Stephen uncovers a hidden gold step and an early gas light in the roof. Peter keeps a particular beady eye on the work, telling Stephen, ‘Queen Victoria will be turning in her grave if you don’t get this right.’ And Henry Cole investigates how engineers met Queen Victoria’s demands for a smooth ride.
Building Britain’s Canals (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 29th June 2018)
Documentary series in which historian Dan Jones uncovers the stories behind three of Britain’s canals. Dan examines the creation of arguably the prettiest of the country’s waterways, the Kennet and Avon Canal. It came into being thanks to the genius of a young engineer named John Rennie, whose inspiration and innovations created a canal that linked Bristol and London.
All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.