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Dirty Great Machines

Dirty Great Machines introduces us to the might of the biggest, most awe-inspiring and technologically advanced drilling, excavation and tunnelling equipment known to man. Across the four episodes we document some of the most mind-blowing machines ever created and explore how they work. From bucket wheel excavators to monster maritime machines and mighty drills, witness these incredible pieces of equipment in action as they take on some of the world's most challenging engineering projects. In the first episode, get up close and personal with diggers burrowing below the world's cities - a massive boring machine facing the challenge of excavating Britain's deepest-ever tunnel in London and a giant mechanical worm making the earth move just metres beneath Mexico's soaring skyscrapers.

Show Info

Network: United States Science (2015 - 2015)
Schedule: Mondays at 22:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 4 episodes

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Previous Episode

Beasts of Destruction

Episode 1x04; Aug 24, 2015

Meet the machines that are making mincemeat of the hardest rocks on the planet. Almost two miles underground in the Kidd mine in Canada, the mighty ITH drill is chewing through rock, to enable the extraction of copper and zinc. In Finland, the Jumbo

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x04: Beasts of DestructionAug 24, 2015
1x03: Deep Sea GiantsAug 17, 2015
1x02: Monsters of MiningAug 10, 2015
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