Big Bigger Biggest - Series 3

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Big Bigger Biggest: Prison (World's Toughest Prisons)

Holding over 1400 of America’s most dangerous prisoners, the North Branch Correctional Institution is one of the most secure prisons in the world. Over two thirds of the men at the prison have killed and most dream of escape. They are locked up in cells able to withstand bomb blasts and the prison is brimming with technology designed to keep them safe from each other. This film explores how the prison was made possible through a series of four historic engineering breakthroughs. The film explores the inner workings of four landmark prisons, including the formidable Tower of London and infamous Alcatraz Island. Each features a major technological innovation that allowed engineers to build more and more secure prisons. The film explores the development of perimeter fortifications, layers of surveillance and impenetrable cell design. Using stunning CGI animation, this film reveals the incredible stories behind these prisons and the inventions that have enabled them to become more secure. Four ingenious leaps forward that enabled prisons to become SAFER, TOUGHER and BIGGER.



Big Bigger Biggest: Metro (London Underground Revealed) What leaps in technology enabled the British to build the Western world’s longest metro system?

Big Bigger Biggest: Train (World's Fastest Train) Revealing the technological leaps forward that have enabled the fastest train in the world – France’s TGV – to be developed.

Big Bigger Biggest: Prison (World's Toughest Prisons) The technological leaps forward that have enabled North Branch Correctional Institution in Maryland, USA, to become one of the most secure prisons in the world.

Big Bigger Biggest: Icebreakers (Giants Of The Ocean) Revealing the technological leaps forward that have enabled the Arctic’s biggest icebreaking ship – the oil tanker Timofey Guzhenko – to be developed.

Big Bigger Biggest: Tower (Tallest Towers) Discover the leaps in technology that enabled Chinese engineers to build the world’s tallest tower, the Canton Tower in the city of Guangzhou.

Big Bigger Biggest: Canal (Panama Canal) This film reveals the leaps in technology that enabled the biggest canal in the America’s to be constructed – the Panama Canal.

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Series Producer
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Executive Producer
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Demonstrations Director
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for Channel 5