Big Bigger Biggest - Series 3

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Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Big Bigger Biggest: Canal (Panama Canal)

With 200 million tons of cargo passing along its length every year the Panama Canal is already the biggest canal in the America’s. Now a new 5 billion dollar expansion project is set to double its capacity, giving a new lease of life to this vital transport artery. Its construction relies on a series of great leaps in technology. In this film we explore the key historic canals that made each engineering breakthrough. Using stunning CGI animation, we reveal the incredible stories behind France’s Briare Canal, the UK’s Bridgewater and Manchester Ship Canals and the record-breaking Panama Canal. We focus on the innovations that allowed them to grow in size. Four ingenious leaps forward that enabled canals to evolve …from BIG to BIGGER into the world’s BIGGEST."



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.

Credits
Series Producer
Producer/Director
Executive Producer
Editor
Assistant Producer
Demonstrations Director
Researcher
Line Producer
Production Co-Ordinator
for Channel 5