How Things Work

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 6

Have you ever wondered what’s inside the machines you use so often in your daily life? How can a mechanical watch keep perfect time, without a battery? What whips up a storm inside a toilet to deliver a spotless flush? And how does a yoyo do tricks that defy gravity? Using ultra-realisitic CGI animation, this episode ‘explodes open’ everyday machines into their individual parts, to reveal their secret workings. Combined with stunning footage from the factories where these objects are designed, built and tested, this compelling program uncovers the mysteries of machines and how they work.



Episode 1 Chainsaws, fishing reels, and jukeboxes...

Episode 2 Carwashes, blenders, and bicycle pumps...

Episode 3 Escalators, leaf blowers, and tape measures...

Episode 4 Tennis ball launchers, music boxes, and safes...

Episode 5 Lawn mowers, pinball machines, and padlocks...

Episode 6 Watches, toilets, and yoyos...

Episode 7 Ticket barriers, refrigerators, and electric guitars...

Episode 8 Grass trimmers, sprinklers, and camera lenses...

Episode 9 Paintball guns, floor scrubbers, and ice machines...

Episode 10 Pool tables, boilers, and shopping trollies...

Credits
Producer & Director
Assistant Producer
Editor
for Discovery Science, France TV