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World's Toughest Fixes Deep Sea Thruster

It's high stakes on the high seas. Riley slips into a wetsuit, throws on an air tank and joins a commercial dive team on a very big fix: a mid-ocean engine swap-out on a huge deepwater construction vessel. If they fail to remove a 30-ton piece of barnacle-encrusted machinery from the bottom of the hull and replace it with a ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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World's Toughest Fixes Going Nuclear

Before entering the radiological control zone and the next tough fix, Riley puts on a full suit of protective clothing and gets his daily rad check. He's going to need to keep a close eye on the Geiger counter for this radioactive gig: a steam turbine upgrade in a nuclear power plant. The job: shut down the reactor, bring in ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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World's Toughest Fixes Operation Cruise Ship

An enormous, 90,000-ton cruise ship is steaming towards the dry dock. They need to install a huge new diesel generator, but first they have to land this ship, and that's when the fun starts. It's all hands on deck as a huge crew opens the hull, pulls out the piping, makes room for an addition, struggles to cram a massive ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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World's Toughest Fixes Leaky Cruise Ship

Batten down the hatches and strap on your hard hat as we join a crew hauling a leaking luxury liner out of the water. The 856-foot long cruise ship has the biggest problem a ship can face: taking on water and no one knows what’s leaking. We head to San Francisco Bay where hundreds of workers have 15 days to ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/30/2016

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Engineering Connections Sydney Opera House

Richard Hammond climbs to the top of Sydney's iconic Opera House to unlock the engineering connections behind one of the most instantly recognizable buildings in the world. He reveals how an architect's sketch, rejected by the design competition jury, was transformed into concrete and glass through trailblazing building techniques inspired by a First World War gas mask, a set of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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Engineering Connections Millau Sky Bridge

Richard Hammond reveals the engineering inspirations behind the tallest road bridge in the world: the Millau Viaduct in France. He fires three quarters of a million volts from his finger tips to see how the power of lightning cut the steel structure quickly and accurately. The huge piers – 340 metres high, and which would look down on the Eiffel ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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Engineering Connections Deep Space Observatory

Richard Hammond journeys to discover the startling Engineering Connections behind the Keck Observatory, which has seen further into the universe than any other telescope on Earth. He reveals that the Keck Observatory owes its incredible design to an ancient Greek ritual, an early 20th century Russian inventor, an American Civil War general, a breakthrough in aerial reconnaissance, and an attempt ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:31
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes Deep Space Antenna

Riley's heading to the Mojave Desert and teaming up with NASA for a fix that's out of this world. NASA's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex is located 35 miles north of the desert city of Barstow, California and Riley needs to help with an antenna repair led by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/01/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes Texas High Tower

It's red, white and rusty all over. An obsolete TV antenna towering over 500 feet above the bustling San Antonio city center has to come down to earth. The smallest slip-up and someone could go off the air permanently.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/01/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes Big Bridge

Hang on tight and don’t look down as we scale the iconic bridges of the UK: the world-famous Tower Bridge in London, and the historic Forth Bridge and Forth Road Bridge in Scotland. Riley will help construct scaffolding, 367 feet above the water, dangling on a pole over speeding trains. And on an aging suspension bridge, Riley’s rappelling down a ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/01/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes Solar Tower

Grab your sunglasses, we're going to harness the sun to drive two new solar reflective power towers. This show is definitely not for the superstitious, as Riley joins a crew lifting two 65-ton boilers 160 feet up to two towers and suspending them above 24,000 mirrors. One slip and it'll be more than seven years' bad luck.
  • 2009
  • 00:47:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes Atom Smasher

A machine 17 miles around, worth seven billion dollars! The Large Hadron Collider is the largest atom-smasher ever built – a colossal instrument buried 300 feet underground, spanning two countries, designed to recreate conditions a billionth of a second after the Big Bang. It could be our key to unlocking the secrets of the universe, except for one tiny thing: ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes Cirque du Soleil

Join Riley as he travels to Las Vegas to help high-flying Cirque du Soleil solve a real show-stopper of a problem. At the center of the show is the largest, most technologically advanced theater stage in the world – and it's failing.
  • 2010
  • 00:46:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes Rocket Launch

Strap yourself in for this one, because this is definitely out of this world. For this fix, we're going satellite launching. Delivering this piece of high-tech equipment into space will take a rocket the size of a 12-story building and an enormous amount of firepower and it's a job that will be done from one of the most remote places ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes 50-Ton Rudder

Riley heads to a divers' paradise in Curaçao, but this underwater adventure is no vacation. He and a team of top-notch industrial divers are in for some serious heavy lifting – rigging and removing a 50-ton rudder from a massive iron ore carrier bound for China. Riley's a master rigger on land, but on this job he's a fish out ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes Blown Away

Batten down the hatches and strap yourself in as we take on a job that brings power to the people – assembling a giant wind turbine. Getting this monster machine off the ground means lifting three massive parts to the top of a 220 foot tower – one weighing as much as an Abrams Tank, another whose combined length is ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/02/2016

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Engineering Connections Guggenheim Bilbao

Richard Hammond visits a building described as the ‘greatest of our time’ – the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain – to find out which Engineering Connections made this iconic building possible. He finds out how a visionary architect transformed a decaying city into a vibrant tourist hub with his futuristic building. But it would not have been possible without a volcano, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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Engineering Connections Wembley Stadium

Richard Hammond stands atop of the Wembley roof, in front of its record-breaking arch, to discover the Engineering Connections behind the new high tech home of English football. Richard reveals how the architects and engineers, under pressure to maintain Wembley's iconic status as a world-class sporting and music venue, drew inspiration from a rock climbing knot, the first glider to ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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Engineering Connections Ocean Airport

Richard Hammond reveals the startling Engineering Connections behind Hong Kong International Airport, one of the busiest and biggest in the world, sited on a specially constructed island. Then the world's largest construction project, it drew inspiration from a 13th century Arab irrigation machine to create new land, and a WWII bomber and car suspension to make the terminal building light, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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Engineering Connections Taipei Tower

Richard Hammond travels to Taipei and discovers the secrets of one of the world's tallest buildings, Taipei 101. This modern marvel of engineering stands at a jaw dropping 1,671 feet. Built right next to a seismic fault line and in a typhoon hotspot, its height is all the more impressive. Richard discovers just what it is in the Taipei 101's ...
  • 2008
  • 00:50:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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Engineering Connections Super Rig

Richard Hammond journeys to discover the startling Engineering Connections behind the Troll A gas platform – the largest object ever moved by man across the surface of the Earth. During his voyage he reveals that Troll A owes its incredible design to a 19th century French gardener, a 17th century German mayor, a Midwestern American architect, and the dawn of ...
  • 2007
  • 00:49:58
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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