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OU on the BBC: Built In Britain - Episode One

Updated Sunday 7th October 2012

In the first of two programmes, Evan Davis gets access to some hidden parts of Britain to explore our infrastucture.

Evan Davis with sports car Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Evan Davis The BBC and The Open University team up to bring you a guide to the current state of the nation's infrastructure - and what we need to do to be ready for the future.

Evan Davis gains access to bits of Britain you never see, to look at the scale of the engineering challenge Britain faces, and how we can tackle it.

He visits the vast Crossrail boring machines burrowing their way under London's streets, takes in the breathtaking views at top of the Forth Road Bridge, and sees the teeming runways of Heathrow Airport from the tarmac.

Built In Britain Episode One is first shown on Sunday 7th October at 8.00pm on BBC Two and BBC HD. For further broadcast details, and to watch online where available, please visit


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