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Building Cars Live

Buckle up for an incredible journey into the fascinating secret world of the car factory. 

  • Duration 30 mins
  • Updated Friday 2nd October 2015
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under TV
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Ant, Kate and James in the factory. Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC Every 68 seconds a brand new car drives off the production line at the MINI Plant in Oxford. James May, Kate Humble and Ant Anstead go live behind the scenes to reveal the science, engineering and people that keep us all on the road. 

Building Cars Live will also step outside the factory to explore the evolution of global mass production, bust the myth that British manufacturing is dead and see how design becomes reality. Over two nights of compelling live television James and the team discover exactly how a car is born. Real cars, real people and real time – a real television event.

The first programme airs on BBC TWO on Tuesday 20th October 2015 at 7.30pm. Full broadcast details and watch again links can be found on bbc.co.uk.

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Episode 2

James May, Kate Humble and Ant Anstead are back broadcasting live from one of the biggest and busiest car factories in Britain. Think you knew how a car was born? Think again. Tonight James races against the clock on the production line and embraces the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen. Kate gets to the bottom of how manufacturers test car seats for mass production and Ant heads to Germany to put his faith in a driverless car on the autobahn.

Inside the factory the team reveal what it takes to build a thousand different cars a day, and are live as a car that started being built yesterday drives off the production line for the very first time.

Episodes in this series

Episode Description
Episode 1 Buckle up for an incredible journey into the fascinating secret world of the car factory. Read more
Episode 2 James May, Kate Humble and Ant Anstead are back broadcasting live from one of the biggest and busiest car factories... Read more

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