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Dirty Great Machines

Premier :: 2012-04-27

Airs :: Friday 20:00 on Five

Genre :: Documentary
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Summary

This fascinating series takes viewers on an incredible journey around the globe as we celebrate some of the biggest, most awe-inspiring and technologically advanced drilling, excavation and tunnelling machines known to man.

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Series 1 - Episode 4 - Hard Rock Heroes
Aired - 18 May 2012

Episode summary:

In Canada, almost two miles underground in the world's deepest copper and zinc mine, a mighty drill chews through rock, digging deep holes which are then filled with explosives and detonated, leaving behind debris packed with valuable minerals. Meanwhile in Helsinki, Finland, cameras follow a mission to excavate a new metro tunnel to improve commuter services - but working seven metres beneath the bustling city calls for precision engineering and one false move could lead to disaster. Plus, a mining machine works continuously underneath the Cheshire countryside to keep Britain's transport network moving. Last in the series.

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