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Britain’s Secret Engineers

Synopsis
If you need to build a ‘top-secret’ piece of equipment in the UK, there’s one place many people choose to go: defence contractor QinetiQ. This documentary follows workers at this leading British company on a global journey, as they reveal a handful of their secretive projects: scientists and engineers building robots to defuse Afghanistan’s deadly roadside bombs; British experts who are using ‘stealth technology’ to make wind turbines less visible to radar and, with unprecedented access, it also follows the engineers racing to get Chinook helicopters ready for front line service. The film is one of three engineering projects being examined by the BBC series Voyages of Construction.
Series
Voyages of Construction
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Engineering; Technology
Keywords
helicopters; robots; wind turbines

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£195.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2018

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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