Top 5 UK construction project documentaries

Joe Carmichael

January 16, 2020

The UK construction industry is booming! As a result, there is a great selection of construction documentaries coming out. Here is a list of our top 5 must-see programs.

1. Impossible Engineering (2019)


A multibillion-pound 32km super sewer under the streets of London, an early sewer system at the Palace of Knossos and a piece of tunnel boring equipment from the past.

2. The Motorway (2020)

Project: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND Channel: Channel 5

The busiest bank holiday weekend of the year spells chaos. Outside Leeds, two people are cut from the wreckage of a high speed crash. A burning campervan poses danger to road users near Sheffield.

3. Dispatches (2019)

Project: HIGH SPEED 2 Channel: Channel 4

From April, the government will start spending over £4 billion a year on the HS2 high-speed train line, for ten years. Is this the right part of the rail network to receive so much investment?

4. The 15 Billion Pound Railway (2019)

Project: CROSSRAIL Channel: BBC


Ten thousand engineers and construction workers fight to stop London’s streets caving in or snarling up with traffic as they race to complete Crossrail in time for the first train.

5. The 5 Billion Pound Super Sewer (2019)

Project: THAMES TIDEWAY Channel: BBC

Following workers across London as they race to build an enormous supersewer. The first episode follows the creation of the first stretch of the supersewer in east London.

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