Be sure not to miss A Christmas Story Live!, as well as a double episode of SMILF
A series that explores the mechanics of processes and how items are manufactured.
Season 1, Episode 3
April 16, 2012
In this episode, find out how a Swatch watch is assembled, how to build a house in 16 hours, how oven chips are produced and what it takes to create a great pair of jeans.
Season 1, Episode 2
April 9, 2012
This episode shows how socks are mass produced, the making of a mountain bike, the science behind freeze drying and how cork is constructed.
Season 1, Episode 1
April 2, 2012
A look at the production of wine glasses, how grand pianos are built, how water taps are made to function and how soy sauce is blended to perfection.
Season 1, Episode 6
March 8, 2007
Today's episode looks at the birth of a book. This frantic process begins with a CD-ROM of the book that is then transferred to a chrome printing plate onto which the letters of the text are imprinted in copper.
Season 1, Episode 5
March 1, 2007
This episode shows how the biggest wind turbine was built, the construction of a bikini, how wheat is processed and what happens when computers are recycled.
Season 1, Episode 4
February 22, 2007
In this episode find out how electric toothbrushes are made, how charcoal is put together, the production of frozen sushi and how rubber gloves are created.
Season 1, Episode 35
A look at the manufacture of the seat belt, a scented bowling ball and an all-natural hair brush. Also: what goes into the croissant.
Season 1, Episode 34
How the shopping trolley is put together and how the modern chain saw developed and is manufactured. Also: discover the benefits of Britain's favourite berry, the strawberry.
Season 1, Episode 33
A look at how cannula are made. Cannula are a type of needle used to administer drugs or IV drips to patients.
Season 1, Episode 32
Discover how fluorescent light bulbs are made; a look at how a modern shovel is put together; how toxic by-products are stored to keep us safe, and what goes into making a baby's disposable nappy.
Season 1, Episode 31
A look a heavy-duty steel bike locks being produced. Also: the mass manufacture of tea-candles.
Season 1, Episode 30
A team of skilled glassblowers and amazing robots make glassware for science labs around the world; how a factory that makes flat pack shelves makes sure that they all fit together perfectly.
Season 1, Episode 29
How a regular car is converted into a stretched limousine; how high tech hiking boots are made from scratch; the production process behind the toughest grip, the humble wall plug.
Season 1, Episode 28
The making of world famous electric guitars, tampons and radiators. Plus visit a farm and see the growth cycle of asparagus.
Season 1, Episode 27
A look at paper recycling.
Season 1, Episode 26
A look at the complicated process of refrigeration; the design and manufacture of a bobsleigh. Plus a look at how the humble Wellington boot and everyday rubbish bin are made.
Season 1, Episode 25
How Harley Davidson's are made, and how the luxury leather chair goes from drawing board to your living room.
Season 1, Episode 24
How both German beer and Brooks saddles are made, along with the high-tech world of DVD and Tupperware production.
Season 1, Episode 23
The transformation from coconut husk to doormat and a look at environmental ways of saving money on petrol and putting old tires to use.
Season 1, Episode 22
How fruit machines are made. Also, a look at how a basic block of ice can be transformed into a striking sculpture.
Season 1, Episode 21
The design and manufacture of bicycle helmets and the iconic Zippo lighter. Plus a look at tailor-made suits and the modern production of a delicious ring donut.
Season 1, Episode 20
The processes involved with turning milk into Parmesan cheese, and the sophisticated, anti-fraud technology hidden within the 2 Euro coin.
Season 1, Episode 19
The dedicated efforts of a group of car restorers as they rebuild a classic 1970's Jaguar coupe.
Season 1, Episode 18
How supermarkets can transport bananas all around the world, but still get them onto the supermarket shelves just when they ripen.
Season 1, Episode 17
The secrets behind the everyday AA battery and how it works; how maple syrup is made from the sap of thousands of Canadian maple trees.
Season 1, Episode 16
The in-depth cooking process involved in making tasty Tortilla chips, and the processes involved in making a genuine cowboy hat.
Season 1, Episode 15
The handmade spring roll from China; the high-tech construction processes involved in the development and construction of a brand new design of ski goggles.
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