Production Company: Indigo Films, Screaming Flea Productions
Kent Filming Locations: Channel Tunnel, High Speed Rail link
Popular documentary series Megastructures returns to Channel Five with a new look series. Megastructures: Built from Disaster looks at how past disasters have informed the building of new structures.
Earlier this year the programme visited Kent to film both the Channel Tunnel and the new High Speed rail link.
On September 10th the programme will look at the construction of tunnels around the world and how disasters such as the Channel Tunnel fire, Mont Blanc and the Gotthard Road Tunnel have informed the building of new structures such as the Gotthard Base Rail tunnel.
Later in the series the programme examines how high speed trains have been developed taking into account some of the lessons learnt from some of recent history’s most horrifying railway disasters. From December 2009, High Speed 1 will connect Kent with Central London, allowing commuters to enjoy a super fast journey in and out of the capital. The new trains are capable of speeds up to 140mph and will cut journey times in half, but most importantly the journeys will be safe as they have been built from disaster.
The series airs on Thursday evenings at 8pm on Channel Five
For more information about filming in Kent please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the series visit http://www.natgeotv.com/uk/megastructures
For more information on the Channel Tunnel: http://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/home/
For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/