Britain from Above
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Andrew Marr takes us on an epic journey to tell the story of Britain as we very rarely see her – From Above. From helicopters, planes, hang gliders and satellites he gives us the big picture of these busy little islands. Seen in spectacular clarity we see Britain’s beautiful, often mysterious and endlessly varied landscapes. We swoop over the teeming cityscapes and meet the people whose work takes them high above us to monitor and manage the many visible and invisible networks that keep the whole nation working. Each episode also includes 30 minutes of bonus material from the accompanying BBC2 programme.
|1||Video24 Hour Britain / The City||Andrew Marr explores why our rail and road networks are teetering on the edge of chaos. How do we move 34 million people through the morning rush hour every day? How does the national grid deal with the power surge needed by 8 million kettles being switched on immediately after EastEnders? From shopping to waste, from money to sewage, this is a nation that can be understood in a whole new way by simply looking at it from above. Also includes 30 minutes of bonus material from the accompanying BBC2 programme, The City.||1:28:16||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoManmade Britain / The Land||In this second episode discover how towns grow organically rather than in an orderly fashion and how planners try to control that growth with greenbelts. Andrew Marr also looks down on our National parks to show how we go to extraordinary lengths to preserve them as artificial but beautiful playgrounds and how we use the most rugged landscape as the ultimate flight simulator for testing Britain’s most ferocious military hardware; the Eurofighter. Also includes 30 minutes of bonus material from the accompanying BBC2 programme, The Land.||1:28:03||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoUntamed Britain / The Industrial Landscape||In this final instalment presenter Andrew Marr microlights and paraglides through the skies, getting a buzzard’s eye view of the nation’s untamed and untameable landscape. He joins geologists, meteorologists, amateur photographers and festival goers to explore Britain’s geology, the impact of the weather on our shores and the riches hidden beneath our feet. Also includes 30 minutes of bonus material from the accompanying BBC2 programme, The Industrial Landscape.||1:28:14||£1.89||View In iTunes|