Dirty Great Machines

Series 1 - Episode 1

Dirty Great Machines

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In Mexico, a giant mechanical worm makes the earth move just metres beneath the city's soaring skyscrapers.

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Comments (35)

  • Chris

    12 months ago

    Chris

    I loved the show. These machines and people make our modern lives possible!!! I don't have an engineering background so I can't comment on the technical details.

  • Richard Mott

    over 1 year ago

    Richard Mott

    Am watching in the middle of an olive grove in Italy,not that great a connection but no problem with channel 5. Good programme.Interesting.

  • Mr D

    almost 2 years ago

    Mr D

    I just love (not) how so often the adverts workreally well.... and then p.p.program d.d.does'nt :(

  • BID NICK

    almost 2 years ago

    BID NICK

    RUBBISH SERVICE AGAIN, THEREFORE I WILL NOT BUY ANY OF THE PRODUCTS ADVERTISED ON YOUR CHANNEL UNTIL IT IS PROVENT TO WORK ORIPERLY

  • callum

    almost 2 years ago

    callum

    my connections absolutely shocking (about 2 to 3 meg) and i managed 2 watch it all with no freezing , work that one out ? My only complaint is about the measurement comparisons they were a bit silly with pint glasses, nelsons column an double decker busses etc .. other then that was rather interesting

  • bentley

    almost 2 years ago

    bentley

    i prefer megatron.

  • gary summers

    almost 2 years ago

    gary summers

    same here with the streaming wait for 10 to 15 second breaks in the programme spoils it all but its funny that the ads don"t do it shame. they have not got it right yet.

  • retardedtvrights

    almost 2 years ago

    retardedtvrights

    The video you are trying to watch cannot be viewed from your current country or location

  • retardedtvrights

    almost 2 years ago

    retardedtvrights

    The video you are trying to watch cannot be viewed from your current country or location

  • Carlos

    almost 2 years ago

    Carlos

    Nothing wrong with Channel 5's Streaming, you need a 'decent' connection to stream HD, I have BT Infinity 2, and get 70MB down which is more than enough. Excellent programme, found it very interesting.

  • Saddam Hussein

    almost 2 years ago

    Saddam Hussein

    This is a joke! the only thing i want to watch on your player and it keeps pausing every ten seconds, i'll stick to 4od from now on.

  • Sam Finlan

    almost 2 years ago

    Sam Finlan

    Martin Feeney - I used to work with you at Faircloughs on the London Water Ring Main - very proud to see you stil doing a great job Sam Finlan

  • tim carnell

    almost 2 years ago

    tim carnell

    I got fed up with the references to Nelsons columns London buses etc. The BBC is very bad for that sort of thing, very patronising .My business is engineering, we work in metres, have done for years

  • Ju

    almost 2 years ago

    Ju

    30 seconds, freeze for 5-10 seconds, repeat - Unwatchable.

  • plidd

    almost 2 years ago

    plidd

    Thought the vid was good. Having worked on numourous tunnels and encountered the same difficulties. Sterling job and vid

  • plidd

    almost 2 years ago

    plidd

    Thought the vid was good. Having worked on numourous tunnels and encountered the same difficulties. Sterling job and vid

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  • m lomax

    almost 2 years ago

    m lomax

    ran pretty much perfect one glitch but that was the Java player crashing ran at 7pm on a Monday evening wirelessly on virgin media's basic internet great insight to tunnelling but the annalagies were a bit ott i.e nelsons column 15 London buses etc

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  • Phoebe Gainsborough

    almost 2 years ago

    Phoebe Gainsborough

    Mr Feeney, I'm surprised at you! Why are you rising to the bait? And foul language is never appropriate...

  • Martin Feeney

    almost 2 years ago

    Martin Feeney

    Joe P, I guess your a tree hugger or whale kisser, and live close to one of the proposed sites, perhaps you would be happier with a river full of raw sewage. Wake up and smell the S!!T.

  • Adam Beeby

    almost 2 years ago

    Adam Beeby

    Demand 5 need to sort out the frequent freezing of the image. This doesn't happen with BBC iplayer so it is possible.

  • yarrr

    almost 2 years ago

    yarrr

    cannot be viewed in my location, guess its off to the pirate bay.

  • bob f

    almost 2 years ago

    bob f

    Very good progamme i was very interested we could do with more of these in stead o the Eddy Stobbart rubbish looking forward to next friday .

  • Martin R

    almost 2 years ago

    Martin R

    constant interruptions with the stream, very annoying

  • Joe P

    almost 2 years ago

    Joe P

    What was that business with nearly hitting the service tower while lowering the Lee TBM? Is this standard engineering/planning practice or nore like amateur hour? The same super-sewer gang want to drive 3 more of these TBMs, some within tens of meters of residential dwellings (and let 100,000 lorries roam amid primary school pupils, with industial digging sites going on for 7 years, three of which 24/7). This is absolute nonsense...

  • Dave

    almost 2 years ago

    Dave

    @Pete, totally disagree with you there. My connection is fine; it's actually downloading at between 17 and 18Mbps which is very fast and certainly adequate to stream video content. If this content is being served from the local node of a content delivery network (CDN) then it could be overloaded, especially if it's shared with other companies. Watching TV online is the future of television, forget scheduled programming, there's no future in it. Advertisers pay to have their adverts eyeballed. If Channel 5 can't deliver their content *especially* at peak times (such as evenings) then advertisers won't advertise with them and Channel5 revenues will decline as they have less money to buy good content. So the bottom line is: invest in good infrastructure and expertise because it's the future.

  • Pete

    almost 2 years ago

    Pete

    Nothing wrong with the stream. as with everything I've watched on this player. People should stop blaming host sites for their connection. Oh and if your streaming hi-res video on a Sunday your a fool

  • Ryan B

    almost 2 years ago

    Ryan B

    "Two Nelson's Columns" is not a standard unit of measurement. Especially on an Engineering programme.

  • joe

    almost 2 years ago

    joe

    either sort out your system so it actually stream properly or at least allow us to not have to sit through a minute and a half of ads every five minutes when it glitches...

  • Dave

    almost 2 years ago

    Dave

    Because of the intermittent streaming I think this is actually unwatchable.

  • SGAmy

    almost 2 years ago

    SGAmy

    Watched it on live TV, interesting programme but slightly spoilt by frequent comparison with the size and scale of things in terms of: Pint Glasses, Empire State Buildings, Space Shuttles, Olympic Swimming Pools, Double Decker Buses, Jumbo Jets and Terraced Houses. all which distracts the viewer from the actual material...

  • john webb

    almost 2 years ago

    john webb

    intermittent video also,but most interesting,been trying to find out about the super sewer for ages

  • Ron Reis

    almost 2 years ago

    Ron Reis

    Intermittent video, most annoying

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