How Do They Do It?

  • Episode 20

    Robert Llewellyn focuses on the science and technology behind satellite navigation, and the mass production of aluminium.

  • Episode 15

    Robert Llewellyn asks how the world's petrol pumps are kept supplied with billions of litres of fuel each day, and how the Swiss Army knife is made.

  • Episode 17

    Robert Llewellyn asks how the world's petrol pumps are kept supplied with billions of litres of fuel each day, and how the Swiss Army knife is made.

  • Episode 16

    Engineering series. Robert asks how hydroelectric power is generated, and how a billion transistors are fitted onto a tiny microchip.

  • Episode 19

    Robert Llewellyn asks how the world's petrol pumps are supplied.

  • Episode 14

    Robert asks how hydroelectric power is generated, and how transistors are fitted onto microchips.

  • Episode 18

    Comedian Robert Llewellyn reveals the amazing secrets behind some of the everyday objects we take for granted.

  • Episode 13

    Robert focuses on the construction of one of the world's most common passenger airliners.

  • Episode 12

    Robert looks at the extraordinarily complicated manufacturing process behind halogen light bulbs.

  • Episode 11

    This instalment focuses on the process of moving the 11,000-tonne Sedco 706 drilling platform.

  • Episode 10

    Robert looks at the fascinating technology behind space shuttle launches, precision binocular lenses and windscreen wipers.

  • Episode 9

    Robert focuses on two transportation giants - the world's largest container ship, the Estelle Maersk, and a classic amongst trucks, the Peterbilt.

  • Episode 8

    Robert examines how an American freeway handles a quarter of a million cars a day, and explores the process of printing cash.

  • Episode 7

    Comedian Robert Llewellyn reveals the amazing secrets behind some of the everyday objects we take for granted.

  • Episode 6

    Robert Llewellyn examines the design of paper cartons used to hold liquid, and explores a revolutionary new construction technique.

  • Episode 5

    Robert shows us the workings of a coal mine, and demonstrates how packages can be delivered across continents within a single day.

  • Episode 4

    Robert tells us how Las Vegas is supplied with clean water, and how the world's largest outdoor television was made.

  • Episode 3

    Robert takes a look at the world's biggest floating crane and learns how electricity is supplied to people's homes.

  • Episode 2

    Robert takes a look at the world's sharpest knives, the process of manufacturing diamonds and how bricks are made.

  • Episode 1

    Robert Llewellyn investigates how the 50,000-tonne container ship Zim New York navigates the Panama Canal.