Freeview viewers can look forward to a new engineering based series set to air on Quest, a new Discovery backed channel launching later this month.
In Industrial Junkie presenter and engineering enthusiast Jonny Smith (Fifth Gear) experiences every essence of the process, the noise, heat, sparks and sweat of Europe’s biggest engineering industries.
Over the series Smith visits a Norwegian oil rig, digs for lignite to create coal in Poland and blows up tonnes of limestone to eventually create glass in Belgium.
Smith describes making the series as “an amazing experience.”
“The scale alone has blown me away. My highlights were being allowed to drive a 200 metre long, 8,000 tonne coal extractor in Poland which looked like a mechanical dinosaur; and in Sweden pressing the button which set off 250 sticks of explosive – underground. I was still shaking hours later. That was cool.”
Thursdays from 1st October 2009 at 9pm and 9.30pm on Quest (Freeview channel 38).