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19990620

Angela Lamont reports on the science and technology behind some of Britain's major engineering projects. This programme looks at the new second runway being built at Manchester Airport, one of the busiest airports in the country. The new construction has been a huge civil engineering challenge, as it straddles a river and a major road.

198D0119981203

A four-part series in which Angela Lamont reports on the technologies behind some of the biggest civil engineering projects currently under way in Britain.

1: The Cardiff Bay Barrage is a 200 million-pound project which will turn the mudflats of Cardiff docks into a recreational freshwater lagoon.

198D0219981210

A four-part series in which Angela Lamont reports on the technologies behind some of the biggest civil engineering projects currently under way in Britain.

2: The construction of a new runway at the busy Manchester Airport has been a huge challenge, as it straddles a river and a major road.

198D0319981217

A four-part series in which Angela Lamont reports on the technology behind some of Britain's biggest civil engineering projects.

3: The Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

198D0419981224

The last in a four-part series in which Angela Lamont reports on the technology behind some of Britain's biggest civil engineering projects.

This week, the Eden Project in Cornwall, described as the world's largest greenhouse.

X01The Eden Project19990606

In the first of a three-part series, Angela Lamont reports on the technologies behind some of the biggest civil engineering projects currently under way in Britain. 1: `The Eden Project'. A millennium initiative which will celebrate man's relationship with plants.

X0219990613

Angela Lamont reports on the science and technology behind some of Britain's major engineering projects. This programme examines the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, Britain's first major railway for over a century. It will be 68 miles long, a quarter of which will be tunnels, and will cost 4.2 billion pounds.