Space Shuttle: The Final MissionJuly 24, 2011
In the last month of the space shuttle programme, Kevin Fong is granted extraordinary access to the astronauts and ground crew as they prepare for their final mission. He is in mission control as the astronauts go through their final launch simulation, and he flies with the last shuttle commander as he undertakes his last practice landing flight. Kevin also gains privileged access to the shuttle itself, visiting the launchpad in the company of the astronaut who will guide the final flight from mission control.
The Repair Shop at ChristmasDecember 19, 2017
The Repair Shop is decked with holly, and a dedicated team of Britain's most passionate and skilled crafts people are beavering away like busy Christmas elves repairing and rescuing beloved festive treasures. A Victorian version of a jukebox called a Polyphon, that has rusted into silence, moves sisters Ann and Kathryn to tears when they hear it play the family's favourite carol for the first time in decades. Meanwhile, the only Christmas present received by evacuee Patricia in 1939, Betty Doll, is lovingly brought back to life; while a rustic but rickety Nordic sleigh, a battered 100 year-old school Nativity, and an 18th century Madonna and Child painting all bring unique restoration challenges for the team of experts. Celebrating the season of joy and giving, The Repair Shop at Christmas is the festive fairy tale that will transform broken treasures into beautiful gifts, proving that 'make do and mend' is still a philosophy to live by.