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How Do They Do It? is a television series produced by Wag TV for Discovery Channel. Each programme explores how 2 or 3 ordinary objects are made and used. The show's slogan is "Behind the ordinary is the extraordinary." The series is broadcast throughout the world on various Discovery-owned networks including:

⁕Discovery Channel, Science Channel, DMAX and Quest in the United Kingdom;

⁕Science Channel in the United States;

⁕Discovery Channel in Asia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands;

⁕Discovery Channel and Discovery Science in Italy.

Series 1 and 2, which were co-produced with Rocket Surgery Productions, were narrated by Rupert Degas; series 3 and 4 were narrated by Iain Lee; and series 5 and 6 were narrated by Dominic Frisby. In 2008, the UK's Channel 5 begin airing the series, presented by Robert Llewellyn. This version was released on DVD in the UK in May 2010.

In the United States, the series airs on the Science Channel and is narrated by Chris Broyles.

This programme is similar to the popular Canadian-produced documentary programme, How It's Made, also broadcast on Discovery Channel networks.

Series Cast

  1. Rupert Degas

    82 Episodes

  2. Robert Llewellyn

    Robert Llewellyn

    82 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 15

2017 | 16 Episodes

Season 15 of How Do They Do It? premiered on August 28, 2017.

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How Do They Do It?
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Status Returning Series


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Certification -

Type Documentary

Original Language English

Runtime 60m



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