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Concorde: The Supersonic Race Relive the fascinating and flawed history of the Concorde, from its very first flight to the plane’s final journey in 2003. International aviation experts, pilots and engineers discuss this marvel of engineering, and remember the fierce battle between the US, USSR and the Anglo-French to create the world’s first supersonic civilian plane. What was it like to fly at twice the speed of sound? What led to the iconic Concorde’s demise? And what of NASA’s plans to develop supersonic flight for the future? Sound barriers are breeched and history re-examined in this stimulating documentary about the epic ‘White Bird’.

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Relive the fascinating and flawed history of the Concorde & the remarkable story of the first wide-body airliner, the 747

Relive the fascinating and flawed history of the Concorde & the remarkable story of the first wide-body airliner, the 747

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Monday June 17 at 9:30pm

Concorde: The Supersonic Race

Episode 2 | Series 1

A cast of engineers, flight technicians and frequent fliers tell the supersonic story of the most glamorous plane ever built.

Episode 1, Series 1

Tuesday June 18 at 6:30am

Concorde: The Supersonic Race

Episode 1 | Series 1

The life of the most glamorous plane ever built, told by the people whose lives she touched, uncovering rare footage of the forgotten row between French and British governments.

Episode 1, Series 1

Wednesday June 19 at 12:05am

Concorde: The Supersonic Race

Episode 1 | Series 1

The life of the most glamorous plane ever built, told by the people whose lives she touched, uncovering rare footage of the forgotten row between French and British governments.

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday June 19 at 6:30am

Concorde: The Supersonic Race

Episode 2 | Series 1

A cast of engineers, flight technicians and frequent fliers tell the supersonic story of the most glamorous plane ever built.

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday June 19 at 11:45pm

Concorde: The Supersonic Race

Episode 2 | Series 1

A cast of engineers, flight technicians and frequent fliers tell the supersonic story of the most glamorous plane ever built.

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Thursday June 20 at 6:00am

Jumbo: The Plane That Changed The World

The first wide-body airliner was a billion dollar gamble that took technology to the limits - and nearly destroyed the Boeing Company. This is the remarkable story of the Queen of the…

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Thursday June 20 at 11:55pm

Jumbo: The Plane That Changed The World

The first wide-body airliner was a billion dollar gamble that took technology to the limits - and nearly destroyed the Boeing Company. This is the remarkable story of the Queen of the…

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Monday June 24 at 9:30pm

Jumbo: The Plane That Changed The World

The first wide-body airliner was a billion dollar gamble that took technology to the limits - and nearly destroyed the Boeing Company. This is the remarkable story of the Queen of the…

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