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World’s Most Extreme

Mondays 8.30pm

Show Synopsis

Towns built three miles high in the mountains, where people survive on precious little oxygen, 747 jumbo jets that wipe out deadly wildfires, buildings that use car engineering to survive devastating earthquakes, and mile-deep lakes that could belch out 424 giga-tonnes of methane – these are the most mind-boggling and extreme places, structures and vehicles in the world.

Count down the top 10 of the world's most extreme buildings, cities, natural phenomena, cars, aircraft and ships.

Count down the top 10 of the world's most extreme buildings, cities, natural phenomena, cars, aircraft and ships.

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About the show

This six-part series will take you where there’s adrenaline, danger and excitement. Using extraordinary archive, edge-of-your-seat UGC, insightful expert interviews, and cutting-edge CGI.

Weaving together visceral storytelling and huge engineering, we count down the top 10 of THE WORLD’S MOST EXTREME buildings, cities, natural phenomena, cars, aircraft and ships.

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Episode 2, Series 2

Saturday July 20 at 9:35pm

Nature

Episode 2 | Series 2

Counts down the deadliest natural forces that shape our world. From 40 metre deep snow canyons in the Japanese Alps to bridges constructed out of living trees in the jungles of India…

Episode 3, Series 2

Monday July 22 at 8:30pm

Living On The Edge

Episode 3 | Series 2

Examines how humans have survived and thrived in some of the harshest terrains on Earth, from the world's highest town in the Andes to the opal miners living underground in the…

Episode 3, Series 2

Tuesday July 23 at 3:25am

Living On The Edge

Episode 3 | Series 2

Examines how humans have survived and thrived in some of the harshest terrains on Earth, from the world's highest town in the Andes to the opal miners living underground in the…

Episode 3, Series 2

Saturday July 27 at 9:35pm

Living On The Edge

Episode 3 | Series 2

Examines how humans have survived and thrived in some of the harshest terrains on Earth, from the world's highest town in the Andes to the opal miners living underground in the…

Episode 4, Series 2

Monday July 29 at 8:30pm

On The Road

Episode 4 | Series 2

Counts down the most incredible vehicles across the globe. From the bullet-proof storm-chaser 'Tornado Puncher' to the world's largest terrestrial vehicle weighing in at 14,200 tonnes…

Episode 4, Series 2

Tuesday July 30 at 3:30am

On The Road

Episode 4 | Series 2

Counts down the most incredible vehicles across the globe. From the bullet-proof storm-chaser 'Tornado Puncher' to the world's largest terrestrial vehicle weighing in at 14,200 tonnes…

Episode 1, Series 2

Saturday August 3 at 10:50am

Buildings

Episode 1 | Series 2

Looks at ten of the most remarkable buildings on earth. From an earthquake-proof skyscraper in Mexico City, to the world's tallest timber building in Norway to the steel shield…

Episode 1, Series 2

Saturday August 3 at 5:15pm

Buildings

Episode 1 | Series 2

Looks at ten of the most remarkable buildings on earth. From an earthquake-proof skyscraper in Mexico City, to the world's tallest timber building in Norway to the steel shield…

Episode 4, Series 2

Saturday August 3 at 9:35pm

On The Road

Episode 4 | Series 2

Counts down the most incredible vehicles across the globe. From the bullet-proof storm-chaser 'Tornado Puncher' to the world's largest terrestrial vehicle weighing in at 14,200 tonnes…

Episode 5, Series 2

Monday August 5 at 8:30pm

In The Air

Episode 5 | Series 2

Reveals the most incredible aircraft ever invented. From an experimental solar-powered record-breaker to a 747 adapted to put out wildfires to a Norwegian daredevil's wing-suit.

Episode 5, Series 2

Tuesday August 6 at 3:25am

In The Air

Episode 5 | Series 2

Reveals the most incredible aircraft ever invented. From an experimental solar-powered record-breaker to a 747 adapted to put out wildfires to a Norwegian daredevil's wing-suit.

Episode 2, Series 2

Saturday August 10 at 10:50am

Nature

Episode 2 | Series 2

Counts down the deadliest natural forces that shape our world. From 40 metre deep snow canyons in the Japanese Alps to bridges constructed out of living trees in the jungles of India…

Episode 2, Series 2

Saturday August 10 at 5:15pm

Nature

Episode 2 | Series 2

Counts down the deadliest natural forces that shape our world. From 40 metre deep snow canyons in the Japanese Alps to bridges constructed out of living trees in the jungles of India…

Episode 5, Series 2

Saturday August 10 at 9:35pm

In The Air

Episode 5 | Series 2

Reveals the most incredible aircraft ever invented. From an experimental solar-powered record-breaker to a 747 adapted to put out wildfires to a Norwegian daredevil's wing-suit.

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