A three-part documentary series following the £5bn Tideway project will start tomorrow (Tuesday 17 July).
‘The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer’, a co-production with the Open University and filmed over three years, will chart the progress and setbacks faced by the Tideway team.
The first episode on BBC2 at 9pm, follows the creation of the first stretch of the sewer in East London. Following engineer Emmanuel Costes who is responsible for the construction of the 80m deep shaft that connects to the Tideway Tunnel.
The programme also follows Steve Perry and his team at the treatment works in Beckton as they install the biggest pumps used in Britain to deal with sewage.
Watch a clip of the programme here.
BBC commissioning editor for specialist factual Abigail Priddle said: “The sheer scale, ingenuity and ambition of this project is remarkable and provides a thrilling insight into the incredible science and engineering going on beneath our feet to make the River Thames, one of the UK’s best loved landmarks, sewage free”.
For more details visit the BBC website.