Britain from Above
Sun 10 Aug, 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm 60mins
24 Hour Britain
Andrew Marr goes on an epic journey through one day in the life of Britain as seen from the skies. From helicopters, planes, hang gliders and satellites, he gives the big picture of a nation that is constantly on the move. Seen from above are Britain's beautiful, often mysterious and endlessly varied landscapes. He swoops over the towns and cities seeing familiar and less familiar buildings from a new angle, and meets the people whose work takes them high above to monitor and manage the many visible and invisible networks that keep Britain working, warm, fed and watered. Andrew gets to the heart of why Britain's rail and road networks are teetering on the edge of chaos. How do 34 million people move through the morning rush hour every day? How does the national grid deal with the power surge needed by eight million kettles being switched on immediately after EastEnders? From shopping to waste, from money to sewage, this is a nation that can be understood in a whole new way by simply looking at it from above.