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The 800 Million Pound Railway Station, BBC2 (2007)
Originally broadcast 13th November – 28th November
Episode 1 - "The Devil in the Detail"
St Pancras station sits at the end of a massive £5.8 billion railway line- the first major British line to be built for over a century. This new series tells the story of the architects, engineers and spin doctors who entered a frantic two year race to make the Royal Opening on time. There were huge financial incentives, but many personal reputations at stake. This episode tells the story of architect Alastair Lansley, whose expensive artistic vision unnerved the engineers.
Episode 2 - "Deadline"
Engineers and builders attempt to meet their biggest deadline so far. The tracks that bring the trains into St Pancras need to be moved over the course of a single weekend or the £5.8billion plans will be thrown off-schedule. Meanwhile, chief architect Alastair Lansley receives bad news that may prevent him from seeing the project through.
Episode 3 - "The Inspection"
Engineers race to finish the base build of the station. Huge bonuses are at stake and if the engineers don't meet their deadline they could incur penalties of £50,000 a day until their work is finished. For 30 year old engineer Claire Clarr this is the biggest project of her career and a series of gruelling inspections will determine whether or not work on her section is signed off as complete. To add to the pressure Claire's boss Mark Allison delivers news which will change the course of her working life. This programme contains some strong language.
Episode 4 - "The Icon Men"
St Pancras' base build is completed and the face-lift begins, with commercial director Mike Luddy hoping to turn the station into a luxury destination in its own right, featuring gastro pubs and restaurants. The highlights of the development will be the longest champagne bar in Europe and a nine-metre-high bronze statue.
Episode 5 - “The Sharp End”
A team of spin doctors and marketing gurus have to sell Commercial Director Mike Luddy's vision for St Pancras station. They need to convince press and public that a place synonymous with prostitution, drugs and violent crime has been transformed into the chic destination station for Europe.
But deadlines are slipping and the picture looks very different on the ground. The builders are behind schedule, the 60 shops may not finish work on time and there are critical problems with the cherry on the St Pancras cake - a 9 meter statue specially commissioned for the station. And with the station opening in just a few weeks time and Eurostar already selling tickets from their new destination will St Pancras be ready in time? Some strong language.
Episode 6 - “The Opening”
The staff attempt to complete the project on time, with labourers and engineers working seven days a week on major construction works. Head of marketing Jon Teeman plans an extravagant ceremony at which the Queen will open St Pancras train station in front of 1,000 spectators.
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