Episodes airing soon

  • The World's Strangest Disaster Zones

    A two-hour special featuring a deserted Caribbean city, an American ghost town still burning and an Arctic settlement facing a terrifying future.

  • Divine Intervention

    New. Exploring a luxury resort that conceals a top-secret facility, a mysterious complex in Bali struck by disaster, and a relic of hope near Jerusalem.

  • Divine Intervention

    New. Exploring a luxury resort that conceals a top-secret facility, a mysterious complex in Bali struck by disaster, and a relic of hope near Jerusalem.

  • Defenders Of Liberty

    A now silent site that played a pivotal role defending the U.S through the 20th century. Plus, a crumbling Italian fortress and a ghostly Ukrainian mansion.

  • Space Plane

    A juggernaut of Soviet engineering which was crucial to the international space race. Deserted Scottish coastal defences and a complex that's crucial to American history.

  • Disaster On The 38th Parallel

    New. The mysterious Cachtice Castle home to Elizabeth Bathory, said to have killed over 600 girls and a mysterious structure on the 38th parallel.

  • Bunker Nation

    New. A small isolated country littered with strange concrete mushrooms and a secret Japanese facility that was once at the forefront of weapons technology.

  • The Human Zoo

    New. An impressive compound commandeered and repurposed by a brutal regime and an eerie complex off the coast of Ireland that became the biggest of its kind.

  • Spike Island

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  • Hollywood Heroes

    Legendary film sets with surprising pasts and real locations that inspired Hollywood. Within these decaying structures are the echoes of history.

  • Stalin's Subway

    In North Wales a secret facility which once manufactured mustard gas and enriched uranium lies in ruins; In Malta is a luxurious quarantine facility, that hides a dark secret.

  • Disaster at the Maya Hotel

    Ruins of a vast industrial ghost town in the United States, a windswept, Scottish island and the remains of a resort in Japan that watched a city burn.

  • Murder Underground

    An engineering masterpiece carved into the cliff-face, and a long-range beacon that transmitted one of the most infamous messages in American history.

  • Shadow of the Wars

    New. Exploring a dystopian powerhouse in Pennsylvania, USA, a fairy-tale castle in Poland and AngloSaxon religious ruins across vast plains of Scotland

  • Shadow of the Wars

    New. Exploring a dystopian powerhouse in Pennsylvania, USA, a fairy-tale castle in Poland and AngloSaxon religious ruins across vast plains of Scotland

  • El Dorado Canyon

    An American desert canyon where fortunes were made and lives were lost and an island fortress in Scotland with an Achilles heel.

  • The Mafia Bunker

    An iron monster lost in the Alaskan tundra, a Crusader fort thrown into a modern conflict, and a prison built to house a mafia kingpin.

  • Abandoned Engineering

    A real-life concrete jungle in America's 'Rust Belt', and an industrial facility that brought energy to a remote corner of the world.

  • Abandoned Engineering

    A Middle Eastern region littered with ruins - the site of an extraordinary deception and a strange facility in Taiwan that struck fear into the hearts of those who knew its true purpose.

  • Abandoned Engineering

    Eerie ruins hiding in the forested hills of Arkansas, USA, and a disintegrating gulag in Albania that housed enemies of the state.

  • Abandoned Engineering

    A volcanic island just off Taiwan containing chilling ruins from its darkest era, and a miniature railway that lies forgotten in the woods of Arkansas USA.

  • Dead Sea Disaster

    A fairy-tale castle that staged one of the strangest stories of the Second World War and a haunting complex on an old American Frontier.

  • Global Icons

    Bizarrely-shaped huts in India, once home to global superstars, are now eerily quiet and neglected, and a shattered compound in Colombia linked to a criminal mastermind.

  • Heroes & Villians

    The home of an African dictator and a sporting hero, and the facility that held apartheid's greatest critic are abandoned, but still have unique stories to tell.

  • Paradise Lost

    Exploring a ghost town in Colorado, the remnants of an industrial enterprise in Puerto Rico and a remote village on Cyprus.

  • Death In Paradise

    New. Exploring a bloody battleground on the Pacific Island of Peleliu and an ominous military stronghold in Russia.

  • A Royal Deception

    Exploring a jungle refuge concealing a story of royal deceit, nuclear bunkers infiltrated by outsiders, and a haunted hospital marked by scandal.

  • Mafia Seaside Resort

    Exploring a beachside resort with ties to the Russian mafia, a windswept base hiding lifesaving technology, and a site in Iowa plagued by its past.

  • The Giant Speaker

    Exploring a bizarre block in Taiwan resembling a giant speaker, a pioneering venture in Alaska, and an alpine village that masks a military beast.

  • Cathedrial of Sewage

    Exploring an ominous tower in the forests of Croatia, a New York City complex that broke the mould, and a grand facility guarding the London riverbanks.

  • The Secret Bunker

    Exlporing a desert island with an infected past adrift from the US mainland, the brutalist palace of a mad Bulgarian dictator, and a doomed top-secret Nazi project.

  • The Battle of San Pietro

    Exploring Italian ruins immortalised by Hollywood, a crumbling Chilean city with two lives and a brutalist Scottish relic whose prayers went unanswered.

Episode guide

Abandoned Engineering

Series 1

Abandoned Engineering

  • Silent Cities

    What is left behind when urban areas are abandoned? Hear about some remarkable ghost towns, including Pripyat - frozen in time after Chernobyl - and Hashima Island.

  • Mission: Space

    The eerie world of abandoned Space Age projects. What became of the HARP gun in Barbados and the mountainside Barcroft Observatory in California? Find out today.

  • Lost Bridges

    Hear about some magnificent bridges that time forgot. A hurricane put paid to Goat Canyon Trestle in California, while Kinzua Viaduct was destroyed by a tornado.

  • Ghost Ships

    Hear about some once-great triumphs of marine engineering, now left to rust. A ship graveyard in Maryland has been colonised by wildlife. We go inside a Cold War sub.

  • Quest for Power

    Hear about the disused structures that were once at the forefront of power supply, including Budapest's Kelenfold Power Station and New York's Wardenclyffe Tower.

  • Roads to Nowhere

    Hear how a crumbling hill in the Peak District and dunes in California caused the closure of two roads. Learn why a route used by the French Resistance shut in 2003.

Abandoned Engineering

Series 2

Abandoned Engineering

  • Hitler's Army Powerhouse

    Hear how the Politz synthetic fuel plant in Poland, now a derelict site, was once central to Nazi Germany's drive to become self-sufficient on fuel.

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  • Britain's Sea Fort Complex

    Seven huge steel boxes stand rusting in the Thames Estuary. Hear how the Red Sands sea fort was once Britain's first line of defence against the Nazis.

  • The Italian Dam Disaster

    Hear the fateful story of the disused Vajont Dam in Italy, the site of a tragic disaster in 1963 which resulted in the deaths of around 2,000 people.

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  • Battle of Britain Technology Facility

    Learn about the strange-looking, derelict military facilities in Farnborough, which were once wind tunnels that played a vital role in WWII.

  • The Abandoned Nazi Railway

    The Canfranc Railway Station is a large and elaborate abandoned Nazi railway station in the Spanish Pyrenees. Why was it built?

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  • America's Jungle City

    Henry Ford's Fordlandia Rubber Town has been left to rot in the Amazon Rainforest, but it was once a symbol of the American dream.

  • Germany's Lost Warship

    The Georg Thiele was a technological masterpiece, but now it is a shipwreck, lost to the sea after running aground during a naval battle in WWII.

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  • Lost Highway In The Rainforest

    Hidden in the Brazilian jungle is the Petrobras Viaduct, an extraordinary highway that seemingly leads nowhere. Who built it and why?

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  • Abandoned Engineering S2 Coming Soon

    This series explores extraordinary structures left behind by time coming soon to Yesterday

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Abandoned Engineering

Series 3

Abandoned Engineering

  • England's Abandoned Village

    Featured - A country village hiding a sad secret, a mysterious tower scarred by war, a town decaying in the desert and a railway deep beneath a city.

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  • The Siege of Sarajevo

    Concrete channels hidden in a mountaintop forest, a collapsing bridge, a marooned military base and the upright rusting carcass of ship are all featured.

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  • Hitler's Wonder Weapon Bunker

    Hidden tunnels that saw a city prosper, a sunken wreck with a remarkable past, a concrete wartime dome and a mysterious cold war building all feature.

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  • Germany's D-Day Fortress

    A devastated cliff-top ruin, an extraordinary tall tower, a concrete structure stranded at sea and a heavy metal monster in a field all feature.

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  • The Desert Ghost Fleet

    The programme looks at a mysterious group of rusting ships stranded in an arid desert, and a monstrous defensive line on the snow-covered peaks of the Italian Alps.

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  • The Underwater Prison

    An abandoned prison beneath the water, a tunnel in the heart of a mountain, concrete towers hidden in the woods and a rusting coastal relic.

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  • A Ghost Town In Spain

    A village ruin, pitted and scarred, a ghostly fleet of ships, a bridge to nowhere hidden in a forest and strange metal structures in a wood all feature.

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  • Sabotage in the Mountains

    The remarkable projects include a towering structure with an explosive past, a deserted cityscape, a mysterious top-secret facility and a vast Nazi construction.

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Abandoned Engineering

Series 4

Abandoned Engineering

  • Guernsey Nazi Towers

    A little-known dark past explains the vast monolithic structures that dominate the small British island of Guernsey.

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  • Palace of Death (Aerotrain)

    A seemingly endless concrete line stretching through the French countryside, which sits as a monument to a discarded engineering advancement.

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  • The World's Strangest Ghost Town

    A settlement in Argentina destroyed by floods, a town in the US that has been erased, and a Soviet dream-town that turned into a nuclear nightmare.

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  • Bodie USA

    Projects include a maze of tunnels filled with haunting remains beneath the streets of Paris and a formation of domed structures hovering over the waters off the Florida coastline.

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  • Tunnel to the Underworld

    A West Virginia town that fell victim to change when steam trains became obsolete and an underground complex in Italy that'd been abandoned for nearly 2,000 years.

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  • Escobar's Ruin

    A ruined compound on the edge of a peninsula in Colombia which was once home to a famous outlaw and the strange towers looming over red-tinted waters in a Portuguese landscape.

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  • Villa De Vecchi Rhodes

    A formerly luxurious and strategic mountain-top villa on the island of Rhodes in the Mediterranean that's been ravaged by acts of revenge by locals since 1955.

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  • Pyramiden Norway

    A town with a supernatural atmosphere, a collection of imposing buildings in southern Australia, and the remains of curious-looking basins emerging from the waves.

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  • Behind the Berlin Wall Special

    Ruins include a covert Communist base that hid Cold War submarines for Tito and the former HQ of the Soviet Army in East Germany.

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  • Bannack USA

    A sprawling Wild West ghost town sits peaceful and abandoned in Montana, USA, but is still haunted by tales of murder, corruption an buried treasure.

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  • Buckner Building Alaska

    A vast project in the wilderness of southern Alaska, and a landscape of confusing structures that represented a bold statement of Spain's plans for the future.

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  • 1936 Olympic Village Berlin

    A pioneering complex marked by both glory and tragedy that's soon to be lost forever, and towering remains from an industrial age.

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Abandoned Engineering

Series 5

Abandoned Engineering

  • Escape from Devil's Island

    Claustrophobic prison cells that contain a story worthy of international acclaim, and a vast mountainside complex that held the power to change the world.

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  • Top Secret Nuclear Arsenal

    A secretive underground base that concealed the power to destroy nations, and a sprawling industrial relic clinging to the edge of an unforgiving waterfall.

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  • A Nation Torn Apart

    A marooned ironclad structure off the coast of England that hides a dramatic story of war and resilience, and a facility in America that helped tear apart a nation.

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  • Ghosts of the Swamp

    Forgotten relics from the defence of America's homeland, concealed by the banks of the Mississippi, and a concrete behemoth on the French coast that proved invulnerable.

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  • The Valkyrie Assassin

    The underground base with the power to destroy a nation, the site linked with an attempt to kill a dictator, and an ancient world discovered in the American wilderness.

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  • Disaster in the Desert

    The desert town that faced a disaster of biblical proportions. Plus, vast coastal ruins that reveal a past once wiped from history.

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  • Death Behind Bars

    An American prison for the violent and deranged with links to an infamous cult leader, and a cavernous tunnel network in France offering shelter from unrelenting bombardment.

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  • Behind Enemy Lines

    An Albanian village home to Allied secret agents, devastated for resisting the Nazi war machine, and a notorious asylum in America that enforced lobotomies on a large scale.

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Series 6

Abandoned Engineering

  • Blast Zone

    Within a dense Polish woodland sits a forgotten complex with an explosive history. Also, grand coastal defences in Ghana reveal a tortured past.

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  • North Of The Wall

    A complex of stone buildings near Hadrian's Wall that were built to keep Northern hoards at bay! Also, a top secret military facility in the American Midwest.

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  • Forbidden Island

    Examining a ghost island once belonging to a secretive country on the fringes of Europe. Also, a haunting site in the UK with evidence of strange burial practices.

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  • The Lost Pirate City

    What happened to an infamous pirate city in Jamaica? Also, a grim gulag in Croatia and a Louisiana plantation caught up in the aftermath of the American Civil War.

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  • The Human Zoo

    New. An impressive compound commandeered and repurposed by a brutal regime and an eerie complex off the coast of Ireland that became the biggest of its kind.

  • The World's Strangest Disaster Zones

    A two-hour special featuring a deserted Caribbean city, an American ghost town still burning and an Arctic settlement facing a terrifying future.

  • Defenders Of Liberty

    A now silent site that played a pivotal role defending the U.S through the 20th century. Plus, a crumbling Italian fortress and a ghostly Ukrainian mansion.

  • Disaster On The 38th Parallel

    New. The mysterious Cachtice Castle home to Elizabeth Bathory, said to have killed over 600 girls and a mysterious structure on the 38th parallel.

  • Space Plane

    A juggernaut of Soviet engineering which was crucial to the international space race. Deserted Scottish coastal defences and a complex that's crucial to American history.

  • Bunker Nation

    New. A small isolated country littered with strange concrete mushrooms and a secret Japanese facility that was once at the forefront of weapons technology.

  • Spike Island

    Abandoned Engineering

Abandoned Engineering

Series 7

Abandoned Engineering

  • Hollywood Heroes

    Legendary film sets with surprising pasts and real locations that inspired Hollywood. Within these decaying structures are the echoes of history.

  • Stalin's Subway

    In North Wales a secret facility which once manufactured mustard gas and enriched uranium lies in ruins; In Malta is a luxurious quarantine facility, that hides a dark secret.

  • Disaster at the Maya Hotel

    Ruins of a vast industrial ghost town in the United States, a windswept, Scottish island and the remains of a resort in Japan that watched a city burn.

  • Murder Underground

    An engineering masterpiece carved into the cliff-face, and a long-range beacon that transmitted one of the most infamous messages in American history.

  • El Dorado Canyon

    An American desert canyon where fortunes were made and lives were lost and an island fortress in Scotland with an Achilles heel.

  • The Mafia Bunker

    An iron monster lost in the Alaskan tundra, a Crusader fort thrown into a modern conflict, and a prison built to house a mafia kingpin.

  • Abandoned Engineering

    A real-life concrete jungle in America's 'Rust Belt', and an industrial facility that brought energy to a remote corner of the world.

  • Abandoned Engineering

    A Middle Eastern region littered with ruins - the site of an extraordinary deception and a strange facility in Taiwan that struck fear into the hearts of those who knew its true purpose.

  • Abandoned Engineering

    Eerie ruins hiding in the forested hills of Arkansas, USA, and a disintegrating gulag in Albania that housed enemies of the state.

  • Abandoned Engineering

    A volcanic island just off Taiwan containing chilling ruins from its darkest era, and a miniature railway that lies forgotten in the woods of Arkansas USA.

  • Dead Sea Disaster

    A fairy-tale castle that staged one of the strangest stories of the Second World War and a haunting complex on an old American Frontier.

  • Global Icons

    Bizarrely-shaped huts in India, once home to global superstars, are now eerily quiet and neglected, and a shattered compound in Colombia linked to a criminal mastermind.

Abandoned Engineering

Series 8

Abandoned Engineering

  • Heroes & Villians

    The home of an African dictator and a sporting hero, and the facility that held apartheid's greatest critic are abandoned, but still have unique stories to tell.

  • Paradise Lost

    Exploring a ghost town in Colorado, the remnants of an industrial enterprise in Puerto Rico and a remote village on Cyprus.

  • Mafia Seaside Resort

    Exploring a beachside resort with ties to the Russian mafia, a windswept base hiding lifesaving technology, and a site in Iowa plagued by its past.

  • A Royal Deception

    Exploring a jungle refuge concealing a story of royal deceit, nuclear bunkers infiltrated by outsiders, and a haunted hospital marked by scandal.

  • The Giant Speaker

    Exploring a bizarre block in Taiwan resembling a giant speaker, a pioneering venture in Alaska, and an alpine village that masks a military beast.

  • Cathedrial of Sewage

    Exploring an ominous tower in the forests of Croatia, a New York City complex that broke the mould, and a grand facility guarding the London riverbanks.

  • Divine Intervention

    New. Exploring a luxury resort that conceals a top-secret facility, a mysterious complex in Bali struck by disaster, and a relic of hope near Jerusalem.

  • The Secret Bunker

    Exlporing a desert island with an infected past adrift from the US mainland, the brutalist palace of a mad Bulgarian dictator, and a doomed top-secret Nazi project.

  • The Battle of San Pietro

    Exploring Italian ruins immortalised by Hollywood, a crumbling Chilean city with two lives and a brutalist Scottish relic whose prayers went unanswered.

  • Shadow of the Wars

    New. Exploring a dystopian powerhouse in Pennsylvania, USA, a fairy-tale castle in Poland and AngloSaxon religious ruins across vast plains of Scotland

  • Death In Paradise

    New. Exploring a bloody battleground on the Pacific Island of Peleliu and an ominous military stronghold in Russia.

  • Before The Crown

    New. Exploring the honeymoon home of a young princess and grand monuments designed by the most notorious dictator of the twentieth century.

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