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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Valkyrie Assassin

    New. 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.

  • The Valkyrie Assassin

    New. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Escape from Devil's Island

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

  • Escape from Devil's Island

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Palace of Death (Aerotrain)

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

  • Palace of Death (Aerotrain)

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

  • Guernsey Nazi Towers

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

  • Guernsey Nazi Towers

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Top Secret Nuclear Arsenal

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

Series 1

Abandoned Engineering S2 Coming Soon

  • 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

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.

  • Palace of Death (Aerotrain)

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • Top Secret Nuclear Arsenal

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

  • A Nation Torn Apart

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

  • Ghosts of the Swamp

    New. 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 to attacks.

  • The Valkyrie Assassin

    New. 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.

  • 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.

  • Death Behind Bars

    New. 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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  • Abandoned Engineering

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