Episodes airing soon

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tunnel to the Underworld

    New. 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

    New. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Escobar's Ruin

    New. 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

    New. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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?

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.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • 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

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

  • 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.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • 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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    Not scheduled
  • 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.

  • 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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    Not scheduled
  • 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.

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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    Not scheduled
  • 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.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • 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

    New. 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

    New. 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.