How to Build

Series 1 - 3. How to Build Britain's Secret Engineers

About this programme

3/3. Workers at British defence contractor QinetiQ discuss some of their secretive projects, including scientists and engineers who are building robots to defuse Afghanistan's deadly roadside bombs - as well as adapting them to help in dangerous civilian situations in the UK. The programme also explores a project to make wind turbines less visible to radar, and follows the work of specialists racing to get Chinook helicopters ready for front-line service. Narrated by Gerard Fletcher.

Cast and crew


Gerard Fletcher


Jon Eastman
Series Producer
Steve Crabtree