This autumn, Smithsonian Channel delves deep into the guts and bolts of the world’s most innovative, multi-million dollar machines to spotlight the everyday hard hat heroes who oversee their operations in the new original series, Impossible Repairs (6×60’).
Hosted by filmmaker, adventurer, and survivalist Mike Davidson, this six-part series spans the globe to give audiences exclusive access into the heart of the machines that shape our economy and way of life. Along the way, audiences will be introduced to an elite team of mechanics, engineers and technicians who oversee the inner workings of these mechanical monsters on land, at sea and in the sky. Impossible Repairs will debut on Smithsonian Channel in the UK on Sept. 13 (8pm), in the U.S. and Canada on Sept. 19 (8pm ET/PT), in Latin America on Oct. 3 (10pm), and in Brazil on Oct. 17 (10pm).
Impossible Repairs transports audiences on an adrenaline-fueled journey across the globe with host Mike Davidson at the helm. The cameras follow Mike as he embeds with crews and goes on various adventures, including travelling 260 feet below the streets of Toronto, Canada for a never-before-seen look at the construction of a new wastewater treatment tunnel being built under one of the biggest lakes in the world; swimming inshark-infested Caribbean waters for a closer look at SeaStationfish pens; and flying a gargantuan Air Crane helicopter to help harvest timber from the hard-to-reach forests of British Columbia, Canada’s Vancouver Island. In each episode, audiences will discover the engineering secrets and problem-solving tactics used to ensure these essential machines run safely and on schedule.