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  • Episode 40

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    S 1 : Ep 40 - 11/1/07

    First in the show we take a look at what goes into making the useful pepper mill. Then we reveal the ancient art of Japanese drum making. Finally a look at how the ever handy kitchen item, cling film, is made.moreless
  • Episode 39

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    S 1 : Ep 39 - 10/25/07

    In this show, How It Works looks at how designers study each new race car to create the ever popular scalectrix models. Find out how fine olive oil is produced. Finally we reveal how pyrex glass can stand the heat when other glass would shatter.moreless
  • Episode 38

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    S 1 : Ep 38 - 10/18/07

    In today's episode How It Works takes a look at how the technical ice hockey skate is made. We also follow the production of stripey toothpaste. Plus we see how favorite sweet snack, chocolate, is made.moreless
  • Episode 37

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    S 1 : Ep 37 - 10/11/07

    In today's episode, How It Works takes a look at how an ordinary mirror is made. Find out how violin strings are made out of lamb's intestines and what exactly goes into making a delicious piece of shortbread.moreless
  • Episode 36

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    S 1 : Ep 36 - 10/4/07

    Find out how bullet-proof vests are made. We also look at how the all important steel safety barriers are put together to keep us safe on the motorway. Plus a look at how chewing gum can help prevent cavities, and see how the handy bicycle pump is made.moreless
  • Episode 35

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    S 1 : Ep 35 - 9/27/07

    We take a close look at the manufacture of the seat belt and how it saves lives. Next, a look at the scented bowling ball. We explain what goes into that melt in your mouth pastry, the croissant. Plus a look at how an all-natural hair brush is made.moreless
  • Episode 34

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    S 1 : Ep 34 - 9/20/07

    First in this show, find out that vital tool the shopping trolley is put together. Then it's time to take a look at how the modern chain saw developed and is manufactured. Discover the benefits of Britain's favourite berry, the strawberry.moreless
  • Episode 33

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    S 1 : Ep 33 - 9/13/07

    First in this show we take a look at how cannula are made. Cannula are a type of needle used to administer drugs or IV drips to patients.
  • Episode 32

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    S 1 : Ep 32 - 9/6/07

    Discover how fluorescent light bulbs are made. Then we take a look at how a modern shovel is put together. Plus we reveal how toxic by-products are stored to keep us all safe, and exactly what goes in to making a baby's disposable nappy.moreless
  • Episode 31

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    S 1 : Ep 31 - 8/30/07

    In this episode, How It Works finds out exactly how secure our bikes are, with a look a heavy-duty steel bike lock being produced. Also, it's time to shine a light on the mass manufacture of tea-candles.moreless
  • Episode 30

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    S 1 : Ep 30 - 8/23/07

    In this show, see how a team of skilled glassblowers and amazing robots make glassware for science labs around the world. Then find out how a factory that makes flat pack shelves makes sure that they all fit together perfectly.moreless
  • Episode 29

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    S 1 : Ep 29 - 8/16/07

    In this episode of How It Works we take a look at how a regular car is converted into a stretched limousine; How high tech hiking boots are made from scratch. And we explain the production process behind the toughest grip, the humble wall plug.moreless
  • Episode 28

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    S 1 : Ep 28 - 8/9/07

    In this show, see the making of world famous electric guitars. Find out how tampons are actually made and go behind the scenes at a radiator factory. Plus visit a farm and see the growth cycle of asparagus.moreless
  • Episode 27

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    S 1 : Ep 27 - 8/2/07

    Today's episode takes a look at paper recycling. Everything from padded envelopes to glossy magazines are sent to be recycled. The various types of paper must be sorted.
  • Episode 26

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    S 1 : Ep 26 - 7/26/07

    First in this show is the complicated process of refrigeration. Then we take you on a journey looking at the design and manufacture involved in putting together a bobsleigh. Plus a look at how the humble Wellington boot and everyday rubbish bin are made.moreless
  • Episode 25

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    S 1 : Ep 25 - 7/19/07

    In today's episode, How It Works gets its leathers on as we look at how Harley Davidson's are made, and we look at how the luxury leather chair goes from drawing board to your living room.moreless
  • Episode 24

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    S 1 : Ep 24 - 7/12/07

    In today's episode, How It Works finds out how both German beer and Brooks saddles are made, along with the high-tech world of DVD and Tupperware production.
  • Episode 23

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    S 1 : Ep 23 - 7/5/07

    In today's show, How It Works looks at the radical transformation from coconut husk to doormat and also we take a look at environmental ways of saving money on petrol and putting old tires to use.moreless
  • Episode 22

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    S 1 : Ep 22 - 6/28/07

    In today's episode, How It Works takes a gamble and discovers how fruit machines are made. Also, a look at how a basic block of ice can be transformed into a striking sculpture.moreless
  • Episode 21

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    S 1 : Ep 21 - 6/21/07

    In this first episode, How It Works looks at the design and manufacture of bicycle helmets and the iconic Zippo lighter. Plus a look at tailor made suits and the modern production of a delicious ring donut.moreless
  • Episode 20

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    S 1 : Ep 20 - 6/14/07

    In the twentieth episode, How It Works discovers the amazing processes involved with turning milk into the world famous Parmesan cheese, and learns more about the sophisticated, anti-fraud technology hidden within the 2 Euro coin.moreless
  • Episode 19

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    S 1 : Ep 19 - 6/7/07

    In the nineteenth episode, How It Works follows the dedicated efforts of a group of car restorers as they rebuild a classic 1970's Jaguar Coupe.
  • Episode 18

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    S 1 : Ep 18 - 5/31/07

    In the eighteenth episode, How It Works finds out how supermarkets can transport bananas all around the world, but still get them onto the supermarket shelves just when they ripen.
  • Episode 17

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    S 1 : Ep 17 - 5/24/07

    In the seventeenth episode, How It Works discover the secrets behind the everyday AA battery and how it works. And we learn how maple syrup is made from the sap of thousands of Canadian maple trees.moreless
  • Episode 16

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    S 1 : Ep 16 - 5/17/07

    In the sixteenth episode, How It Works watches the in-depth cooking process involved in making tasty Tortilla chips, and we learn about the fascinating processes involved in making a genuine cowboy hat.
  • Episode 15

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    S 1 : Ep 15 - 5/10/07

    In this, the fifteenth episode of How It Works we take a closer look at the handmade spring roll from China and we follow the high-tech construction processes involved in the development and construction of a brand new design of ski goggles.moreless
  • Episode 14

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    S 1 : Ep 14 - 5/3/07

    First in this show, find out how a diamond drill cuts out a contact lens to fit a patient's eye to perfection, and then see how a team of workers race against the clock to resurface the tarmac on an airport runway.moreless
  • Episode 13

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 4/26/07

    First in this show, we see the state of the art production line which churns out mobile phones. Then, discover how scaffolders in Hong Kong build colossal towers - out of bamboo and plastic straps!moreless
  • Episode 12

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    S 1 : Ep 12 - 4/19/07

    First in this show is an amazing machine which harvests dead trees from the bottom of lakes and reservoirs. Then we go to India to discover the secrets of making the right blend for a perfect cup of tea.moreless
  • Episode 11

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 4/12/07

    First in this show is the complicated process of building a simple but sturdy object, the padlock. Then we take the plunge to show you how the largest mobile log flume in the world is built.moreless
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