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Why Buildings Collapse | BBC Two 28 June 2022

Why Buildings Collapse | BBC Two 28 June 2022

One year ago, Champlain Towers South – an apartment building near Miami – collapsed, killing 98 people. This film forensically examines what happened and asks: what went wrong? And could more buildings across the world be at risk of a similar catastrophic fate?

On 24 June 2021, Champlain Towers South – a 13-storey residential building in Surfside, Florida – collapsed in just 12 seconds. Fifty five apartments were reduced to rubble and 98 people lost their lives. What might have caused one of the worst building failures in modern history?

One year on, there is still no official explanation. This programme examines what went wrong and investigates the implications for other buildings around the world, including those in the UK.

We draw on emotional eye-witness testimony, tense bodycam footage from first responders, news archive and 3D CGI animations to piece together the definitive, moment-by-moment account of this disaster.

We recount the complex rescue and recovery operation, revealing astonishing against-all-odds stories of survival – and how rescuers excavated beneath the ruins of the devastated building in the desperate hunt for victims.

We explore the factors that might have led to the collapse, featuring case studies of other dramatic building collapses, and unpack the science and engineering behind them. We speak to leading forensic engineers and the investigating engineer for the town of Surfside. The building was in urgent need of repair – did this play a role in its failure?

The programme also looks to the future to ask what lessons we might learn from this disaster. In Scotland, more than half of all housing is in need of repairs to critical elements, and tenements are crumbling in cities like Glasgow. How should we tackle the problem of our ageing buildings, and what technological solutions could we adopt to prevent a future tragedy?

June 28 @ 21:30
21:30 — 22:30 (1h)

BBC Two

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Eastenders 21 July 2022(BBC One)

Eastenders 21 July 2022(BBC One) 11

The Panesars’ world is turned upside down. Finlay and Felix get to know the locals. Phil and Kathy work together to help Ben.

The venerable soap opera focuses on the residents of the fictional London borough of Walford.

Residents of Albert Square in London’s East End deal with life, love and loss. The popular soap opera focuses on family relationships and a sense of belonging in the community, and has been known to tackle hard-hitting topics such as rape, racial prejudice, unemployment, euthanasia and homosexuality.

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FILM : Olga | Channel 4 11 July 0:55am

Junior Bake Off | Channel 4 28 January 5:00pm
(2021) 85 mins 15

Strikingly relevant, award-winning drama following a young Ukrainian gymnast pursuing a career in the sport while exiled in Switzerland. Olga (Anastasia Budiashkina), a 15-year-old from Kyiv, flees her home country when the Maidan revolution breaks out in 2014, leading to the overthrow of the nation’s government. A promising gymnast, she heads to Switzerland and joins the Swiss team, for which she qualifies through her dad. She excels in her new home, but difficulties with the language barrier and, more importantly, the frightening news coming through from Ukraine – where her family still are – leave her with intense feelings of anxiety, guilt and anger. Against the backdrop of heightening political tension, Olga tries to carve out a career for herself in the sport she loves. In Ukrainian and French with English subtitles.

July 11 @ 00:55
00:55 — 02:30 (1h 35′)

Channel 4

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The Undeclared War | Channel 4 14 July 2022

Junior Bake Off | Channel 4 28 January 5:00pm
Episode 3

Cyber thriller from BAFTA-winning creator Peter Kosminsky that lifts the veil on the most urgent battle of our time. Set in 2024, The Undeclared War tracks a leading team of analysts buried in the heart of GCHQ, secretly working to ward off a series of cyber-attacks on the UK in the run-up to a general election. When a routine stress test of internet infrastructure goes awry, 21-year-old GCHQ intern Saara Parvin (Hannah Khalique-Brown) suddenly finds herself operating on the invisible frontier of high-stakes cyber warfare. In a thrilling cat-and-mouse game, Saara and the team at GCHQ must try to stay one step ahead and anticipate their opponents’ every hidden move. The clock is ticking as a battle with high stakes and unpredictable enemies takes place entirely online, with very real consequences. But how do you win a war that most of the public don’t know you’re fighting? Also starring Simon Pegg, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Adrian Lester, Alex Jennings, Mark Rylance and Kerry Godliman. In the third episode, Saara’s classmate Vadim Trusov (German Segal) returns to St Petersburg from university in London when Putin’s government tells all Russian students to leave the UK. He reluctantly starts work at Glavset, a covert organisation that uses social media to influence public opinion in Britain. There, Vadim meets Marina (Tinatin Dalakishvili), a single mother with her own reasons for working on the inside of the propaganda machine. Initially hostile, Marina and Vadim become closer, while Vadim becomes the victim of his own success at work and is drawn further into Russia’s cyber warfare efforts. The more he understands about what they might be planning, the more uneasy he grows – leading him to a risky stunt. Writer/Dir: Peter Kosminsky; Exec Prods: Peter Kosminsky, Colin Callender, Noëlette Buckley; Prod: Robert Jones; Prod Cos: Playground, Stonehenge Films and Universal International Studios for Channel 4 and Peacock.

July 14 @ 21:00
21:00 — 22:15 (1h 15′)

Channel 4

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