PREVIEW: Building Britain's Biggest Nuclear Power Station, BBC Two

With unique behind-the-scenes access, this series follows the construction workers at Hinkley Point C, Britain’s biggest and newest nuclear power station, which is being built in a remote corner of the Somerset countryside.



With a price tag of over 22 billion pounds and covering an area the size of 250 football pitches, this extraordinary construction site is one of the largest in Europe and the UK’s first new nuclear power station for a generation.


This series follows the engineers, technicians, and the behind-the-scenes staff who are under pressure to keep the project on track, including building the mammoth foundations for the two nuclear reactors, excavating 3.5km cooling water tunnels out under the Bristol Channel and constructing the critical airtight inner steel lining, designed to contain any radioactive material in the unlikely event of a meltdown.


Building Britain's Biggest Nuclear Power Station begins Wednesday 02nd June at 9pm on BBC Two.