The BBC’s new Airport Live begins next Monday, 17th June, at 8pm on BBC2.
This brand new, one-off program from Heathrow feature a mix of live and pre-recorded coverage. For 4 nights, presenters Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Dallas Campbell will get behind the scenes at the world’s busiest international airport.
Commenting on the show, Dan Snow had this to say : “Air travel has become an everyday luxury that we take for granted, but behind the scenes it’s a fascinating web of processes all precisely managed to maintain equilibrium. Over four nights we’ll get the chance to see how it all works. We’ll take a look at the complex choreography of air traffic control, learn to fly the world’s largest passenger jet, the A380, and discover how weather plays a crucial role in keeping the whole operation running smoothly. Airport Live will be a thrilling journey through the skies and a definitive account of modern air travel.”
Airport Live will mark the most complete exploration of Heathrow’s grounds and skies and will feature a mix of live and pre-recorded footage that will explain how an airport works. BBC Two will go behind the scenes airside; into the heart of the air traffic control tower; onto the tarmac as a plane is turned around for departure; and into the hub of engineering to watch a service on a plane. Everything and everyone is on a deadline and BBC Two will be there to watch this daily race first hand.
Janice Hadlow, Controller, BBC Two, says: “In recent years, BBC Two has enjoyed great success with live events, from Stargazing Live to Volcano Live. Now, in one of our most ambitious broadcasts ever, we’re going behind the scenes at one of the world’s busiest airports. Over four nights, BBC Two will be based at the air traffic control tower, offering a completely unique perspective on how an airport works around the clock.”