The Smithsonian Channel has announced a new engineering-focused documentary series, Impossible Repairs, premiering this fall.
The 6 x 60-minute series is hosted by filmmaker, adventurer and survivalist Mike Davidson (pictured), and looks at the world’s most innovative machines and highlights the workers who keep them going. Viewers will follow Davidson as he embeds with crews for various adventures, including going more than 250 feet below the streets of Toronto to witness the construction of a new wastewater treatment tunnel as it’s being built under one of the world’s largest lakes; swimming in shark-infested Caribbean waters for a closer look at SeaStation fish pens; and flying an Air Crane helicopter to harvest timber from British Columbia’s forests.
Impossible Repairs will debut on Smithsonian Channel in the UK on September 13, in the U.S. and Canada on September 19, in Latin America on October 3 and in Brazil on October 17.
The series is produced by Canada’s Attraction Images in association with Smithsonian Channel, Blue Ant Media and Beyond Distribution. Davidson serves as series producer and director, as well as the on-screen expert in the field. Executive producers are Joey Case, Nicole Hamilton, and Richard Speer for Attraction, and John Cavanagh for Smithsonian Channel. Overseeing the show for Smithsonian Channel in Canada is Samantha Linton, head of original content for Blue Ant Media’s Canadian channels.