BBC2 - Britain's Biggest Warship - Sunday, April 15th 2018 - 8 pm

soleil

War Hero
"HMS Queen Elizabeth is the largest and most advanced warship ever constructed in Britain. This three-part series for BBC Two follows the ultra-modern super aircraft carrier as she is taken to sea for the first time on gruelling and risky sea trials that push ship and crew to breaking point.

Taking viewers on an epic voyage of discovery, from construction in the building yard to the rigorous trials in which everything is tested for the first time – Britain’s Biggest Warship tells the extraordinary story of a super-carrier that will be in service for the next 50 years.

Embedded within the ship’s company of 700 sailors, award-winning filmmaker Chris Terrill captures an intimate and personal portrait of life on board as the men and women learn the intricacies of a warship that will change the way Britain goes to war."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2018/16/britains-biggest-warship
 

soleil

War Hero
Episode 1

"It is early 2016 and sailors begin to arrive at Rosyth dockyard in Scotland where HMS Queen Elizabeth is still under construction. Captain Jerry Kyd and his 700 sailors assemble to take up their posts on the biggest warship constructed for the Royal Navy. Their mission? To take the prototype warship to sea for the first time on dangerous make or break sea trials in the North Sea.

Before sailing, the crew have to undergo rigorous fire and flood training, but suddenly they are faced with the real thing. Has the training paid off? And how will they get the supercarrier out of the dockyard sea gate with only a few centimetres clearance either side? They will also have to sail her under the Forth road and rail bridges - no easy task when HMS Queen Elizabeth is taller than both.

With unprecedented access, this series - three years in the making - tells the behind-the-scenes story of what makes HMS Queen Elizabeth so unique and how her crew are working together to breathe life into Britain's biggest warship."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b08zpp
 
<<...taken to sea for the first time on gruelling and risky sea trials that push ship and crew to breaking point...>>

Gadzooks - That'll be the former MLP then, eh?

(Her sojourn southwards being almost coincident with his mysterious departure from RR...)
 

soleil

War Hero
Clips, Episode 1:

Clip 1

After months of waiting, the ship's company finally make HMS Queen Elizabeth their home, and will now transform the grey metal box into a fully functioning warship."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p063yx84

Clip 2

The crew take the super carrier on its first test cruise where everyone is pushed to their limits and when adverse weather puts a stop to proceedings, it's all hands on deck.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p063yx7x
 
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