I'll admit, I'm a bit of a sucker for these types of shows – documentaries about massive, amazing construction projects. I expected this DVD to be great, and the BBC did not disappoint.
The stories are not told in traditional documentary style, instead, actors, sets and special effects are used to re-enact the seven historical construction projects based on true records, diaries and scrapbooks kept by the actual people involved. A lot of thought and detail has been put into each story, and it seems that almost no expense was spared in making a quality series. You really become immersed in the story, and each show feels more like a short film rather than a documentary, and I've thoroughly enjoyed them all.