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Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport

  • Episode:

    12 of 12

  • Transmission (TX):

    Tue 26 Oct 2021

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    7.30pm - 8.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 43 2021 : Sat 23 Oct - Fri 29 Oct

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  • Published:

    Wed 13 Oct 2021

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Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport

Series overview

Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport flies through the doors of the famous transport hub for nine brand new episodes to provide a vivid insight into the people who work there and travel through it.

Dame Julie Walters narrates as while Covid travel restrictions begin to ease, cameras continue to explore behind the scenes at the massive transport hub, giving audiences an exclusive look at how one of the world's most popular airports handles a worldwide pandemic.  

Filmed over the last 12 months, with passengers trickling back into an airport dealing with new and ever-changing challenges, it's still business as usual at Britain’s busiest airport. 

Episode 12

It’s the height of summer. Temperatures at Heathrow have reached a sweat-inducing 32.2C - and the planet is on course for the hottest year in history. The airport is tackling climate change head on… and for Airside Ian – that means a new motor.

Inside the terminals, with the hustle and bustle of international travel steadily rising, it’s all system’s flow at Express Test -  Heathrow’s in-house covid testing centre with service manager Joel right in the thick of it.

Also, inside Terminal 2, the cleaning team are on the hunt for a special kind of vagrant which requires some very hi-tech infrared equipment.