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Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport

  • Episode:


  • Transmission (TX):

    Wed 22 Sep 2021

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    8.00pm - 8.30pm

  • Week:

    Week 38 2021 : Sat 18 Sep - Fri 24 Sep

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  • Published:

    Wed 08 Sep 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 7

With the new regulations for travel becoming ever more complicated, it’s not surprising passengers are starting to fight back.

The Aviation police in the form of Sergeant Dawson and Inspector Shard have their diplomatic hats on as they uphold the new quarantine laws of the land. Since February 15th anyone travelling back from a red-list coronavirus hotspot must stay in a special quarantine hotel for 10 days. But in tonight’s episode, one passenger who has changed planes in a red country  is adamantly refusing to comply with the rules - and it’s not just human passengers who are forced to have a stopover.

The City of London Corporation Animal Reception Centre handles tens of millions of animals who pass through Heathrow every year and whilst staff adore the delightful dog reunions, there are some tardy tortoises who end up having to hang around.