BBC2 to air new engineering and architecture series

Show to illustrate breakthrough moments, challenges and firsts in British engineering and architectu

BBC2 has announced it will air a new series titled "Scaling Britain", which will use urban climbing techniques to explore iconic buildings such as St Paul's Cathedral and the new Imperial War Museum North in Manchester.

The show, set to air next autumn, will feature architectural expert Dr Jonathan Foyle climbing the exterior of the structures and explaining their role in history.

According to the Guardian, the show will feature 15 half-hour episodes in the 6.30pm slot. Each episode will focus on a different structure to illustrate breakthrough moments, challenges and firsts in British engineering and architecture.

The show, commissioned by the BBC daytime controller Liam Keelan, is based on a Fred Dibnah documentary which featured Dibnah repairing Bolton's town hall clock, at a height of nearly 250ft. "Scaling Britain" is being produced by Gerard Melling and is made for the BBC by ITN Productions.