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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 17 Nov 2019
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Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Documentary, History, Factual

Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works

For the first time in 75 years Lockheed Martin is pulling back the veil on their top secret program, Skunk Works.

This secretive aerospace division is responsible for creating the most innovative machines in modern history: the U2, the SR-71 Blackbird, the Stealth bomber... technology so far advanced for its time that eyewitnesses have mistaken their crafts for otherworldly.

From its beginning at the dawn of World War II into the 1990s, Skunk Works produced a fleet of revolutionary fighter and spy aircraft in record time while under immense Cold War pressure.

These warplanes were built in secret hangars at the Burbank airport, tested at the mysterious Area-51, and gave America the edge in the skies for over 50 years.

Engineers at Skunk Works created everything from the U2 Spy plane, capable of evading Soviet anti-aircraft missiles at 70,000 feet; to the record-setting SR71 Blackbird, which once flew from Los Angeles to Washington DC in just 63 minutes.

The only thing more incredible than the machines themselves are the stunning stories of their creation.

With exclusive access to the Skunk Works archives, meet the engineers who created the breakthroughs that revolutionised aerodynamics and changed history forever.
 

The Crown 3

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama, Period Drama

The Crown 3

This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.

The third season sees a new guard sweep into Downing Street, as Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman, replacing Claire Foy as an older version of the queen) and her family struggle to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing Britain.

From cold-war paranoia, through to the jet-set and the space age - the exuberance of the 1960s and the long hangover of the 1970s - Elizabeth and the Royals must adapt to a new, more liberated, but also more turbulent world.

 

Actors in this post: Olivia Colman, Claire Foy

Channels in this post: History Africa, Netflix South Africa



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