In this episodes the drones fly through a village erased from the maps, a supermarket without any customers and a platform in the ocean that claims to be an independent nation.
The flight starts in Scotland, where just a few miles from the Forth Bridge, the largest aircraft carriers ever built for the Royal Navy are under construction. Security in the dockyard is tight, but with each carrier weighing 65,000 tonnes and the flight deck measuring 4.2 acres, it’s hard to keep them under wraps!
Then the drones head to Nottinghamshire, to an unmarked building and a very different kind of military operation. Inside it looks like a supermarket, but there are no tills, no queues and you’re not allowed in. It’s not on any official list of stores and the only shoppers you’ll find here are professionals, working through the night to prepare your online shopping order.
From here they fly to the Kent coast where a WWII shipwreck still looms over the town of Sheerness. For when this ship sank, it was packed full of high explosives, and they’re still there. Our drones allow us to film closer to the wreck than ever before. On the coast nearby we’ll meet local residents who are worried that nothing has being done to clear this time bomb in the Thames.
Also in this episode, the drones fly into an exclusive gated community in East London to discover its dark past. They enter James Dyson’s top-secret research laboratory and a Wiltshire village whose residents were evacuated during the Second World War and never allowed to return. Finally we’ll fly seven miles out to sea to discover a platform in the ocean that has been fighting for independence since the Sixties. Sealand has its own royal family, stamps and currency. You’ll need a passport to visit and the residents aren’t afraid to defend themselves from would-be invaders.