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Concorde: The Race for Supersonic: Final Episode (Channel 4 Saturday 2 December 2023)

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Channel 4 Documentary and Factual

Concorde: The Race for Supersonic: Final Episode airs Saturday 2 December 2023 on Channel 4.

What is this episode about

This is the tale of the worldwide competition to construct the first supersonic airliner, the aircraft that revolutionised air travel, and the spies and geniuses who worked on it.

Shocking archive footage shows the tragic and fatal end to the Soviet project, but in the final episode, the Anglo-French Concorde competes head-on with its rival. It turns out that the moon shot and money, not technology, are what bring down America’s massive domestic rival, as the show reveals. The secret archives of a Russian defector have revealed the identities of spies involved in the Concorde project who had previously remained anonymous. However, in the end, just a single supersonic aircraft makes it. Does this, however, prove that the Concorde, the Anglo-French plane, triumphs?

Due to the global prohibition of supersonic flights over land, passengers board Jumbo jets instead of the once-proud Concorde, which is now seen as more of a luxury item for the well-to-do. Concorde lived out a supersonic fantasy for twenty years until a terrible accident brought it crashing down. The last flight of Concorde was in 2003. Can anything similar ever happen again?

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When can we see the episode

Concorde: The Race for Supersonic: Final Episode airs Saturday 2 December 2023 at 8.25pm on Channel 4

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

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Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.

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