Jumbo: The Plane that Changed the World


Jumbo: The Plane that Changed the World
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Also known as747: The Jumbo Revolution
Written byChristopher Spencer
Directed byChristopher Spencer
Narrated byPhilip Glenister
ComposerNed Bouhalassa
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
  • Tom Brisley
  • Alan Handel
CinematographyRob Goldie
Running time60 minutes
Production companies
  • Arrow Media
  • Handel Productions
DistributorTCB Media
Original network
Picture format16:9 1080i
Original release27 February 2014 (2014-02-27)
External links

Jumbo: The Plane that Changed the World, also known as 747: The Jumbo Revolution is a British documentary that was broadcast on BBC Two on 27 February 2014.[1] The documentary, written and directed by Christopher Spencer, is about the development of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet.[2]



The documentary was commissioned by the BBC and is a co-production with Smithsonian Channel and Discovery Canada. The Smithsonian Channel will broadcast it as a two-hour episode with the title 747: The Jumbo Revolution.[3] The production company is Arrow Media and the distributor is TCB Media.[4][5]


The Guardian called it a television highlight of the day.[6] Overnight figures show that the documentary was watched by 1.34 million viewers in the United Kingdom, with a 5.9% audience share.[7]


  1. ^ "Jumbo: The Plane That Changed the World (BBC2, 9pm)". The Northern Echo. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  2. ^ White, Peter (19 February 2014). "BBC2 lands jumbo jet doc". Broadcast Now. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  3. ^ "BBC2 orders jumbo jet doc, more Louis Theroux". Realscreen. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  4. ^ "ARROW MEDIA SECURES MAJOR CO-PRODUCTION". Arrow Media. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  5. ^ Padovano, Joanna (19 February 2014). "BBC Two Orders Plane Doc from Arrow Media". WorldScreen. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  6. ^ Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (27 February 2014). "TV highlights 27/02/2014". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  7. ^ Eames, Tom (28 February 2014). "Inspector George Gently still top on Thursday with 5.6 million". Digital Spy. Retrieved 1 March 2014.

External links

  • Jumbo: The Plane that Changed the World at BBC Online Edit this at Wikidata

Radio Times, Jumbo: The Plane that Changed the World