The Queen Elizabeth is one of Britain’s greatest ships and the pride of the Cunard Line. This documentary gives privileged access to the £350 million construction of an exciting new generation of ocean-going liners. We give viewers an inside look at this 92,000-tonne ship, designed to double as a transatlantic express and a cruise ship. Our cameras were there at the laying of her keel; we follow the building of her superstructure, the installation of the massive engines, the fitting out of sumptuous staterooms, recruitment of exceptional staff – from the captain to the crew. This is a story of great engineering endeavour, brought alive by unique archive film of the first Queen Elizabeth and the legendary Queen Mary. It will intrigue and fascinate those who love tales of the sea, of giant ships and maritime engineering, and of the human side of creating and manning one of the world’s greatest ships.