I distinctly remember as a kid in probably the mid-90s watching a series of one-off sci fi shorts. Quite dark / hard sci fi. Kind of a manga vibe but not necessarily Japanese. I seem to recall they (or at least this one) had little / no dialogue? Almost certainly Channel 4 / BBC2.
I remember one in particular about someone (maybe an assassin?) who had to keep shooting a crane so it wouldn't dock with her escape pod while she was trying to finish something against the clock. I'm pretty sure she died in the end.