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Added by: Rich Goodman
Added on: 20/5/2010 10:33
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Britain's Greatest Machines Series 1

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Certificate: E
Running Time: 188 minutes
Retail Price: £19.99
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Content Type: TV Series

Join Chris Barrie as he seeks out the great British machines that have changed people's lives and help shaped Britain as we know it today.

1930s The Road to War: Chris drives an A4 Gresley the world's fastest steam locomotive and takes a flight in a Dragon Rapide, one of the first airliners. He drives a Sentinel steam lorry and finds out how the Supermarine S6-B plane laid the groundwork for Britain's war-winning Spitfire aircraft.

1950s A New World Order: Chris takes a Routemaster bus down to his local skidpan and fires up a Vulcan bomber. He takes the controls of a Deltic Diesel locomotive He visits the Lovell Telescope which became embroiled in the Cold War, before taking to the original "Jungle" Test Track in a Land Rover.

1960s Revolution by Design: Chris relives the Monte Carlo rally at the wheel of a Mini Cooper and explores the Nile by hovercraft. He investigates the secrets of the iconic Post Office Tower. Chris organises his own Miss World competition - for beautiful Sixties sports cars.

1980s The Future Has Landed: Chris takes a ride in a "Back to the Future" DeLorean DMC and revisits the battles of the Falklands War. Chris gets hands on with a Sinclair C-5 and some high performance motorsport cars.

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Chris Barrie

National Geographic

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