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Britain's Greatest Machines With Chris Barrie
TV icon and vintage machine enthusiast, Chris Barrie, serves up a big dose of nostalgia in this exclusive new series celebrating British design. From the Spitfire to the Mini Cooper, Chris salutes over fifty years of world-beating British know how, revealing how these mechanical icons helped shape Britain and changed peoples’ lives in the process.
Focusing on four decades - the 1930s, 1950s, 1960s and 1980s – Chris takes a trip down memory lane and familiarises himself with everything from the world’s fastest steam locomotive and the iconic Routemaster bus, to the ever-popular Mini Cooper and the unlikely icons of the Ford Transit Van and the Sinclair C5.
TECHNOLOGY: Britain's Greatest Machines
On: National Geographic (526)
Date: Thursday 25th June 2009 (Already shown)
Time: 21:00 to 22:00 (1 hour long)
1980s: Chris Barrie takes a ride in a Back to the Future DeLorean DMC and revisits the battles of the Falklands War as he seeks out the greatest British machines.
(New, Dolby Stereo, 2009)
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