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BRITAIN'S GREATEST MACHINES with Chris Barrie STARTS THIS THURSDAY

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BRITAIN'S GREATEST MACHINES with Chris Barrie

"MACHINES THAT CHANGED THE FACE OF BRITAIN"

A new series with Chris Barrie premieres on National Geographic Channel on Thursday 4th June.

What were the greatest machines in each decade of British history? Chris Barrie tracks down the mechanical icons that changed peoples' lives and helped shaped modern Britain. From the greatest steam locomotives, the early airliners and the first mass produced cars to design icons like the Austin Mini and the E-Type Jaguar. As ever, Chris is rolling up his sleeves and getting hands on - if it moves he'll have a go!

There's a lot more to all these machines than first meets the eye and Chris digs out forgotten stories and classic moments of invention as he zeroes in on the engineering genius that made each machine so pivotal. Decade by decade, Chris puts these engineering greats to the test, tells the stories of the brains behind them and examines their place in history. And, of course, this wouldn't be British engineering without a few glorious failures along the way!

A series packed full of ripping yarns, petrol-soaked adventures and plenty of va va voom, all delivered with passion and a fantastic sense of humour by the superlative Mr. B.

EPISODE GUIDE:

Thursday 4th June, 9pm

Episode 1 - 1930's - The Road to War - Starring: LNER A4 Gresley, De Havilland Dragon Rapide DH 89a, Crusader III Tank, Sentinel Steam Lorry, Morris 8 convertible, Schneider Supermarine S6-B, and Spitfire Mk IX. Also featuring: Cruiser Tank Mk III

Thursday 11th June, 9pm

Episode 2 - 1950's - A New World Order - Starring: 96 Routemaster Bus, Avro Vulcan Bomber B.2, Class 55 Deltic Diesel Locomotive, Lovell Telescope, De Havilland Comet 1A and 4C, and Land Rover Mk 1. Also featuring: Rover P3

Thursday 18th June, 9pm

Episode 3 - 1960's - Revolution by Design - Starring: - Mini Cooper S, Mini Minor Mk 1, Post Office Tower, Leyland Super Comet, Transit Van Mk1, SR.N6 and Hoverhawk Hovercraft and Jaguar E-Type Mk 1. Also featuring: Corvette Stingray, Ferrari 250GT Pininfarina, Porsche 911, Morris Minor.

Thursday 25th June, 9pm

Episode 4 - 1980's - The Future has Landed - Starring: - DeLorean DMC-12, Westland Lynx HAS.3 Helicopter, Scimitar Tank, Sierra RS Cosworth, Sinclair C-5, ZX Spectrum, Lotus F1, and Esprit Turbo. Also featuring: Ford Cortina, Ford Sierra

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