Jun. 04, 2009
60 min.
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Britain's Greatest Machines (UK)

British inventions and engineering created much of our modern lives. From the first trains to cars, jet engines to battlefield innovations, even the lawnmower and petrol pumps called "fat ladies" - it's all investigated by enthusiast and TV icon Chris Barrie in Britain's Greatest Machines With Chris Barrie.


Britain's Greatest Machines (UK) Season 2 (2010)

2x01 2 2x01 1910s: Triumph and Tragedy
Host Chris Barrie kicks off proceedings with the 1910s - the decade that industrialized the First World War. Chris looks at pre-war inventions, from a three-wheeled Morgan runabout ...
Feb. 01, 2010
2x02 2 2x02 1920s: The Engine-Roaring Twenties
After the horrors of World War I, the 1920s boom-and-bust years were about speed, glamour, and power. But the modern world didn't just exist, it had to be invented. Chris explores ...
Feb. 08, 2010
2x03 2 2x03 1940s: War - Mother of Invention
Roaring into the 1940s Chris finds out there's nothing like a war to create technological change. He mans a fire pump to tackle a Blitz-style blaze and steps into an RAF control ...
Feb. 15, 2010
2x04 2 2x04 Trains: The Steam Pioneers
Grab your anoraks and climb on board the 1820's, one of the most revolutionary decades in history. In just ten years transportation evolved from foot and horse to the first passenger ...
Feb. 22, 2010
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