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National Geographic: Britain's Greatest Machines - Series 1

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Take a look at the engineering feats that shaped the 20th century

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Year: 2009
Runtime: 188 mins
Genre: Documentary

In this new series, Chris Barrie seeks out the great British machines that have changed people’s lives and helped shaped Britain as we know it today. Chris tells the stories of these mechanical icons with passion, wit and a great deal of expertise. Tackling the subject one decade at a time, Chris puts the engineering achievements of each era into the context of the bigger picture of British history. Episodes include 1930s, 1950s, 1960s and 1980s. 1930s: The Road To War Chris Barrie drives an A4 Gresley the world’s fastest steam locomotive and takes a flight in a Dragon Rapide, one of the first airliners, as he seeks out the greatest British machines of the 1930s. This was the dawn of mass... More »

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