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Britain's Greatest Machines With Chris Barrie 2009
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  • 2010-02-23T08:00:00+11:00
  • National Geographic (US)
  • 2009-06-05T06:00:00+10:00
  • 47 mins
  • 6 hours, 16 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary
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.

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