Britain's Greatest Machines with Chris Barrie
|Britain's Greatest Machines with Chris Barrie|
'Britain's Greatest Machines with Chris Barrie' title card
|Directed by||Tom Gorham and Jeremy Cadle|
|Presented by||Chris Barrie|
|Narrated by||Chris Barrie|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Original language(s)||British English|
|No. of seasons||Two|
|No. of episodes||Four (List of episodes)|
|Producer(s)||Nina Carbone, Alex Sutherland & Hugh Whitworth|
|Camera setup||Steve Lidgerwood et al.|
|Running time||47 minutes|
|Distributor||National Geographic Channel|
|Original airing||4 June 2009|
|About Britain's Greatest Machines with Chris Barrie Show|
Britain's Greatest Machines with Chris Barrie is a documentary television series from National Geographic Channel. It is showing the technological progress of the 19th and 20th centuries from a British point of view. Chris Barrie is the host and is testing various means of transportation.
1. 1910s: Triumph and Tragedy
- Leyland Torpedo charabanc, Morgan cyclecar, Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, Aveling and Porter steamroller, Titanic, wireless telegraphy, Vickers machine gun, Mark V tank and Vickers Vimy bomber.
2. 1920s: The Engine-Roaring Twenties
- Brooklands Race Track, Bentley racing cars, ATCO Standard lawn mower, Scammell Pioneer lorry, Gilbert & Barker T8 petrol pump, Brough Superior motorcycle, de Havilland Gipsy Moth light airplane and R101 airship.
3. 1930s: The Road to War
- De Havilland Dragon Rapide airliner, Sentinel steam-powered lorry, Morris Eight small car, Percy Shaw's cat's eye, Gresley A4 world's fastest steam engine, Cruiser Mk III tank, Crusader tank, Supermarine S.6B racing seaplane and Supermarine Spitfire fighter.
4. 1940s: War - Mother of Invention
- British Power Boat rescue launch, Jowett fire pump, Austin K2 fire engine, David Brown VAK 1 tractor, radar, Daimler Scout Car armoured car, Gloster Meteor jet fighter, Martin-Baker ejection seat and Aston Martin DB2 sports car.
5. 1950s: A New World Order
- Routemaster double-decker bus, British Rail Class 55 diesel locomotive, Jodrell Bank radio telescope, Avro Vulcan jet bomber, de Havilland Comet jet airliner and Land Rover four-wheel-drive vehicle.
6. 1960s: Revolution by Design
- Mini Cooper economy car, Post Office Tower communications tower, Leyland Super Comet lorry, Ford Transit van, hovercraft and Jaguar E-Type sports car.
7. 1980s: The Future Has Landed
- DeLorean sports car, ZX Spectrum computer, Sinclair C5 electric vehicle, Westland Lynx helicopter, Scimitar light tank, Lotus Esprit sports car and Ford Sierra family car.
8. Trains: The Steam Pioneers
- Trevithick's steam locomotive (1802), London Steam Carriage steam-powered road vehicle (1802), Locomotion No 1 (1825), Timothy Hackworth's Sans Pareil, John Ericsson and John Braithwaite's Novelty and Stephenson's Rocket locomotives (all three 1829), Liverpool & Manchester Railway (1830) and Planet locomotive (1930).