Britain's Greatest Machines with Chris Barrie

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Britain's Greatest Machines with Chris Barrie
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Britain's Greatest Machines with Chris Barrie title card
Genre Documentary
Directed by Jeremy Cadle, Tom Gorham, Martin Gorst,Tom Adams
Presented by Chris Barrie
Narrated by Chris Barrie
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) British English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 8 (list of episodes)
Producer(s) The Gamma Project
Location(s) Great Britain
Camera setup Steve Lidgerwood et al.
Running time 47 minutes
Distributor National Geographic Channel
Original release 4 June 2009 (2009-06-04) – 22 February 2010 (2010-02-22)
External links 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.

Series 1[edit]

Episode Title Original air date
1 "1930s: The Road to War" 4 June 2009 (2009-06-04)
De Havilland Dragon Rapide, Sentinel S6 Steam Wagon, Morris Eight & Cat's Eye, LNER Class A4 Locomotive, Cruiser Mk III & Crusader Tanks, Supermarine S.6B and Supermarine Spitfire.
2 "1950s: A New World Order" 11 June 2009 (2009-06-11)
AEC Routemaster, British Rail Class 55 Locomotive, Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope, Avro Vulcan, De Havilland Comet and Land Rover Series I.
3 "1960s: Revolution by Design" 18 June 2009 (2009-06-18)
Mini Cooper, Post Office Tower, Leyland Super Comet, Ford Transit Mark I, Saunders-Roe SR.N6 Hovercraft and Jaguar E-Type.
4 "1980s: The Future Has Landed" 25 June 2009 (2009-06-25)
DeLorean DMC-12, ZX Spectrum & Sinclair C5, Westland Lynx, Scimitar Tank, Lotus Esprit Essex Turbo and Ford Sierra RS Cosworth.

Series 2[edit]

Episode Title Original air date
1 "1910s: Triumph and Tragedy" 1 February 2010 (2010-02-01)
Leyland Torpedo Charabanc, Morgan Runabout, Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, Wireless Telegraphy, Vickers Machine Gun, Mark IV & Mark V Tanks and Vickers Vimy.
2 "1920s: The Engine-Roaring Twenties" 8 February 2010 (2010-02-08)
Bentley 3 Litre & Bentley 4½ Litre, ATCO Standard Lawn Mower, Scammell Pioneer & Gilbert & Barker T8 Petrol Pump, Brough Superior, De Havilland Gipsy Moth and R101 Airship.
3 "1940s: War - Mother of Invention" 15 February 2010 (2010-02-15)
Chain Home Radar Network, Type One 100 Class HSL, Austin K2 Fire Engine & Jowett Fire Pump, David Brown VAK 1, Daimler Scout Car, Gloster Meteor & Martin-Baker Ejection Seat and Aston Martin DB2.
4 "Trains: The Steam Pioneers" 22 February 2010 (2010-02-22)
Boulton and Watt West Cornish Engine, Coalbrookdale Locomotive, London Steam Carriage, Locomotion No 1, Rocket, Liverpool & Manchester Railway and Planet.