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  • BRITAIN'S GREATEST MACHINES WITH CHRIS BARRIE

ABOUT THE SHOW

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 Machineswith Chris Barrie.

Britain's Greatest Machines: 1910s
Host Chris Barrie kicks off proceedings with the 1910s - the decade that industrialised the First World War. Chris looks at pre-war inventions, from a three-wheeled Morgan runaboutto massive moving bridges, before charting the new weapons, trucks, planes and ships of World War I. Find out how technology changed warfare forever, before seeing Chris climb into the cockpit for an exhilarating flight on the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic.

Britain's Greatest Machines: 1920s
After the horrors of World War I, the 1920s boom-and-bust years were ...
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