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Britain's Greatest Machines Channel 5 03/06/10

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20:00 to 21:00 (1 hour long).

When: Thursday 3rd June on Five

Chris Barrie explores the pivotal moments in Britain's recent engineering past, revealing the key developments that forged a nation. The 1950s saw Britain striving to become a leader in modern design, with the invention of such iconic machines as the Routemaster bus and the Land Rover.

(Followed by Five News at 9, Subtitles, 2009)

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Looks like a nice series. Does it occur in this episode?


Roaring into the 1940s Chris finds out there's nothing like a war to create technological change. He mans a fire pump to tackle a Blitz-style blaze and steps into an RAF control centre to discover how radar helped win the Battle of Britain. From spy planes to powerboats, jet engines to shrapnel-proof fire engines, Chris shows how new innovations helped defeat Hitler. But then we needed brand new tractor and car designs to help build the peace that followed.

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Great programme. Makes me sad though at how we were world leaders with so many things once upon a time and i cant think of much where we lead at anything now.

Teenage pregnancy.

Binge Drinking.

Antisocial behaviour.

Benefit Abuse.


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