Britain's Greatest Machines With Chris Barrie: 1960's Revolution By Design

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Wednesday 19 August, 7.30pm

Chris Barrie relives the Monte Carlo rally at the wheel of a Mini Cooper and recreates Sir Ranulph Fiennes exploration of the Nile by hovercraft as he enjoys the greatest British Machines of the 1960’s. This was a decade of revolutions and Britain’s best designers and engineers weren’t going to be left out. Chris gets his hands on some revolutionary trucks, charts the birth of the white van man and investigates the secrets of the iconic Post Office Tower. And in honour of the launch and raging success of Miss World, Chris organises his own Miss World competition – for beautiful Sixties sports cars.

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