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Episodes

Episode 1

Diggers

Comedy actor Chris Barrie explores the development of massive digger engines, including one that weighs more than a thousand double-decker buses.

Episode 3

Rockets

Comedy actor Chris Barrie explores the evolution of rocket power, from the fireworks of the ancient Chinese to the monsters of the 'Space Race'.

Episode 5

Airliners

Chris Barrie tells the story of the development of passenger aircraft from WWI bombers through to modern jumbos with their massive jet engines.

Episode 6

Pumps

Chris Barrie explores the evolution of the monster steam engines developed during the 1880s to pump an essential clean water supply to the public.

Episode 7

Ships

Chris Barrie explores the development of marine engines, from the first crude steamships to the huge diesel engines found on modern container ships.

Episode 8

Trucks

Comedy actor Chris Barrie explores the development of truck engines, including the Caterpillar 789, which has a massive capacity of 177 tonnes.

Episode 9

Airships

Chris Barrie explores the rise and fall of airships from the first hot air balloons to the massive, ill-fated transatlantic passenger liners.