The Great Egg Race | Cracking feats of engineering
CHANNEL | BBC 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 03 May 1985
DURATION | 29 minutes 44 seconds
This edition's contestants are given the challenge of building an igloo in the Scottish mountains. Each snow house is then judged by Heinz Wolff and his guest, mountaineer Myrtle Simpson (along with a few reindeer). Marks are awarded for habitability, architecture and decoration, among other things, in this 'eggloo race'.
Since 1975, Heinz Wolff has held a number of honorary positions with the European Space Agency, including that of chairman of the Microgravity Advisory Committee. Indeed, his life-long medical research has focused on the application of technologies to help alleviate the problems of those whose environments have become hostile, including elderly and disabled people as well as space explorers.
The search is on for the best eggmobile in the country.
Eggmobiles and egg-throwing devices are put to the test.
Constructing a gramophone for use on a desert island.
Inventing a petrol-free vehicle.
Contestants rig alarms to protect a secret document.
How to build a steam engine.
Contestants grapple with the physics of a tea-making device.
This episode of the series takes a chilly break from the norm.
The teams compete to construct a mechanical husky.
Can the teams make beautiful music together?
Heinz Wolff arrives at an aeroplane hangar on a hovercraft.
The semi-finalists practise self-sufficiency in the studio.
The last episode of the final series.
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