The Great Egg Race | Cracking feats of engineering
CHANNEL | BBC 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 12 September 1986
DURATION | 29 minutes 33 seconds
Finalists compete on an oil rig in the North Sea off the coast of Aberdeen. Their task is to take an aerial photograph of the platform without using an aircraft. Former RAF aerial photographer Tom Pratt is the guest judge. Heinz Wolff also takes the opportunity to look around and learn more about the rig itself.
In 1983, Heinz Wolff devised an experiment to monitor the brainwaves of astronauts in the Challenger Space Shuttle.
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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