Rowan Atkinson as Sir Henry Birkin
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Export ban placed on 'Birkin' Bentley

An export ban has been placed on Sir Henry Birkin's 1929 Bentley by the UK government.

The legendary racing driver was played by Rowan Atkinson in the 1995 BBC TV drama Full Throttle, based on the book of the same name by Sir Henry.

It was dramatised by Kit Hesketh-Harvey with the screenplay by Sir John Birkin, great-great-nephew of Sir Henry.