Magnificent Machines: The Golden Age of the British Sports Car

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Timeshift, Series 12 Episode 4 of 10

Duration: 1 hour

Timeshift sets its rear view mirror to look back at the golden age of the British sports car. It's the story of how - in the grey austerity of the post-war years - iconic marques like Jaguar, Austin-Healey, MG and Triumph sparked a manufacturing frenzy that helped to democratise speed and glamour.

From the MG Midget, much loved by American GIs, through to the more affordable Austin Healey 'frog-eye' Sprite, and the E-Type Jaguar, seen by many as the ultimate sports car, this is a tale of how, for a brief time, Britain was home to two-seater heaven.

Credits

Producer
Andy Hall
Director
Andy Hall
Series Producer
John Das
Executive Producer
Michael Poole
Narrator
Tamsin Greig
Participant
Quentin Willson
Participant
Stirling Moss

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