A double-serving of the Wheeler Dealers with this two series set. Motorhead Mike Brewer joins forces with his mechanic mate Edd China to show you how to buy a classic car at the right price, fix it up on a budget and make a tidy profit. Mike starts with a handy £5,000 and then goes on the hunt for a decent motor for the price – looking through the small ads, internet auctions, specialist clubs and garage forecourts to find the perfect second-hand car. Once Mike’s found the right car, he uses all his canny experience to negotiate the best price, then it’s back to the Wheeler Dealers’ workshop where Edd casts his expert eye over what Mike has dredged up – because there are usually more than a few bits and pieces that need a bit of work. Series 12 sees the guys go truly Global when they open a workshop in America for the first time, and we are going along for the ride!
FEATURED CARS INCLUDE
Ford Fiesta XR2 • Porsche 993 Targa • Mazda RX7 • Citroën 2CV • Maserati 3200 GT
Chevrolet Camaro • Amphicar • Ford Thunderbird • Jaguar XJC • Audi TT
Volkswagen Type 2 “Splitscreen” • BMW Z1 • Darracq • Lincoln Continental
Pontiac GTO • Ford F1 Pickup Truck • MG MGA • BMW 2002Tii • AMC Pacer
Alfa Romeo Alfasud • Caterham 7 • Ford Escort RS2000 Rally Car • Messerschmitt KR200
Plus many more!
Learn the details behind the one hundred most significant breakthroughs in the history of mankind! Take a journey through history and examine the discoveries, breakthroughs and eureka moments that have transformed all of our lives for the better. Host Bill Nye travels the world, meeting eminent scientists in various fields, to explore and explain the principles behind the most significant developments in the history of mankind. Each of the 100 Greatest Discoveries, in eight different fields of knowledge, is examined both in terms of the principles and personalities involved. Over 500 years of scientific advances are distilled and presented in this accessible, entertaining series to give you a good understanding of HOW many of science s toughest riddles were solved, WHO it was that solved them, and WHY these solutions are so significant.
The boys mission is straightforward: to get off lifes humdrum path for a more exciting, daring and off-the-beaten one. In just four days, the guys trek approximately one hundred miles across life-threatening landscapes including steep mountains, insufferably hot deserts, freezing-cold canyons and snake-infested jungles on foot, raft, skis and even skateboard, in search of the most extreme places on earth.
This is the epic story of how World War I changed the face of battle forever. This war was a war of firsts , a transitional war from old style hand-to-hand combat with small guns and fixed bayonets and cavalry charges to high-tech weaponry that are still features of present-day armed conflicts. Firsts include aerial bombardment of cities, epic tank battles, fight for control of the skies, development of submarines, chemical and bunker warfare. Troops who were bunkered down in vast trenches became overwhelmed by powerful, new weapons including tanks, WMDs, submarines and the first blitz. World War I had horrible consequences 15 million died and 20 million were injured. Through experts, eyewitness testimony, riveting archive and special recreations seamlessly blended into an archival background, each episode features the story of one of these weapons. This mini-series event will bring the legendary, unrecorded events of World War I to life to create a seamless account of how people born into a simpler age learned to deal with the future shock of rapid technological advances driven by the engine of total war.
Take a whirlwind journey to more than thirteen countries as we stop everywhere from Australia and Italy to Mexico and Cambodia. If its worth seeing, well take you there! The show, hosted by Albin and Melanie Ulle, travels around the world showcasing some of the Earths vast beauty. The programme also explores the diverse cultures of several amazing countries and approximately one hundred of the one thousand places from the book, with an eye towards unearthing local charms and traditions.