Mike Brewer and Edd China return for a ninth series of Wheeler Dealers. Host and auto expert Mike is on the search for more classic motors at knock down prices that he feels have everything he needs to turn a tidy profit. First, he trawls the sales courts, classifieds and auctions looking for a car that fits his budget and exudes some star quality. Then, once he s secured the motor for the best possible price, it's back to the garage where Edd gets to work on giving the rundown relic a new lease of life as a dream machine. Once the work is complete Mike must sell the rejuvenated motor for the biggest possible profit.
From the Walkman to the bra, these are the innovations that have changed all of our lives. But what is number one on the list? The gadget: It's small enough to hold in your hands. It's mechanical or electronic and mass-produced. It's a personal item that evolves from novelty to necessity and ultimately shows its paradigm-shifting power. In this entertaining programme, a diverse panel of hand-picked experts join forces with HISTORY to rank the most influential inventions of the past 200 years and tell the surprising stories behind them.
A fascinating look at how we have shaped our planet. In our relatively brief time on the planet, mankind has truly changed the world in many ways, from the global scale down to the minutiae of our day-to-day lives. Groundbreaking technological inventions, objects of beauty and genius, agricultural advances and increasingly deadly weapons have continually reshaped the world in which we live. This incredible 3 DVD collection explores just how those changes have come about, and what they mean to all of us. Including inventions such as the telescope and the internet, everyday objects from guitars to wedding rings and everything from fast food to atomic bombs and audio cassettes, these programmes reveal how even the smallest items can have globally significant effects. The results will make you look at the world around you from the TV you re watching to the contents of your pockets in an entirely new way!
A fascinating insight into warfare technology of the past, present and future.
The machines and weapons designed to fight the heavy metal wars of the 21st Century now face a grim challenge: they must adapt or die.
Today, the armies of the world operate in low burn guerilla conflict often in urban environments where civilian casualties must be avoided at all costs. Are today s enemies gaining ground against the cutting-edge military might of the West? And how can the designers and manufacturers of 21st Century War Machines counter these ever growing threats?
In this compelling series, renowned military analyst Simon Pearson provides a fascinating insight into warfare technology past, present and future. He expertly guides us through the origins of main battle tanks, attack helicopters, missiles, fighter and bomber aircraft and artillery right through to today s state-of-theart digital battlefield .
We hear from the makers and users of the military technology whilst also investigating the history and the future of man and machine in combat. Supported by spectacular action-packed footage and intricate 3D computer-generated imagery, 21st Century War Machines poses and answers many questions on this extremely topical and important subject and is a must have for anyone interested in military history.