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Car-Wise: 1: The Braking System


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Ten programmes on car maintenance and the overhaul of an engine with Barry Bucknell and Doug Mitchell.
from the South and West
Repeated Wednesday, 7.0 p.m. (BBC-2)

What with the Budget and the garage bills, every motorist tells himself sooner or later that he 'must do more jobs himself'.
But many drivers who know how their cars work lack the confidence to undertake maintenance and repair. This series fills the gap.
Barry Bucknell, garage owner with a Daimler apprenticeship behind him, takes individual topics-the brakes, distributor, dynamo, carburettor; and Doug Mitchell, editor of Popular Motoring, undertakes the complete stripping and re-building of a family car engine.
If you're a handyman, watch the programmes with your Car-Wise worksheets; if you're a beginner the series will help you to anticipate trouble and talk intelligently to your mechanic.


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Presenter: Doug Mitchell
Producer: John Dobson

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Car-Wise: 1: The Braking System

BBC One London, 21 April 1968 14.45

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