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The Extravagant Story of the Motor Car: Part 4: The Beloved Monster 1945-1966


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Four weekly Wheelbase programmes looking back over eighty years of international motoring.

A car for almost everyone. Traffic jams everywhere. A queue of customers in the showroom.
Tonight: Colin Chapman, Alec Issigonis, Sir William Lyons, Alex Moulton, Stirling Moss, and Sir Donald Stokes examine twenty years of advance in engineering, British supremacy in motor sport, and the social influence of Jaguar and the BMC Mini.


Writer: Richard Hough
Writer: Michael Frostick
Writer/Director/Producer: Brian Robins
Speaker: Colin Chapman
Speaker: Alec Issigonis
Speaker: Sir William Lyons
Speaker: Alex Moulton
Speaker: Stirling Moss
Speaker: Sir Donald Stokes

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