Petrol Age

Petrol Age
Paul McGann presents a history of British motoring, profiling the cars and people that helped shaped the UK automotive industry's global reputation
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Latest Episodes

  • Season 1 Episode 4: EPISODE: 4

    Paul McGann explores British motoring innovations, including how spare parts from the Second World War were used to create pioneering off-road vehicle the Land Rover. He also learns about the life of Dorothy Levitt, who invented the rear-view mirror and wrote a handbook for female drivers, and tells the story of early endurance race the Thousand Mile Trial

  • Season 1 Episode 3: EPISODE: 3

    Paul McGann tells the story of how the designs of some of Britain's most famous cars captured the imaginations of people around the world, and changed the direction of the industry. He profiles Jaguar founder William Lyons, who was responsible for models including the E-Type and XK120, and Morris Minor and Mini designer Alec Issigonis, and also explores the history of British rallying

  • Season 1 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2

    Paul McGann explores how British luxury car manufacturers became internationally renowned as leaders in their field. He profiles engineers and designers including Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, discovers why 1950s socialite Lady Docker developed a fascination with Daimlers, and drives a selection of the models that helped establish Bentley as one of the world's most sought-after marques

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