Host Robert Coltrane explores the history of various types of mechanized transportation.




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In this series, host Robert Coltrane examines the history of important developments in mechanical transportation. In particular, he explores the most influential engine designs, such as the diesel and the jet engines, that have revolutionized transportation and more. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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Informative program; arrogant presenter.
5 September 2014 | by (Scotland (UK)) – See all my reviews

Firstly, he's not too arrogant when presenting this informative but sometimes quirky documentary. Perhaps the best part is the steam engines and the Sir Walter Scott on Loch Katrine. So impressed by that I visited Loch Katrine, took a ride on the Sir Walter Scott and even got in to the engine room for a closer look. For the engineer in me it was fantastic.

And here's the arrogant part. I'd heard of Robbie Coltrane's reputation for being arrogant and ignorant towards his many fans, especially since the Harry Potter films. At an automotive event I tried to say to him how much I enjoyed this program, for it's a subject he's obviously passionate about, but alas his reputation preceded him.

Great program but the man himself should consider how his many fans have helped him gain his fortune to spend on such automotive and engineering delights. As such I've deducted two stars from the rating for this program.

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