A show in which, each week, two rival teams are given the task of building some kind of machine, in one day, using only the items found in an unusually well-stocked scrapyard. Machines ... See full summary »
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A show in which, each week, two rival teams are given the task of building some kind of machine, in one day, using only the items found in an unusually well-stocked scrapyard. Machines constructed to date have included trebuchets, hovercraft, rockets, gliders, cannons and diving suits. Written by Simon Shearn <simon@frieth.demon.co.uk>

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'Cathy Rogers (I)' got the idea for the show (i.e. having people build something useful out of junk) after watching Apollo 13 (1995). See more »

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[Robert watches Cops and Bodgers, the team of Police Officers, attempt to hotwire a van]
Robert Llewellyn: If I'm ever locked out of my car, I won't be calling the police.
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Referenced in The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz (2007) See more »

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Best Show on TV...hands down!
31 December 2001 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

This is far and away the best show on TV today. Each show's format is the same: take 2 teams, give them an object to build, and let them loose in a junkyard. They are allowed to use anything they find in the junkyard, but they only have 10 hours to complete the build. Previous challenges have included: hovercrafts, canons, fireboats, and even steam powered cars! Given the fact that the teams have only 10 hours, and all the parts are built from scrap, it often leads to some very entertaining competitions on race day.

This show combines several elements that make the show entertaining to people of all demographics...While this program showcases competition and humour, it is truly an educational show deep at heart; however, it is so subtle and fun that you do not realize that you are learning while watching.

Whether you are 7 years old or are 70, trust me, you will love this show!


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