Richard Wilson had only driven cars with automatic transmission for the past thirty years and so had a refresher course to remind him how to drive cars from the 1950s which had manual transmission, often without synchromesh on some gears, sometimes with steering-column gear-lever, and without modern devices such as power-steering and ABS. See more »
[introduction to each episode]
[black-and-white 1950s footage of cars driving through the country, with soothing music in the background]
For many, the 1950s were the golden age of British motoring. Back then, life was leisurely, liberating and fun.
[modern traffic: Richard screeches to a halt in a traffic jam, with someone blowing their horn]
Yes, things have changed a bit since then.
[modern footage of Richard driving an old Bentley, with soothing music]
But perhaps it's still possible to ...
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