The Petrol Age

The Petrol Age

Sky Atlantic

March 15th, March 22nd, March 29th, April 5th 2012

The Petrol Age is a four part series, presented by Paul.

It will tell the story of British motoring across the ages, through the iconic cars and incredible personalities that helped establish the UK as a major driving force in the global motoring industry.

Each of the four programmes will focus on one aspect of British motoring: Speed; Glamour; Icons and Trail Blazers. In each,  Paul will explore a key story that ties in with the episodesí central theme, as well as creating a wider picture for the viewer via archive footage, visits to some of the nationsí most impressive motoring museums, and interviews.

Speaking about his involvement in the series Paul said: "I'm thrilled to be part of Sky Atlantic HDís THE PETROL AGE. It promises to be something of a personal journey of discovery into our national love of cars, our spirit of invention and design, our sense of adventure and competitiveness and our fascination with beauty. And I might even get to drive some classics!"

The series will include a brief history of F1 and the famous faces, both on and off the track, who helped the sport achieve such global popularity; a look at why cars such as Bentley, Rolls Royce, Daimler and the Aston Martin DB5 are so synonymous with glamour; a celebration of the cars that have become instantly recognisable as true British classics including the E-Type Jaguar, the Mini Cooper and the Triumph TR6, as well as fascinating insights into the lives of key individuals across history whose inventions shaped the cars of today. The Petrol Age will also examine how advances in technology and environmental concerns are changing the cars of the future.

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