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The Re-Inventors

2006-2006 Ended/Cancelled
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Show Summary
In this brand new show exclusive to UKTV Documentary, Dick Strawbridge (Scrapheap Challenge) and his son James are on a mission: to “re-invent” some great inventions from the past and to discover what they reveal about how we used to live.
Main Cast
N/ADick Strawbridge
as (himself) [S 1]
N/AJames Strawbridge
as (himself) [S 1]
N/AJim Milner
as (himself) [S 1]

Premiered on Network:
UKTV Documentary in UK

Genres: Documentary

Language: english  Runtime: 45 mins


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Guide available in: english
Choose Season: 1 | All Seasons
1x01 - The Life-Saving Apparatus:
Henry Trengrouse’s life saving device rescued thousands of stranded sailors from certain death. The boys come up with their own and take on Her Majesties Coastguard in a rescue across Porthleven Harbour.
1x02 - Stephenson’s Rocket:
Perhaps the most famous invention of all! The Re-Inventors head to York to face their greatest challenge - creating a powered locomotive that will take on George Stephenson’s iconic ‘Rocket’ in a race.
1x03 - The Parish Fire Pump:
The 1725 Parish Fire Pump is widely considered to be the birth of the fire engine and is the brainchild of inventor Richard Newsham. Can the boys’ version beat the original invention in a head to head fire fight?
1x04 - The Power Loom:
A machine that changed the face of the nation, Edmund Cartwright’s Steam Powered Loom, is the challenge facing Dick and co.
1x05 - The Threshing Machine:
The Re-Inventors have just two days to rebuild Andrew Meikle’s Threshing Machine from scratch - and then take on an original in a head to head contest.
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Guide available in: english