David Jason’s Great British Inventions – More4

David Jason’s Great British Inventions

The veteran actor looks at some of the greatest feats in British engineering in David Jason’s Great British Inventions on More4

We’ve always been a nation with real pioneering spirit,’ says Sir David Jason in his new More4 series David Jason’s Great British Inventions.

The Only Fools and Horses and Still Open All Hours star presents this four-parter about British triumphs, from the jet engine and hovercraft through to the light bulb and our World War One tanks.

In this first episode, the actor and former mechanic looks at wheeled vehicles, from the Penny Farthing, the world’s first modern bike (the Rover Safety) to Stephenson’s Rocket, as well as being reunited with an original Reliant Regal Supervan, just like the one in Only Fools.

David and van David Jason's Great British Inventions

David is reunited with the Trotters’ van in David Jason’s Great British Inventions on More4

‘They’re all fascinating pieces of technology it’s hard to imagine our world without and were all invented right here in the UK,’ says David.

‘This shows we’ve always been a nation with real pioneering spirit.

‘I want to find out not just how they came about but also why they were dreamt up at that specific moment in our history.’

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TV Times rating: ****

Nicholas Cannon
TV Content Director on TV Times, What's On TV and TV & Satellite Week

I'm a huge fan of television so I really have found the perfect job, as I've been writing about TV shows, films and interviewing major television, film and sports stars for over 25 years. I'm currently TV Content Director on What's On TV, TV Times, TV and Satellite Week magazines plus Whattowatch.com. I previously worked on Woman and Woman's Own in the 1990s. Outside of work I swim every morning, support Charlton Athletic football club and get nostalgic about TV shows Cagney & Lacey, I Claudius, Dallas and Tenko. I'm totally on top of everything good coming up too.