I saw that Martin Buckley on TV last night...

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,,,and he was talking to Paul "Withnail & I" McGann  about Lady Norah Docker.

A programme called, "The Petrol Age", on Sky all about our glorious motoring heritage, in which Mr McGann gets to tool around in his own rather lovely Rover P5B. He seems to be a good egg for an actor. Here's the first episode (without Mr Buckley):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHXNnns-y8s

And the night before that I watched, "The Golden Age of the British Sports Car" wherein many fine insights were given by Mr Simon Taylor, and Mr Graham Robson (sans anorak.)

It's on the BBC iPlayer:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01n8hl9/Timeshift_Series_12_Magnif...

Be warned, though, there is also talking-head commentary from an annoying man (not Stephen Bayley, surprisingly) whose expounding upon the E-type's phallomorphism you should definitely fast-forward through. Some might also find Tamsin Greig's voiceover annoying, but not me: I have a crush on her. Did like the MG T-series/Austin-Healey owning couple, and the sardonic TR owner. And the red E-type featured - BAR 77B - looks even more seductive than normal - has it been lowered? It must be wearing wider wheels - it's no so narrow in track. Looks fabulous.

More of this sort of thing, please, but dont take it too far. I can live without seeing Mr Buckley in "The Only Way is Essex."

Nuno Granja
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Nice!

 

Maurice thanks for sharing.

 

 

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Also most of Willson's "The Car's the Star" is available on You Tube:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+car%27s+the+star&oq=the+...

Features the E-type, Austin-Healey, Mini, MGB, McLaren F1, Citroen DS (with a contribution from LJK Setright), Jaguar Mk2, Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, Ford Crapi, Hillman Imp, the Austin Allegro (my favourite - when are we going to see one in "C&SC"?)

Can't find the episodes on the Lotus 7, 911, 2CV though.