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- Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 168mm x 170mm x 10mm | 222g
- Publication date: 1 August 2011
- Publication City/Country: Somerset
- ISBN 10: 085733087X
- ISBN 13: 9780857330871
- Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
- Sales rank: 657,383
Now available in paperback, this lively book takes a behind-the-scenes look at four-wheeled stars from television. It covers classic programmes of the past, such as "The Avengers" and "Starsky" and "Hutch", recent series such as "Mr. Bean" and "Only Fools and Horses", and modern shows such as "Life on Mars" and "The Apprentice", with a few surprises along the way. Packed with facts, anecdotes and photographs, "TV Cars" is a great read for all car and TV buffs.
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Giles Chapman has been a motoring journalist for 20 years, and has extensive knowledge of all things automotive. He is a former Editor of Classic & Sports Car and Your Classic magazines and author of nine books. Currently he works as an award-winning writer for national newspapers and magazines, and is consulted widely on car culture, design and heritage.
Table of contents
Extensively illustrated, with photographs of the cars in action, the star drivers, and a number of behind-the-scenes photographs. Brief biography of each car, detailing its history, why it was chosen for the series and modifications made for filming. Cop shows, including - Z-Cars (Ford Zephyr); The Sweeney (Ford Consul, Ford Granada, Jaguar S-type) and Columbo (Peugeot 403). Sit-coms, including - Fawlty Towers (Austin 1100 Countryman); Only Fools and Horses (Reliant Regal, Ford Capri). Dramas, including - Inspector Morse (Jaguar MkII) and Midsomer Murders (Rover 75). Action series, including - The A-Team (GMC Van and Corvette); The Dukes of Hazzard (Dodge Charger) and Knight Rider (Pontiac Firebird). Cult classics, including - Adam Adamant Lives! (Mini Cooper); Jason King (Bentley Continental) and The Prisoner (Mini Moke, Lotus 7).