TV Cars

TV Cars : Star Cars from the World of Television

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This lively book takes a behind-the-scenes look at four-wheeled stars from the world of 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 current shows such as "Life on Mars" and "The Apprentice", with a few surprises along the way. Packed with facts, anecdotes and photographs of the cars and their star drivers from the nation's favourite cop shows, dramas, sit-coms, sci-fi classics and documentaries, "TV Cars" is a great read for all car and TV buffs.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 175.26 x 175.26 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
  • HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP
  • J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • ill
  • 1844253929
  • 9781844253920
  • 524,842

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. Sidebars detailing such things as car specifications, short biographies of star drivers and, where applicable, details of the programme's availability on DVD. 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); Last of the Summer Wine (Triumph Herald) and Only Fools and Horses (Reliant Regal, Ford Capri). Dramas, including - The Equaliser (Jaguar XJ6); 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).

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About Giles Chapman

Giles Chapman has been a motoring journalist for 20 years, and has an extensive knowledge of all things automotive. He is a former Editor of Classic & Sports Car and Your Classic magazines and author of seven books. Currently he works as an award-winning writer for national newspapers and magazines, and is consulted widely on car culture, design and heritage. He lives at Sevenoaks in Kent.

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