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The Boat That Guy Built [DVD]

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  • Actors: Guy Martin
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 21 May 2012
  • Run Time: 174 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007EAFTGO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,939 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Motorcycle racing star, mechanic and engineering enthusiast Guy Martin – described as a cross between Steve McQueen and Fred Dibnah – enlists his best mate Mark “Mave” Davies to help him renovate a narrowboat, Reckless, using the best of British inventions from the Industrial Revolution.

Guy and Mave set about building their own versions of the innovations that made Britain great; from a blast furnace to allow them to smelt iron and make a kettle, to a steam engine to power his shower. And, as Reckless journeys along the canal ways, Guy tries his hand at a host of British crafts and inventions; including weaving silk using an early computer, blowing up the first gas-powered water heater, abseiling off the side of Derby Cathedral to clean its clock and conducting a “flush-off” at historic lavatory manufacturer Thomas Crapper & Sons.

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Cal on 14 Mar. 2012
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I watched the first episode, and fell hopelessly in love with the boat!! yes... the boat; and of course Guy and Mave.
This is how English history should be presented, and we all should be proud of this.
I too love history, but even watching this series found it informative.
The rest of the series I recorded on my freeview recorder, hoping this would be released on dvd, finally it's happening.
Both Guy and Mave are fantastic gentlemen, and they both looked like they enjoyed making the series as much as I enjoyed watching it. Although I would not recommend they try cooking the baked beans again!!
I hope in the future, they do another series, until then I have pre-ordered this dvd and shall enjoy watching it over and over.....
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By meeky on 22 Jun. 2012
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I like the rest of the reviewers love Guy. This is the first time I have seen Mave but I suspect that goes for everyone. For me Guy first popped up in 2003 as a road racer at the Southern 100 races at Castletown I.O.M. and I have watched his career build ever since. This great little series is well worthwhile owning and is a real tonic, the things that boy comes out with! I cant help thinking though, how brilliant Liza Tarbuck's narration is and how she maintains the air of anticipation throughout in a way that I can't imagine anyone else doing quite so well. She is an extremely versatile and gifted broadcaster and brings so much to this, Guy's first foray in to telly proper. Hands together then for the team that brought us this shining example of what can be made for television. I Hope that this will not be a one off, but I wouldn't hold my breath on that one. You tell em boy!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By jenny on 24 Jun. 2012
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The Boat that Guy Built, was humorous, and informative, anyone that is interested in
our history will I am sure will enjoy this dvd, watch it first on tv and now have watched it several times. Guy explains what is going on in any easy way for anyone to understand and also covers quite a lot, i loved it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By mackbiaggi on 16 Jun. 2012
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every body knows guy for his motorcycle racing a man so striaght and within him self people think he is ignorant
but thats him in race mode
whatch this dvd and you see him in real life funny happy clad to talk and meet people just a every day person passionate about anything great bloke great dvd hope he does more of these
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By elisa troy on 24 July 2013
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What a laugh and what a transformation, they certainly put everything into it. Was great to see how they 'handmade' practically everything to go in the boat. But Guy if you read these, wash your hands more often!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 5 Mar. 2012
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Finally!! Its being released on DVD!! Its been a long time coming!! This is a brilliant series - very informative and fun to watch. The presenter is pretty fabulous too...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rod Foale on 21 Nov. 2012
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Those familiar with Guy's road racing prowess might be a little surprised to see him at a stately 4 MPH at the tiller of a narrowboat. This programme has less to do with speed or even boating than it has with a very entertaining look at modern British history. Guy Martin is not the ponderous, slightly smug history teacher stereotype of my youth, and his love of a laugh and a cuppa makes the whole experience a joy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Julia T on 26 July 2013
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I've not watched the dvd yet but I saw this when it was on tv and its brilliant. Guy martin is a star
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