The Need for Speed

Series 1 - Episode 11 The Need for Speed



A selection of archive material focusing on the men and women who pursued high speeds on land, sea and in the air, and the machines they used to achieve success. Includes footage of Malcolm Campbell in the Bluebird, the first Monaco Grand Prix, a Spitfire, and aviation pioneers Amelia Earhart and Jean Batten, who was the first person to hold solo flight records between the UK and Australia in both directions. Narrated by Lesley Sharp.

Cast & Crew

Director Jenny Macleod
Executive Producer Toby Stevens