Guy Martin Builds a Spitfire MK.1 Channel 4 FULL episode

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NORTH Lincolnshire motorcycling racer and speed ace Guy Martin returns to our screens tonight for a one-off special where he helps rebuild a Spitfire.

Guy Martin's Spitfire, on Channel 4, sees the lorry mechanic, based at Kirmington, join a two-year project to rebuild a Spitfire which was shot down over northern France in 1940 and not recovered until the 1980s.

He has risen to national fame with his TV series Speed, and whilst tonight's show is a one-off, a second series of his show will return to our screens this winter as he takes on four new adrenaline-fuelled challenges.

But not before he joins a restoration team for a two year rebuild of the Mark I Spitfire, which was shot down on a beach in northern France in 1940, where it sank.

The Supermarine Spitfire was Britain’s most successful fighter plane and remains an iconic symbol of the Second World War.

Its pilot, RAF ace Squadron Leader Geoffrey Stephenson, escaped and headed for Belgium.

The wreckage was finally recovered in the 1980s and stored in France for more than 20 years until it was purchased by a specialist aircraft restoration firm.

In this special film, Guy celebrates the people behind this famous fighter and its heroic pilots – the factory workers who risked their lives building the aircraft and the mechanics who worked to repair, reload and refuel the planes and send them back into the skies to defend Britain.

Spitfire N3200 was part of 19 Squadron, based at RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire, where the restoration project was based.

Guy’s mechanical skills are pushed to the limit as he takes part in every part of the reconstruction, following the original blueprints in forensic detail all the way to its inaugural flight. He even tests the fighter’s Browning machine guns to see their devastating firepower.

The story of Sqdn Ldr Stephenson, who would become the Queen’s pilot, is like something from a Boy’s Own paper and his private diaries, written while imprisoned in Colditz, have been uncovered for the first time for the film.

Spitfires carried little more than an hour’s worth of fuel and after just eight seconds of firing would run out of bullets, meaning they had to be turned around with lightning speed to be sent back into battle.

The rebuild offers an extraordinary look at the amazing engineering and skills involved in building, flying and maintaining the aircraft.

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Warning do not watch the spitfire take off While your cutting onions ..Yes dammit it was the Onions that made me tear up

5 years ago | [YT] | 88


That plane is one of the most beautiful machines ever built.

4 years ago | [YT] | 49

Bwok Strip

14:40 oh my god that's the single most British sentence anyone has ever spoken xD

5 years ago | [YT] | 14

Naveed Afridi

"some knob has gone and graffitied it........"

4 years ago | [YT] | 3

Phil Porter

I recently spoke to a German WWII fighter pilot. On mentioning the Spitfire there was a definite respectful tone to his voice.

1 year ago | [YT] | 5


Amazing! Thank you for sharing this. Goosebumps... 1:08:08
Brits and the "Spitfire" truly icon of of aviation.
Every reason to be proud!

4 years ago | [YT] | 4


41:53 "They have shot down an aeroplane, not a pilot." This sentence here gave me the chills somehow.

10 months ago | [YT] | 5

Layla the Boxer Dog

Hey guys i have disputed the claims for this video but its been rejected many times, it can NOT be viewed in  and around the British isles only every other country! such a shame seen as its British made and an iconic British plane but life goes on!

5 years ago | [YT] | 93


42:07 The coincidence that the Messerschmitt propelers and the cameras fps are synched up is wonderful.

10 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 6

Rik von Himmlick- Schpoonler

The old geezers in this documentary brought a tear to my eye.

1 month ago | [YT] | 1

Pat Bassman

The fly by with headphones on is the most beautiful sound you will ever hear.

2 months ago | [YT] | 1

Chase Latendresse

The second he saw the "enemy" plane chasing him.... priceless!!

3 years ago | [YT] | 3

Blod Hgram

The Spitfire was not a Killing Machine, it was the response to a Killing Machine! and well, it did the job better!

9 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 5

Gary Biggs

Narrated by Jorah Mormont from Game of Thrones

4 years ago | [YT] | 2

Jack Danny

You have to love how angry people get for someone sounding different. I can figure out what he's saying may not be as easy as I'd like but guess what it's life. It's a diverse planet have a little respect for one another. I'm a teenage American and I'm asking for some cultural acceptance. You know it must be bad if it's coming to that....

3 years ago | [YT] | 7

C.N. Crowther

Thanks for that pal. Both my Grandfathers were in the RAF.

5 years ago | [YT] | 4


Thank you for saving our democracy, and thank you for remembering the fight it cost to celebrate freedom. Great plane, great engine and great guys....

4 years ago | [YT] | 1

Peter Steel

First of all congratulations on your excellent work , my farther went to Britain as a volunteer from Chile in The RAF flying Lancaster 156 squadron.

4 years ago | [YT] | 3

Dalton Bedore

"I meant business there she was 'avin' it"
"Certainly was"


3 years ago | [YT] | 1


Brilliant! Only complaint is the bloody stupid music playing over the sound of the engine when they film the aircraft on its test flight.
The Merlin is where the goosebumps come from.....

5 years ago | [YT] | 6