BEAT THE AN­CES­TORS

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS -

If you’re a gadget junkie, his­tory lover or fan of all things wartime, you will love this se­ries.

En­gi­neer and eco-war­rior Dick Straw­bridge chal­lenges a team of engi­neers to re­build and im­prove some of his­tory’s most im­pres­sive ma­chines us­ing their 21st cen­tury knowl­edge. In the open­ing episode a team is tasked with build­ing a Ribauld­e­quin, a me­dieval ma­chine gun. It was the first multi-bar­relled gun used against ar­mour-clad knights. It’s big boys play­ing with toys and it’s a lot of fun.

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