Sir David Jason visits Ryde for Great British Inventions

MUCH-loved British actor Sir David Jason is in Ryde for filming of his documentary.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 9:31 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 8:52 pm
Sir David Jason at Hovertravel

The episode features the star visiting Hovertravel.

Hovertravel’s Fleet Captain, Steve Atrill, said: ‘We were honoured to host an actor who has made so many of us laugh throughout his career and his interest in our hovercraft came from an informed and genuine passion for British engineering.

‘We arranged a special trip for Sir David so we could explain the technology which powers our craft, giving him and the viewers some insight into the current world of passenger hovercraft operations.’

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Sir David and the film crew from Wise Owl Films visited Hovertravel last year to capture the actor meeting the pilots and engineers who keep the craft flying.

In this series Sir David Jason explores his favourite great British inventions and discovers how and why they were first created.

The next show will be broadcast at 9pm on More4.