The Mini first saw the light of day in 1959, in the wake of the Suez Crisis oil shortage.
The clever use of space, a relatively economical engine and engaging driving style led to it becoming an automotive legend over its forty year production history.
This newly updated programme looks at the development of the Mini, examines the major models and traces the origins, design and reception of the new ‘BMW’ Mini.
Featuring interviews, archive footage and contemporary film also takes in some of the Minis important ancestors and looks at today’s Mini meets where fans get together and celebrate their quirky but lovable cars.
The Best of British Series is produced independently but made with the full co-operation of the subject manufacturers. It is not officially licensed or endorsed by them.