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Motor Morphers

Mon May 6, 8-9pm, C5

Episode one
Recycling is clearly an important priority for Channel 5. This new addition to their Monday night schedule gives two teams of engineers a challenge – convert vehicles previously fit for the scrapheap and repurpose them for an outlandish contest at the end of the show. Okay, okay, it’s fairly obvious where the inspiration for ‘Motor Morphers’ came from.

Simply substitute ‘Scrapheap Challenge’’s Dick Strawbridge (or his less-moustachioed predecessor Robert Llewellyn) with ‘The Gadget Show’’s Jason Bradbury and you’ve got the gist of this auto-focused hour. This first episode of the run sees two teams competing to convert a concrete mixer into a boat. As with ‘Scrapheap’, it helps to know your prop-shafts from your pistons, but you don’t need to have done a YTS in engineering to enjoy all this carefree construction.