Mike Loades climbs aboard a high-speed transport revolution. 250 years ago the Mail Coach was a sensation, the fastest vehicle on the road - carrying with it the promise of news from afar.
It was the symbol of a modern, more connected world - at the vanguard of a social revolution.
For the first time, letters could be sent from one end of the country to the other by return of post – instead of taking days, weeks , or even months. Newspapers published in London could be read in distant towns the following morning.
Mike makes a hands-on exploration into how this fabulous machine changed so many things that made the modern world possible, from communication and the spread of news, to the very roads we travel on today.
All aboard for a spectacular journey into history!