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We travel into the past, present and future with Dr Alice Bell to learn about the history of the car engine - from steam power to the electric cars of the future. The cranks, steam and motors of the past and electric hum of the future gives us our song of the week. Maddie's Sound Explorers is brought to you by Magic Star.

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