How It Works Episode guide

  1. Ceramics: How They Work

    3/3 How simple clay, sand and rock can build cities and transform the way we view our world.

    First broadcast: 16 Apr 2012

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  2. Plastic: How It Works

    2/3 How plastics brought luxury to the masses and could help rebuild the human body.

    First broadcast: 09 Apr 2012

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  3. Metal: How It Works

    1/3 Mark Miodownik travels to Israel to trace the history of our love affair with metal.

    First broadcast: 02 Apr 2012

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