Original Series

Examining the inventions that led to the electrical, the transport and the communication revolutions that shaped the modern world.

  • Visual Image

    4/4 The story of the inventors who discovered how to reproduce still and moving images.

    First broadcast: 14 Feb 2013

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  • Communication

    3/4 The genesis of the machines that allow us to talk to one another across the globe.

    First broadcast: 07 Feb 2013

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  • Speed

    2/4 How the steam locomotive, the internal combustion engine and the jet engine were invented.

    First broadcast: 31 Jan 2013

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  • Power

    1/4 Revealing the fascinating story of how Britain harnessed power through technology.

    First broadcast: 24 Jan 2013

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Visual Image

4/4 The story of the inventors who discovered how to reproduce still and moving images.

Thu 21 Feb 2013 00:20 BBC Two Scotland only

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  • Downloadable Booklet

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    Find out more about some of Britain's best inventions by downloading the following booklet. The list was compiled for the Radio Times by BBC science experts.

    50 Great British Inventions (PDF 10.2MB, Adobe Reader Required)

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