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Nothing has shrunk the globe more than our extraordinary ability to talk across the oceans and continents. This reveals the fascinating chain of events that made such everyday miracles possible. It tells the story of the handful of extraordinary inventors and inventions who helped build the modern world by harnessing electricity and electromagnetism to enable us to send instant messages across vast distances. Michael Mosley, Professor Mark Miodownik and Dr Cassie Newland tell the amazing story of three more of the greatest and most transformative inventions of all time: the electric telegraph, the telephone and wireless communication.

Our experts explain how these inventions came about by sparks of inventive genius and steady incremental improvements. They separate myth from reality in the lives of the great inventors and celebrate some of the most remarkable stories in British history.

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 10 Dec 2014 04:00


Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Mosley
PresenterMark Miodownik
PresenterCassie Newland
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