Image for Dr Yan recreates the first wireless phone call

Dr Yan recreates the first wireless phone call

Duration: 04:17

It's hard to believe, but the first wireless telephone call was made in 1880. Dr Yan explains how Alexander Graham Bell encoded sound into a shimmering beam of light. (Web exclusive)

Available since: Tue 17 Apr 2012

Credits

Presenter
Yan Wong
Director
Max Goldzweig
Series Producer
Paul King
Executive Producer
Tina Fletcher-Hill

This clip is from

Bang Goes the Theory Series 6, Episode 5

5/8 The team reveals how life surrounded by wireless signals affects us.

First broadcast: 16 Apr 2012

Image for Episode 5 Not currently available on BBC iPlayer

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.