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Wallace and Gromit's World Of Invention

Wallace and Gromit are back on BBC One, going crackers about inventing.

Each week the lovable pair will take viewers around the world to meet the world's most unusual inventors, discover the secrets of the inventions that power the world around us and look forward to the inventions of tomorrow.

From inventions that help around the home to the mind-boggling world of space travel, Wallace uncovers some of the most ground-breaking contraptions of our time, investigating why some ideas never quite got off the drawing board and delving into the stories behind many inspiring inventions from across the globe. And with the help of BBC One presenter Jem Stansfield (recent inventor of vacuum powered gloves and the nifty coffee-powered car), they discover just how crackers inventors really can be.

Each episode will feature:

  • Wallace's Inventor of the week – from Richmond to Tasmania, we meet some of the world's most unusual inventors, including a sculptor who has fused engineering with art
  • Curiosity Corner – We delve into a particularly strange story from the world of invention
  • Never Got Off The Drawing Board – Wallace's science reporter Jem Stansfield explains the reason why some inventions never quite succeeded, but may actually be much cleverer than we ever thought
  • Contraption Countdown – Wallace introduces his favourite quirky finds, including a list of top inventions that would set any health and safety officer's heart racing

Episode order still to be confirmed:

Nature Knows Best
Wallace and Gromit take a look at inventions inspired by Mother Nature, including incredible flying penguins and marine-inspired robots in Germany.

Getting From A To B
Wallace and Gromit explore incredible transportation inventions from around the globe, starting with a pedal-powered submarine built out of scrap, and Wallace's very own run-around steam chair.

Reach For The Sky
Wallace and Gromit explore the mysteries behind man's fascination with flight, from homemade space rockets in Manchester to personalised jetpacks.

Better Safe Than Sorry
Wallace and Gromit have always taken their safety in their own hands and in this episode they consider other inventors with the same philosophy.

Come To Your Senses
Wallace and Gromit experience the world through the five senses, exploring the fact and fiction behind invisibility cloaks, bomb detecting bees and the top 10 sensory inventions.

Home Sweet Home
Wallace and Gromit focus on ingenious inventions for the home, from a homemade windmill in Malawi, to domestic robots and useless household gadgets.

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