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Stephen Fry and the Gutenberg Press

Stephen Fry examines the story behind the first media entrepreneur, printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg, to find out why he did it and how.

Stephen Fry examines the story behind the first media entrepreneur, printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg, to find out why he did it and how, a story which involves both historical enquiry and hands-on craft and technology. Fry travels across Europe to find out how Gutenberg kept his development work secret, about the role of avaricious investors and unscrupulous competitors and why Gutenberg's approach started a cultural revolution. He then sets about building a copy of Gutenberg's press.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 12 Feb 2009 02:00

Credit

Role Contributor
Presenter Stephen Fry

Broadcasts

  • Mon 14 Apr 2008 21:00
  • Tue 15 Apr 2008 01:15
  • Tue 15 Apr 2008 02:45
  • Wed 16 Apr 2008 23:50
  • Sun 20 Apr 2008 20:00
  • Mon 21 Apr 2008 01:40
  • Fri 25 Apr 2008 21:00
  • Mon 12 May 2008 22:00
  • Tue 13 May 2008 01:30
  • Sat 20 Sep 2008 19:15
  • Sat 20 Sep 2008 19:30
  • Mon 29 Dec 2008 20:30
  • Wed 11 Feb 2009 22:00
  • Thu 12 Feb 2009 02:00