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From the clean environment of a microchip factory to the engineer who lifted a city to install sewers, Steven Johnson traces the journey from dirty to clean in our lives.

From the ultra-clean environment of a microchip factory to the railway engineer who lifted a city to install sewers, innovation expert Steven Johnson traces the surprising journey from dirty to clean in our lives. He discovers the unsung heroes of this transformation, like the doctor who secretly experimented with a deadly chemical to treat the water supply, and the storekeeper who revolutionised cleanliness in the home.

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Thu 18 Jan 2018 20:00

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Role Contributor
Presenter Steven Johnson
Executive Producer Jane Root
Executive Producer Peter Lovering
Executive Producer Michael Jackson
Producer Nic Stacey
Director Nic Stacey

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  • Sat 14 Feb 2015 19:35
  • Sat 14 Feb 2015 20:05
  • Thu 18 Jan 2018 20:00

Steven Johnson: "The future is incredibly hard to predict"

Steven Johnson: "The future is incredibly hard to predict"

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