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From submariners who live on an 18-hour day to the railway clerk who fought to standardise time zones, Steven Johnson discovers the surprising journey of time in our lives.

From submariners who live on an 18-hour day to the railway clerk who fought to standardise time zones, and the cobbler who invented the first cheap watch, innovation expert Steven Johnson discovers the surprising journey of time in our lives. He locates the unsung heroes whose ideas transformed our world of time from the sundial to clocks accurate to billionths of a second.

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Fri 26 Jan 2018 01:30

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

Broadcasts

  • Sat 21 Feb 2015 19:30
  • Sat 21 Feb 2015 20:00
  • Sat 28 Feb 2015 19:45
  • Thu 25 Jan 2018 20:00
  • Fri 26 Jan 2018 01:30

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

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

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