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Innovation and Inspiration in Birmingham

Documentary in which Mark Williams goes on the trail of three remarkable men from the 18th century.

Join presenter Mark Williams on the trail of three remarkable men from the 18th century. He uncovers tales of flamboyant dandies and dealmakers, inventors and innovators - and shares the secrets of what amputations were like in the days before anaesthetics. If you had thought Georgian England was just rich men in posh houses taking snuff, think again. Mark shows that the West Midlands was a hotbed of creativity and discovery, and the evidence can be seen in paintings and other art forms still with us today.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 28 May 2018 00:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Mark Williams
Executive Producer Dave Hart
Production Company Zebra Digital

Broadcasts

  • Mon 30 Apr 2018 19:30
  • Mon 28 May 2018 00:30

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The season of programmes and festival exploring thousands of years of visual culture.