The light bulb and the first moving pictures appeared.
Jolyon Jenkins investigates the world of mousetrap inventors. Can there be a better trap?
Colleen Murphy celebrates the development and impact of the record-playing turntable.
Has the bicycle had its day? Or is it a technology whose best years lie ahead?
Bicycles made from wood? Meet visionary bike designers Paul Harder Cohen and Mette Walsted
A sound portrait in which artist Graeme Miller captures the poetry of the landline.
Jo Fidgen explores everyday solutions to the climate crisis.
Was the history of the car nearly different? Did the Victorians invent the electric car?
The architect Daniel Libeskind talks about how he was an accordion virtuoso at age 12
Dr Alice Roberts examines the impact of metal detecting on our heritage and landscape.
'Superstar' economics - how the gramophone transformed the performing industry.
Chris Ledgard explores the impact of the telephone.
Emma Clarke plays the voice of the lift in this cultural history of the elevator
Once too precious to use, light is now too cheap to notice.
Roni is 33 years old. She has never learned to ride a bike. Is it too late?
The safety elevator is a mass transit system that has changed the shape of our cities.
World Routes Academy 2012 protégé José Hernando visits Colombia to work with his mentor.
Lucy Duran with more specially-recorded music from Colombia's most important folk festival
Michael Rosen on research into the emotional effects of different kinds of communication.
One man's battle with the authorities over his freedom to use a washing machine.
What happens when you switch on a light? Toby Jones discovers it is a question without end
Andy Cutting and Katie Howson go to France to meet accordion maker Emmanuel Pariselle.
Colleen Murphy brings her history of the record turntable up to the present.