The light bulb and the first moving pictures appeared.
Arthur C Clarke talks to Nigel Acheson at his home in Sri Lanka, in his seventieth year.
Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke talks about his admiration for Stapledon
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
presented by Kirsty Lang with Joanna Pitman
Jonathan Freedland compares inventions by inventors Elon Musk and Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Steve Punt turns private investigator, examining little mysteries that amuse and beguile.
Paul Nurse discusses scientist, inventor and poet Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss George and Robert Stephenson and the birth of railways.
Heather Couper considers how Edmund Halley went about calculating the orbit of a comet.
Helen Arney, scientist and geek songstress, nominates pioneer physicist Hertha Ayrton.
Jim Al-Khalili talks cloning with the creator of Dolly the sheep, Ian Wilmut.
Philip Ball examines the occult influences on Isaac Newton's work on invisible forces.
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch on depicting Alan Turing in The Imitation Game
John Craven proposes Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel as a great life.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the scientist Michael Faraday.
Isaac Newton's mathematical brilliance put the laws of physics on a firm foundation.
Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Nico Muhly discusses his new song cycle Sentences.
Melvyn Bragg on the inventiveness of the north and the birth of the Industrial Revolution.
Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe discuss their BBC late-night Prom
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss 17th-century scientist Robert Hooke.
David Attenborough nominates the largely forgotten 17th-century inventor and illustrator.
Mark Ravenhill on scientist Alan Turing
Global communication using the new satellite technology.
Biologist Steve Jones reflects on the legacy of the father of eugenics, Francis Galton.
Steve Punt investigates the vanishing machine gun inventor, William Cantelo.
How Newton tested the lines between government-funded research and public access.
Mathematician and code-breaker Alan Turing, and his role in the invention of the computer.
We profile Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.