Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of Benjamin Franklin.
The work and legacy of the often overlooked 19th century scientist James Clerk Maxwell.
Will Self expresses deep concerns about the nature and value of scientific progress.
Will Self is at Glenlair, James Clerk Maxwell's country estate.
Will Self visits Jodrell Bank in a bid to understand the application of Maxwell's work.
Will Self's trip starts promisingly with a chance encounter with physicist Sir Peter Higgs
Will Self concludes his 600-mile road trip on the trail of physicist James Clerk Maxwell.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the scientist Michael Faraday.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the American technological pioneer Thomas Edison.
Sir Clive Sinclair discusses fellow inventor Thomas Edison with Matthew Parris.
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