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Genius of Britain, The (5 Parts)

Synopsis
Britain may only be a small island, but its great scientists and inventors have literally created the modern world: from the invention of the steam engine, computers and the world-wide web to the discovery of the theory of evolution and the atom. In this five-part series some of Britain’s leading scientific figures - Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, James Dyson, David Attenborough, Robert Winston, Paul Nurse, Jim Al-Khalili, Kathy Sykes and Olivia Judson - tell the stories of the people behind these innovations.

From Isaac Newton to Frank Whittle, James Watt to Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and Joseph Banks to Rosalind Franklin, these are the people who - through blood, sweat and tears - overcame all obstacles in the search for answers.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2010
Notes
Broadcast in 5 weekly parts on C4, beginning 30/5/2010
Subjects
History; Science; Technology
Keywords
history of Britain; history of science; history of technology

Online availability

URI
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/genius-of-britain/4od#3080361
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Sponsor

Name

Channel 4

Distributor

Name

4OD

Web
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